Urban Camo, Junk Food Style!

Oh those zany Japanese are at it again! Next time you’re in Tokyo and you think you’re being followed, just dash behind a corner and unfurl your vending machine camouflage. Oddly, Martin Fackler of The New York Times reports:
Deftly, Ms. Tsukioka, a 29-year-old experimental fashion designer, lifted a flap on her skirt to reveal a large sheet of cloth printed in bright red with a soft drink logo partly visible. By holding the sheet open and stepping to the side of the road, she showed how a woman walking alone could elude pursuers — by disguising herself as a vending machine.

The wearer hides behind the sheet, printed with an actual-size photo of a vending machine. Ms. Tsukioka’s clothing is still in development, but she already has several versions, including one that unfolds from a kimono and a deluxe model with four sides for more complete camouflaging.

Pretty amazing—right? Now, I sent this link to a friend and here’s the brief dialogue that followed. Take a look:
My friend: I can’t imagine that actually working.

Me: Maybe only if the person chasing you is blind, or, eats like me.

My friend: I would love to see someone in action with that outfit.

Me: Well, Halloween is right around the corner.
Be sure to check out the NYT Slideshow for action shots of this torrential brainstorm—egad!

(via the amazing Diet Blog)

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Ben Canon - November 1, 2007 12:03 PM

This isn't the onle one - they also do cosutmes to make you look like a phone box or fire hydrant!

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