The clothes we wear allow us to express ourselves, influenced by our moods and tastes. Fashion brand CuteCircuit goes one step further, allowing technology to help make a statement in our next fashion choice.
Most of the clothes designed at CuteCircuit have thousands of micro LEDs sewn into the fabric, which allow one garment to have different colours and patterns on it. As co-founder of CuteCircuit Francesca Rosella states:
“We are living in a digital future, so we do not need to sell 10,000 skirts. We could sell 500 skirts, but then could sell thousands of patterns that you download to your skirt.”
These ‘smart textiles’ have the potential to evolve into even more drastic creations, especially with constant advancements in nanotechnology. One already impressive piece made by CuteCircuit is the “Kinetic Dress” (2010). This Victorian-style evening dress has sensors in the fabric which communicate to the electroluminescent embroidery when the wearer is moving. The faster the movement, the brighter the embroidery; it is translating movement into art and fashion.
If you would like to learn more about the different projects at CuteCircuit, check out this video: http://vimeo.com/104636495
Make this $5 dollar light up cactus using electroluminescent wire (EL wire). Because this isn’t real neon and is very cheap EL wire, you can easily bend it into whatever shape you want. If you don’t want it blinking on and off, this is just a setting you can change on the battery pack.
For those looking to cosplay the Underground’s number-one superstar.
I’ve gotten a lot of Asks about how I made my Mettaton EX cosplay and by now I’ve pretty much covered everything, so I’m compiling all my tutorials, resources, and links here. If you cosplay MTT EX too or know of something that might come in handy to anyone planning on cosplaying MTT EX, feel free to add to this (or send me an Ask/Message with a link and I’ll add it)! Thus, please check the original post because it will change as new things are added.
Also, your cosplay does not have to be 100% like mine. Don’t feel like you have to follow everything here. Make your cosplay your own. It will work differently for different people, and that’s okay! It ain’t a beauty contest. Just have fun being the hot robot with nice legs.
Funtasma Gogo-300 in Hot Pink Stretch Patent boots (Least expensive MTT-like shiny hot-pink boots I could find. They run a size small, so buy 1 size larger than what you usually buy. Unfortunately, you have to have very thin calves to wear them. They are block heel if you can’t walk in stilettos. My biggest complaint is how much they scuff. AKA the pink gets scraped off really easily and it’s…….extremely frustrating. I honestly recommend saving up and buying non-Funtasma ones, but these still technically work.)
Pleaser Indulge-2000 in Hot Pink Stretch Patent boots (The most expensive but the best I’ve found. I own these. They have stiletto heel and add a lot to your height. They run a size small, but only seem to be available in 2 sizes, for whatever reason. They hardly scuff at all. But they are EXTREMELY difficult to find. Which is why I cannot provide a link. I guess I just got lucky. MTT EX cosplayer 8-butt owns these too. These boots look DANGGOOD tho.)
Funtasma Exotica-2000 in Hot Pink Stretch Patent boots (They seem like the Indulge-2000s but with block heel in case you can’t walk in stilettos. They add a lot to your height. I can’t say anything about the sizing/fit because I don’t own these, so read around for reviews and such.)
(YOU CAN ALSO FIND THESE BOOTS ON EBAY, BUT LISTINGS END PERIODICALLY. RUN SEARCHES AND FIND WHAT YOU CAN.)