Boy’s fish skin costume

Wenfeng You, a Hezhe woman, made this outfit for her grandson using 25 salmon, which were caught by family members. She scraped, dried and worked the skins to make them light and soft as cotton, yet durable, waterproof and cold-resistant. She pieced them together in accordance with the colour and scale patterns of the fish.

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If you were to wear clothes made from a food you eat, which food would you choose and how would you wear it?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by Rashmi

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Chocolate! It has great moldable and structural qualities, which are qualities that I love about fabrics and when making clothes. It appears to be solid, however it is extremely delicate, so if I were to wear chocolate it would be for purely aesthetic reasons. I would create some sort of molded chest armor or a bustier along with an intricate protective headpiece - of course it would have to be worn when temperatures are on the cooler side.. I would wear it over a cloth garment, so that when it melts from my body heat it will run down the cloth and create a beautiful abstract pattern! I like the duality of wearing something that appears to be strong, yet actually is quite fragile.

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