The Potato / Jellybean Suit
What the heck is it?
It is more laughter than you can imagine. The perfect way to stand out at a party, support your sports team, attend graduations, weddings, funerals, pretty much everything. A suit designed to allow people to express their inner Potato or Jellybean.
Do you like to lie in warm, moist dirt?
Do you love crazy and fun outfits?
Do your friends ever call you a 'couch potato?'
Do you love being the centre of attention at events?
Do you think that people who eat chips are cannibals?
Do you love stylish, fashionable clothing suitable for any occasion?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this is the suit for you! And you may, or may not be, a potato.
Fun Fact: Over 8% of the world's population are actually un-diagnosed potatoes.
I came up with the idea for this suit after meeting my friend, Andrew. Andrew identifies as a potato, so I decided to create a suit which would allow him to look on the outside how he felt on the inside. The suit allowed Andrew to fulfil his secret identity, and was so awesome and fun, that we decided to share it with the world.
How does it work?
The material of the suit is an airtight nylon blend which is kept constantly inflated by a small fan in the back. The fan uses 4 AA batteries. Elastic arm, leg and head openings help keep the suit inflated. A zip runs up the back of the suit to allow entry and exit.
It comes in two styles: Potato or Jellybean. The Jellybean suit comes in 9 different colours - Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Black, White, Pink, Purple, and Orange.
What size do I need?
The suit is one size fits all, ages 12 and older. We have tested it with many different body shapes and sizes including kids, adults, tall people, short people, and haven't found anyone yet that it won't fit (possible exceptions are individuals with extremely unusual body dimensions).
When will my suit arrive?
Between late April and mid May.
We have already finished all the design, samples and logistical elements of this project. Once the Kickstarter campaign finishes in late March, we will start manufacturing ASAP which will take between 3-6 weeks. The suits will then be mailed to you.
All shipping will have tracking and will be mailed through the ever reliable Australia Post.
We have kept the shipping costs as low as possible, but unfortunately international shipping isn't the cheapest thing. We hope you understand, and trust us, the suit is worth it!
Risks and challenges
The main risks are delays to the production or delivery. But the factory we are working with is well established and we worked with them previously and have confidence in their ability to deliver on time. We also have great faith on the shipping company. Having received the samples from the factory on time and to a good standard, we are confident we can deliver within budget and on time.
I currently run an online costume store, www.heapsdinkum.com.au which gives me relevant experience and contacts to make this project a reality.