This Futuristic Dress Will Swat Away Creepers


Just in time for New Year's Eve, Dutch based fashion-tech designer Anouk Wipprecht has created a dress that will physically deter anyone who invades the personal space of its wearer. It looks like an exoskeleton and it works like a good curse from a Tim Burton movie. Wipprecht explains of her Spider Dress, that its animatronic mechanical limbs "respond to external stimuli while defending the personal space of the wearer." The dress senses changes in respiration and moves to "both define and protecting the personal space of the wearer. Approach the wearer to aggressively and the mechanical limbs move up to an attack position. Approach the system under calmer circumstance and the dress just might beckon you to come closer with smooth, suggestive gestures." Make some room in your closet.