I would sooo wear this at a costume party.. I might even arrange one so that I can dress like this :D would possibly take a while to make it tho' oh well nothing that is this awesome is ever easy.
Forget costume parties, I would so totally wear this during work! Can you imagine the respect and admiration I would garner with such swank gear. "Good day, good sir. I am from the government, and am here to help. May I see your hazardous waste manifests whilst you regale me with the tales of your operations at this hopefully fine and well-run facility?" Though I'd need a grounding cane instead of a hot-stick, as energetics are more common than electrical hazards.
I would proudly wear it to work, however my work brings me to places where all you really require is a strawhat and speedo (try scrubbing that image out of your head ;)
These places are overheated server rooms, non A/C'ed cable ducts et. al. and plodding about in this get-up would make me die how dehydration... ;)
If I could survive at work in it, It would be a killer work outfit... :)
I've been trying to find a good top hat just to wear around, now I need to find a hard hat/top hat XD
I'm concerned that the hat might not be sufficiently ærodynamically stable when used as a lethal Frisbee.
Hmmm perhaps a tricorn shape would be superior.
Does it come in Nomex? Whats the arc flash rating?
I would love to see the look on the face of the foreman if I showed up at the substation in this getup.
The under-suit would have to be mentioned further here. Stain-resistant wrinkle-free silk-cevlar?
I actually was thinking silk but I decided it wasn't funny *enough* to include! I like the stain-resistant bit :)
Wow I just spent the last three 5 hours reading the entire archive of Wated Talent, instead of reading a chapter on gass laws for chemistry.
Great comic, really afirmed my decision to go to school for enginering ^.^
Now I am tired X3
Not nearly as classy, but I have a friend who works in the mold industry and knows another guy who drilled a cigarette hole in his full-face respirator. Blocking out mold spores while still keeping his options open to inhale harmful vapors :O
It was a similar story that led to the idea!
D: my friend would have a fit if those were real. in fact, he's gonna send this idea to a think tank right now.
I don't wanna stop him cuz i'm too lazy to. :p
I have done it. though it is no wear near as high quality of a costume as it should be.
I did have to carry a printout of the comic with me to explain my costume to people, but even if they did not know at first, they loved it.
Do want this as a poster, pretty please?
I'm in the middle of processing a million emails, please accept this thing that was dreamed up over drinks with Trian, Lucky and Red!