Here's a Halloween costume that includes a whole lot of LEDs and a color sensor that determines the colors of those LEDs. The costume is made up of detachable elements that can be added to any dress, skirt, or other piece of clothing.

Parts List

Pink polished fingers holding a Adafruit GEMMA M0 - Miniature wearable electronic platform.
The Adafruit Gemma M0 is a super small microcontroller board, with just enough built-in to create many simple projects. It may look small and cute: round, about the...
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Top down view of a Flora Color Sensor with White Illumination LED - TCS34725.
Your electronics can now see in dazzling color with this lovely color light sensor. We found the best color sensor on the market, the TCS34725, which has RGB and Clear light sensing...
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Lithium Ion Battery Pack with three round cells 3.7V 6600mAh with JST PH connector
Need a massive battery for your project? This lithium-ion pack is made of 3 balanced 2200mAh cells for a total of 6600mA capacity! The cells are connected in parallel and spot-welded...
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Top view of USB LiIon/LiPoly charger PCB above a 2-pin JST cable.
This is a Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer battery charger based on the MCP73833. It uses a USB mini-B...
$12.50
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Adafruit NeoPixel LED Dots Strand - 20 LEDs at 2 inch Pitch
Attaching NeoPixel strips to your costume can be a struggle as the flexible PCBs can crack when bent too much. So how to add little dots of color? Use these stranded NeoPixel dots!...
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1 x Conductive Thread
To sew the snaps to the microcontroller, sensor and battery
1 x USB cable - USB A to Micro-B
For uploading the code to the Gemma
1 x USB cable - A/MiniB
For connecting the battery charger
1 x Alligator Clips
For testing before sewing
1 x JST-PH 2 Pin Battery Connector
For the on/off switch
5 x (Conductive) Metal Snaps
Used to connect the belt to the dress and for the on/off switch
6 x (Conductive) Magnetic Snap
Used to connect the petticoat to the dress from the inside

And for the garments:

1 x Black Dress
Can be any dress/skirt with somewhat see through material
1 x Petticoat
You'll be attaching all of the NeoPixel strands to the petticoat to fit underneath the dress
1 x Black Sash Belt
The color sensor goes on the belt

This guide was first published on Nov 11, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-11-12 10:43:01 -0500.

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