Offbeat You Can Now Turn Your Cat’s Adorable Face Into a Slightly Terrifying Wearable Mask

16:47  15 december  2019
16:47  15 december  2019 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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In Japan, a service called “My Family” is offering to sculpt realistic order-made masks depicting people’ s family pets. For example, this is Rui, a Bengal cat that lives in Kyoto. Looking at reference photos, an artist sculpts the feline’ s face , adding fur, which it then color to match the original markings.

You can now become your cat by turning his face into a very. The resulting mask is made of a 3D mold covered in fur. It’ s so realistic that it’ s too realistic. Like maybe you ’ll forget that you ’re a human underneath the mask , and you ’ll start pooping in the litterbox, and your cat will get freaked out and

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Whatever alternate dimension coughed up the digital fur technology for Cats (2019) almost definitely also blessed (or cursed) us with these eerily realistic cat masks.

According to Kotaku, all you have to do is send in a few photos of your cat, and designers will sculpt its likeness—piercing gaze, bristly fur, and all—for you to wear to Sunday brunch or, more wisely, somewhere not populated with people trying to enjoy their weekend. Part of the reason the mask looks so authentic is that it doesn’t just cover your face; it’s attached to a length of fur-covered cloth that hides your entire head. It’s not altogether unlike what Hermione Granger looked like when she accidentally transformed herself into Millicent Bulstrode’s cat with Polyjuice Potion in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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In games like GTA Online and Red Dead Online, you can find numerous unnamed NPCs who are just living their life as players kill them, steal from them and blow up their cars and homes. Free Guy, a new film coming out next year, askes the question: What would happen if one of those NPCs fought back?

a person holding a cat: shindo rinka cat mask © Provided by Mental Floss shindo rinka cat mask

NextShark reports that the masks are a joint venture between Japan-based companies Shindo Rinka and Workshop 91, and you can place your order by filling out a contact form on Shindo Rinka’s website. If you don’t read Japanese, you’ll have to translate the page first, and make sure you check the box next to “About ultra-real pet mask ‘My Family.’” Personalized pet merchandise of this ilk doesn’t come cheap—you’d be shelling out about $2700, not including shipping costs.

As for how your cat might react to the mask, it’s difficult to predict. Rui, the Bengal cat from Kyoto shown in the photos, doesn’t seem totally averse to the idea—but it’s been scientifically proven that cats’ facial expressions are hard for humans to read.

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