Halloween costumes with LEDs?
September 2, 2018 9:51 AM   Subscribe

I've recently gotten into sewing, and I really want to sew a Halloween costume this year with LED lights! But the only think I've thought of so far is a jellyfish. I'll do that if I can't think of anything else... but I thought I'd ask for some suggestions. I would prefer to be an object, animal, place or concept over a person. Any ideas?
posted by catcafe to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Many led light strings have the ability to flash in an overall pattern - Northern Lights. Could be stunning.
posted by theora55 at 9:54 AM on September 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

A galaxy.
posted by christinetheslp at 10:19 AM on September 2, 2018 [3 favorites]

You could go as an iconic skyscraper or building that lights up at night - Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Space Needle.
posted by brookeb at 10:28 AM on September 2, 2018 [3 favorites]

I'm imagining a walking canvas cloak of Starry Night--which unfolds as you spread your arms straight out from your sides. Or a walking stained glass window, lit from within?
posted by MonkeyToes at 10:29 AM on September 2, 2018 [4 favorites]

Halloween 1977 I was a Jawa with LED eyes.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:30 AM on September 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

A unicorn with light up hooves and horn.

Or any number of hideous, amazing deep-sea things light up. Be an angler fish! Or a devils octopus.
posted by stillnocturnal at 10:44 AM on September 2, 2018

A jellyfish would really be lovely.
I know you said no people but the light-up cowboy costume from The Electric Horseman would be awesome.
A character from Tron.
A Christmas tree.
The lamp from A Christmas Story (or any lamp, actually).
posted by the webmistress at 10:48 AM on September 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

A Broadway or movie marquee. Something like Now Playing: Close Encounters of the Third Kind , with lights as part of the "Now Playing" frame and as part of the poster itself.
posted by rakaidan at 10:53 AM on September 2, 2018

Jellyfish for sure! I did one for Halloween and wish I knew how to sew LED lights in. I had a clear umbrella and hung some strips of bubble wrap on the inside. I think it would look great with LED lights tho!
posted by buttonedup at 11:00 AM on September 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

A jar of fireflies!
posted by corey flood at 11:19 AM on September 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

A thundercloud.
A constellation or group of constellations (Orion? The Big Dipper? Your astrological sign? A grouping of several constellations? The Milky Way?).
An iconic building, like the Empire State Building or the CN tower.
One or more of the aliens from Space Invaders (especially if you have programmable LEDs that could be animated).
posted by ourobouros at 11:25 AM on September 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

A Cylon
A bridge station from the USS Enterprise
A (wakka wakka wakka) Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man gameboard
A giant LED
posted by Rob Rockets at 11:32 AM on September 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

Tinker bell!
posted by elisebeth at 11:42 AM on September 2, 2018 [1 favorite]

A roadside warning sign:

posted by a humble nudibranch at 12:58 PM on September 2, 2018 [2 favorites]

a couple years back I attached leds to a black velvet dress in the right arrangement and went as the constellation Orion.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 12:59 PM on September 2, 2018 [7 favorites]

The Times Square New Year's Eve Ball.
posted by kimberussell at 2:54 PM on September 2, 2018

How about an LED stick figure?

This could be you!
posted by keeo at 5:43 PM on September 2, 2018 [9 favorites]

I’ve done the LED stick figure mentioned above and it got rave reviews. I also made a firefly costume that was really fun!
posted by Empidonax at 9:13 PM on September 3, 2018

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