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July 30, 2011 5:14 AM   Subscribe

Vimeo user Charlie Bucket has created a "Fluid Dress" made from 600 feet of plastic tubing, throughout which courses a controlled mixture of air and fluorescent liquid. The result is quite fascinating (SLVimeo)
posted by ShutterBun (32 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
I have seen the future
posted by Anything at 5:25 AM on July 30, 2011


I hope you are brought to account for the pun in the title.
posted by 0xFCAF at 5:25 AM on July 30, 2011 [19 favorites]


'Wardrobe malfunctions' will never be the same.
posted by Anything at 5:27 AM on July 30, 2011


Cool! Wonder how heavy it is (600' of tubing + backpack).
posted by Eideteker at 5:29 AM on July 30, 2011


That's sort of along the lines of this Bon Yurt commercial.
posted by bwg at 5:33 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


This would be a lot more impressive if the video showed someone actually wearing the dress.
posted by item at 5:35 AM on July 30, 2011 [8 favorites]


If he had gone with a one-tubed dress he could have made an awesome crazy straw, though that would probably result in a lot of heads collapsed in upon themselves.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:37 AM on July 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


Backpack? Absurd. Clearly you should have your servant carry the pump for you.
posted by delmoi at 5:47 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Having someone actually where the thing would have been impressive.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:47 AM on July 30, 2011


Yeah, unless someone actually wears it, it's just a dress-shaped sculpture.
posted by Windigo at 5:57 AM on July 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


For the woman who wants to look like Times Square.
posted by Johnny Assay at 6:01 AM on July 30, 2011


Plays theme from Tubular Belles
posted by Devonian at 6:44 AM on July 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


Cool, but I wish the video wasn't sped up. Makes for a cool video, but I also want to see what it looks like in real time. Also...Holy Patience Batman! Can't imagine how long it took to get all the loops and swirls right in the tubing. Color me impressed!
posted by MultiFaceted at 6:49 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pfft. You can get the same effect, sans dress, with a few Big Gulp cups of Radioactive iodine (or Lake Ontario water.)
posted by Hardcore Poser at 7:06 AM on July 30, 2011


This would be a lot more impressive if the video showed someone actually wearing the dress.

it's just a dress-shaped sculpture.

The poster says in the comments that people have worn the dress, but "I'm pretty sure the models' union would sue me over the filming conditions." It was also an aesthetic choice: "Besides practical reasons, I think I prefer having it on the dress form for this video. If no one is wearing it, then anyone can wear it...you know?"

In the comments the poster says the video isn't sped up: "It's all displayed in real-time without any post-processing, except for the intro and outro sequences which are mostly sped up."
posted by hermitosis at 7:22 AM on July 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Make it in red, and the person wearing it could literally stop traffic.
posted by likeso at 7:44 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Want.
posted by koeselitz at 7:45 AM on July 30, 2011


To me, at times it appears to look like bugs swarming around a corpse.
posted by Jumpin Jack Flash at 7:47 AM on July 30, 2011


"Yeah, unless someone actually wears it, it's just a dress-shaped sculpture."
No Windigo, it's an idea, a concept.
posted by pmaxwell at 8:04 AM on July 30, 2011


"Well, they'll rue the day they mocked my name. I, Charlie Bucket, have become the world's undisputed master of fluid transport! With my new hypno-dress, I'll show them... I'll show them all!"
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:10 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I, Charlie Bucket, have become the world's undisputed master of fluid transport!

He had plenty of Oompa-Loompas to help him.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:17 AM on July 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


I look forward to seeing Lady Gaga wearing this on stage.
posted by mrgoat at 8:24 AM on July 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's pronounced bouquet.
posted by 2bucksplus at 8:30 AM on July 30, 2011 [9 favorites]


Has anyone yet informed Lady Gaga of this?
posted by Malice at 8:46 AM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I look forward to seeing Lady Gaga wearing this on stage.

Forgot Gaga. Too late. Robyn wears one of these in her video!
posted by stroke_count at 9:59 AM on July 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


That's sort of along the lines of this Bon Yurt commercial .

Bon Yurt... the yogurt that doubles as a barium enema...
posted by ennui.bz at 11:21 AM on July 30, 2011


Customer young girl, Italian name. Never collected order. Said dress looked ugly. Wrong. Not ugly at all. Very, very beautiful.
posted by painquale at 11:30 AM on July 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


If they can chill the water it would be the perfect summer dress.
posted by deborah at 2:33 PM on July 30, 2011


No Windigo, it's an idea, a concept.
posted by pmaxwell


I realize that. This is why I majored in illustration & not fine arts. I was never a big one for much conceptual art.
posted by Windigo at 4:05 PM on July 30, 2011


It's not knitted, though. It's naalbinded.
posted by KathrynT at 4:40 PM on July 30, 2011


So that's what happens when you leave Gloop in the tube.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:01 PM on July 30, 2011


The pump sounds like a soda machine when it needs its syrup changed.
posted by Monday at 6:24 PM on July 30, 2011


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