Hi there! I'm working on my first cosplays (three different costumes for three days of my local comic con) and I've decided to be a little ambitious and include lighting in one of my costumes and one of my props. The problem is, I'm a total cosplay newb, and while I've been able to find a few resources on different lighting options, I don't know which techniques are better. The costume I need to light is a genderbent Blue Beetle costume. The costume includes lighted panels on the legs, fingertips, and back (although I might nix the fingertips as that's not very practical for conventions.) This is my genderbent design: Judging by the research I've done, EL panels might be the best choice, but I've never worked with them before. For a prop used in my second costume, I was thinking EL wire. The prop is a laser bow and arrow that looks like this: It would be great to hear your opinions and/or experience with lighting materials!