Jul 032014
 

Cool Neon EL WireIf you’re planning to head for the playa and are looking for quick but beautiful ways to stay lit, here are some ideas:

Pocket Plasma.  A disc of plasma light that reacts to music
Rainbow Tassles.  A burst of all 10 of our High Bright and Hella Phat colors
Fuze Necklaces.  Polished quartz necklaces that radiate a spectrum of light
Cool Neon Sunglasses
Look at all of our Instant Gratification items for Cool Neon EL wire that’s ready to wear, including our 5ft plug and play unit, 10ft and 20ft options.
For more advanced costumes, our Total Control Lighting paired with a Gateway Controller.

Rainbow Tassles will need a driver.  We suggest the AA Handheld.

Pocket Plasmas, drivers, and Plug & Play kits will need batteries.

If you’d like some soldering help, project advice, or extra time to shop, Cool Neon will be having Soldering Parties in our Oakland shop the first three Saturdays in August: August 2, August 9 and August 16th, Noon – 6pm.

For inspiration to make your own costumes, you can take a look at:

Cool Neon Electroluminescent Wire and Leather Necklace (with Instructable)

How to make a Stickman Costume

Doodle Dudes

Anthrolume

A Costume Going to the Playa in 2012

Check out our Tutorials for more technical info.

See you on the playa!

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Jun 252014
 
Cool Neon Electroluminescent Wire and Leather Necklace

Cool Neon Electroluminescent Wire and Leather Necklace

We recently got a chance to view Mikaela Holmes fabulous work. Isn’t it delightful? 

Mikaela has also created an Instructable Page that you can view HERE, just in case you want to try this at home.

Neon Cyborg  Photo by: Bill Levey 2013 Modeled by: Anya Eydman Makeup by: Lindsey Reit — with Anya Eydman

Neon Cyborg
Photo by: Bill Levey 2013
Modeled by: Anya Eydman
Makeup by: Lindsey Reit — with Anya Eydman

This is what Mikaela has to say about her work:

I am an artist and designer with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Brown University and an associate’s degree in Fashion Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.  As a girl from the mountains who migrated to the city, I am fascinated by the place where urban and rural, technological and natural, intersect.  Taking inspiration from nature and future, my work fuses innovative materials and technologies with classic design techniques to create unique garments for extraordinary environments.

The most extraordinary environment I’ve experienced is the Playa, and I design many of my garments with the Playa in mind.

Thanks for sharing your amazing designs Mikaela, we look forward to seeing more. 

Benny, Karen and the Elves