Behind the Scenes The artists used a number of different (and difficult) balloon manipulation techniques to give the bikinis various styles. Here are some of the highlights: For January’s New Year’s Eve look, Jason inflated a red balloon inside of a clear to give the illusion of a wine glass. He then pushed a tie-dyed balloon inside of itself to turn her headdress into a bouncy fascinator. It took seven takes to get Jason to look at the camera instead of at Becca. February’s bikini top uses a special damask-printed round balloon that Donna distorted by twisting balloons inside of it to shape it into a puffy heart. Rob used floral wire to shape round green balloons into festive shamrocks, and precision bubbles to incorporate a rainbow into a bikini bottom, resulting in a fun and adorable March bikini. Tawney used huge balloons to cover her huge boobies for our April photo. They are non-inflated 3-foot balloons shaped to look like fabric. The detailed flowers on her raincoat are also round balloons shaped and molded to look like flowers. (Spoiler alert: the cats and dogs were photoshopped in.) Krystal’s May flowers are actually balloons that were carefully rolled, sculpted, and smushed into a beautiful floral bikini top. Unlike most balloon sculptures, these flowers will never deflate because they are not filled with air. Our June bride, Julie, has crazy eyes. Yes, she’s coming for you. Our patriotic Miss July hails from Australia. This is the first time Donna has been legally allowed to hold a gun. The boat and ducky in our August pool party are actual balloon floaties! David used seven different sizes of balloons connected in unusual ways, including the elusive frumple-twist, to create this playful pirate sword fight. September’s expressive bikini was made with classic balloon techniques and the traditional ‘260Q’ twisty balloons. Sorry to disappoint you, but those are eyelashes are not real. Our October Halloween bikini top was originally a very complicated jack-o’-lantern spiderweb. Once Andrea learned that her model is Las Vegas’s famous SnakeBabe she jokingly make this balloonalicious snake-top which Maria refused to take off. November’s “Tur-kini” is the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever seen. Chris is a mad genius with a fowl sense of humor. Santa and his reindeer were drinking, flying, and crash-landed in our pool! Many balloons were harmed (and scarred) in the making of this December holiday celebration. I think it’s time to replace the filter . . . .