The No Plastic Edition
What would the Evil Queen of Numeria wear if she didn’t have access to 3d printed clothes? She’d wear the most amazing combination of fashion and technology ever. That’s what.
Faraday Cage dress
The designer, Anouk Wipprecht, made this Faraday Cage dress (in the classic scale mail over chain mail style) and performed with ArcAttack and their Tesla Coils at the SF Maker Faire. The full story: http://makezine.com/2014/05/23/anouks-sizzling-hot-faraday-dress/. Also, an instructable, in case you want to make your own!
Man, I remember how proud I was to get an LED blinking with my Arduino. I feel foolish.
In the version of Numeria that has polyester and plastic available to Evil Queens, this is what the Evil Queen wears.
You are looking at exactly what you think you’re looking at: Dita von Teese in a mesh-like 3D printed dress. (Did you really think an Evil Queen of Numeria would choose polyester?) It was designed by Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti Here’s the press release, complete with more pictures. Make sure to read the comments about the golden ratio.
June is rapidly approaching and a goblin’s thoughts turn to Numeria. The campaign setting book comes out next month. So, before I get spoilered, it’s time to start making ridiculous statements about what I expect for the Fashions of Numeria.
The official boards are full of question and speculations about the region. Mostly about lightsabers. But so far, no one has asked the Most Important Question: Will there be polyester? Or its less important (ie: not Fashion related) parent question: Will there be plastic? Logic would suggest, “yes”, because (here on Earth) it’s hard to imagine building a spaceship without knowing how to process petroleum. The Shory were able to get cities airborne using magic, but I far as I know, those weren’t space faring.
According to all the documentaries I’ve seen (like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Forbidden Planet, and Galaxy Quest) the first thing space faring people need are sleek, polyester jumpsuits. Jumpsuits were “a thing” on the Runways in about 2010 (*shudder*), so there were plenty to choose from. I looked at about 300 images (who said fashion blogging was easy?) of over 2000 to find the perfect one. I was honestly, truly trying not to use another McQueen, but this jumpsuit (from his Fall 2004 Ready to Wear collection) is Retro-Futuristic perfection.
This dress is from Iris van Herpen and has a really great dark futuristic look. Also. It’s 3D printed. So that’s awesome.
If polyester jumpsuits don’t convince you, here’s another reason to include plastic in Golarion. It conjures up some fantastic mental images. The Sandpoint goblins on Junk Beach… now picture them with making nets out of old six pack rings that washed up on the beach.