I think I possibly had the best Halloween ever! It's partly due to the fact that I had so much fun running around as Quorra for two nights in a row.
The costume is made from faux leather and EL Film strips. The luminescent panels are removable, velcored onto the leather vest in order to make the top washable. To be frank, the cutting and re-soldering the EL film was quite tricky to work with but I think I managed to the tame the beast with… Continue
Lianna Sheppard sculpts bold and beautiful sculptural forms anchored around the human body. In her recent project for her MA at Kingston University, she created origami-inspired costumes that fold, pleat and illuminate. The lighting projections add a poetic and ephemeral dimension to an otherwise minimal and severely… Continue
Added by Syuzi on September 1, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Cute Circuit has designed yet another illuminated dress for European pop star Safura. Embellished with a an underlay of light, this particular haute-tech frock is rather elegant and creates a beautifully draped silhouette.
Curious if this trend for illuminated gowns will continue and be embraced by pop-divas worldwide.… Continue
I've been watching a lot of sci-fi films lately. Last night I watched THX 1138 —George Lucas' first movie— for the the first time. Watching these futuristic films inspired me to write a post on how Hollywood visualizes wearable technologies and what we will be wearing in the near future. All the typical tropes — from wired headgear to large computers strapped like tumors to the body — are in play.
The ancient Chinese art of Wushu Kung Fu has gone high-tech with swords crafted using LED lights. Using the P.O.V. technique, Mortiz Waldemeyer developed these illuminated swords that create beautiful lighting effects in the hands of Wushu artists.
The performance took place at the world premiere of the Maybach 62 as part of the Beijing Motor… Continue
Added by Syuzi on May 3, 2010 at 2:00pm —
E-textiles are a fertile playground for exploring novel musical instruments. From the Aeolia cello garment to the electronic tapestries, we've seen a number of creative electronic textile-based musical interfaces.
Vin Burnham is an international, award-winning costume and creature designer whose body of work is extensive and downright impressive —including costumes designs for feature films, television, opera, ballet and exhibitions.
She is the talent behind the Batsuit, the Penguin and Catwoman costumes for Batman Returns. She has created creatures for Jim Henson’s… Continue
Body Graffiti is a performance art wearable technology that uses the illusion of persistence of vision (POV) to create ephemeral graffiti via body movement. As dancers (in this particular performance— break dancers) perform head spins, windmills and flares, messages programmed into the custom designed LED POV system are displayed.
There is something kinda nice about the analog interaction of Cooperjay Kim's kinetic skirt. Often when embedding sensor technologies into wearables, you are only privy to the reaction without really knowing the cause. Sensor technologies have a way of making the invisible (i.e. pollutants in the air) visible (i.e. LED patterns on dress) but the experience is entirely passive.… Continue
Added by Syuzi on March 26, 2010 at 11:00am —
Designed by Thecla Schiphorst in collaboration with Jinsil Seo, Tendrils is an theatrical costume that commands to be touched. Squeeze the draping tentacle-like structures and the dress "shivers" in response causing the colorful petals or scales to subtly move.
Actuated by a series of small, inter-connected motors and lights, the biological response "… Continue
Added by Syuzi on March 23, 2010 at 12:29pm —
Developed by Ricardo Nascimento and Jader Scalzaretto, “parangonet 1.0: sonic dimension” is a pair of interactive sonic capes that create and trigger sound loops in the environment. Each garment is able to trigger and modify a different sound input, creating a collaborative sonic atmosphere when performed together.
The piece is inspired by “Parangolé” from the… Continue
Added by Syuzi on January 5, 2010 at 11:30am —