Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gas Masks

What cybergoth get-up would be complete without one? I'd sure like to see it. Sure, they're hilarious and you'd probably be the laughing stock if you wore it down to your local 7-11, but you never know when you'll need it. Get yours before the plague gases turn the world into a No Man's Land of dance floor devastation. Here are some thoughts on this much maligned cybergoth accessory...

 Watch out: most of these don't come with disclaimers. You can't actually use them like a real respirator. Once my Dad was doing some painting with aerosol cans outside and I found him wearing my mask (like one above but green). I brought him a pair of phat pants and said he should hunt for work as an extra on the next Mad Max film.
Good cybergoth gasmask etiquette means knowing when to take it off. You don't want to offend your friends by making them paranoid about their body odour. 

 Then again, if B.O. really is an issue, I would grab one like this. They're available from your local, run-of-the-mill army surplus/disposals store. You ain't gonna smell shit through that, and they're much, much cheaper too.

Hello Kitty-core. Interesting.

If only the Cold War was as cool as that.

I'm more interested in what's under those tights than the mask. You can keep that on, babe... and no I am not a sexist or misogynist--I'm a girl, too!

Well, hope you enjoyed the pics. Sometime soon we'll look a bit more thoroughly at the styles, their price and, gulp, practicality. xxo.


  1. Thats a badass one with the spikes!

  2. Love gas masks, I have been meaning to get one for some photo shoots I have been planning
    great post!

  3. Today I learned that gas masks can be a fashion accessory.