Well, we’re out of the aughts and it’s almost holiday season, 2010!
To celebrate, I’ve decided to go ahead and do a light-oriented costume (actually, two – Cherie wants one too now) for Halloween this year. My friend Sean got me thinking about doing more with Electro-luminescent (EL) wire. ALG groupies might recall I’ve had AustinLightGuy.com spelled out in it on my Christmas light suit in years past.
So, I bought a hundred feet of 5mm, orange ELwire, a few feet of yellow, a couple of inverters to drive it all, and a bunch of tomato cages. Here is the work-in-progress.
I guess it’s basically a kind of a “Great Pumkin” theme. A huge, glowing pumkin.
The tomato cages are turning out to be just the right rigidity to support themselves and the EL wire, I think. Maybe a tad to heavy-gauge.. I plan on getting the smaller ones for Cherie’s.
One problem: it’s currently to wide to go through a standard, interior door. I’m going to try to elongate the cage slightly and reduce the width, but I may be stuck with mostly outdoor activities. Hopefully, I’ll get invited to some (hint, hint).
Happy Halloween 2010!