"Any sufficiently advanced cotton candy technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur Cottoncandy Clarke.

This street vendor in the Ciqikou (the old town sector of the modern-day metropolis of Chongqing) sells these confectionary masterpieces for the equivalent of about two American bucks, which tells me he is unaware of how much he could get if he did this in a tourist trap in America (I'd say about $18 a pop). Either that, or he is literally a wizard and money means nothing to him because he can conjure fanciful foods out of thin air. One thing is for certain, though, I never even knew making a shape more advanced than a blob or a cylinder was possible with cotton candy, and now I know every cotton candy I've ever bought was created by a total hack.

Sources: TheTravelBes