In this project we’re making a light up stick figure costume!


We used EL wire to create a simple glowing skeleton. EL Wire is a flexible and comes in different colors! 


A creepy skull mask is cut from glow in the dark vinyl and felt to complete this easy but spooky costume!

Prerequisite Guides


If you're new to Electroluminescent materials and soldering, take a moment to walk through the following guides to get you started.


Before you begin, check out our introduction to electroluminescent materials including soldering to EL wire!

Coil of lit EL wire in yellow
EL Wire, also known as Electroluminescent wire is a stiff wire core coated with phosphor and then covered with a protective PVC sheath. When an AC signal is applied to it, it glows an...
Inverted connected to EL wire and batteries. EL wire lights up when sound runs by
A small, portable inverter for EL wire with an audio input! This inverter has a little microphone and will light the connected EL according to the surrounding audio volume. Makes for...
JST SM 1 male to 4 female splitter
If you want to connect multiple EL wires/strips/panels up to one inverter, these splitters are quite useful. There is one male connector (goes to the inverter) and then 4 female...
Angled shot of  9V battery holder clip with 5.5mm/2.1mm plug.
I found these high-quality battery clips. They're molded plastic so they won't tear like cheap clips, and they cover the battery terminals to prevent shorts.Comes with a...
Angle shot of PKcell 9V battery.
Battery power for your portable project! These batteries are high quality at a good price and work fantastic with any of the kits or projects in the shop that use 9V.These...

This guide was first published on Oct 24, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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