Meat Dress

Lady Gaga’s recent attire may have made waves, but it’s not entirely unprecedented.  As part of my Halloweek celebration, let’s look at some other meat inspired clothes.

This costume wins first prize any time.  The wearer was a bacon and ham aficionado.  Everyone needs a hobby.

These bags (made for a weight loss advertisement) aren’t actually carry-able, but they sure are interesting!

It's attractive, in a rather gross way.

Chew the fat on your way to work

If neon green or checkered isn’t wild enough for you, you can have bacon printed keds:

And for a more upscale look, Tokio Kumagai’s famous ‘eating shoes’

And this image is all over the internet, but, alas, I can’t find a source for it:

There are also the more-than-slightly creepy ‘baby turkey carcass costumes’:

So what do you think?  Fancy being a slab of dead animal for your Holiday?


  1. Dreamstress! How have you disappeared from my blog roll? I must figure this all out. In the mean=time, this is a beyond awesome post. I’ve heard of the phrase “mutton dressed as lamb,” but this takes it to a whole ‘nother level. I remember seeing that turkey baby hallowe’en costume on Martha Stewart one year. It reminded me of Jonathan Swift’s “Indecent Proposal” haha. Thanks for the meaty food for thought 😉

  2. Yuck. I suppose if I had some burning thought that could only be expressed to society through the wearing of meat, then yes.

    But otherwise… How would you keep off the flies? Is the first guy wearing a costume or an actual side of bacon?

    First taxidermied kittens, now this. I like your halloweek.

  3. Madame Ornata says

    These are fun but odd. I particularly like the shoes.
    And while there is not much theoretical difference between leather shoes and bacon shoes both use different bits of dead animals, the creepiness they engender and the perceived social differences are interestingly to observe.

    I really like it when people do the surprising with materials that are used in unusual and/or clever ways and with a sense of humour.

  4. Just so you know, I showed this to Husband over my morning coffee. He said the idea of a fly-covered meat purse has haunted him all day.

  5. You know, it takes playing with your food to a whole new and just wrong level. Can’t put my finger on it, but yah, creeps me out.

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