‘Geek Fashion’: NeoPixel Prom Dress Will Be Exhibited at World #MakerFaire | #WearableWednesday

This is great news! Claire’s dress that we blogged earlier this year was picked up by some other outlets, all of which encouraged Claire to crowdfund her trip to NYC to exhibit at World Maker Faire – look for her project ‘Geek Fashion‘ in the Viscusi Gallery (Zone 1) and ask her about her Adafruit-enabled prom dress.

But her celeb status last longer than prom night. A reporter from Mashable picked up on the story and from there the little light up dress spread to Teen Vogue and AdaFruit, and eventually caught the eye of the designer who inspired her in the first place.

“Zac Posen, who I took inspiration from, he sent me a friend request on Instagram so that was nice too,” she said. “It has definitely been a journey and I applied to Maker Faire in New York and I didn’t expect much because it’s just a light up dress. But i got accepted to be an exhibitor!”

Now Claire is turning to GoFundMe to help get her to New York this fall.

Hat-tip to Technical.ly Baltimore for blogging the story, and congrats to Claire on her successful GoFundMe page.


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