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
- jigsaw or hand saw
- power drill or sharp pointy object
- power sander (optional)
- lacquer (optional)
Step 1: Purchase a coconut
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
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
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.