Digital wearables and e-paper may be advancing by leaps and bounds, but they still have some way to go before they can rival this.

Mashable has shared a delightful piece of literary fashion sense with Vancouver based actor, model and artistic personality Jori Phillips and her amazing bookworm dress, crafted entirely from the pages of a thesaurus.

bookworm dress

“I was hired as a costumed character for the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival 2013,” Jori explains on Facebook. “I created the character as well as hand-making the dress and hat. The entire costume was put together by myself over the course of a few months.”

The Festival on Jori’s home base of Denman Island has probably garnered some unequaled social media exposure through her inspired cosplay. And even with the price slashing on Nook Simple Touches and other basic e-readers, I don’t see anyone stitching those together into such a garment for quite some time.

bookworm dressYou can see more on Jori’s dress saga on her Facebook page here. Meantime, I’ll avoid any off-color quips about looking up a word in the thesaurus …

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Paul St John Mackintosh is a British poet, writer of dark fiction, and media pro with a love of e-reading. His gadgets range from a $50 Kindle Fire to his trusty Vodafone Smart Grand 6. Paul was educated at public school and Trinity College, Cambridge, but modern technology saved him from the Hugh Grant trap. His acclaimed first poetry collection, The Golden Age, was published in 1997, and reissued on Kindle in 2013, and his second poetry collection, The Musical Box of Wonders, was published in 2011.


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