And speaking of cool uses of non-traditional materials, what would you say if I told you that this dress is made from eggplant? No, seriously, it's an eggplant dress, and it's just one of the amazing wearable food creations by artist Sun Yeon Ju. The above dress may be fairly recognizable, but what about the one below...any ideas?
Try bubblegum. And the beauty below that is lotus root, followed by spring onion and banana.
I can't get over the amazing natural variations in color and texture that have been put to use in creating these. You can see more wearable foods - including a diaphanous white radish and colorful winter mushroom - at Sun Yeon Ju's website.