electric nervous system

This piece of wearable performance art was originally created by Janet Hansen for Burningman 2000. Over the past few years, it has appeared in fashion shows, masquerade contests, circus performances, and on TV on Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

as seen on Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

The base of the costume is a hooded bodysuit made of purple metallic spandex, and it is covered with a few hundred LEDs in rainbow colors. It includes a brain made of translucent plastic and strategically placed nerves composed of silicone tubing and household sealant.

back view showing brain, hands, and spine (still shot and animated version)

full view of costume, detail of brain, wires in the spine

more details

sample animation of back and front views

Quick-time movies (will open in a new window): Front view, Back view, Performance


how to order

Replicas of the nervous system costume (or similar designs) are available as custom orders. A second version of the nerve suit, which uses a black bodysuit, is described here.

Please see our custom orders pages for more information on pricing and ordering.


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