My quest for the use of dodecahedra continues unabated.
These needn't be real starfish.
I have a pair of fishnet tights which consist entirely of eight-pointed
Webby bits joined together which are surprisingly strong and are
effectively a string vest for the legs.
It occurs to me that if
we keep all our orifices shut we are effectively
surfaces of genus zero, in other words a topological sphere. Such a
sphere can be tiled using twelve pentagons, that is, a dodecahedron
can be projected onto it.
Twelve five-pointed starfish can touch armtips at the vertices of a
regular dodecahedron. Hence it would be possible, given starfish of
appropriate size and training, to cover the human body in starfish.
human body would then have to be immersed in seawater but you
could still get around if they were facing orally outward, using their
Alternatively, you could simply have clothing designed as a net of
pentagrams into which you could climb, with the centres of said
pentagrams over the nipples and pudendum to preserve modesty.
Sufficient elasticity would enable you to enter the garment through
of thirty possible openings and proceed to thrust any of your
appendages through a selection of possible apertures.
A further possibility is to make the garment of less stretchy material
and simply have five possible holes. This would however alter the
Finally, for the less intrepid fashionista, there could just be a onesie
with a pentagon-based design on it.
Note that this is very nearly starfish porn.