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Topic: Pasties (How To) for all you aspiring burlesque queens  (Read 44172 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2006 10:30:13 AM »

It wouldn't be that hard to make heart shaped ones-- in theory you'd make a heart with a square bottom and then cut the wedge in where the square bottom is so that when overlapped, it would create a point for the bottom on the heart and a point to put your nipple under.  Does that make sense?

When laying on the sequins, I would start in a circle and then start following the heart shape....although the end bits would likely have to be done with separate strands.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2006 10:31:37 AM »

so exciting. heart shaped ones here I come!
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2006 10:58:02 AM »


I think tassels would require spirit gum...which I'm not really sure how to get off...
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Spirit gum comes off with eye makeup remover or baby oil.  Rub it in, let it sit - and BE PATIENT - peel off, cleanse well.

I'm not sure what that would do to the pasties, tho - it might render them unwearable a second time.  Hmmm.  Vinyl lined?
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2006 11:01:35 AM »


I'm not sure what that would do to the pasties, tho - it might render them unwearable a second time.  Hmmm.  Vinyl lined?

I don't think it would harm the pasties-- felt is thick and hearty.  You also don't need that much-- just a ring around the outside (the glory of vintage pasties-done-right is that there's no need for adhesive on your actual nipple).  It would likely leave the pasties on the tacky side--so they may need special storage considerations. 

Geh, the last time I used spirit gum is was for elf-ear-tips for a play and my ears were sticky for days afterward.

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2006 11:05:21 AM »

hehehe i love these.
they make spirit gum remover and it's actually pretty cheap and it goes a long way. i reccomend buying it before trying spirit gum out. i had to wear a beard for a show and we ran out of remover. it was not fun. most people broke out in a rash.
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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2006 12:12:41 PM »

 Grin  These are great - nice straightforward instructions, too.  I made some pasties for a friend's costume this past year but we were seriously stuck, stores were closed, etc, so we made them out of what was around and then stuck them on her with little square of two-sided sticky tape *laughing*.  Ridiculous.  Anyhow - another embellishment suggestion (that doesn't add a lot of weight of course) is feathers...you can put a circle of them around like spokes of a wheel and then do your sequin business over top.  We used nice floofy downy feathers and they looked great.  Yay for boobies!
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2006 12:17:58 PM »

We used nice floofy downy feathers and they looked great.

I'd thought momentarily of feathers-- but from the practical (I know, what?) side of actually wearing them on stage, it's hard to get something that weird under your costume...and I'd be afraid that they'd get crushed.  That was one of the reasons that I shied away from tassels as well, but tassels spring back a little better than feathers do.  I also just found a vintage corset with pointy-ish cups that I could definitely fit tassels into without them showing through.  So v2.0 will def. have tassels...but feathers may not make it on stage with me. 

I'd love to see pics of the ones you made for your friend, though.
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2006 02:16:18 PM »

*laughing*...i like your avatar, fruithead.    Well...there are loads of burlesque dancers around, for starters.  And there's all the situations you'd wear any kind of lingerie or whatever - sexy parties, or at home for your lovey. 

I saw a documentary on HBO called Pretty Things that was about burlesque dancers.  They said that to get the tassels to swing, you attach fishing swivels to the pasties, and then attach the tassels to those.  Then they spin freely.

There's a bit of a technique to it, too, i think.  If you have kind of littlish boobies you can put your arms up in the air and bounce really quick and they spin around in perfect circles.  That can also be classified in the "tidbits of information I pick up" and grin about category.  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2006 02:19:01 PM »

*blushes for sounding like such a prude*

thanks grrloutloud and tiph. how interesting. i would never have the guts (nor will i ever have the boobs) to do such a thing! bravo to you!

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« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2006 02:55:19 PM »

I found these pics on miss exotic world (yahoo group) that someone posted and I thought I would pass it along - hope that's ok

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http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a288/still_death2000/Flames.jpg
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