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Tron Jacket 2 by EmeraldBeacon Tron Jacket 2 by EmeraldBeacon
More Tron jacket images, with flash. Levels played with here to bring up the midtones from the shadows, but NO other photomanipulation here. The white bands are highly reflective, not electronic; the flash of a camera alone produces these effects. The identity disc on the back is held on by rare-earth magnets, and can be removed at will.

To be worn at upcoming Tron-themed events.
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:icondjlovemaster:
Djlovemaster Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
how did u make it
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
NICE JACKET! :iconiwantitplz:
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Ookamibito Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
What shape were the magnets and how did you use them?
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JezrielXIII Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God that is amazing! You have to tell me how you came up with a disk on your back. I can assume the design of the Jacket well enough, I think, but I must now how you did that epic disk!
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
It's just the basic, frisbee-style disc sold at retail... [link]

I hot-glued magnets to the underside of it, which attach to a metal ring sewn to the outside of the jacket. If I were to do it again, I probably would've used velcro - it'd hold more securely, and would be much less prone to coming off.
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JezrielXIII Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. I wonder if I'd be able to put the reflective tape on the disk as well to make the same effect as how it looks on the jacket. *strokes chin* Thank you for your awesome insite. Also, I have to ask this, are you wearing a green lantern shirt under that jacket?
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:iconbromstrom:
bromstrom Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn that looks good. :O You did a great job there!

I always wanted to make something like this, but getting those glow wires or led-strips is practically impossible here >.<
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suicidedriver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I wants
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Cesaron Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's hot
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HenshinDaisuke Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Groovy lookin jacket
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Laserbot Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
That is sweet!!!
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samgreen22 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Dude! Nice!!!
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HuxtableK Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Whoa. I want.
Like, I'd pay money for a jacket like that. Where can I get one?
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:iconemeraldbeacon:
EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
I made this myself... not for sale, I'm afraid. But with a little practice, it's not hard to make yourself, or even come up with a reasonable copy with iron-on reflective tape, a store-bought jacket, and a little creativity!
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!
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:iconemberremedy:
EmberRemedy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Omg I'd totally buy it. D: Make moar.
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Naikoworld Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Thats awesome :) , good job.
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Bermanator22296 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I did the same thing with the disk but i used velcro... it works pretty well and is still throwable :)
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RenValentine Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnets...now there's an idea.
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Divine-The-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Really nice! Totally would like to make my own one day :) Just a question how much are the reflective materials and where can I find them? Someone told me they were pretty expensive
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:iconemeraldbeacon:
EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Not that expensive at all. It's iron-on reflective tape you can get at most fabric stores and some craft stores. The kinds I got were about $2.50 for a six-foot roll, regular price (I used coupons or waited for sales, usually). I'd say the jacket took about 3 packages, total.
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Divine-The-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks!
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:icondexantares:
DexAntares Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Is that the static, non-deluxe Disc?
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:iconemeraldbeacon:
EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Yup.
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Which is lighter than the deluxe version, so it's easier to wear on your back.... hmm. But the real challenge is finding a way to do that with the deluxe one... *thinking*
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I want to get some heat-reactive plastic, and sort of 'mold' it to the interior of the disc... that way, you'd get something a lot more form-fitting. Then, instead of going magnet-to-metal, you can secure the magnets in each side, pole-to-pole. That grip would be a WHOLE lot stronger. Then, it's just a matter of mounting your new plastic piece to whatever costume you're working on.

Just make sure it's either high or low enough for you to reach, though. Otherwise, you might be flailing to reach your disc while your opponent already has Instant Derez heading your way...
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Wait. I just noticed. You're wearing a GLC shirt!! : D
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ElenaTria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
...Where do you find those reflective white bands?... Are they better than, dunno, glow in the dark bands or electronic as you said?
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I've found them at craft and fabric stores... head to the notions aisle, and look for the small rolls; it irons on easily. There are benefits and drawbacks to this method, of course.

ELECTRONICS will appear illuminated to the naked eye at all times, and will produce consistent effects in person and in photos and video. However, you have to consider power sources for these, and some electronic types (such as electro-luminescent or 'EL' wire or tape) need some specialized - and not cheap - equipment.

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK materials don't require any power to work, and will shine brightly under any UV light source (such as a blacklight). They will glow on their own upon leaving a brightly lit area and entering a dark one, but this effect won't last too long. In most conditions where you want the effect to show, it will either be too bright (daytime) to see the effect, or too dark (night, indoors) to build an effective charge.

This is not to be confused with the kind of illumination found in glow-sticks, which is a one-time chemical reaction that is not suitable for costume purposes beyond an hour or two.

The REFLECTIVE materials I'm using in this project require no power, and iron on fairly easily. To the naked eye, they look like silver patches on a dark costume. Interesting, futuristic, but ultimately not very interesting. When directly illuminated (such as from a camera flash), they shine VERY brightly. I prefer this method for simpler applications like this, because it is, entirely, a passive application: no power or preparation is required to create the effect.
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Director1265 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Nice jacket, man!
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Paprika-spice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist
dude sell these things i would so buy it! DX
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Ookamibito Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Very nice work!
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The-High-End-Of-Low Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Do you have a pattern to work from, or did you make it up as you went along?
If so, could you synthesize your methods so that I could take a stab at it?
It's a beautiful piece, by the way.
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I don't recall the actual pattern number, but it was a very basic Jacket pattern (from McCall's, if I remember correctly). The rest of it was all modification to the design, and sewing. The gray panels on the shoulders, sides, and arms were modifications to the original solid color, along with (of course) the reflective tape.

I don't know if I could really re-create the method for this jacket, but overall, it's pretty simple as long as you know how to do some basic sewing. I suppose my dyslexia actually comes in handy here, what with the spatial-awareness bit...
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The-High-End-Of-Low Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
What's the material you used?
And how easily do you think it would be to turn it into a trench coat?
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I used a 'bottomweight' material that has a little more stiffness to it, but I suppose you could use just about anything you wanted. As for a trenchcoat, I don't see why it couldn't become one, though you'd probably want to start with a more suitable pattern for a trench or robe.

Really, the part that makes this shine is the tape, and that's really simple. I've found it at fabric and craft stores, it averages out at a bit over two feet for about a dollar (possibly a lot less, if you find and use coupons well), and once you get used to how it handles, it's pretty easy to install.
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The-High-End-Of-Low Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Writer
Excellent
Thanks
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HynMayProductions Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Filmographer
Great job on this so far! I like how it's turned out! The overall effect is very good. :D What do you think of my attempt so far? :) [link] :) TTYL, WHM
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Looks pretty good! I'd recommend getting a shot with a flash, but in regular lighting, so you can see the jacket too... or maybe a before-and-after, with and without flash, to show how it looks in regular light.
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HynMayProductions Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
I might do that. :) At least until I finish it! :) TTYL, WHM
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Cethard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Where did you get the I.D. disk. they have replicas for 15$ at target
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:iconemeraldbeacon:
EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
At Disneyland, actually, though they SHOULD be available at retail. It's very functional as a frisbee (though I doubt I'd use it as one anymore, since the glue holding the magnets on isn't as tough as I'd like).
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Cethard Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student General Artist
ah makes sense. hey when i post my program ill tell you. id like you imput on the final draft. hes done but no scanner
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Skelefish Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Does it just reflect a particular wavelength of light? glow in the dark? If its just reflective tape how'd you get the different colors in the pictures.
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
As far as I see, it reflects almost any wavelength of light back towards its source. In a room with a lot of ambient light, it doesn't show really well; a camera flash, or other significant form light coming directly from the direction of the viewer, creates the effect here. There's no glow-in-the-dark capabilities here.

As for different colors in this picture, I'm not sure what you're referring to. The jacket is made of normal black and gray fabric, with the reflective tape ironed onto the surface; only the tape reflects.
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Skelefish Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
the colors I mean were in question to the effect of thye flash. you have 2 sets of pictures--those glowy andthose passive. i wondered if on was in a lit room and the other dark or one with flash/one without, etc?
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
In general, ambient lighting, the reflective tape just looks silvery-gray. Only with direct light coming from the direction of the viewer (such as a camera flash or a car's headlights) does it turn into the bright white you see in the other pictures. The reflective parts work in both bright and dark rooms, as long as there's some direct light (obviously, it shows better in the dark, because there's not only more contrast, but cameras are more likely to have their automatic flash trigger).
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Metallikato Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY... How does it look when a car passes you at night??!
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EmeraldBeacon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
To me? Pretty dull... But what you see now is what the car sees. The iron-on tape reflects light back to the source, so only direct illumination (like a camera flash, or a car's headlights) is readily visible.
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Metallikato Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAMN~ I would love to see that-- if someone's jacket was designed like that and I happened to pass them, I swear I would freak out and probably cause an accident from overexposure to sheer awesomeness.
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