Status: Strange (but real) product This product
came out in Japan in 2003, and in America in 2004. The idea behind it is simple. It's a "unique blend of hydrolyzed silk proteins and specially formulated foundation" that you spray on your legs to "recreate the even look of silk hose, without all the hassle. Never worry about runs or tears again!" In other words, it's pseudo-pantyhose. In a July 2004 article in the Houston Chronicle
, Liz Embry wrote:
With a pioneering spirit, a colleague and I went under the can. Application was easy. But when I stared down at my freshly sprayed legs, the Barbie-like plastic shine of my legs looked unnatural. Gone were razor nicks and discolorations, and my co-worker's freckles had vanished under a veil of hose. Minutes after application, the product dried, and the sheen was gone. The end result was a matte finish that looked remarkably like pantyhose. We hit a nearby coffee shop to take our freshly shellacked legs for a spin. The man behind the counter asked if we were lawyers - I guess we had that polished, professional look. It must have been the faux hose. We sat outside and sipped our coffee in the Houston humidity. Though the product didn't streak or sweat off, we both noticed that the Air Stockings felt somewhat sticky in the warm, thick air.
My first thought was what it would look like on other parts of the body. Could bank robbers conceal their identity by spraying it on their face? Would it hide a five o'clock shadow? Or could you use it as temporary wall paint? It sounds like the kind of stuff that hobbyists must have found other uses for. It's available for purchase here
. (Thanks to Kathy for the link.)