Making Illuminated Cosplay with EL & LED Wire Manager: Adhesive Series

Looking to upgrade your cosplay or add some shine that’s more accurate to your character? Then you might be looking into your electronic lighting options. Though the process can be somewhat advanced, EL wire and LEDs might not be quite ad difficult to work with as you might think. As these costume elements have become more popular in the past few years, however, cosplayers have been asking for a better way to hold their lighting elements in place. Thankfully, EL & LED Wire Manager from CosBond give you the ability to both hold our lights in place and switch them out when you need to. In this post, we’ll explain how to make illuminated cosplay with EL & LED Wire Manager strips and how lights can take your cosplay to the next level.

How to Use EL & LED Wire Manager

CosBond EL & LED Wire ManagerEL & LED Wire Manager is a specialty adhesive designed with cosplayers and EDM enthusiasts in mind. The strips are designed with the same strong, instant adhesive as the rest of CosBond’s products down the edges while the middle of the strip has no adhesive, creating a pocket for your wires or LEDs to slide through. In order to hold your lights in place, simply cut off small pieces of the Wire Manager strips, peel the backing paper, and use them to “tape” down your wires where you want them.

The advantage of the clear pocket is that you see the lights through the transparent material. While using the Wire Manager system will hold your wires firmly in place, the pocket also makes it easy to remove your wires for repairs or easy color changes, but only when you want to. You can switch wires and lights in and out quickly and easily without adding any additional adhesives to your cosplay. Wire Manager is clear, so it can be used seamlessly on either the inside or the outside of your cosplay. The peel and stick design of Wire Manager makes it incredibly easy to use, while the powerful adhesive gives you a bond you can depend on.

Lighting Up Your Cosplay

Cosplay weapons made with LED lights and wireAdding lights to your cosplay can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. At the most basic level, all you really need are lights and a battery. As you get more comfortable incorporating lights into your cosplay designs, you can delve deeper into the world of more complicated wiring, programming, and battery charging that can add even more decorative lighting elements to your costumes and props. When you’re cosplaying a character whose clothes, armor, and props have lights, LEDs and EL wire can help you more accurately capture their look in real life.

Adding lights to your cosplay can help set you apart front he crowd by making your cosplay more impressive and professional. With EL & LED Wire Manager, you can add lighting to your cosplay in multiple exciting ways with the freedom to easily change or remove the lights when you need to. There’s no limit to what you can make with the right tools and adhesives!