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: Jul 13, 2012

Posted by Charlotte H

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My top three choices for a "wearable food" outfit would be 1. made from lettuce, 2.lausana pasta, and 3. chocolate. Lettuce would win first place for comfort, mobility and colour. I would attemp to wear it as a bikini style, since the shape of raomine lettuce would fit nicely to the body and since it's a crunchy lettuce it could hold up nicely. The best looking outfit would be made out of lausana pasta since it has a wide and thin structure like ribbo, so it could wrap around the body to create a slim fitted dress with sleeves perhaps. The best tasting outfit is obviously made out fo chocolate. At a fashion show in Paris, a designer created numerous outfits made out of molded chocolate and not only did it look awesome (see attached photos) it looked delicious! The mordern day version of the fish skin costume was the raw meat dress and shoes worn by the notorious Lady Gaga. Do you think she was inspired by this salmon outfit?

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