Quorra Costume / Tron: Legacy / WDW Half 2012
- TRON costume top
- Reflective bike tape
- EL wires + battery pack for top
- black running tights
- dog frisbee covered with black electrical tape
- EL wires + battery pack for disc
Comfort Level: GOOD!
Official Time: 2:40:29
The wow factor of this costume is that it glowed at night with or without flash.
The reflective tape shined with flash, and the EL wires glowed in the dark. I stuck reflective tape along the lighting design that's already printed on the costume top. Then, on top of the reflective tape, I taped down EL wires and used fishing string to secure them down for extra stability. Took me a while to figure out how to do the circle designs but I made it work in the end by running two wires side-by-side along the lighting panels.
And really, who knew that a foam dog frisbee would be the secret weapon? Because of the foam material, I was able to tuck EL wires into a groove I made with a knife along the edges of the frisbee. I even hid a battery pack in there!
In the end though, my ultimate downfall was that I did "Drink Around the World" just hours before the race and was completely blitzed for the first 6 miles. I actually don't remember the race that much at all - except for the fact that I was tempted to puke all over the place at mile 7.