Identity-Preserving Balaclava

Instructables.com offers a step-by-step guide for making your very own identity-preserving balaclava. Why would you want this? They point out:

the main reason that cold-weather facial attire is somewhat socially taboo is because it generally obscures the identity of the person wearing it. Despite all of the progress our society has made towards accepting and treating all people fairly, we are still yet to escape the notion that a person in a balaclava (or ski mask) is generally up to no good. The "Identity Preserving Balaclava" is my solution to the social stigma associated with the identity concealing effect of the average balaclava.

So how long before Chuck gets to post about a stupid criminal who tries to rob a bank wearing an identity preserving balaclava? (via Boing Boing)




     Posted By: Alex - Fri Feb 20, 2009
     Category: Fashion





Comments
Kind of reminds me of the school kids in <u>The Wall</u>.

Stupid idea and doesn't solve anything about masked people up to no good. They could be wearing someone else's face.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/20/09 at 07:42 AM
Jules - This could be the way to make the bike seat that plays "Sit On My Face"!!!

We could do my face for women and yours for men.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/20/09 at 08:30 AM
I had forgotten about the bike seat - brilliant! I think they should vibrate a little too, or something along those lines.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/20/09 at 08:32 AM
Jules - Yes it should vibrate. In New Orleans though, we have so many pot holes in the streets that we don't need vibrating bike seats.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/20/09 at 08:38 AM
I've really got to visit
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/20/09 at 08:49 AM
So, Alex, about this pool you're doing for when Chuck has to report on some dork wearing one of these; what are the rules?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/20/09 at 08:52 AM
looks like a video game avatar come to life
Posted by Matt in Florida on 02/20/09 at 10:43 AM
i've done some winter mountaineering in my time and let's just say this balaclava would be abslolutely useless for anything other than a halloween mask.
Posted by mrjazz on 02/20/09 at 11:55 AM
I read the headline as "baklava" and couldn't figure out how you disguise your identity with a pastry....
Posted by BikerPuppy on 02/20/09 at 12:13 PM
It's easy BikerPuppy. All you need are 2 donuts and some fishing twine. 😊
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/20/09 at 12:24 PM
Anyone ever play System Shock 2? That looks exactly like it's graphics.
Posted by Viceman48 on 02/20/09 at 01:27 PM
OMG ~ seeing anyone coming at me wearing one of those masks would scare the crap outa me... even more than the wicked witch in Wizard of Oz. I had nightmares about her for years!
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 02/20/09 at 01:54 PM
The "Identity Preserving Balaclava" is my solution to the social stigma associated with the identity concealing effect of the average balaclava.

Yeah, let us know how that works out for you. Jackass.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 02/20/09 at 02:05 PM
scary and stupid. for some reason the factoid about michael myers' mask being a william shatner mask painted white comes to mind.(from the movie halloween)
bikerpuppy i did the same thing whwn first reading the story as well.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/20/09 at 06:43 PM
it just hit me...LEATHERFACE that's what it looks like!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/20/09 at 06:44 PM
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