I finally put to practice an idea I had many years ago but never got down to it. A comment by @hairofmedusa prompted me to give it a shot. I made a cross-section animation of a snake that I played on my mobile while I slowly waved it around me. I then lit myself with black fiber optics on a fast strobing light. The most obvious use for this snake is giving someone medusa hair but I guess it could be used to make a Rod of Asclepius, Staff of Hermes, worms, tongues or anything phallic. See the animation at the bottom.
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