10 Totally Bizarre Fashion Items
The mask was invented around 2005, is now in mass production and on sale at swimwear stores along the coast. They are selling factory-made Face-Kinis for 15 to 25 yuan ($1.50 to to $4) each.
As an added benefit, Face-Kinis also extremely effective at repelling insects and jellyfish.
As unfathomable as the trend sounds, there's actually a reason behind it – braces to Asian kids are a sign of wealth, status and style. Genuine orthodontic braces are quite expensive–a set in Bangkok would set you back about $1,200. So, all the kids want to wear what the rich kids are wearing.
Braces are also popular among young celebrities and youth icons like Indonesian heartthrob Andika Kangen and Thai pop singer Earn the Star. Many Thai and Indonesian websites display pictures of Gwen Stefani sporting braces back in the '90s. Apparently, she had recently confessed that her braces were a "fashion choice", and she's since become a hit with Asian kids.
So, what about the kids who don't really need braces, how do they keep up with the fashion trend? It's simple – fake braces. The market is flooded with a host of fakes that can be purchased for as low as $100. The best part of using them is that you don't need consent from a medical professional, just a visit the local beauty salon. If you're more DIY, you can purchase kits from stalls at local markets or even online. Not only do they come in a variety of colors, special designs like Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse or plain flowers are also available.
Young men have developed an obsession with the bold footwear with toes so long, they are curled up in a giant spiral. The boots are said to have originated in Matehuala in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí.
6Faux Chin Pubes
These Propia Hige Japanese Fake Beards are one-touch facial hair sets that place wispy, sporadic hairs on the faces of men who have trouble growing even thin, sporadic hairs on their faces.
They're all in the color black, though, so you might have to pass if you're a blonde or a redhead.
7Live Pet Jewelry
The Tailly knows when a person is excited by measuring their heart rate using sensors padded along the inside of its belt. Tailly wags when a person's heart rate increases and sags when their heart rate drops.
Radmila started off by making slippers for tourists, but her willy warmers have turned out to be far more popular. When the orders started pouring in she just couldn't keep up with them, so she hired a small army of knitters. Radmilla also conducts 90-minute courses, showing participants how to make the warmers.
10Mosquito Net Pants
The pants are made from fine 1.2-mm netting so they're comfortable and extremely breathable while denying access to mosquitoes and other pesky insects.
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