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For those who want a robot twin that doesn’t mind dressing up.

For perfectionist cosplayers, trying to create the ideal costume can be frustrating. If you don’t have a mannequin, then you’re stuck using a table and rulers and guessing your size. If you do have a mannequin, then it might be too big or too small, still resulting in rulers and guessing and potential tears the night before the convention.

But now, there is hope! The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing has recently shown off their latest creation that combines robots and fashion in the most helpful way possible: the iDummy, an electronically adjustable mannequin.

▼ One step closer to achieving real-life anime transformation scenes.

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Every body part on the iDummy is adjustable, from the bust to the waist to the hips, and more. The sizes range from extra-small to extra-large, with the whole spectrum available in between.

Since the sizes are input via the user’s computer, they can be saved and used again later. No need to remember the individual sizes for you or your friends or customers, just load their file and you’re all set!

Watch a short teaser video here that shows off the iDummy in action:

For those who want to learn more about the development of the iDummy, check out this video:

There’s no news yet on when the iDummy will be available for purchase, but as long as it isn’t priced into oblivion, we have a feeling that it will help alleviate the amount of it’s-the-night-before-the-convention-and-my-cosplay-doesn’t-fit tears out there.

Source: iDummy via Laughing Squid
Images: Tumblr/prosthetic knowledge