Louisiana Woman Creates Frog Bikini (And It’s Ribbiting)

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When Fabiana LeFleur decided to make her own bikini, she hopped right to it.



Which makes sense since she used frogs as the material.



The 28-year-old LeFleur lives in Henderson, Louisiana, and grew up hunting and fishing around the bayou. Her father taught her not to waste anything from an animal.



“When my father took a deer, he always made it a point to use every part that he could, not only eating the meat but also tanning the hides, sometimes even carving the bones into knife handles,” she told local station KLFY TV.



She recently decided to apply her father’s advice to amphibians.



“I went out hunting and caught seven frogs, which worked out well because one of them didn’t turn out well,” she told HuffPost. “I didn’t choose carefully from a very large catch.”



After removing the meat for a meal, she sewed the animals together into an eye-catching swimsuit.



“The most difficult part of making the bikini was the skinning of the frogs,” LeFleur told HuffPost. “Normally, to filet a frog you would just make a cut around the belly and pull off the pants to expose the legs. To keep the whole things intact, I had to turn them completely inside out without damaging the skin so it’s a more delicate operation.”



The results, as you can see, are truly ribbiting, er, riveting. Photos of LeFleur in the frog swimsuit are going viral.

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Urbanites might find the idea of going skin-to-skin with an amphibian a little hard to take, but LeFleur said frog hides are no different from any other animal byproduct used to make clothing.



“The only difference is that you can really see what they are in my suit,” she said. “I didn’t cut off the limbs and the heads. I thought it was a more interesting aesthetic. Personally, the process of extracting silk from worms seems a lot grosser than stitching a couple hoppers together.”



Once the frog hides were dried, she sewed them together with sinew and then covered them with several layers of shellac to make the bikini waterproof.



Although she is happy with the results, LeFleur admits wearing the suit presents some challenges.



“They don’t have an underwire, so there’s not as much support as a standard bathing suit,” she said. “As a piece of sportswear, a wardrobe malfunction would be inevitable.” 


The frog bikini close up.


ANA LAFLEUR



The frog bikini close up.

In fact, LeFleur doesn’t plan to wear the suit very often.



“My uncle has a bear skin hanging in our family’s hunting cabin and my mother says I should hang it right next to that,” she said. “I think that’s a pretty good place for it.”



She hopes her frog bikini inspires more people to find ways to use materials they would otherwise discard. However, she has no plans to go into business selling similar suits.



“The process really isn’t efficient enough to charge a reasonable price,” she admitted. “I’d be more inclined to give them a more detailed explanation of how I made mine. Stuffing a frog is definitely not a carefully guarded trade secret.”

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fabiana-lefleur-frog-bikini_us_5acf71d8e4b0d4931c8af7ea


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badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"
1  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"    2 weeks ago

She killed the frogs, ate the meat and sowed them together? Butcher!

 
 
JenSiNner
1.1  JenSiNner  replied to  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh" @1    2 weeks ago

That cod piece is repellent.  Waterproof though it may be.

 
 
Farnsworth Horatio Clapstonestacker III
1.2  Farnsworth Horatio Clapstonestacker III  replied to  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh" @1    2 weeks ago

"Are those warts or nipples?"

 
 
T.Fargo
2  T.Fargo    2 weeks ago

The irony is when frogs see headlights they usually get run over and killed.  These frogs got killed and are now headlight covers.

 
 
badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"
2.1  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"  replied to  T.Fargo @2    2 weeks ago

That's one way to keep the tadpole away.

 
 
T.Fargo
2.1.1  T.Fargo  replied to  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh" @2.1    2 weeks ago

Agreed.  Time to fly-fish somewhere else.

 
 
MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT)
3  MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT)    2 weeks ago

Where is the "political" part of this article? "News and Politics" section?

 
 
badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"
3.1  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"  replied to  MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT) @3    2 weeks ago

It's news, did it upset you? or Are you just working on your resume for hall monitor?

bah humbug.....grrrrr

 
 
MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT)
3.1.1  MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT)  replied to  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh" @3.1    2 weeks ago
It's news, did it upset you? or Are you just working on your resume for hall monitor?

Comment removed for CoC violation [ph]

Mr. Frost, the hall monitor comment is very common here and not seen as derogatory and we try not to be heavy handed in moderation. I am sorry if you feel offended by it and ignored. [ph]

 
 
Spikegary
4  Spikegary    2 weeks ago

That's funny......Not sure I have the creativity to see a clothing line in a bunch of frogs...

 
 
badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"
4.1  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"  replied to  Spikegary @4    2 weeks ago

Would you date a woman that had amphibian undergarments?

 
 
JenSiNner
4.1.1  JenSiNner  replied to  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh" @4.1    2 weeks ago

Would you, BF?  That's the bigger question.

 
 
Randy
4.1.2  Randy  replied to  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh" @4.1    2 weeks ago
Would you date a woman that had amphibian undergarments?

If I got to shower her personally first...

 
 
Enoch
5  Enoch    2 weeks ago

As Kermit's last words went, "It's not easy turning green"!

Enoch

 
 
Randy
6  Randy    2 weeks ago

No matter how you look at it (unless you look at her without it on) that's disgusting! And can we have a look to see if the the carpet matches the drapes?

 
 
MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT)
6.1  MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT)  replied to  Randy @6    2 weeks ago

I agree... Something about this story is fishy... Most likely a trump supporter. 

 
 
Randy
6.1.1  Randy  replied to  MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT) @6.1    2 weeks ago

I wonder how much he paid her???

 
 
Farnsworth Horatio Clapstonestacker III
6.1.2  Farnsworth Horatio Clapstonestacker III  replied to  MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT) @6.1    2 weeks ago

"Where is the "political" part of this article? "News and Politics" section?"

Fear not - some asshole will push all the buttons.

 
 
MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT)
6.1.3  MrFrost (voted Member With The Largest....Hands On NT)  replied to  Randy @6.1.1    one week ago

Too much...

 
 
luther28
7  luther28    2 weeks ago

Gives one pause to wonder what she could do with a passel of crawdads.

 
 
charger 383
7.1  charger 383  replied to  luther28 @7    one week ago

She could do wonders with an alligator

 
 
cobaltblue
8  cobaltblue    2 weeks ago

Oh. My. God.  You are sooooooo immature. In order to quell these locker room misogynistic comments, in order for you to stop inferring that women are just pieces of meat to be consumed, let's show a little respect by illustrating what ladies wear while swimming and/or sunbathing. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

 
 
XDm9mm
8.1  XDm9mm  replied to  cobaltblue @8    2 weeks ago

Do you have the eggs to go with that bacon?

 
 
cobaltblue
8.1.1  cobaltblue  replied to  XDm9mm @8.1    2 weeks ago
Do you have the eggs to go with that bacon?

Now yer just comin' on to  me. Cut that shit out!

Voted that up ...

 
 
badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"
8.1.2  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"  replied to  cobaltblue @8.1.1    2 weeks ago

I just wish she would stop trying to flush the lilly pads, there is a receptacle for them right next to the pond.

 
 
luther28
8.2  luther28  replied to  cobaltblue @8    one week ago

Hey there how have you been?

 
 
cobaltblue
8.2.1  cobaltblue  replied to  luther28 @8.2    one week ago
Hey there how have you been?

I've been great, and I'm sure your doing well. Weren't you the fella that had the cutest-baby-ever-in-the-whole-wide-world avatar?

 
 
luther28
8.2.2  luther28  replied to  cobaltblue @8.2.1    one week ago

Aw shucks, you remember. Yup Baby Luther is growing up:)

 
 
cobaltblue
8.2.3  cobaltblue  replied to  luther28 @8.2.2    one week ago
Aw shucks, you remember.

Of course I do! I can't even remember if we agreed or disagreed on matters, but I do remember seeking you out just to see the cutest avatar in whole wide world. 

 
 
It Is ME
9  It Is ME    2 weeks ago

The first picture makes it look like she's going to "Gig" herself. confused

 
 
cobaltblue
10  cobaltblue    one week ago
Hey there how have you been?

I've been great, and I'm sure your doing well. Weren't you the fella that had the cutest-baby-ever-in-the-whole-wide-world avatar?

 
 
cobaltblue
11  cobaltblue    one week ago

hmmm ... Mean Ol' Mr. Laptop is gas-lighting me and posting my comment twice. Bad laptop!

 
 
lennylynx
11.1  lennylynx  replied to  cobaltblue @11    one week ago

You're a class and sassy dame, CB, old school.  thumbs up  Very few modern day women are dames anymore...

 
 
badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"
11.1.1  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh"  replied to  lennylynx @11.1    one week ago

I know a Great Dame.....it takes a huge shit in my yard occasionally. I've asked the owner to clean it up on a few occasions.

 
 
cobaltblue
11.1.2  cobaltblue  replied to  lennylynx @11.1    one week ago
You're a class and sassy dame, CB, old school.

I'll take the dame moniker. I'm sassy, classy, smart-assy and sometimes gassy. Although, truth be told ...

 
 
cobaltblue
11.1.3  cobaltblue  replied to  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh" @11.1.1    one week ago
takes a huge shit in my yard

I don't know why he'd take it. I leave mine. 

 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
11.1.4  Galen Marvin Ross  replied to  badfish "ᏆhᎬ ᏢᎬᎾᏢᏞᎬ's fᎥsh" @11.1.1    one week ago
.it takes a huge shit in my yard occasionally.

Where did she take it? goofy

 
 
T.Fargo
11.2  T.Fargo  replied to  cobaltblue @11    one week ago

Blame it on the cat... That's what I do.

 
 
cobaltblue
11.2.1  cobaltblue  replied to  T.Fargo @11.2    one week ago
Blame it on the cat... That's what I do.

Yeah ... but you blame EVERYTHING on the cat! Who wrote in the spilled flour on the counter "I wanted to make dill bread so I was looking to make the dill dough!" ???? I KNEW it wasn't the cat ... ! The cat never writes in cursive! Hmmmph ...

 
 

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