Maker Faire is that giant science fair you dreamed of as a child. The sprawling festival of crafts, DIY, science and geekery took place at the New York Hall of Science this past weekend. Wearable tech had a major presence at New York Fashion week and many of the original concepts got their start from places like Maker Faire.
iLuminate is a dance troupe whose signature look is the light up costumes the performers wearonstage. Guests could try on helmets and shoes tricked out with the glowing El-wires stitched to the base pieces. A few cast members were on hand to demonstrate the effect in close-up.
Do you want to be a mermaid? Pearlie Mae took mermaid culture to new heights with her beautiful hand-crafted costumes. She created molds for different sized scales and hand-poured the glitter rich silicone individually. The end result is as close to a real mermaid tail as can exist in our realm. The tails are functional and Pearlie Mae goes swimming in them.