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Inverse 354c Chroma-Key Suit

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According to a well-known and unreliable source ([xenzag]), 354c is the shade of green used in chroma-key image processing.

Typically, chroma-key is used to eliminate the background (which is green) and replace it with a particular scene, so that the person (who is not green) appears to be in said particular scene.

However, the Inverse 354c Chroma-key Suit achieves the exact opposite. It consists of a whole-body suit (sufficiently porous to allow limited vision and limited respiration) made of 354c- green-coloured Spandex. The Spandex is interwoven with 354c-green-emitting electroluminescent wire, which is controlled in such a way as to eliminate shadows caused by the curviness of the body.

Anyone wearing this suit can be made to disappear, their outline being precisely replaced with any chosen image. As a resulting consequence, you can create the impression of having part of New York walk across the Great Barrier Reef or, indeed, vice versa.

A particularly unsettling effect can be obtained by replacing the image of the person with an actual image of the person, but not moving quite in sync.

MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 17 2018

That was baked on "King of the Hill" https://www.youtube...watch?v=PUkZsfqPmX8
Luanne auditions [LoriZ, Jan 03 2019]

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       No one can now see the two posts as they cancel each other out! Ha
xenzag, Dec 17 2018

       Typical. Once again, I go and invent something and then, next thing you know, some cunt has pre-dated me.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 17 2018

       Laughs contentedly.
xenzag, Dec 17 2018

       // Anyone wearing this suit can be made to disappear //   

       You haven't lost the personal cloaking device we gave you for your birthday, have you ?
8th of 7, Dec 18 2018

       It's not exactly lost. It's just that I left it switched on when I put it down, somewhere...
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 18 2018

       Having just watched yet another weather forecast where the presenter obscured much of the picture, you have to wonder why they don't wear green leotards, appearing only as a head and a pair of hands.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 01 2019

       Because a technical failure might show you an HD image of John Ketley in a green leotard. The horror, the horror ...
8th of 7, Jan 01 2019

       If I might suggest a small modification - make it a proper three piece suit.   

       I'm with the borg on lycra suits, about 1% of the population would look good in one.
not_morrison_rm, Jan 01 2019

       ... Seven of Nine ...
8th of 7, Jan 01 2019

       Nah. We've heard she's a 7 1/2 these days.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 01 2019


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