Destruction of Mankind: Kawaii Edition

Last time in latex, Coilhouse showed you how to re-enact that deleted scene from Alien using a thousand-dollar inflatable rubber alien egg. But that was child’s play compared to the great opus of short cinema above, in which MAC Cosmetics obviously takes a cue from our post to re-enact the Sanrio version of Alice in Wonderland (itself a brilliant re-interpretation of the 1971 classic novel), in full rubber gear. Want to really fall down rabbit hole? Complete the circle. Re-enact the re-enactment. Our guide to making it happen, below.

Before you even buy the first bag of cotton candy, memorize the Necronomicon. Otherwise you’re going to be wasting thousands of dollars on mere cosplay folly, and that’s not what this is about. This sacred ritual requires the aforementioned 900 bags of cotton candy (dollar store!), one anorexic virgin (dollar store!), one black cat (use Clairol Silken Black only), Grace Slick (dead or alive; it’ll work better if she’s dead, though), 25 kilograms of LSD (or 5 YouTube hours of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Good Job, if you’re broke), the most racist golf course you can find, and one giant inflatable vagina. Before the ritual, purify yourself with thrift store douche under the full rose-fingered moon and sprinkle the shimmering dust of a crushed Katy Perry CD in a circle around yourself and your 12 naked, glistening, totem-headed disciples. Shit’s about to go down.

Of course, none of this will work without proper ritual garb. The catsuit in the MAC Masterpiece was created by Atsuko Kudo, and they’re willing to replicate this sacred garment to any Initiate seeking to penetrate the soft parts of the world. But the real trick here is the animal heads, and that’s where MAC failed to bring about the destruction of mankind. They thought they could bring humanity to an end merely with the force of Hello Kitty… and though Hello Kitty is strong, the Great Old Ones will only listen if Pikachu, Astro Boy, Duracell Bunny and the great Callisto all call out ot them in union. That is the secret that we open to you on this great night. Now go. Go with haste. Make us proud.

25 Responses to “Destruction of Mankind: Kawaii Edition”

  1. Shay Says:

    We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls…

    and even that won’t be enough.

  2. justred Says:

    Actually the catsuit is Vex Latex

  3. Alice Says:

    This video just tops off my list of things that prove that HELLO KITTY IS NOT CUTE, PEOPLE!

    Also, it’s nice to see that there are people who are OK with climbing into mysterious giant garden-vaginas. Er, wait…

  4. tyhiliet Says:

    so, too, early for me to be smiling ear to ear. thank ,now i’ll have to deal with the morning woods all over again. I say it again, it early too see that that much male flessh in fetish…. ooooh a typo^^

  5. David Forbes Says:

    Hm. Nadya, how do we know this suggested ritual isn’t actually part of your ongoing plot to raise Grace Slick to triumphant, ferocious godhood?

  6. Merveilleuse Says:

    I am convinced the Japanese are actually from another planet. Planet LolitaBishonenKawaiiVisualKeiMeek-Giggle.

    Shit, that catsuit’s creepy. Come not anywhere near my vagine in such attire.

  7. What's in a name anyways? Says:

    Check and…. Mate. For some reason I’m incredibly proud of you Nadya. The Katie Perry part was my favorite…. did you know she designed a hot chocolate at denny’s. HAHAHA

  8. R. Says:

    I was hoping the end would come from the robots or a giant sea monster…not Hello Kitty. Killed by the kawaii.

  9. Nadya Says:

    @ justred: Nope, the catsuit in the video was definitely designed by Atsuko Kudo. Go to their News page and scroll down. Atusko made the catsuit, Katy England did the styling and Nick Knight did the photography for this campaign. Doing a little bit of further research, I see now that on their MySpace page, Vex also claims to have made the “all the latex items” in this music video. To me, that’s highly improbable because Atsuko always gets used for high-end UK productions. They have more of a network and more of a reputation in London, and on their site the named the other people involved in this production, who are also London-based. I did hear somewhere that Vex designed some stuff for the US promotion of this campaign. I’ll email my friends at Atsuko and get to the bottom of this… now I’m all curious!

  10. justred Says:

    @Nadya That IS an interesting twist. I look forward to reading a follow up post of your investigations.

  11. Slinka Says:

    I want to jump that brown bear.

  12. Ben Morris Says:

    Is the five kilograms to one hour ratio between LSD and Tim & Eric an absolute equivalency or a formula specific to this ritual?

  13. V. Blame Says:

    Okay, maybe I’m weird (cough) but the highpoint of the video for me was the path made of somersaulting chairs.

  14. Camilla Says:

    “We liked it, Tim and Eric, but come on. ‘Great Job?’ Really? More like ‘Tim and Eric, Adequate Job’ or ‘Tim and Eric, Perfectly Reasonable Substitution for Other Shows.'”

  15. Ruby Says:

    *I* happen to think that that was 800 different types of cracked out AWESOME!

  16. kumi Says:

    i think they should have asked oli to make all the big heads
    he still needs to get on with my pooh one!

    i’m wondering if vex made the men’s pants perhaps?
    the catsuit ruffles are def ako and i was curious about it.

    i suppose i should send out some emails n ask directly.

  17. RubyTrue Says:

    LoL at Kumi!
    i am hoping thats winnie the pooh?
    Im sure that boy can make anything though!

  18. Laura Petrielli Says:

    It has come to my attention that BOTH Atsuko Kudo and Vex were contacted by MAC. For the record and so everyone knows, I do not know what involvement Atsuko Kudo had But what I can tell everyone here that Vex was contacted back in August to produce 20 catsuits and accessories, 200 small bows and 200 bow ties for this new Hello Kitty MAC Line. I do not want any hostility since it is clear that we both had some sort of involvement here that until now I was unaware of.

  19. BlueAnchorNatasha Says:

    I didnt like that video at all and before you even mentioned the inflatable snatch, I was shaking my head asking why they had to make the tunnel pink and fluffy like an esophagus..
    Maybe this is creme de la creme in high fashion, but no thank you.

  20. Atsuko Kudo Says:

    Atsuko Kudo for MAC/Hello Kitty

    You may have seen the ads or the video. You may have seen some of the controversy over the video’s content and also some question about who designed and produced the clothing….

    Please check out the images and film and if you are interested please read below to find out about Atsuko Kudo’s role in all of this. We have had to make some very clear statements in the following text because of the online discussion about who designed and produced the pieces in the images. We hope the following will clarify the situation.

    In May 2008 Atsuko Kudo was approached by well known London based stylist Katy England, to design and produce costumes for a forthcoming MAC/Hello Kitty cosmetics range, to be shot by one of the world’s top fashion photographers, Nick Knight. Naturally we were excited about the project from the outset.

    The items we produced were all of the latex pieces that you now see on the ‘Wild’ character (the darker skinned girl) apart from her ears(!) The main pieces were (and are) her catsuit and collar as these pieces quite define her look. All of these pieces are items which have been available from the Atsuko Kudo range for some time and were chosen by Katy as she specifically wanted to use this style for the ‘Wild’ look.

    For the ‘Mild’ character (the lighter skinned girl) all of the latex bows were made by us. These too are items we have been producing for many years. The rest of her costume as far as we know is not made from latex and we did not have involvement with this.

    So this was a commission for our designs which we duly completed in June 2008.

    We had no involvement with the costumes for the male characters.

    We always were aware that the campaign would be launching in the early part of 2009 and were pleased to see how the still images and promotional video looked when they were released.

    The subsequent public reaction to these images and video are well documented on the internet! Please check them out…

    Because there has been some controversy about the design and production of the clothing, we hope that all latex fans and Hello Kitty fans can enjoy the pictures created here in London last summer for this quite unusual campaign. We are happy to let everyone know that the latex pieces described above were indeed designed and produced entirely from the studios of Atsuko Kudo.
    The latex pieces in the pictures from the launch party in NYC are also Atsuko Kudo designs.
    We have not seen the Vex contribution to this campaign but would like to.
    Best wishes, Atsuko Kudo

  21. rich Says:

    You want to run around the pinwheel?

    It’s in San Marino, at the Huntington Gardens. You can see it on google maps:

    You’ll need to bring your own rose petals. And chairs.

  22. Emily Says:

    I am completely in love with this video and have probably watched it 20 times now, asbestos vagina and all.

  23. Lillian Says:

    this would be a BILLION times hotter if they left some body hair on the bear. <3

  24. JW Says:

    That was worse than the Shine video.

  25. Miss Lolita Says:

    I liked certain parts of the video. I loved the Alice girl’s hair and costume. And the cute little Hello Kitty stuffed animal thing she had towards the end. The video was good up until the part where the girl climbs into that…thing. >_> Then the video went from cool to…just plain weird. Though I do like the darker skinned girl’s costume.