Thursday, September 29, 2011

Toyko Subways Get Lightsabers - Eat Your Heart Out George Lucas!

Only in Tokyo would you find this.... As an advertisement to promote Star Wars coming out on Blu-Ray, advertising ninjas decided to add a light saber to the city's subways. These lightsabers come complete with an on/off button and LED Light, and will most likely be around for about as long as Comic Book Guy can keep his hands off of them.

Find out more about this story: tokyo subway gets lightsaber handrails

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tron Costume Contest Starts Oct 1st

Programs! Lend me your bites... 

Now that I have your attention, starting October 1st, is holding a Tron Costume contest where we will be accepting submissions all throughout the month of October for a chance to win some free EL Wire!

More details coming October 1st including how to enter. Get your orders in early, and may the best costume win!

For more information, and to order EL Wire or EL Tape, visit

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An Interview With "Tron Guy" Jay Maynard

This article was too good to pass up. An interview with the Tron Guy. From Nick Cannon rubbing his belly to getting booed of the stage, it's good to know Tron Guy has a heart. Even if it is stuck in the grid...

For the full article, please click here:

Interview with Jay "Tron Guy" Maynard

Monday, September 26, 2011

Club Lighting From Pretty Lights Performance

Pretty Lights (AKA Derek Vincent Smith) performed a magnificent show earlier in the week at  Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The crowd enthusiastic to bring lights to the show brought just about anything able to glow, including glow gloves, glow body paint, glow hats, glow sticks and more. Here are a couple of pictures from the show.

Photos by Shaun Hollingsworth.

For more information on the show, visit:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Marty McFly's with Electroluminescent Technology

I'm sure by now, we've all seen the commercial of the new Marty McFly's by Nike. Here's a quick glimpse of a warehouse filled with them. Oh boy, are these going to be a hot item for Christmas...

Friday, September 23, 2011

How to Make an Glow in the Dark Tron Costume

The coolest costume concept this year by far is Tron. Whether it’s Sam Flynn, Quorra, the ISO’s or the best cameo of the show, Daft Punk, making a Glowing Tron Style Costume is not very difficult. The hardest part is figuring out how to make it glow. For more of this life changing information, keep reading.

Electroluminescent Tape (or EL Tape for short), is what was used in the movie Tron, as it is a thin sheet of Electroluminescent material with an adhesive backing that glows when there is a charge applied to it. This charge comes from small battery packs that excite the elements inside the tape, which gives us the magical glow that we came to love in the movie’s costumes. There was no CGI or additional animation effects needed to make these costumes glow. So get to it then, where do I find it and how does it work!

Electric Optics EL Tape can be found exclusively at and is sold not only in strands, but also various shapes, like circles. This is especially helpful when trying to make an authentic costume like in the movie. For information on how to put it together, visit this great how-to guide, Tron DIY Costume. The circles and strands can be joined together to easily combine into one small battery pack, easily concealable.

Good luck with your costumes and check back for more innovative product ideas.

Monday, September 19, 2011

America's Got Talent - Team iLuminate - Using EL Wire

Congrats Team iLuminate for making it to the finals in America's Got Talent. This group used an inventive way to expose EL Wire to the world, with dance, art, and some great showmanship.

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