HOWTO tronify your outfit


19 Responses to “HOWTO tronify your outfit”

  1. DeWynken says:

    Her tiny hands make my soldering iron look so big.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Tronify?!?! No, no, no, no…you must Flynnify, my fellow humans. The robots cannot win. Do not idealize the Robot slave masters!”

  3. PrettyBoyTim says:

    How come she pronounces it ‘sodder’ rather than ‘solder’?

    • Anonymous says:

      Because that’s how it’s pronounced.

      • Anonymous says:

        Damn you Anon, you beat me to it while I was typing!!

      • Anonymous says:

        or maybe not judging by the timestamps. I swear your comment wasn’t there a second ago though. Odd…

        • wrybread says:

          If I understand correctly, anonymous comments have to be approved by a moderator, so they don’t appear on the page immediately. But when they’re approved they have the timestamp and position in the comment thread of when the comment was made, as opposed to when it was approved.

          My take on the EL wire is it indeed looks very Tron-y, but to anyone who’s been to Burning Man it’s going to be hard to get over its Burning Man-ness, especially Burning Man circa 2003 or so.

    • netrix says:

      that’s how you pronounce it everywhere but the UK.

  4. AirPillo says:


  5. a random John says:

    My son wanted to be old-school tron for Halloween. I considered EL wire but ended up going with reflective tape instead. He wore it for Halloween and to the new movie over the weekend:

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just don’t take it to the airport like that unfortunate MIT woman.

  7. Jack says:

    Nice! But must tangentially ask: Why can’t comments be flagged as SPAMmy anymore?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Thanks to the bulk spammers, I was getting so many hundreds of reports every day that I just deleted them unread. If Rob’s fix continues working, we can turn Report back on.

  8. taghag says:

    Syuzi Pakhchyan from Fashioning Technology made an awesome Tron outfit for halloween:

  9. Hanglyman says:

    Actually, the Tron connection is the only thing preventing me from doing this, my sister having shown me electroluminescent wire a few years ago. I don’t really care about Tron, I just think this looks cool and futuristic, but it inextricably carries the Tron connotation, especially with the sequel having just come out.

  10. MadRat says:

    Lady Ada and Becky Stern look nothing alike, but I still managed to get them mixed up once. Now I’m too embarrassed to admit it to either of them.

    Hanglyman, you know Daft Punk and Blue Man group(s?) did EL wire costumes years ago.

  11. Christhegirl says:

    Wow, I would so love to do this, but working with the EL wire sounds beyond me. Curse you, Mom, for not teaching me soldering along with all that sewing. Home ec would have been so much more fun if they’d included an electrical shop unit.

    • Unnur María says:

      Hey Chris, soldering is actually not that hard. In fact if you have the patience to sew you should have a very easy time learning how to do simple soldering like that required for this prjoject. I encourage you to give it a try! Youtube has some good instruction videos but you probably also know someone who can give you a quick lesson. :)

  12. Elmo Gearloose says:

    “I’d be in like Flynn!”

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