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I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Help?

Postby brody » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:13 pm

Hi, all.

I'm in the market for something glowy that I can wear at night, and need some suggestions that aren't DIY. After 7 years of D-ing It mYself (but never any good nighttime lighting stuff, I was always that girl wearing minimum effort of a few glowsticks so's not to get run over), I have NO time to make much of anything this year, and want to instead hopefully support a Burner-owned/Burner-friendly business(person).

I figured this would be the place to ask advice/solutions/product suggestions. Considerations:

-I don't want it to be embedded in/on a heavy jacket
-probably not glow-fur (not a raver, don't want to look like one)
-bright but not necessarily blinky (solid glow would be best)
-something I can wear with more than one outfit (a layer/accessory that provides the illumination?)

I do have a bit of a budget (this is my one splurge this year), but nothing insane.

OK, eplayans, lay it on me.
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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:29 pm

I'd start in the sticky-note Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations thread just a few above yours.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4053

But click on page 23 first maybe--it's the newest page, has newer links and sales.

People tend to post their light purchases and special promotions codes in the One Thing for Burning Man Per Day thread in this forum. Maybe once per page, or every other page there is a neat light purchase.

And then there's the resource list. Try novelties for ideas:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/r ... lties.html

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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:52 pm

See below.
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Savannah wrote:It sounds freaky & wrong, so you need to do it.

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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:54 pm

Or, go the easy route.

www.extremeglow.com
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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby brody » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:55 pm

junglesmacks wrote:It doesnt get any easier or brighter than DIY LEDs.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=38955


Thanks, but I'm NOT looking for DIY. I'm looking for Pay-Someone-To-Give-Me-An-Item-Because-I-Don't-Have-Time.
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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby some seeing eye » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:59 pm

I would commission a local designer to make a long simple dress that could be worn over whatever minimal temp maintaining clothes you need. It would be made of Luminex fabric, illuminated by color changing LED's. The last US distributor folded, so time is of the essence. There are several international ready to wear providers of Luminex clothing.

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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:03 pm

brody wrote:
junglesmacks wrote:It doesnt get any easier or brighter than DIY LEDs.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=38955


Thanks, but I'm NOT looking for DIY. I'm looking for Pay-Someone-To-Give-Me-An-Item-Because-I-Don't-Have-Time.


Yah.. I re-read the post after and did a facepalm.. sorry. Drunken Eplaya-ing FTW.
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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:07 pm

some seeing eye wrote:I would commission a local designer to make a long simple dress that could be worn over whatever minimal temp maintaining clothes you need. It would be made of Luminex fabric, illuminated by color changing LED's. The last US distributor folded, so time is of the essence. There are several international ready to wear providers of Luminex clothing.


"The Mini-Top is available in two colors, white and black. It can be ordered online on Luminex’s online store for 175.- Euro but be aware that you have to order the battery pack for 18.- Euro as well as the battery charger for another 14.- Euro. That makes it together 207.- Euro. Not one of the cheapest Top but definitely a very enlightening Top."

Nothing like a $300 top for BM. *cough*
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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby brody » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:11 pm

some seeing eye wrote:I would commission a local designer to make a long simple dress that could be worn over whatever minimal temp maintaining clothes you need.


Wow, I'd not heard of Luminex, but DANG that stuff's expensive. A bit out of my price range.... but thanks for telling me about it! It's cool.
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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby brody » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:16 pm

junglesmacks wrote:Yah.. I re-read the post after and did a facepalm.. sorry. Drunken Eplaya-ing FTW.


No harm. Nothin' like hanging out on Eplaya on a Friday night. Currently cruising the interwebs looking for glowy shit-- PARTY ANIMALS UNITE. :mrgreen:

If I had any time at all this year, I'd finally get off my ass and make some glowy stuff. But this year is not that year.
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Re: I want amazing, wearable illumination for this year. Hel

Postby some seeing eye » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:38 pm

Luminex fabric is relatively expensive, several hundred dollars per yard. You might find the first 2 minutes of this video interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2uhPRODQc0

There are people sewing EL wire inside fur - http://www.etsy.com/people/LotusLuxuries?ref=ls_profile

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