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Saturday, October 27, 2007

More Than Meets the Eye

In a series of startling examples of highly impractical anti-crime devices, fashion designer Aya Tsukioka has created perhaps the coolest impromptu disguises ever.

To evade a mugger, Ms Tsukioka shows how her skirt can be reversed and quickly turned into a costume of a vending machine.

Although unlikely to actually fool a would be assailant, the simplicity and whimsy of the design is delightful!

A purse disguised as a manhole cover can be used to disguise valuables in plain sight.

To ward off the attacks of schoolyard bullies, a child's backpack can transform the potential victim into a mailbox.

Despite the fact that the disguises would not actually fool an attacker, I just love the fantasy and imagination that went into these costumes. To read more about Aya Tsukioka's creations, there is an article at The Age, and more pictures at Via my good friend Eli Lyons.

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At Sat Oct 27, 11:10:00 AM, Blogger GETkristiLOVE said...

Gasp - someone has jumped me from behind! "Can you please take your hands off my throat while I get out my coca-cola machine disguise I have carefully folded up in my purse?"

At Sat Oct 27, 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Freida Bee said...


At Sat Oct 27, 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

I just want a replica of me and stash that at work so I can stay home.

At Sat Oct 27, 12:32:00 PM, Blogger Jess Wundrun said...

Do they have a flat hole you can throw down on the ground to escape into? It seems to have worked in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?".

I'd like one of those please.

At Sun Oct 28, 05:33:00 AM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

i want one of those --- can i get it on

At Sun Oct 28, 12:06:00 PM, Anonymous Omnipotent Poobah said...

Personally, I'm waiting for the Coke machine that looks like a human.

At Sun Oct 28, 03:54:00 PM, Blogger BAC said...

I love these ... and just in time for Halloween!


At Sun Oct 28, 06:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have mercy! The wonders shall never cease!

At Sun Oct 28, 08:19:00 PM, Blogger FranIAm said...

Where is the one where George Bush turns into a toilet?

At Mon Oct 29, 11:20:00 AM, Blogger Swinebread said...

This is why the Japanese were put on this earth... well that, along with Robotech and tentacle porn

At Tue Oct 30, 06:42:00 AM, Blogger Randal Graves said...

Fran, please, no Republican sex games talk, okay?

At Tue Oct 30, 09:51:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

GETkristiLOVE: I am sure that any self-respecting mugger would gladly give you a few moments to get ready to be attack. Makes sense to me!

Freida Bee: Ack! Where? Urp! Where did this Coke machine come from?

Randal Graves: That's unfair! Clones have feelings too!

Jess Wundrun: Yes! They also had one of those holes in "Yellow Submarine". Ringo would say, "I've got an 'ole in me pocket."

Distributorcap: I think that they are still in the testing phase. Maybe you can get one of the protoypes!

Omnipotent Poobah: A Coke machine that looks like a human would still be out of Mr. Pibb and give the incorrect change, no doubt.

BAC: Indeed! You must come to my running mate Germaine Gregarious's Halloween party!

DCup: Modern technology never ceases to amaze me.

FranIAm: Ha! You can't fool me - That happened a long time ago!

Swinebread: Don't forget Godzilla movies and Ultraman!

Randal Graves: Ack! And she didn't even mention a "Wide Stance!"


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