How to make pasties burlesque

Making burlesque-style pasties, which are often used as a part of burlesque dance costumes or for playful, sensual performances, involves creating decorative nipple covers. Here’s a basic guide on how to make pasties for a burlesque look:

Materials Needed:

  1. Craft Foam Sheets: Choose craft foam sheets in your preferred color. These are often used as the base for pasties.
  2. Fabric: Select a fabric with a texture and color that matches your costume or desired look. Sequin fabric, glitter fabric, or any other decorative material works well.
  3. Adhesive: You’ll need fabric glue or a strong adhesive that can bond fabric to foam.
  4. Scissors: For cutting the foam and fabric.
  5. Decorative Elements: These are optional but can include sequins, rhinestones, beads, feathers, tassels, or any other embellishments you desire.
  6. Tape Measure or Ruler: To measure and ensure the correct size for your pasties.
  7. Pencil or Fabric Marker: For marking and designing your pasties.
  8. Nipple Covers or Adhesive Tape (optional): If you want additional coverage or adhesive to attach the pasties to your skin.


  1. Measure and Design:
    • Measure the diameter of your areolas to determine the appropriate size for your pasties. Use a tape measure or ruler.
    • Sketch the desired shape of your pasties on the craft foam sheets. Classic burlesque pasties are often circular, but you can get creative with different shapes like hearts, stars, or any other design you prefer.
  2. Cut the Craft Foam:
    • Cut out the shapes you’ve designed from the craft foam sheets. You’ll need two identical shapes for each pastie.
  3. Cut the Fabric:
    • Cut fabric circles slightly larger than the foam shapes. You’ll need two fabric circles for each pastie.
  4. Attach Fabric to Foam:
    • Apply fabric glue or a strong adhesive to one side of a foam shape.
    • Place a fabric circle over the adhesive and press it firmly to bond the fabric to the foam.
    • Repeat this step for the second foam shape and fabric circle.
  5. Decorate Your Pasties:
    • Get creative and decorate your pasties to match your costume or desired style. You can add sequins, rhinestones, beads, feathers, or any other decorative elements.
    • Attach these decorations to the fabric side of your pasties using fabric glue or the appropriate adhesive.
  6. Dry Completely:
    • Allow the adhesive to dry completely before wearing or using the pasties.
  7. Attach and Wear:
    • To attach your pasties, you can use nipple covers or adhesive tape for extra coverage. Place them over your nipples, ensuring that they adhere securely.
  8. Perform or Showcase:
    • Enjoy your burlesque look and have fun performing or showcasing your unique pasties as a part of your costume or performance.

Please note that burlesque-style pasties are often used for artistic expression and playful performances. If you plan to use them in a public setting or performance, be aware of any local regulations or guidelines regarding nudity and costumes. Always prioritize your comfort and confidence when wearing pasties for any occasion.

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