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

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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SFLTracey
SFLTracey

12 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?

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Roguexxxi
Roguexxxi

13 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 :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Hey, Hallowe'en has been and gone - where's the Instructable?

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spookulum
spookulum

Reply 13 years ago

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!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 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?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

are these other cones to be wrapped around your arms then ?

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BoomGuy
BoomGuy

13 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.

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westfw
westfw

Reply 13 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!

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Patrick Pending
Patrick Pending

Reply 13 years ago

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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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Drilling is too much trouble. One could simply use self-tapping screws....skin is soft, and if long enough, could hold quite well ;-)

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BoomGuy
BoomGuy

Reply 13 years ago

I hope you used acetone on the second bolt.

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westfw
westfw

Reply 13 years ago

I think it was the second bolt that caused problems, perhaps on the second removal (there was the school halloween parade, and then trick-or-treating later.) The bolts were styrofoam, cut with a hot-knife; they looked really good. (Styrofoam might be a candidate for the nipple modification, too, come to think of it. VERY light, easy to carve, and generally free (any hottub or large screen TV store will probably BEG you to take away huge pieces of packing foam.)

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 13 years ago

Geez, I cringe at the thought.... It's bad enough removing spirit gum, but CA on a sensitive part of your body....

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gmoon
gmoon

13 years ago

That's an eye-catching post title! You're going full-out for an artificial (pure conic) shape, right? A heavy paper cone would keep it's shape pretty well, I think. Or possibly use some cheapo plastic funnels?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

I'd go with the funnels - trim the stem off, fix them with some sort of double-sided tape (I suspect that there is a special tape for stopping plunge-line dresses exposing too much cleavage, maybe that will do the job?). You will, of course, be making an instructable about the costume...?

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Patrick Pending
Patrick Pending

Reply 13 years ago

You will, of course, be making an instructable about the costume...? If she doesn't, I will ;-) Cheers, Pat. Pending

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I trust you will model it also LOL

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gyromild
gyromild

Reply 13 years ago

I'm somehow not looking forward to seeing Pat Pending's cone-shaped nipples. No offense to you Pat. :)

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Patrick Pending
Patrick Pending

Reply 13 years ago

Sorry gyromild I am on my third prototype already, only censorship could stop me from displaying my patented Pat. Pending's protuberant pasties ;-) Cheers, Pat. Pending

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Censorship, or high-calibre weaponry.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Ooh! Finnally, those K'nex guns are HELPFUL! :P Or we can use one of tetranitrate's ibles -- thermite anyone?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

One could go as low tech as a simple bowling ball....a 16 lb one should do.... ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I came across a movie clip that showed cartoon characters with lasers embedded in the chest...it was very off color so much so that I didn't even want to watch the whole thing. So, maybe you are right, depending which way he goes with it LOL

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Roguexxxi
Roguexxxi

13 years ago

I will definitely add an instructible. I just have to start working on the prototypes... By the way, dental putty is a bit too $$ for this project. I will probably go with cardboard/vinyl...

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tanntraad
tanntraad

Reply 13 years ago

I'd do it for free ;) ..shame I'm in Norway tho.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Ask if Pat Pending will take you up on that :-)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

13 years ago

Umm, dunno, funnels maybe? Once you are done, coud you post an Instructable with photos?

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Roguexxxi
Roguexxxi

Reply 13 years ago

I looked at some funnels and they were not pointy enough. :(

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Try holding the funnel over a heat source (with protective gear on) and soften the plastic so that it is somewhat malliable (like molten glass). Other plastics might work as well.

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Can we + things in advance?

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 13 years ago

Yah! Lets see prototype pics! I know they sell the glue for attaching "wounds", perhaps you coud use that and modified (repainted) "wounds"?

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tanntraad
tanntraad

13 years ago

Use soft dental putty! I was working at a dentists exhibition the other day and I was lucky enough to get a free pack:) It's a 2-component silicone putty that cures in just 2 minutes. Amazing stuff! A few drops of CA would be enough since the fit is spot on.

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Roguexxxi
Roguexxxi

Reply 13 years ago

Just to clarify, would I be using the putty to MAKE the cones or to ATTACH them? Any suggestions where I can buy some? I like that idea. Is that the stuff they use when getting the shape of your teeth for braces?

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tanntraad
tanntraad

Reply 13 years ago

Use it to make the cones. When you have perfect impressions of your nipples it would be VERY easy to fasten them with a few drops of CA. Yes it's the stuff they use when molding. It's called polyvinyl siloxane. Sorry don't know where to get that stuff other than your dentist..

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Patrick Pending
Patrick Pending

13 years ago

I have to admit that I have never worn nipple covers; However, I would imagine that you would want them to be light to minimise any strain on the adhesive. In this case Paper Mache might be a better option than polymer clay.

I believe the correct term for these items is pasties (pase-tees), not to be confused with pasties(pass -tees) which are a traditional Cornish pastry case filled with diced meat and vegetables ;-)

Cheers,

Pat. Pending