If you’re looking for an easy, fun, and glowing Halloween costume this year, read on to learn how to make an animal mask with EL wire on a bike helmet. We were inspired by Tom Newsom’s Glownimals project over in the UK, which he showed off at Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire last summer.
Plain wire supports the glowing design and because the helmet straps securely to your head, you have a lot of freedom to design whatever character you want.

You'll need:
  • 19 gauge galvanized wire
  • heavy pliers/cutters
  • EL wire in the color(s) of your choice
  • Inverter to match your length of EL wire (4xAAA is a good choice for most designs) and batteries
  • Velcro tape
  • Heat shrink tubing & heat gun or lighter
  • Masking/Gaffers tape
  • Clear thread
  • E6000 craft adhesive

This guide was first published on Oct 16, 2013. It was last updated on Oct 16, 2013.

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