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Tron Jacket 1 by EmeraldBeacon Tron Jacket 1 by EmeraldBeacon
Jacket/costume for upcoming Tron-related events. Top row is front and back of jacket without flash; bottom row is with flash. No electronics involved at all... it's all reflective tape! The data disc on the back is held on by magnets, and can be easily removed (perhaps a little TOO easily - I need to get some more magnets to secure it a bit better).

Still debating whether or not I can get away with wearing this to ElecTRONica at Disney California Adventure...
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Malfegorus Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
can ypou please tell me were you got this jacket i would love to use this to make on of my own
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iamEA Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hey could i buy this from you!! i love it!! or pay you to make me one. (email: easills@gmail.com)
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Blvdnit3 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice!
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iceheartt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
wowwww @_@ that is awesome. Nice work!
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RelaxAndRawr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
You sewed the entire jacket from scratch?

That's pretty damn impressive.

Also, since the tape is iron on, will it stay on if you wash the jacket?

Do you have any pictures of you wearing the jacket? I'd like to see how it fits and everything. It looks amazing.
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
The tape is designed for athletic usage, so it's pretty durable all in all. I screwed up on one of the arm pieces, so it's falling off - but that's what happens when you forget to remove the backing piece before ironing (oops).

As for pics of me wearing the jacket: [link]
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RelaxAndRawr Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Lol, after I posted it, I browsed your other galleries. Woops.

Looks pretty awesome. I like how you made it asymmetrical in the front. Also, how did you sew the magnets into the jacket? Did you sew them on the inside, so that way it's seamless when the disk isn't there? Or, how did you do it.

I'm very curious, cuz I really want a Tron jacket, without all the advertisements. I just need to find a nice jacket, that has a nice fit.
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
The jacket has a metal ring sewn to the outside of it; there are no actual magnets in the jacket itself. The ring might sound uncomfortable, but it's in a place you rarely feel it (and if so, it's a pretty uniform pressure - nothing all that distracting). I tried to have it sewn to the inside, but found the magnet strength through fabric wasn't enough to reliably keep the disc in place (as it is, any sudden jolts, like when I run or jump, is enough to knock the disc off - a problem I'm trying to fix).
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RelaxAndRawr Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Also, I was wondering about what kind of material would be easiest for the tape to adhere to. I'm thinking windbreaker? That's what your jacket looks like, anyway.
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JazzChyk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
... That looks good, man!
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Caedy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in the following article: UnseenArtists feature - Vol. 2 - Tron: Legacy
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jstemplar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
very nicely done. even i can see this:)
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lunar-escape Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Excuse me, but my boyfriend wants to make a tron suit like this.
What kind of jacket for a base would you recommend?
Also if you dont mind me asking, how did you make the disk on the back?
Thank you :)
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
First off, the disc is almost straight from retail! It's the lightweight frisbee-like version, not the electronic one. I hot-glued some powerful craft magnets to the underside, which attach to a metal ring sewn onto the back of the jacket.

As for the jacket, I sewed this design by myself - just about any jacket pattern should work for this purpose, though. If you want to use a pre-existing jacket, it's pretty simple; just decide what you want to have light up, and use the iron-on tape in those places. Don't go overboard, because you want to be eye-catching in photos, not blindingly bright. Symmetry is safe, but don't be afraid of making things a little 'unbalanced'... a long strip on the left side, compared to a series of dashes on the right, or only putting tape along one sleeve.
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legoturtle92 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
You should look into EL wire
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FastFlyer01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
This is an awesome jacket; how much does it cost? Do you make them for sale? How much would it cost if you had El wire?
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Not for sale, sorry... the fabric cost me probably about $15-20, since I overbought (because I can't estimate quantities and tend to make mistakes), and the reflective tape, another $5-6... not counting thread and such. The disc was bought at Disneyland for about $10, and another couple bucks for the magnets I hot-glued to the back of it.

As for EL wire, I haven't looked into the costs of that, so I don't have any kind of accurate price estimate.
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s1lverb0a Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
instructions please? *really wants one*
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I know I did a basic modification of a McCall's jacket pattern; I pieced together an unusually designed two-piece front, then cut it apart into the patterns you see here. From there, it's just Sewing 101... match the sides, stitch, iron, then match the next sides, etc. The silvery stuff is the aforementioned high-reflective tape you can get at most fabric stores; it just irons right on. If you intend to do this, expect to purchase 3-4 packages of the stuff, since a 6-foot roll doesn't go nearly as far as you might expect.
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s1lverb0a Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
sounds pricey...i'll probably just get the hoodie >__> but looks amazing man, to notch stuff!
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raelislington Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I'd like to see the build on your ID Disc!
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Literally, it's store-bought. It's the frisbee-style disc; non-electronic, lightweight. The only modifications are some rare earth magnets hot-glued to the underside, which is attached to a 9-inch metal ring that's stitched to the back of the jacket. The hot glue doesn't hold perfectly; the magnets sometimes pop off if the disc falls, or with repeated removal-and-reattaching of the disc, but for walking around, it works fairly well.
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fanatical-chick Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
They have frisbee Identity Disks for sale???

I'M GOING TO WAL-MART!!!

Seriously. I have to have a jacket like this. You did AMAZINGLY! I always thought El-wire would be the best way to go, but this is just awesome!!! And it looks like it hangs and folds a lot better then el-wire would.
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raelislington Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Rad. Thanks!
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musicamode Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome! I think I might try and make one myself! You wouldn't mind, would you?
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Not at all, go right ahead. ;)
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musicamode Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student General Artist
Sweet! Thanks!
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Lunatron Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
That looks really nice!
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miraibaby Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
If you can't wear it into DCA, all they can do is tell you to take it off.

I'd go for it anyway!
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I figure, WORST case, they escort me out and say, "Put it in a locker or take it to your car." I'd guess they might let me stuff it in a backpack, though, if I seemed polite enough about it. "Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't realize... but I understand completely. Can I just put it in my backpack? I swear, it'll stay in there..."
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miraibaby Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
LOL that could work. I'd say shove it in your bag and wait until the opportune moment to pull it out.

I've tried costuming as a pirate once before. Didn't go over so well. XD
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JediMasterMJS Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Did you try? and did they let you? You did just recently go up right?
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miraibaby Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
I got as far as the bag-check just before the gates. They told me I had to take it off .... I think that was about 4 years ago now.
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