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Revised: Mar. 31, 2003
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 Creating your own forms: Rubber fishing worms and balloons (Cost: ~10$/pr)

  • 1 pair of knee high nylons, preferably in a shade that closely matches your skin coloration.
  • 4 paddle balloons (~$10) These will be about 36 inches or larger when blown up. They can often be found in flower stores where they have stuffed animals inside them. When flat they are in the shape of a circle about 10 inches in diameter. They come in a variety of colors, but a neutral color will probably work better for this purpose.
  • 200 - 4 inch rubber fishing 'wiggle worms'. You can obtain these from mail order fishing companies like Orvis, or Gander Mountain. They can also be found in bulk at some K-Mart stores (approx. cost: ~$11) You may want to buy colors that are neutral or that come closer to your skin tone (maybe a mix of white and pink 'worms' and mix together until satisfied?)
  • 2 - 3 quart dish soap bottles such as Joy or Dawn. You can use Tupperware tops, plastic milk containers, or other plastic materials, but the plastic needs to have some firmness to it so that it does not bend too much. (One reader noticed that liquid soap/detergent bottles are no longer made with the shape we are looking for and when I looked, I agreed. What we are looking for is something sturdy enough in a rounded-teardrop, rounded-triangle or other general breast form shape, preferably with some amount of concavity to allow for the shape of your chest wall. You may need to experiment a bit with this part until you find something that works well for you.)
Preparing the stockings and the balloons
  1. From the toe of the stockings, measure about 10 inches and cut off the end.
  2. Count out the correct number of rubber 'worms' into a container (one with a thin opening is preferable.) The quantity of rubber 'wiggle worms' described above is enough to make two sets of forms. If you place 40 of the rubber 'worms' in each balloon, you will have about a B cup. 60 should give about a firm C cup. One reader reported better texture results with shredding the worms ("worm cole slaw" =)) in a blender - you might need to add more worms to the mix if you do this, and you might not even need to add water.
  3. Stretch the mouth of the balloon over the container and fill the balloon with the 'worms'.
  4. Fill the balloon with water until all of the rubber worms are covered.
  5. Force the air out of the balloon and then tie the top tightly.
Cutting the plastic
  1. If you use the Joy bottle, cut out the two pear shaped indentations on each side of the bottle. Otherwise, cut a pear shape out of the plastic so that it will fit over your breast. (slant the narrow tip of the pear to the outside of each breast.)
  2. Make sure the edges are not sharp. If the plastic is thick enough this should not be a problem, but we wouldn't want to puncture the water-filled balloon.
Putting it all together
  1. Insert the narrow end of the plastic into the opening of the stocking.
  2. Work it all the way to the toe of the nylon stocking.
  3. Pull the open end of the stocking down and over the plastic. You want the opening to be on the outside of your plastic.
  4. Carefully insert the balloon. You may have to squeeze it to get it in.
  5. Pull the knot on the balloon out the opening of the stocking. This will be part of the nipple for the form.
  6. Wrap the open end of the stocking over and around the balloon knot and tie it off using your favorite type of knot (the original author used a 'half-hitch', but others will work just as well.)
Pros of this type of form
  • Fairly realistic - passable in low-contact situations
  • Has more realistic weight than foam and cotton forms
  • Has more realistic movement than the 'seed and nylons' method because of the liquid and the balloon on the plastic
  • The size of the form is fairly easy to change if it does not fit in a bra
  • Cheap. This allows you to have several different sized forms at once
Cons of this type of form
  • Consistency, feel and movement is not nearly as realistic as silicone
  • Vulnerable to puncture. If this happens, the water contents would leak out causing a probable distressing situation for the wearer
  • Not attachable to the chest
  • No built-in nipple (but if you follow the instructions above...)

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