Looking for a dress that will make you feel like a superhero? Etsy seller Danielle Ward sells convertible dresses in colors and patterns inspired by comic books.
This dress looks like an alien exoskeleton — but it was actually "grown" using mega-magnets, out of iron filings and a special resin. Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen created this magnetic dress in collaboration with product designer Jólan van der Wiel for Van Herpen's 2013 fall/winter couture collection.
Other than lasers and Elon Musk, magnets might be the most superhuman objects we have on this dear Earth of ours. They can make things fly, they can make things stick, they can demolish laptops, they can make you squeal and scream and feel like a kid. Another thing magnets can do? Make clothes. The two dresses above…
Staring at another person's clothing is generally considered rude—in fact, the mere concept of gaze has its own history and critical literature. But in this particular case, it’s recommended: These two dresses, by Montreal designer Ying Gao, aren’t really complete unless someone is staring at them.
Fashion designer Ying Gao has created a pair of dresses that light-up and writhe around when you stare directly at them.
Get ready to watch science fashion catwalk right into your face. Hussein Chalayan debuted his line of transforming dresses at this year's Paris Fashion Week, and these crazy chameleon frocks are blowing our minds. We don't even remember what normal dresses look like. Amazing. Here they are in gif form courtesy of …
The moment we saw Kelsey Michele's designs for a line of Avengers-inspired evening wear, we hoped that someone with the sewing skills would bring them to life. This quintet, spotted at Dragon*Con, lined up wearing their sparkling and glowing superhero best.
Many works of high-fashion art are inspired by the natural beauty of animals, but these dresses by Lindsay Aspen are inspired by some distinctly unnatural animals. She sketches up Pokémon-fueled fashions that go through design evolutions.
This almost subtle nod to Ash's replacement hand is sweet and classy, but with just enough blood that you might hesitate to wear it in non-nerd company. But if you do decide to wear out, be sure to keep your hand in your pocket.
Why don dress robes for a Hogwarts ball when you can dazzle your fellow witches and wizards with a showstopping gown? Costume designer Cavalyn exercises the Muggle magic of clothing design with these four gowns, each inspired by one of the Harry Potter Hogwarts houses.
If there's ever a gritty adult reboot of Doctor Who brimming with blood and salaciousness, the Doctor will gruffly toss Black Milk's TARDIS leggings ($79.30) at his new companion and mutter, "Oi! We got a dress code 'round here ya know!" Then he will strip down to his bow tie and do nothing but sweaty push-ups for the…
We've seen adorable Avengers-inspired dresses that would be perfect for daytime wear, but Kelsey Michele's gowns are far more formal. Maybe Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow could take the red carpet in these superheroic dresses.
Looking to wear the Shire to your next picnic? Black Milk Clothing's $100 Middle-earth dress (note: site's crashed due to traffic) will take you there and back again, but you might have to contend with nosy strangers informing you there's a dab of Mordor on your hip.
With global bee populations shrinking drastically, designer Karen Ingham's decided our winged pollinating friends need all the help they can get. Enter the Pollinator Frock, a garment doused in a nectar-like solution that's designed to help foraging bees.
This elegant evening gown, called "Herself," is an experiment. By coating the dress with a special concrete mixture (yes, concrete!), designer Catalytic Clothing claims it can, allegedly (stress: allegedly), suck up nitrogen oxide and CO from the surrounding air.
Yesterday, we took a look at the robotic dresses of Anouk Wipprecht. Today, Jessica Palmer of Bioephemera shows us some fashion à la Slim Goodbody.
We've featured avant-garde Brit designer Hussein Chalayan before, but this time he's really outdone himself with Transformer-style clothing. Either it's magic, or there's an invisible perv lifting these ladies' hemlines &mdash in the case of the last girl, he lifts them so high that her dress disappears into her hat…