Umi Hotaru Dress

[gallery] With all the buzz lately around gorgeous light-up couture, here's a lovely dress made of chiffon, tulle and two strings of LED lights called the Umi Hotaru Dress. And as an added bonus, you can pick up the pattern and make it yourself. Here's what the designer says about it:

The dress is based on a structure in Tokyo Bay called Umi Hotaru, or Firefly of the Sea. it was entered in my alma mater’s annual alumni show. I worked on this dress with my boyfriend who also graduated from the same school, but as an Engineer. We both designed the dress and I made the pattern and constructed dress. It’s made of chiffon and tulle and has two strings of solar powered LED lights wired in. The purse the holds the solar panels to charge the LEDs.

Continue reading and get the pattern at BurdaStyle.