12 Fashions Made From Strange, Cool And Innovative Materials

Sometimes the appeal is not the fashion itself, but what it's made from. Check out these strange, cool and innovative fashions which are all interesting for the materials used in the design, but not necessarily about the style of the fashions themselves.

#12 - Sonogram Cufflinks

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What proud poppa wouldn't want to keep his bundle of joy close at hand wherever they go? These sonogram cufflinks are made from photos that can be submitted for custom men's accessories! These cufflinks are made from only the coolest material because of the sentimental value involved and could make the coolest gift for any dapper daddy!

#11 - Recycled Street Sign Briefcase

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It's not just women who hate showing up at the office or party wearing the same outfit or carrying the same accessory as somebody else; men can encounter this same problem. With the one-of-a-kind Recycled Street Sign Briefcase, men never have to worry about that uncomfortable moment when they're matching their co-worker, or god forbid, their boss. These briefcases are actually made from street signs salvaged from city streets, so they come with a story; men who carry these accessories might not know what they are, but they can at least make them up.

#10 - Guitar String Bracelets

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Any musician who plays the guitar knows that guitar strings are a casualty that goes along with playing; they break, they wear down and they just don't last very long. Rather than finding themselves in landfills, Wear Your Music is turning discarded guitar strings from rock stars and famous musicians into bracelets. Not only do you get a little token from your favorite music icon, a portion of the proceeds also go towards a charity of their choice.

Via: Izzit Green

#9 - Nintendo Purse

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Made with a chip that contains data from a Commodore and an original Nintendo, this purse is truly retro. Especially since it's also equipped with an LED screen and Nintendo Controller to make game play possible. For the geeky gamer, is there a better material to create a fashion accessory than retro video games?


#8 - Trashy Underwear from Aluminum Cans

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This underwear isn't a far cry from armor, although it does try to pass itself off as art as aluminum cans are weaved together to create fashionable and freaky lingerie that should be worn at your own risk!

#7 - Beer Tab Corset

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Not such a far cry from the aluminum can underwear, is the beer tab corset. It's also trashy and made from recycled materials. They aren't just made from beer and soda tabs, but that is the main medium used to hold the garment together. The idea behind these fashions aren't just to motivate you to wear something unique, it's also to encourage you to get crafty yourself when it comes to unique fashion.

#6 - Lettuce Bikini

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By now, you've probably all seen the Lettuce Bikinis that have been introduced as part of PETA's more recent campaign. Playboy bunnies, celebrities, and models have all been donning these bikinis made of materials that are typically reserved for salad. They're not for sale, but if you've seen seeing these in the media and want to try out lettuce as a medium for your own swimsuit - PETA does explain how to craft your own!

#5 - Chocolate Clothing

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The thought of this form of unique edible fashion might just get your mouth watering, less for its delicious design, and more because of the material used to fashion it. By combining two of many women's favorite things - chocolate and fashion, chocolate dresses and other clothing designs become a sinful and delicious combination many are lusting after.


#4 - The Recycled Fan Mail Dress

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This "Fan Mail" Dress finds a beautiful and functional use for that annoying junk mail that regularly tends to turn up on your doorstep or in your mailbox. Creator Nancy Judd turned what would otherwise be garbage into hand-crafted fans to make up this gorgeous and unique dress. I've said it once and I'll say it again; one woman's trash is another woman's crafty fashion!

#3 - Cigarette Butt Clothing

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Who would have thought that cigarettes are good for more than giving you cancer? According to designer Alexandra Guerrero, they can be cleaned and then turned into a fabric that's like wool that can be used in clothing manufacturing. After cleaned and shredded, cigarette fibers can be dyed and then woven with other fibers like wool, to create clothing that is actually 10% cigarette butts. You might not want to smoke them, but would you wear them?

#2 - The Bacon Bra

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Breasts and bacon; sounds like every man's dream right? That's why it has to be a man behind the design of this arguably mouth-watering bacon bra that some are outraged by and others find intriguing. Regardless of where you stand, you can't deny that raw bacon is a unique fashion medium for creation if nothing else.

#1 - Cobweb Clothing

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While making clothing out of cobwebs may have a macabre feel, it's actually based in cultural traditions of the Kucong Tribe in China who have used cobwebs historically as an inexpensive way to create warm and comfortable clothing. Let's hope prior to wearing, they checked to make sure nothing with 8 legs was still clinging along to its destroyed home in desperation.


Aug 27, 2009
by Anonymous


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