January 22, 2016 2:20 am

Winter 2016 Trends : Frozen Pants


January temperatures are so frigid, but a Minnesota man has a brilliant idea to warm it up by displaying frozen pants around Minneapolis. With winter comes plenty of new activities like sledding, ice skating and of course snowball fights, but when it’s too cold to stay outside for more than 15 minutes, frozen pants are the interesting ways to entertain themselves.

Tom Grotting is credited with starting the frozen pants in 2013, when the area was hit with a Polar Vortex and causing extremely low temperatures. His frozen pants prank become famous in his neighborhood ever since. To make his frozen pants stands, he soaks them in a bucket of water and place out in Minnesota’s notoriously cold weather, making it look like the trousers have run amok.

Waiting for the city to warm up

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Tom Grotting create this prank for his neighbor named Diane, which hate winter so much. But since the media blow up Grotting’s frozen pants, other people living in cold climates with a spare pair of pants have been trying it out. Now the prank has gone viral and others are getting in on the act. The phenomenon has even spread to Ohio and beyond.

Seeing pants like this sort of looks create mix images between a bad jeans and a horror film. However, some people aren’t so happy with his new passion, particularly his two teenagers. Tom Grotting told ABC News :

“The kids hate it. My daughter is in the band and had a big rehearsal with the trumpet players and she texted me and said, ‘Dad, the trumpets saw the pants.”

It only takes 30 minutes to make your own frozen pants. It could be a brilliant idea as well for fashion outlets to display their collection during winter. Interested to try? Share your frozen pants photos below!