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Japanese model gives tutorial on converting bras to masks

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By grape Japan

Heightened concern over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan has resulted in a shortage of sickness masks (which in turn has led now prohibited mask resale and even mask theft). While both the Japanese government and helpful voices on social media have provided instructions on how to create your own makeshift mask out of household materials, Japanese model Yumeno Asahina recently took to Twitter to show how you can turn an old bra into a mask--should you need to.

Here's Asahina modeling the bra as sort of a mask.

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Photo: @asahinayumeno

Asahina explains that aside from a bra, you only need a needle and a thread. The below tweet is pretty self-explanatory, but the above images show where to cut, the middle image the three spots to stitch, and the bottom the finished product.

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She went on to say that it didn't feel all that different in terms of comfort or ease of breathing than most commercial masks, but noted that as a bra it would probably get stuffy after a while. While she admits to having done it sort of half-heartedly as a gag, she says she would use it if she really needed a mask and couldn't find one.

A follower made the point that not a lot of men exactly have bras lying around to do this with. Asahina succinctly replied, "Your mom."

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7 ( +8 / -1 )

Genius idea.

I would like to have a follow up tutorial on nipple less bras please? XX

1 ( +3 / -2 )

My wife had warned me off!

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Does cup-size matter??

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I dont have a bra, what do I do?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Saw a pic of two guys sharing a bra, one cup each, in close together. Thought it was hilarious. But maybe they (and this lady) are onto something?

A bit worried though. If this takes off, we could see a shortage of bras, long lines, or worse, people pinching them off clothes lines, or even resorting to forcibly removing them from poor women.

;)

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I dont have a bra, what do I do?

Buy a bra?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Can I buy one from her?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

You'd have to ask her, I suppose.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@Zichi. Do you mean weaned you off?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Well, we now know her cup size too.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Seen someone wearing a female pad too - no sewing required.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This is really getting ridiculous. At least it is entertaining while waiting for the C19 to finally peter out.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Wearing a brassiere on one's face makes you look like a complete tit.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

LMAO there Bungle...omg.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

What a titillating idea!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

We need a jock strap or sports box one, c'mon there has to be someone out there with enough time on their hands!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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