If this isn't candy couture, then I don't know what is! This beautiful gown is an original by Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi that was inspired by Alexander McQueen's 2008 spring/summer collection. Its created from gummy bears...50,000 to be exact (220 pounds of gummy). Neat, huh? Even if it'd be near impossible to really party in.
This is actually really cool to show, especially since during this time there are a lot of gay pride rallies and such going on. It just fits perfectly!
It took 3 weeks to complete and 3 people to lift. Here is a little info on how the dress was made:
First: They created the shape of the dress using wire.
Second: They covered the shape using wax paper.
Third: They painstakingly glued each gummy bear onto the wax paper. A lot of glue....
Needless to say this inspired a lengthy Google search, and here are my results:
Oh! And check out these Barbies:
I need 'em. Badly. I don't even like Nicki Minaj, but I want her Barbie.
But seriously, check out more of Alexander. His work is beautiful - see?
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Peace, Love, and Crafts,