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You'll Love Your New Glow

Our unique EL wire glow kits will make you stand out in even the biggest crowd. We’ve created more than 25 kits in a variety of lengths & strand options, simply select the colors you want and we will do the rest.

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We’ve been lighting up customers around the world for more than 5 years. Our high quality EL wire combined with our awesome customer service ensures you will be happy when you shop with us.

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  • EL Wire Halloween Costume Ideas - EL Wire Wings & Halo

    It's the lead-up to Halloween and GlowCulture has the EL wire to make your costume shine this year. EL wire is so easy to work with and will take your costume to the next level with a bright and colourful glow. We will be featuring different glowing Halloween costume ideas and designs until we get to Halloween so check back often.  Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with EL glow wire as it is easy to apply and will take a regular store-bought costume and make it look amazing.

    EL Wire Glowing Wings & Halo EL Wire Glowing Wings & Halo



     EL Wire Glowing Fairy Wings

    These EL wire fairy wings took less than 20 minutes to complete and used our 2 wire EL wire kit.  Using white thread we quickly sewed the EL wire around the store bought wings. As you can see it came out amazing! We simply attached the driver to the back of the wings hidden from sight, it is very lightweight so it won't affect the wings. These glowing wings will beat anything you can buy in the store for sure.

    EL Wire Halo

    Creating an EL wire Halo is even easier than the EL wire wings. We took a dollar store Halo and used our EL wire starter kit to light it up. You don't need to sew it or glue anything as the wire can be wrapped around the halo quickly and then zip-tied at the end. Don't forget to purchase the 2m power extender as you probably don't want to wear the battery pack on your head (it's small but would be tough to hide).

    EL Wire Tron Costume

    You've probably already seen the Tron movie and wondered if their glowing suits could be made in real life. EL wire makes it easy to replicate the suits from the movie. The great thing is you can go small or go big depending on the time and resources you have and they will both look great. Some people simply do the top with some wire running down both arms, while the more dedicated do the full suit to be more authentic. We recommend measuring out your design with string beforehand so as to know how much EL wire you will need and where you are going to run it. It is usually easier to have multiple shorter pieces rather than one long piece so that you don't have to double back and waste wire.

    Get Creative with EL Wire

    The great thing about EL wire is how easy it is to work into any costume. Our huge selection of colours and lengths will work with any costume, your imagination is the only limit! Our LED's are also great to use on costumes as they are lightweight and very small. Order your EL wire kit early so you have plenty of time to work on your costume, and to ensure you get the colours you want.

Which EL Wire Kit Is Right For Me?

EL Wire Buyers Guide

EL wire is a great way to add a wicked glow to clothing, costumes, backpacks, hats, bikes, and more. It is a thin, heat-free plastic coated wire that gives off a cool 360 degree glow. EL wire is available in 10 colors and 4+ lengths to suit your needs. Our glowing wire is flexible to allow for intricate designs and is simple to attach to fabric, surfaces, and items. EL wire which is short for electroluminescent wire is made up of a tiny copper wire coated in a phosphor that will glow when powered by a 'driver'. There are two smaller 'corona' wires surrounding the copper wire that carry the electricity back and allow it to glow. The inner wire is covered in a PVC casing that gives the wire its unique color and it also protects the core from the elements.


Here is a breakdown of our 4 main kit types:


EL Wire Starter Kits

Our EL wire starter kits offer a great way to get started with EL wire as they are ready-to-use and contain everything you need. We have paired up our extra bright & colorful glow wire with a small & easy to hide driver to light it up. These kits are great for small to medium sized projects such as adding some glow to the brim of a hat, lining the zipper of a hoodie for Shambhala, or decking out your bike for Burning Man.


Deluxe Multi Color EL Wire Kits

Our deluxe multi color EL wire kits are great for when you need multiple strands connected to one driver. Our kits come with 2 to 6 individual strands of EL wire, a splitter, and a driver designed to power that length of wire. The deluxe kits are great for medium to large projects such as decking out your bike, lighting up your campsite at the next music festival, or building that winning Halloween costume. The drivers are typically a little bigger than the starter kits, but on the upside the battery run-time is a lot longer.


Sewable EL Wire Kits

Our sewable EL wire kits are similar to the starter and deluxe kits except the wire included is a 'welted' version that is made for sewing. The welted EL wire has a small 1cm plastic tab that runs the length of the wire so you can sew or pin it to clothing & costumes. Regular EL wire can still be sewn using a loop method which can be more efficient depending on the design.


Sound Sensitive EL Wire Kits

Our Sound sensitive EL wire kits are extremely popular and make a great choice if you are going to be using it around music. These kits will dance, pulse and flash to the music when in sound mode. We sell single color EL wire kits as well as 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 color deluxe kits. These kits are great for parties and outdoor festivals, but sitting next to the speakers will have them fully lit as it can overwhelm the sensor.


 Which EL wire kit is the right kit for me?

It's better to round up when measuring your required amount as most people don't buy enough length the first time, and extra EL wire can be cut and capped. Picking out 2 funky colors will help your design stand out, the most popular combinations are blue & pink, lime & red, and purple and yellow. With all of our EL wire kits we highly recommend our 2m power extendersallowing you to keep the driver in your pocket or tucked away somewhere safe.