Create Wire Frame
If your wire is wiggly, you can make a Z curve in it with a pair of pliers. This uses up the wire slack, removing wiggle.
It can be helpful to try the helmet on to see where the features of your mask will end up in relation to your head.
Attach Inverter & EL Wire
If your design absolutely necessitates that you cut and solder the EL wire, refer to our EL wire guide.
We found it helpful to prop the helmet up on a cone of yarn while working.
Our 4xAAAA inverter can power three-four meters of EL wire for up to 7 hours.
This guide was first published on Oct 16, 2013. It was last updated on Oct 16, 2013.