^ Hear, hear, fellow lazy RPFer!
TRON PROM DRESS IS NOW COMPLETE. I HAVE DELIVERED.
DUN DUN DUNNN
It's not quite as good as the other ones I've seen out there, but anyway. Prom is this saturday, and as I have no good camera side from my laptop webcam, I will have to borrow one from someone else during prom I guess, and add to the facebook album later. The dress is floor-length (the longer layer of the skirt is removable/can be opened), torso is lit with electroluminescent wires; boots/gloves/leggings/extraneous stuff is all reflective tape. The disc is Sam's Deluxe ID Disc bought in store. Wedge-heel leather boots were also bought in store from Aldo.
The dress alone cost maybe under $150 to make, though the boots alone (around $80, and they were originally $200) definitely pushed the price far enough to where I would not be able to afford using EL tape, and instead resorted to EL wires plus reflective tape.
MVKiU, cost aside, you'll be rocking your Prom for sure. Well done.
Hey everyone. I just found this forum while researching things for my future tron costume, so excuse me if I don't display proper etiquette. I think you'll be seeing more from me in the future since I love creating costumes
Now let's get down to business. I'm planning on attaching a continuous strip of EL tape from Luminous Film (convinced from Annisse that it's the best EL tape distributor) on the inside of my hoodie. I estimate it to be approximately 7 feet long. I have found this cool inverter from glowhut and was wondering if It's strong enough to power the whole 7 feet if it's 1 inch in width. On the specs, it says that it can power 2 x 1.4 meters of 1/2 inch EL tape. I really want to make the continuous strip to be 1 inch in width. The specs say that the inverter supplies 9 volts so I was wondering if it can power beyond what glowhut says it can. I really want to use this inverter since it has a sound sensor (would be super cool for EDC hehe.)
In the event that it doesn't provide enough power, I'm thinking of getting 2 of those inverters and cutting the 7 feet tape in half. My only worry by doing that is that the 2 seperate tapes won't be sync when it flashes. Thanks everyone for reading this post and sorry if this matter was already discussed previously. (I have finals to study for and simply can't read the 100+ pages :P)
^ I don't think it can power that much tape (you're talking 84 square inches), based on the rating for how long a strip of 1/2" tape it can drive (which I calculate to be 55 square inches). It may light up, but the tape may be pretty dim. I'd try to find a beefier inverter or use two like you suggested and hope they sync up.
im a HUGE fan of this movie and anyone who gets anything close to the screen used costumes should consider working in the film industry as you have a true gift.
For power, as you get closer and closer to the max output of the inverter you will have a significant drop in brightness across the entire lighting setup. For that many sq in, I am sure it's a 2 box suit you have in mind.
Here's a system test example of the sound unit at work, near it's max output for one inverter.. YouTube - ‪TRON 1.5 Blk_ICE Refit Lighting Test EL Wire & Tape‬‏
Thanks Tim and gams001.
I've decided to use 2 inverters. Gams, your videos on YouTube were really inspiring.Very nice job on your build!
I decided to make patterns outside the hoodie as well. I was wondering how any of you veterans managed to make a 45 degree turn. Which would be better, folding or cutting? Thanks
Here's a sketch of my idea for reference. Yes, I did this in paint :P lol
A somewhat random discovery while looking for armor sets for an upcoming Eversor Assassin costume.. but it happens to look very TRON:
XSportsProtective.com -Demonflex Force Pro Upper Body Armor (mens)
hey I know its not much but if anyone needs help figuring out siren makeup i got it down pretty accurate and melt down proof (important if you wanna wear it for a day ) and i will explain it to the best of my abilities .. or try to make a how to video without ..boogering on myself or something stupid ... jabbing my eyeball out ..... my siren photo is in my photos right on my personal rpf page i will be following this thread im goin to bookmark it!!!
Doing my disk mod, with some consideration to details that I think haven't been addressed in other mods. I am completely cutting out the rear c ring and removing all trace of the battery door, filling in the battery door & speaker grill to avoid light bleed, also sanding off all the lettering .
After this I'll be masking the disk and casting the c ring in clear epoxy directly onto the disk. Will update with photos as it progresses, this is almost in real time as I am inhaling bondo fumes as I type this.
I see this is going to take more than one coat of bondo to remove the door seams and outline of the screw hole
joined just to ask this question. my costume is gonna be made with a one piece spandex body suit. from rootsuit.com...
my question, how are some of you guys dealing with using the restroom?
Last edited by DannyO; May 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM.
I should have my costume done for a con this weekend. Just finished my disc kit from Soul, don't ask me why I am posting the pic in 2 threads, I am just happy to see it wasn't as tough as I worried.
I can hold it for the amount of time I plan on being in costume, which is 4-6 hours.
First post, yay!! <3
I've been lurking this thread since january e_e now it's time to post some pics and thank all of you, I was totally lost about my TRON costumes until I found RPF. You guys are all made of awesome!
I had to make both my bf's and my costume, it was hell! but also tons of fun! ...cosplay always gives me mixed feelings lol.
The armours are made entirely out of EVA foam, and the suits are made of spandex with detalis in mesh fabric (commisioned by a seamstress, I know nothing about sewing D:!).
The lights are all EL wire, used 4 pre-made kits of 2m white wire for Quorra with masking tape on top and 2 sets in orange for Rinzler. Other Rinzler details had to be made with glowsticks for the photoshoot (helmet, hands and leg detalis).
The discs were made from scratch since we were short on money, cardboard and gesso for the structure and 30 white led string lights for the lights (duh!)
Now for the pics:
Some stolen pics from fb friends and photographers at the con (we had to make a presentation for the cosplay contest, it was really fun!):
If you want to watch the presentation vids PM me and I will give my Fb account, can't change the privacy settings for the videos alone.
Oh, and I won best cosplay team and 2nd Place in the individual show
All opinions are welcome! <3
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^ Nice work! I especially like the clever disc-on-a-budget!