Chainmail dress with plasma balls lets wearer take on 500k volts

Brittany A. Roston - Aug 26, 2014, 3:53 am CDT
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Chainmail dress with plasma balls lets wearer take on 500k volts

We’ve seen some interesting creations from Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht before, none of them quite as (literally) shocking as her new metal plate dress — complete with plasma balls on the shoulders — that she wore between two big, potentially deadly Tesla coils.

Calling it “electrifying fashion”, Wipprecht designed the dress herself, and true to nature, tested it herself due to other models being afraid to give it a shot. “I had to sacrifice my own body for science by standing in between the coils,” she said in an interview with Daily Mail.

She worked alongside the band ArcAttack, which uses Tesla coils to make music. She took to stage (check out the video above to see it for yourself), holding her arms out and drawing in bright bolts of electricity. Quite obviously, the suit was a success and she was not harmed.

The gown works like a worn Faraday cage, shielding the person wearing it from the electricity that is, instead, shuttled into the ground. It is fascinating to watch, and though you might not want to run out and try to make your own, the designer put instructions up on Instructables to take your DIY projects to the next level.

SOURCE: Fast Company Design


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