Dress made with 24,000 LEDs

galaxydress_1.jpg This crazy-looking dress, created by two designers in London for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, is made of silk chiffon and 24,000 full color LEDs. It's called the Galaxy Dress. It runs on tiny iPod batteries woven into the fabric so no one part becomes extra-bulky or heavy. The catch: it uses as much electricity as two light bulbs and will only stay lit for up to an hour. Designer duo create a dress with 24,000 LEDS


  1. And I thought Bunny’s suit from the RITM video was cool…

    Just look up Rabbit in the Moon Star Shine on youtube.

  2. Reminds me of the John Sladek “Tik Tok” novel, where a party dress would dynamically change the design depending on the current news. A Train crash would show a steam engine illustration, assassination a bust of Caesar’s head, and so on.

    That said, all the excess heat from that structure is provably being dissipated to the inside of the dress, due to the way LED’s are built, so not only would you only look very fancy, it’s also a walking sauna.

  3. Now you’ve got my attention.

    I sure hope they wired it up as a video screen, since it would make a killer video screen.

  4. Reminds me of a photo I took couple weeks ago of a nice wedding dress in front of a ‘black’ light: http://www.gdargaud.net/Family/20090912_AliceFranck_Tard/20090913%20023158%20AF%20Fete.jpg

    I also reminds me a decade ago I used a couple X-mas decorations, the kind that uses LEDs, to dress myself up as a Xmas tree for Halloween. I had a tiny battery in my pocket and the effect lasted all night. On the top of the tree (actually on my shoulders and only for the entrance) was my wife dressed as an angel !

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