This is an easy project for everyone! It requires (total cost = $50):
The pulse sensor can take pulse from your earlobe or your finger. Creative ways to use this include sewing the el wire into your clothing, creating pulsing EL wire jewelry, or adding EL wire to your treadmill or excercise equipment to monitor your heartbeat.
Note that soldering EL wire can be difficult and requires a steady hand. I recommend reading this first: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-EL-Electroluminescent-Wire