More than just fleshy tones, solid colors, and basic patterns, Japan has found a major fad with women’s tights that look like tattoos featuring popular Disney characters and the like. You may have seen our article earlier this month regarding the onion tights on sale at this year’s Niconico Chokaigi. Now, tights are taking an even more nerdy turn with popular anime and game references. Just take a look at these leggy designs in the works!
First, check out this pair of tights inspired by the classic Nintendo game Super Mario Bros. The game’s iconic green pipes are made to look a lot like thigh-high stockings ending just above the knee, but then there’s a retro-style piranha plant peeking out the top to nip at the hem of the wearer’s skirt. Quite clever, if you ask us!
Also on the table are designs based on the new hit anime Attack on Titan. These tights mimic the musculature of the show’s towering giants, turning any tight lover into a terrifying titan.
Reactions to these designs have been great and varied. The design’s initial announcement received more than 3,000 tweets, with comments ranging from sheer excitement to utter disdain. We’re not certain how popular they’d be with the general public outside of the Halloween season, though they’d probably market well to the cosplay community.
Sadly, these new designs are still little more than concept art, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll be made into actual items, but here’s hoping!
Source: Gold Rush (Japanese)
▼ Concept art for Super Mario Bros. tights.
▼ Attack on Titan inspired muscle tights.
▼ They’re also thinking of making Attack on Titan surgical masks!
▼ And for anyone interested in those onion tights, they’re still available from Amazon Japan !