Purple Skirt with White LEDs

These skirts were part of the costuming for a musical performance on a major cruise ship line. The dresses were sewn by Elizabeth Courtney Costumes in Los Angeles, CA, and Enlighted installed the lighting in 2006. 

Each skirt has over 400 small white LEDs mounted in a purple metallic base layer. The lights are diffused by a sheer organza outerskirt, which is also decorated with black leaf patterns.

The lights are cool white, but appear to be blue/purple due to the reflections from the surrounding fabric. 


The clip below shows the animation in the full skirt, and in a closer view.