Have you ever considered working with shed snake skin? I would seriously hurt anyone who tried to mess with my snakes to take their skin for taxidermy, but they shed their skin every month or so. I once found a model willing to wear a bikini made from shed skins. When I proposed the idea, she didn't say much, and I thought she just thought I was crazy. At the shoot, she said she was really into the idea. I had some problems with the logistics of making the bikini, and my shots didn't do the idea or her beauty justice. Even so, I loved that set.
I like your newspaper and your garbage bag and danger tape dresses.