Actually, I’ll leave the judgment as to whether this is fashionable to the reader. Taking a cue from the ready availability of electroluminescent tape/wire to the Maker community, and yes, the recent Tron movie (which re imagined the cult classic costuming in a decidedly more modern twist), it has become too tempting to ignore the possibilities and shaking up the norm.
So, project aside, this has got me thinking about the state of change in fashion in the modern age. Making a coat like this is one thing…how you use it quite another. I think the Steampunk community must also face this problem. When you think a certain fringe fashion is cool, do you wear it only among those who also share your (weird) tastes, or do you let that freak flag fly, hoping to inspire? Let the social experiment begin!