This dress gives a whole new meaning to the words cocktail dress, well, since it actually makes cocktails. According to YouTube, “The DareDroid is a biomechanic cocktail making dress that uses medical technology, customized hardware and human temperament to provide you with a freshly made cocktail.” You may be wondering how “human temperament” affects the dress’s “cocktail making” ability, and that’s where playing a game comes into it all to add an unexpected twist of fun.
FastCoDesign and the dress website explain it best by saying, “Your presence triggers the dress to produce milk, and your willingness to play a game of Truth or Dare combined with your natural charm, triggers the decision to give you more than just tepid milk.” In other words, you get a shot of vodka if you’re reeeeeeeal nice. I like that concept.
If you walk up to a girl wearing this dress and spit out some cheesy pick-up line, you get no reward. If you approach her with sincerity, charm and playfulness, you get a White Russian. Yep, I like this a lot. The way this is designed makes the woman wearing it look like a host, or to me, almost like Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager. It doesn’t look so much like a robot, but more like an exoskeleton from another time and place. The video below describes it all in more detail. This futuristic fun creation was made possible by designer Anouk Wipprecht, hacker Marius Kintel and sculpture Jane Tingley.