Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Under the Sea: Bike Party Anglerfish

Bike Party is a rolling urban party on two wheels. Each month there is a different route, generally 10-14 miles, and a different theme. The rides are a fun time with some basic guidelines (stay right; stop at lights; ride straight; don't hate; pack your trash; don't get smashed). There are two in my local area, SF Bike Party (which once had a steampunk theme!) on the first Friday of the Month and East Bay Bike Party on the second Friday. In April EB Bike Party had the excellent theme of Under the Sea. The hardest part of the costuming was trying to narrow down my choices!
Bike Fish (maybe from Kinetic Sculpture Race?)
I was inspired by this large multi-person angler fish bike (I think this must be from the Kinetic Sculpture Race) but needed something more manageable. A hat would be perfect but hats and helmets are hard to mix and I always bike with a helmet. A helmet cover seemed to be the way to go.

From the Stash:
  • Synthetic felt in blue, grey,black, white and yellow
  • Green armature wire
  • Poly quilt batting
  • Battery powered LED from the floral section of Michaels

El wire flower bracelet


Leather flowers with EL wire wrapped around battery holder and inverter.
This is a small wearable project designed to introduce costumers to soldering EL wire.  It was taught at the GBACG Costume Academy in March 2012 by Sahrye Cohen and Hal Rodriguez.

From the Stash:
  • All the leather
  • batteries
  • Battery holders