YO YOUR MIKU COSPLAY IS REALLY NICE? Does it actually glow or was that a photoshop technique? If it DOES do you have a tutorial on how you did the hairbands specifically? I wanna do a Yukari cosplay with the glowing mechanic but I'm not sure how to do the hair clasps
(answering publicly because i think this is potentially useful information!)
Yes, it does glow! As you can see, the hairbands, headphones, sleeves, skirt, and stockings all light up:
The part that lights up is called “EL tape” and it looks like this:
….and it’s powered by a battery supply that holds 2 AA battteries:
I got mine from Amazon, but I’m sure sites that sell electronics/lights/LEDs (like SparkFun or SuperBrightLEDs, perhaps?) might have them too.
The square-shaped hairband is made of craft foam (EVA foam– like, the sheets of colored foam that kids use for arts-and-crafts) with a groove in the middle for the EL tape. I put glue in the groove and pressed the EL tape into it so it stays there. I had to hide the battery pack inside the hairband though, so unfortunately they are kinda heavy (on top of my already-really-heavy wig…), but it also means their grip around my wig twintails is tight.
Yukari’s hairbands might be difficult to do with this method though, because of where they are attached doesn’t really leave room for a large battery supply. You might just have to use like pink reflective/neon tape or something.