NEWS FLASH, light loves: LED clothing does not have to be expensive. It can be done on a budget – I’m living proof. LED lights themselves are actually a total value, so what causes such high price tags on professionally-made LED clothing? It’s the time, care & effort put into sewing around delicate wires & programming light shows, like in this video we’re such a fan of. BIG UPs & credit go to thee artist known as Little Boots! This dress is inspiring me in more ways than one…
Amazing, right?! Hearts just shot out of my eyeballs, for that is LED clothing at its finest. But alas I’m Queen Bargain Hunter and always hustlin’, not much time to make detailed, elaborate LED clothing. So! I had to come up with my own way of makin’ light up boss threads. Eliminate the wires & bulky battery pack, add a clip to the back of each LED light, and whAmmy, you too can have your own quicky DIY LED clothing. If you’re a creative costume maker, the possibilities are endless. Check out the totally awesome light suit jacket lapels I put together in 5 minutes:
That’s 3.5 minutes to unwrap each LED light, 0.5 minute to pull out their safety tabs, and 1 minute to clip them on equal distances apart. YOU’RE WELCOME, world.
If doing this for a play, a production, for Cosplay, or just an extra-crazy night out, reinforce your LED lights with simple thread & needle so you don’t knock ’em off during your sweet dance moves.
Another alternative is our fairy lights! They come in blue, white, pink and multicolor. They come with a thin battery pack so it’s easy to tape and hide, the wired string lights make it easy for you to sew or just wire into your clothing.
When the party’s over & it’s back to business for your suit jacket or what have you, snip each thread loop & disassemble your homemade LED clothing…though you may not want to…and that’s OK.
Til next time, light loves!
~ Flashing Blinky Nikki ~