Robotic Spider Dress Replaces Shoulder Pads With Insectoid Legs
If you want to freak out the drinkers down at your local watering hole, then you could do worse than donning this robotic hexapod dress that puts the creep into “Jesus! What the hell is she wearing?” It’s designed by haute-tech designer Anouk Wipprecht, who has previously created high-tech fashion garments for the Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie and made dresses that turn transparent when electrified.
For this latest creation, Wipprecht teamed up with developer Daniel Schatzmayr, and the result looks like it could walk straight off the set of the 1980s robotic insect thriller Runaway, except without the naffness.
Instead of shoulder pads (they’re so early 00s 80s revivalist), the dress is fitted with three robotic insect legs on each shoulder that twitch in the creepiest way possible, and protect the wearer from anyone who gets too close and tries to swat the legs to death with their slipper. Not very practical, but it looks badass.