This unique dress is worth far more than the sum of the 2652 pennies it’s made from. Textile artist Crescent Shay spent nearly a month collecting pennies and fabricating the copper and zinc dress by drilling holes in 1-cent coins and stitching them together like scalemail armor.
Maker Xyla Foxlin admits that her design for a bulletproof party dress is completely impractical. But that doesn’t make it any less impressive. She created this wild-looking outfit by creating a custom dress form from duct tape and foam, then sculpted the dress from sheets of Kevlar and carbon fiber cloth.