theKillingDoll
 


Costume :Tron
Source :TRON
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 14 (2008)


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Costume Information

General
Cost : £110
Awards : 2nd place at Wolf 10th Anniversary
Time Taken : 5 months and 4 upgrades!

Description
Classic 80s costume. Loved the way I was able to make it light up but hated the way it gave me a headache.

Costume now in retirement as it is starting to fall apart.

Further to the headache thing. In order to light the El-wire, there are several inverters discretely placed around the costume running off 2 AA batteries. One of these inverters is inside the padding of the helmet, resting on the top of my head. Because of its close proximity, I can actually hear the inverter giving off a very high pitched whine when it's switched on, and after about 20 minutes of wearing it, it starts giving me a headache.

I think it is likely the frequency of the the invertor causing the headache as it always when away if I switched off the inverter. This is just something to be aware of if you intend to use electronics.

Comments

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I like it. Is that EL wire that you used on it?

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by Uber-Nerd on Saturday, 25 April, 2009 - 08:41
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That is indeed El-wire. It's nice when technology catches up with movie special effects.

Did I read somewhere that you're (considering) using El-wire for a costume?

by theKillingDoll on Saturday, 25 April, 2009 - 09:42
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The TRON fangirl in me is squealing so high right now that only dogs can hear it. XD I very rarely see TRON cosplayers, so thumbs up to you!

by Luminescence on Saturday, 25 April, 2009 - 16:39
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I love this.
I'm planning on making Space Paranoids Sora soon!

by ThisIsLisaB on Monday, 11 May, 2009 - 20:51
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I remember seeing this is person and thought how epic it was. Excellent job.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 10 July, 2009 - 13:04
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this is amazing! well done! :D

by terandir on Tuesday, 4 August, 2009 - 10:16
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Thanks for your comments.

I really enjoyed making this costume and I'm glad it was so well received even if I was mistaken for a power ranger by a 12 year old! The only negative point is the severe headache it gives me due to the amount of electronics packed in to the suit, many near my head.

I think this costume is now in retirement, it is over 5 years old, but Tron 2 is coming out soon..... who knows?

by theKillingDoll on Sunday, 6 September, 2009 - 02:13
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Loving to retroness of this cosplay! The el wire looks amazing :) Awesome cosplay :)

by gaming_goddess on Saturday, 1 January, 2011 - 15:41
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Looks superb. Are you positive the electronics caused the headaches? eg did it happen more than once??

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 14:09
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Without a doubt Ranma1-2.

It happened evertime I wore the helmet, and stopped once it was removed. It's because there is an inverter in the helmet which is sitting directly on the top of my head. The electronics elsewhere in the costume weren't a problem, just the one in the helmet.

by theKillingDoll on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 15:09
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This looks brilliant! :D

by My__RoadOfBlood on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 17:14
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Ooooo. That sounds so not good! So the actual inverter must be causing some sort of dangerous emissions. :S ok so if the inverter box is mounted somewhere else like in a back pack and wrapped in silver foil it might be ok to use?

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 - 23:25
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simply fantastic!

by sakara on Thursday, 6 January, 2011 - 01:23
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Ranma1-2
I had several other inverters on my person and they were fine, it was just the one in the helmet that caused the problems. I think it was because it was in direct contact with my head whereas the others were elsewhere on me (back, arms, etc).

In a back pack would be fine and you shouldn't need to wrap it in tin foil either.

by theKillingDoll on Saturday, 8 January, 2011 - 11:49
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Ok, no foil then ^_^
Still, makes you wonder, if they are emitting micro waves or something.

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 00:42
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fffuck ffffuck fffuck nergasm. *___*

by Telly on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 15:01
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Ramna 1-2
I think it's the very high pitch noise the inverter emits when switched on that caused it, especially since it was in close proximity to my head. This meant I heard it constantly.

by theKillingDoll on Sunday, 9 January, 2011 - 16:19
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Wow! This is fantastic!
May I ask where you got your EL wire from?

by PapercutPerfect on Friday, 13 May, 2011 - 08:50
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Epic Tron dude!

Kudos to you!!!

by Numta on Friday, 13 May, 2011 - 11:13
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PapercutPerfect
It was several years ago when I bought it, but if I recall it was from loopy lights

by theKillingDoll on Saturday, 14 May, 2011 - 14:26