Making pointy cone-shaped nipple covers...help!

Hi all! New to the board... So I am going to be fire for Halloween to complement my boyfriend's firefighter costume. I will be wearing a lot of body paint, a shelf bra, a skirt, and I will be making cone-shaped Madonna-style nipple covers (maybe I will make them horn/flame shaped I havent decided), that will point upward. I will paint flames on them that will continue on to the rest of my chest in body paint. I need your help in deciding how to make these pointy nipple pieces. I think they will be about 2 inches in diameter and be about 5 inches long. I was thinking of making them out of Polymer Clay and attaching them with Spirit Gum. They will be painted with acrylic. I am not sure if this is the best option or if spirit gum will even hold them in place. Is there a gooey-er adhesive I could use and a different material to make the cones? I am also hoping to make 3-5 smaller cones to paint flames on and attach to my arms. Any ideas? Thanks!! I appreciate all the feedback.

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SFLTracey8 years ago
I'm new here, cruising old threads and must add this is the best thread so far...at least the most entertaining. I'm wondering though, how'd those nipple covers turn out?
Roguexxxi (author) 10 years ago
Yes, if it works as planned, an instructible is in order! I think the "cheapo funnels" idea is great - I was thinking of using either that clay stuff (heavy) or just some regular white paper. Actulic sticks nicely to both. Now, my biggest concern is how to attach the suckers. Spirit Gum, maybe?? Is there any other kind of body glue or some kind of glue I could use ON my body? Thanks guys. You're funny on this board. I will have to come back with my other odd ideas. lol :)
Kiteman Roguexxxi10 years ago
Hey, Hallowe'en has been and gone - where's the Instructable?
What is Actulic? If you use a plastic funnel it is possible to use heat to soften the plastic in order to modify the shape. You could make it look less like a funnel, shape the base for a better fit, pull the tip to form a point, and/or point the tip upward. If there won't be a lot of movement, spirit gum should work. If you need to be SURE it stays on, use a prosthetic adhesive from a medical supply. Be sure to get the remover as well. Good luck!
Goodhart10 years ago
I am also hoping to make 3-5 smaller cones to paint flames on and attach to my arms. Any ideas?

How will these be attached?
Goodhart Goodhart10 years ago
are these other cones to be wrapped around your arms then ?
BoomGuy10 years ago
There is a version of cyanoacrylate ( crazy glue ) which is used to bond skin. Check your drug store under liquid bandage. You also might also want to put some flashing red or white leds under the cones. Maybe tape some fiberoptic strings to your body.
westfw BoomGuy10 years ago
I used CA to attach the bolts to my son's neck when he was frankenstein's monster some years back. Worked great, but took a thin layer of skin off when removed, leaving interesting "wounds." (I could have used CA remover, but I didn't think it was needed. Oops.) I wouldn't recommend it for attaching things to sensitive areas of skin!
I used CA to attach the bolts to my son's neck

I suppose drilling wasn't an option ;- )

Cheers,

Pat. Pending
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