Becoming A Merbear ::all you need is a mermaid Zentai Suit and someone to carry you all night::
The Merbear Panda Express commercials are hitting very close to home. Not only is it an adorable bear, it’s a look any bear can accomplish with the help of a few friends, a portable platform (because you won’t be able to walk), and a small investment in a mermaid Zentai Suit. The result — priceless.
I had never heard of Zentai suits until we started prepping for Burning Man. Uncle Riley, yet again, opened my eyes to a new world of skintight metallic wonders. Often zipperless with full hoods and full body coverage, these unforgiving suits can be customized to me made out of sheer nylon, latex, and just about anything you can imagine that stretches.
For those that aren’t familiar with the Merbear commercial, I’ve got a clip below. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Zentai, according to Wikipedia:
“Zentai (from the Japanese ゼンタイ) is a term for skin-tight garments that cover the entire body. The word is a contraction of zenshin taitsu (全身タイツ) (“full-body tights”). Zentai is most commonly made using nylon/spandex blends, but other materials such as cotton and wool are used as well.
There are several variations based on the Zentai suit including mummy bag (similar to a sleepsack) and hybrid suits consisting of either a single leg and arms, or separate legs and no arms.”