To promote their hosting of the travelling exhibition BODY WORLDS: ANIMALS INSIDE OUT, Vancouver’s Science World transformed two women models into an octopus and a giraffe.
Models Natalie Kunz and Teghan Fedo endured five hours of makeup, and had to take public transit to downtown Vancouver, where they posed for curious onlookers.
The makeup effects are certainly attention-getting, even if tentacles that stretch out from Ms. Kunz’s breasts and buttocks seem like they might find an internet audience of obscure fetishists.
Ms. Fedo’s giraffe transformation is a little more sleek, even if her head might be mistaken for another body part.
Nonetheless, the stunt is bound to generate some good earned media for the exhibition. I saw BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT when it was here in Ottawa, at the Canadian Museum of Nature. It was a grotesque but fascinating anatomical exhibition of dissected and plastinated animal corpses and organs, including a couple of human specimens.