Perhaps the creepiest sort of apparel, designed for our safety, but in actual truth making perfectly normal human beings look like totalitarian monsters from "Another Brick in the Wall" nightmare - gas masks are going to be around as long as WMD exist, and beyond.
I have a sneaking suspicion that some third-world dictator is hatching plans to dress his whole subordinate populace in gas masks - in the name of some mad civil defense, of course. No wonder Stalin instituted gas mask training for everybody in Russia (drills performed almost every day) in the 30s.
The recent "Joker" character took another approach to masks ("Why so serious?"), but in my humble opinion, gas-masked children are creepier than anything Joker can come up with.
Even little babies had the privilege of extra-protection back then. A Special Device for toddlers (which during peace time you could use as sound insulation against baby cries... just joking, of course) -
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