Glowing “Cruella de Vil” Coat (No Dog Fur Needed)

by Andrea Spence December 16, 2016

Glowing “Cruella de Vil” Coat (No Dog Fur Needed)

Here’s an idea for a costume using RADglow lights.  We’re going to add a LED strip to the coat worn by Cruella de Vil, in Disney’s classic “101 Dalmatians.”

 Cruella RADGlow

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This coat is perfect for adding lights!  The outer fur lining is separate from the coat, which means it will hold the LEDs in place without sliding around.

Like our scarves, the soft faux fur in this coat diffuses the LED light, creating a soft warm movement.  One light strip can go around the front lapels on both sides, while a second light strip can go along the coat’s bottom.

 

How to Modify the Cruella Coat with Bubble Light Strips

  1. Make a small slit in the back of the coat’s neck.
  2. Thread one of the Bubble Light Strips between the fur and the lining. You may need to make a couple extra holes on the inside bottom, to get the lights all the way through.
  3. Secure the controller board on the top inside lining with 2 safety pins. That way the lights won’t fall down, and you know exactly where the controller board is for pattern and brightness adjustment.
  4. Store the battery on the back of the neck.
  5. Sew the slit next to the battery so it will stay in place. (But don’t sew it completely closed, or you can’t get to the battery!)

You can use 2 batteries, 1 for each Bubble Light strip.  Or, use a one-USB-plug-to-two-USB-plugs adapter cable like the one at this Amazon link:  HIGHROCK USB 2.0 A Male plug to 2 USB A Female Y Splitter Hub Adapter Cable 

Using the cable will mean less weight on the top of the coat.  But the battery life will be half as long.  It all depends on what your priorities are.

Me, I tend to go with less weight on my neck.  Extra batteries slip easily into my purse.

If you’re trying out this Cruella de Vil Coat, please share photos with us on Facebook or Instagram!




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