So I recently got myself some Vetrap. It’s an elastic tape that sticks to itself, but not skin. I’ve seen it before on mummification, and I wanted to give it a try. It’s quite affordable at about $4 roll. Now, as it was my first time, I didn’t know how many rolls to get, so I took a gamble and got 5. I actually didn’t think that would be enough, and I sort of thought a first wrapping would have gaps and bands between. To my surprise, though, 5 wraps did cover my body from the ankles to the shoulder (although just barely). I would get 6 or 7 to be safe, next time.
I have to say, it was a great sensation. Very tight and confining, but didn’t catch any skin or hair. Stretches a bit, so you can pull it tight, and still have a little bit of give.
Since there were some gaps in the wrapping, my BF decided to use some mitts on me, and add some chains that he attached to my ankles so that my hands couldn’t move much.
Now, my BF, who did the wrapping, did say it was a bit of a pain to work with. It wanted to stick to itself a bit too much. I can testify to that a bit when I tried to roll them back up for possible reuse later. The edges will definitely be a bit off and there won’t be clean lines should we reuse them, as you can see below.
They almost stick too well to themselves. Also, it did make getting out of the mummy a bit more of a headache. Usually when mummified, I can either just zip out of it if I’m in a sleepsack, or get cut out with safety scissors. But since we had the intention of wanting to reuse these, we had to unwrap each one, which was a bit of a tedious process. But still, I thought it was quite hot, and I’d do it again.