Little droid dress

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38 Responses to “Little droid dress”

  1. PlutoniumX says:

     In a galaxy far, far away, someone is struggling to make a funny “She can C my 3PO” joke.

  2. Jello says:

    Does it come with free Photoshop so you can make your ribcage disappear?

  3. Churba S says:

    Oh, hey, more Black Milk stuff. That’s pretty awesome – the guy that designs and makes these lives in my city, Brisbane, Australia. By all reports, he’s a pretty chill dude.

  4. oneswellfoop says:

    What?  No comments in the post about how she’s not obese?
    Of course Jello took care of that later but still, I thought we developing into a brave new, moderately to extremely obese, boingboing.

  5. Lucy Gothro says:

    But do they make it in a size for fuller figures?

    • Ramone says:

      You mean figures actually proportional to Artoo?

    • oneswellfoop says:

      There’s a sizing chart.  It’s polyester and lycra.  You could probably shoehorn a rhino in it, but just because you could doesn’t mean you should.

    • SomeGuyNamedMark says:

      How about for someone only 3 feet high who has wheels for feet?

    • They make it in sizes S through L. L is currently listed as “low stock”. Given that “L” typically maps to size 12-14, and the average American woman is size 18, the choice of available sizes is interesting.

      EDIT TO ADD: And, by the way, depending on how you calculate women’s sizes (which are not standardized), the average American woman may be as small as 14. But even given that, it’s interesting that the dress is available for women who are average or smaller (even down to the extreme of XS), but not any larger than average.

      • Jello says:

         Someone else commented saying that this is by an Australian manufacturer, so maybe that means the sizing is different. Large here in Australia tends to be 14, 16, or even 18 in our sizes. A medium is usually 12-14 for us.

        • ocker3 says:

           http://skin-savers.com/cgi-bin/webman/page.cgi?p=sizechart&chart=australia

          From the site, a Large is 38.5 bust, 33 waist, 41.5 hips, standard Australian size is apparently 38, 30, 41. So this dress perhaps fits someone with a more rectangular figure than an hourglass, but then it does stretch.

  6. Takashi Omoto says:

    Maybe any of these posters arguing about weight could actually click the link to the site and the see the prominently displayed user images of the product that show people of all sizes and figures using it?

    • invictus says:

      Isn’t it telling, then, that the image boingboing — and the site — chose to display as the first one a visitor sees is that of a young, white, and very thin person? 

      I’m not hugely sensitive to the issue by default, but a friend had just mentioned that she’s giving up on boingboing because it’s all about the boyz. Looking at the last few days of posts, can you spot one that talks about appearance and *doesn’t* use an image of a young, thin, white female?

  7. This clearly needs rollerskates.

  8. dorkymohr says:

    SORRY ROLLER BASED CYLINDRICAL PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO HAVE LEGS AND HIPS TO DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVORITE DROID

    • ocker3 says:

       Actually if you compare the sizes given on the site with standard Australian dress sizes, the Waist measurement is larger on the site, implying that this outfit is designed for a person with a more rectangular body shape.

      Unless you mean Actual cylindrical people??

  9. boxer says:

    Here is a youtube video about literally every female costume ever possible that might resonate here: http://youtu.be/V4rUiV_Hh74

  10. Would this count as a ‘Sexy R2D2′ Halloween costume, same as the sexy hamburger or sexy Ursula costumes?

  11. SomeGuyNamedMark says:

    Someone at BB has been doing a lot of online costume shopping.

  12. Here’s my take on this story, published six days ago. Lucasfilm jumps the shark with impossibly skinny women born long after the original trilogy.

    http://thissortofthing.com/index/2012/10/4/aussie-company-makes-star-wars-clothes-for-very-skinny-women.html

  13. TheMudshark says:

    Utinni!

  14. redesigned says:

    much sexier then yoda panties!!!

  15. jayson says:

    Click the link. At the bottom of the page are two pages of user-submitted photos.

  16. ChicagoD says:

    No. I’m fine with Asian.

  17. oneswellfoop says:

    She’s not pale.  I’m pale.  I’m of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.  I glow in the dark.  Just because she’s not the color of midnight does not mean she’s pale.

  18. EH says:

    Pretty sure there’s no way for them to do it right in your eyes. Ever consider starting a retail costume webstore?

  19. ChicagoD says:

    @boingboing-2f364281f619584f24f63a794a12e354:disqus I get a cookie because you mashed all “light-skinned” people into one? Sweet! We should hang out more often.

  20. IronEdithKidd says:

    I glow in the dark.

    OK.  That one made me LOL.  Mostly because I’m pretty much in the same boat.  In the spring, I reflect light like a boss.

  21. ocker3 says:

     I can’t find those galleries, even after I turned off the ad-blocker I use. Can you be more specific about where they are?

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