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Wondering what to wear to the next luau, concerned that your "girls" might not fit properly into a pre-made piece, of just think its nifty to be able to say, "I made it myself" when people ask where you got that awesome hula costume? For under $10 you, too, can make your own coconut bra.

For this project you will need:

- a coconut
- thin leather strips or thongs for comfort, or thick twine for you masochists
- screwdriver
- hammer
- jigsaw or hand saw
- spoon
- power drill or sharp pointy object
- power sander (optional)
- lacquer (optional)
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Step 1: Purchase a coconut

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When purchasing a coconut, you'll want to keep in mind the size of your girls. Go with your gut, and look for one as spherical as possible. Don't be afraid to hold them up to your chest in the produce section - the odd looks are kind of fun, especially if you bring a friend or two. Unwrap the coconut, slap the sticker on your cheek and you're ready to go!

Step 2: Poke a hole in the coconut

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Poke a hole in one of the eyes of the coconut using a screwdriver. We used a Philips head. You could gently tap the top of the screwdriver with a hammer if it's giving you trouble, but that will probably not be necessary. After busting through, wiggle the screwdriver around to widen the hole. Drain the coconut of its contents through the hole and sip while melodious marimbas play in the background (rum optional).

Step 3: Saw the coconut in half

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Much like a magician with his lovely assistant, it's now time to saw your coconut in two. We went lengthwise with our cut, but again, size up the coconut for your breast-cradling needs. A hand saw would work just fine for this job, but we lazy artist types went with a jigsaw instead.

NOTE: Aaron is a trained professional, please do not use your knees as a vise.
i think it turned me into a Polynesian zombie dancer executing the Hula equivalent of Thriller D:
Fabulous! I'd love to see pictures! (3 years later, ha!)
Jakwiebus3 years ago
I can't find an instructable on how breaking open a coconut from it's shell :D
on my vacation in Thailand we used 30 minutes 3humans and one dog to get it open :D but it is ten times more delicious when all the effort is worth is

although the (calories spend on getting food/calories gotten out of food) ratio wasn't that high, it was fun.
ildegiron3 years ago
"Aaron is a trained professional, please do not use your knees as a vise."

Well, I think no one in his right mind, no matter how well trained, could use a jigsaw that way. Things could go weird very easily.

Other than that, nice project.

Sokje5 years ago
Great tutorial!
I'm going to use it to make a coconut shell bowl =D
VioletMoodSwings (author)  Sokje5 years ago
Well, thanks, and be sure to let us know how it turns out!
osgeld5 years ago
I am guilty of drilling things on my knees, but wow a jigsaw, brave
Stew25 years ago
 Cool! And a very patriotic screwdriver :)