A Melbourne-themed fat suit is on the menu for Australian celebrations, with the idea being that fat people have something to celebrate, even if they’re not fat.
The Australian Social Trends Association’s annual Fat Suit Day event was held this weekend in Melbourne’s Westfield Mall, where people dressed in their “fat suit” were given free tickets to a $300-a-ticket event.
“We’re going to give away the tickets,” an Australian Social Trend Association spokeswoman said.
It was part of a push by the organisation, which promotes the importance of diversity in the community.
“Our message to everyone is that fat is beautiful and people should dress in their fat suit,” she said.
“We are celebrating the beauty of the fat and the diversity of our community.”
A fat suit can be worn by anyone, and there are several different styles to choose from.
While many fat suit options are geared towards people of a certain height, there are also suits designed for people of all shapes and sizes.
There are a few other ways to dress up for the occasion, including a tuxedo jacket, a “fat-to-fit” suit, a tailored suit and a short-sleeved suit.
People were also encouraged to wear hats, as well as some “fat” themed costumes.
One of the organisers, Michelle Steed, said there was a big trend for fat people to dress in fat suits, including the “fat face” style, which involved wearing a face mask.
“It is very much part of the celebration of the day,” she told ABC Radio Melbourne.
She said it was about celebrating diversity in Australian society, and showing the community that fatness is not a “bizarre” trait.
Melbourne-based costume designer Rebecca Lister said fat people were often stereotyped for being skinny, and that was something to be proud of.
“I think that in this day and age, fat people are in a really good position to be part of that, so I think it’s a great thing to celebrate,” she explained.
“There are so many things to be celebrating with fat people, from the celebrations of the holidays to celebrating Pride and things like that.”
A lot of people are looking at us and thinking that we’re just skinny and we’re all in the same boat, but we’re not.