So here at ITP I am working on a pair of leggings meant for cycling that have eyes on the butt that will blink depending on where you are turning. I wanted to work with a EL panels because you can cut into them and make fun shapes! — You just have to seal up the sides with tape (I used clear nail polish) to prevent yourself from getting shocked afterwards. Above is my before and after with cutting into the panels.
Part of my research in this project is looking at a lot of butts and thinking about placement of the lights for best visibility. New York City is a great place for this.