|heatwave superhero costume|
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a superhero fighting for (or against?) global warming! Or maybe it's a guy in a cape who entertains fans at Miami-area sporting events.
In any case, Enlighted was commissioned to create an illuminated cape and helmet that featured the Heat Wave logo, with red and gold LED accents and matching sequin trim.
We also constructed a set of matching lighted wristbands.
The logo on the back of the cape was constructed with custom digital embroidery on a translucent piece of organza fabric. The sewn patch acted as a stencil - when it was backlit by LEDs, the sheer (non-stitched) areas would light up. The text was further enhanced with EL wire outlines on the front of the patch.
We also covered a bike helmet with black, red, and gold sequins, and attached smaller versions of the Heat Wave logo with LED backlighting.
The lighted logo patches for the helmet use a smaller version of the digital embroidery that was created for the back of the cape.
Video clip with sample animation
These wristbands begin with a wide elastic strap as the foundation, with velcro closure so they can be stretched to the desired size and then closed (but they are easy to put on without damaging the electronics). Each band is then covered with three stripes of sequins. The center stripe on each wristband contains 5 LEDs, mounted in a method similar to that seen with our sequined bras.
Are you an emerging superhero looking for a way to enhance your visual presence? We can put your name in lights, and decorate any costume as you see fit. Other examples of lighted capes can be seen on this page. Check out our custom orders page, and please contact us if you'd like more information.
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