Via Something Awful…person wanders around Helsinki with a camera taking pictures of walking fashion disasters. I don’t mean just “that shirt does not go with those pants”, I mean DISASTERS.
The whole Hel-looks section is worth pointing and laughing at, but this one in particular caught my eye.
Good thing I wasn’t drinking anything at the time. I think the following quote sums up my feelings quite nicely.
Zack: Do you realize we're the last generation of people that didn't grow up with a manga aisle in our bookstores? There are people reading this born in like 1989 that see this picture and think, "I don't get what's wrong with that" as they stroke their ermine rabbit doll with monster hooters.
And the sad thing is that I LIKE anime and manga. I just don’t like what happens when socially maladjusted people base their entire lives around them.
I am mildly disturbed by the fact that I can actually visualize Bjork, who I adore, wearing something like this in a music video. Especially the fluffy hat/ears combo.
Nu rave and renaissance, the time of Christopher Columbus and baggy shapes inspire me - but always with a touch of Nazi Germany to avoid a too clowny and buffoon look!"
Um…this is his non-clowny look? Wow.
(PS Veronica, I know that you had the misfortune to work anime conventions once upon a time. This one’s for you, sweetie.)
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