Monday, November 22, 2010

Wearing the skin of a corpse! Necropants!

In Iceland they have some mighty strange customs, such as “necropants”, clothing right out of “silence of the Lambs”.

Basically, you skin a corpse and wear the corpses skin as your britches:

“you have to get permission from a living man to use his skin after he's dead.

After he has been buried you must dig up his body and flay the skin of the corpse in one piece from the waist down.

As soon as you step into the pants they will stick to your own skin.”

Real necropants from Iceland

via tywkiwdbi