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Starfish for clothes

Be completely covered in starfish
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My quest for the use of dodecahedra continues unabated.

These needn't be real starfish.

I have a pair of fishnet tights which consist entirely of eight-pointed Webby bits joined together which are surprisingly strong and are effectively a string vest for the legs.

It occurs to me that if we keep all our orifices shut we are effectively surfaces of genus zero, in other words a topological sphere. Such a sphere can be tiled using twelve pentagons, that is, a dodecahedron can be projected onto it.

Twelve five-pointed starfish can touch armtips at the vertices of a regular dodecahedron. Hence it would be possible, given starfish of appropriate size and training, to cover the human body in starfish. That human body would then have to be immersed in seawater but you could still get around if they were facing orally outward, using their tube feet.

Alternatively, you could simply have clothing designed as a net of pentagrams into which you could climb, with the centres of said pentagrams over the nipples and pudendum to preserve modesty. Sufficient elasticity would enable you to enter the garment through any of thirty possible openings and proceed to thrust any of your appendages through a selection of possible apertures.

A further possibility is to make the garment of less stretchy material and simply have five possible holes. This would however alter the topology.

Finally, for the less intrepid fashionista, there could just be a onesie with a pentagon-based design on it.

Note that this is very nearly starfish porn.

nineteenthly, Sep 30 2015


       for (i=1,i>60,i++) {wat;}
Voice, Sep 30 2015

       Undergarments of weaved seaweed, and any topological use of dodecahedra would be fashionable.
wjt, Sep 30 2015

       Although I would love this fashion (for my mermaid fantasies) it think those thingies on the bottom of starfish would be very prickly and itchy! Oh what we'll suffer for fashion.
xandram, Sep 30 2015

       Hence the term "fashion victim" ...   

       // if we keep all our orifices shut ... That human body would then have to be immersed in seawater //   

       Are you humans no longer bothering with that "breathing " thing, then ... ?
8th of 7, Sep 30 2015

       This whole thing starts from a very odd point.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2015

       There’s already rfi in starfish.
Ian Tindale, Sep 30 2015

       //Are you humans no longer bothering with that "breathing " thing, then ... ?//   

       I'm considering starting a cult - provisionally called the Foodarians - based on the idea that we don't actually need air to survive, but can derive everything we need from food.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 30 2015

       ^ One can't help but think that that's one simple math equation short of a smack upside the head.
FlyingToaster, Sep 30 2015


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