Would you wear a giant animal tail in the name of fashion?
If you happen to spot a giant squirrel tail coming out of someone's jeans in the near future, fear not. She isn't a mutant. She's a trendsetter.
TellTails are a new line of wearable animal tails sold in the U.K. and by specialty retailer Kigu.
Adventurous dressers can choose from a variety of hyper-realistic tails in models such as Lizard, Squirrel, Dinosaur, Lion, Lemur and Fox. Or rather, they could, before many of the models sold out.
"We believe that everyone has a tail in them just waiting to be wagged, a residual longing not quite expelled from the evolutionary process," reads the manufacturer's website, referencing the theories of Charles Darwin in their explanation. "We have decided to undo 'Nature's greatest mistake' and thus have become purveyors of the finest handmade tails for Bipeds."
The tails, which cost between $40 and $50, attach to a person's body with elasticized waist and shoulder bands. Some models also come with "stash pockets" to store belongings in.
Telltails are sold on Kigu alongside a popular type of Japanese streetwear called "Kigurumi," which translates as "costumed animal character."
These head-to-toe animal onesies, sometimes worn as pajamas, were turned into a fashion statement by trendy youth in the Shibuya area of Tokyo, but can now be found worldwide in schools, nightclubs, and music videos.
If online reactions are any indication, the Telltail could soon follow in the Kigurumi's paw prints.
Would you wear a life-sized animal tail? Let us know your thoughts below.
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