Designers have come up with a new set of eye-catching dresses - made entirely from balloons.
Each dress consists of around 300 modelling balloons twisted together and took about ten hours to make. Most of the balloons are 60 inches long and either one or two inches thick.
Balloon artist Katie Laibstain, 23, has sold some of her more elaborate designs for as much as £1,000, even though they are likely to be one-wear only. Scroll down for more...
This purple and gold outfit took artist Steven Jones more than 10 hours to make
She said: "Balloon clothes are ultra chic. They are the finest couture available. My dresses contain 300 or more balloons, depending on the design.
"They may not always be easy to get into, but there are so many creative ways to take them off - pop, pop, pop!"
As well as a purple party dress with matching, Miss Laibstain has designed a simple crop top which she says is 'perfect for a night out'.
Fellow balloon artist Steven Jones, 39, said his purple and gold dress took nearly 10 hours to make 'with an additional one and half hours to get the young lady in the piece'.
He added: "The bikini only took about an hour to create but it was quite an enjoyable 30 minutes fitting it on the model. We've had a lot of interest from girls wanting prom dresses." Scroll down for more...
The balloon artists showed off their creations at the Kim Tom clown festival fashion show in Shanghai, China.
Miss Laibstain, of Richmond, Virginia, and Mr Jones, of Cincinnati, Ohio, exhibited their work at the Kim Tom clown festival fashion show in Shanghai, China.
Niko Fric, 38, from Slovenia, even exhibited a wedding dress which took more than 10 hours to make and uses around 300 balloons.
He said: "This is a new fashion. Balloon dresses are very attractive. People like them very much and there is lots of interest in them." Just be careful how you sit down.
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