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Ihrie
10-11-2003, 02:24 AM
Hey, I'm working on an Aeris Gainsborough crossplay and....well.....the girls got some hip action going on and I have no clue how to emulate it, seeings how I don't have hips ;_;

I've got the breasts, and tuck down, I'm just wondering how I can fake having hips......any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ^_^

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NOTE from your moderator: I merged in the former "slim waist" thread, so please check the posts carefully to see which is which. The original "slim waist" thread posts all have "slim waist" as a post title, in case the purpose might not be clear now that they're in the context of the "hip padding" posts.

Alexia Ikyu
10-11-2003, 03:16 AM
There are such things as padded underwear and shorts that could help. I haven't looked for any myself. Google it.

nocturnalkitten
10-11-2003, 11:52 AM
Hmmm....maybe make yourself a padded body suit/brief type of deal? That way you can control the amount of curviness you want to achieve.

~T =^_^=

RHIshida
10-11-2003, 05:21 PM
toilet paper?

Ihrie
10-12-2003, 11:31 AM
Thanks!! I found something perfect on that site! ^_~

Merle-kun
10-14-2003, 10:50 AM
I bought some of those padded brief thingies, and they're pretty worthless. When I wear mine, I can see the start and stop of where the pads are. The ones I got were both hips and rear ^^; Maybe it's just the brand I bought, but they all looked pretty much the same to me. I wasted 40$... the only thing they are good for, is under non-form hugging clothes. But most of my costumes tend to hide the fact that I have those shorts on ^^; You can buy extra pads... that might be what I'll have to do. But I would suggest simply buying the pads and attaching them to a pair of shorts yourself, WAAAy cheaper. The material mine were made from isn't that great.

dani
11-02-2003, 01:37 AM
Very easy and cheap:

Two shoulder pads duct-taped edge to edge to from an oval shape thin in the borders and thick in the centre.

I made one of this for each side, and they stay in place by whatever is worn on top.

It does work, as you can see in the pic.

Good luck


Dani

TammyKitten
11-11-2003, 09:52 PM
Yup, hormones. You really want to give it your all then there is only one way to do it right. I know it might sound kind of extreme and kind of permanent but nothing will give a guy curves like a regular dosage of female hormones. : )

Karisu-sama
11-12-2003, 04:52 AM
Yup, hormones. You really want to give it your all then there is only one way to do it right. I know it might sound kind of extreme and kind of permanent but nothing will give a guy curves like a regular dosage of female hormones. : )
Well yeah, but one should be able to achieve pretty much the same visual effect with other methods in a more temporary fashion (ever see the 1982 movie "Tootsie" with Dustin Hoffman? He was pretty impressive... OK, maybe padding might possibly be somewhat more obvious under spandex perhaps :p )

Some of us (crossplayers of either sex) prefer to be able to revert to our original form for real life. ~_____^

Dani: Re your picture: I do believe those hips do work. ^^

cube
11-12-2003, 03:23 PM
Hey, I'm working on an Aeris Gainsborough crossplay and....well.....the girls got some hip action going on and I have no clue how to emulate it, seeings how I don't have hips ;_;

I've got the breasts, and tuck down, I'm just wondering how I can fake having hips......any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ^_^
Surgical skeletal reconstruction of the hip bones.

*evil mad scientist laugh*

I've actually thought about this for a very long time, and I'm still working on it. Maybe I'll figure it out in one more year.

jguy
11-19-2003, 01:33 PM
Does anyone have any ways to make a guys waist slimmer. I have heard some people say get bigger hips to make the waist seem smaller, but I was wondering if anyone knew a good way to make curves without going heavy on the hips.

Koumori
11-19-2003, 01:35 PM
Wear a corset and pad your hips.

dani
11-19-2003, 02:51 PM
Corset is the best way to go. Boning and everything. If you are not looking for something so drastic have a look at lingerie catalogs. There is a whole lingerie "sub group" dedicated to waist cinchers, body slimmers, tummy shapers and a plethora of other imaginative names. Many women are interested in rearranging their curves too so there is no shortage of products.

A good catalog to look at is Sears (the printed one, not sure if they have much online on this subject).

Good luck

Dani

LunarYoma
11-19-2003, 09:30 PM
Does anyone have any ways to make a guys waist slimmer. I have heard some people say get bigger hips to make the waist seem smaller, but I was wondering if anyone knew a good way to make curves without going heavy on the hips.

Best thing to use is a corset or a waist sincher if you want to make your waist slimer by several inches.

first of all do not use what is claimed to be corsets at the stores. they are cheap imatitions of the original corsets. They are mass produced & use inferior materials if you seriously want to pull in your waist a few inches. You will just waist your money buying what they got.

here are some sites to look at that make corsets by hand using the best materials ment to 'train you figure':
http://www.sallyanncorsetshop.com/
http://www.axfords.com/corsets/catalogue/
http://www.darkgarden.net/

corsret links at bottom of the page
http://www.free-adult-hosting.net/sissycheri/corsets.html

info: http://www.staylace.com/

good site i like
http://www.romantasy.com/cyboutique/corset/transgender.html

got a corset from here
http://www.absolutecorsets.com/index.htm
i can personally vouch for them. their corsets are great.


what i suggest is that you read the history on corsets & what they are used for. look it up on the net.

Really good corsets are good to have if you want to really cinch in your waist. Of corse the really good corsets are expensive. Mine cost me 180$.

Esa
11-20-2003, 12:06 PM
Or, the REALLY cheap alternative of duct tape.
Effective, but needs some caution, and probably not for a long time...
suggestions: get something from a flea market to wear underneath, then tape. Trust me, you don't want that much tape straight on your skin.
Of course, if one has the monies, a proper corset is probably the best way.

Asukas~Doll
11-25-2003, 06:43 PM
Actually if you want to use tape use the type of tape us girls use for chest-binding. It's Johnson&Johnson Coach tape and it's made to use on skin. Just make sure you shave before hand because taking it off will be a pain. Taking it off in the shower is the best way.

Don't know if it'll work, but you could always try.

Pochi
11-26-2003, 12:23 AM
I use the age-old "foam rubber in the pantyhose" trick. Cut two ovals out of 1" thick foam rubber and trim the edges so they have a nice easy taper to them. If you cut the edge thin enough and carefully arrange them in the panty hose so they don't bunch up they look great. Just make sure your skirt covers them.

And if you have something that's high-cut (like the Urd costume I just did) you can put them under three layers of tight tights. The tights will be tight enough to smash the edge of the foam down to where it's nearly invisible and opaque enough to hide the color change from your skin. And also opaque enough to hide your leg hair, so no shaving.
Bonus!

I'll load some pics into my gallery soon- but not tonight- i gotta sleep...

Menchi
11-26-2003, 12:45 AM
if anythin what i heard from someone i know who knows cheap/frugal drag queens was something like the top of control top pantyhose cut off an put around waist t help make it look like ya got more hips. i never tried it...being i have a rather tiny waist an if i was skinier it would be freakish >.<;;;

DarkindDreamer
11-26-2003, 02:09 AM
yep.. cheap foam padding.. like that you use for padding chair cushians and such are the way to go... the 2 inch thick kind works great.. cut it so that it hits your hip bones and fads out about mid thigh. cut sorta like an egg.. but thinner at the bottom.. mine also curve out a little towards the butt to add more shaping.. theni wear a pair of white tights.. then the padding (with edges trimmed down to fad out) then 2 pair of flesh dance tights.. and then hose.. this gets rid of any seams with the padding and looks WAYYY real... this also keeps you from having to shave. and i'm not just sayin it looks good.. i have had str8 guys hit on me at the bar when i'm surrounded by my chick friends.. and i was in a mini pleated skirt showing alll sorts of leg and ass.. so yes.. it works just dandy...

Gren
11-26-2003, 10:00 AM
Tape just isn't going to give you the same consistant, smooth results that a corset would.

ACXchan
11-26-2003, 12:10 PM
The even cheaper cheaper option... a waist slimmer from the lingerie department at like Robinsons May or something XD You can easily pad the hips for your costume that way and you won't have to run the risk of hurting yourself if you've never used a corset before ^ ^;

BIOJECT
12-02-2003, 11:33 PM
Geez man you practically look like a girl normally! No offense but you're lucky since you can easily fake being a girl.

Hime no Toki
12-03-2003, 09:55 AM
Hmmm...yeah, a corset should do the trick if you ask me. Just don't wear it too tight...x_x I myself have a 23" waist so I never had to worry about these things...^^;;;; But, I do know corsets can work wonders on a costume. Good luck!

*~Hime no Toki~*

Pochi
12-03-2003, 09:07 PM
Okies- heres some pics of the foam in action (padded on my left,
your right) and one of the pads I use- as you can see it's gotten
lotsa use and needs replacing...

You can also kinda see the line of the pad in the side photo-
my top pair of tights got a run at AWA and I haven't replaced
'em yet, so the edges aren't as smushed as usual.

dani
12-03-2003, 09:38 PM
... and here is my version of the same thing (patent pending)

Please notice the intricate duct taping job of these two shoulder pads.

Enjoy...

Dani (future Sailor Venus)

asmodeus
01-03-2004, 10:54 PM
Cardio?

any places where a guy could get a corset?
(maybe going out in cross to LOOK like a girl buying a corset)

Belmont
01-03-2004, 11:21 PM
any places where a guy could get a corset?
(maybe going out in cross to LOOK like a girl buying a corset)

You can mail-order it online from a department store that also sells other stuff, which is what I've started doing.

Tammy told me that e-bay is also a really good place to buy stuff anonymously, since you can paypal and such. Some places specialize in sending stuff discretely, but you might want to check with the seller about shipping options before buying if that is an issue.

.Belmont.

Nine
01-18-2004, 10:04 PM
If you aren't willing to go buy yourself a corset or bustier, simplicity and butterick have really simple corset patterns. You can easily make yourself one, if you have general knowledge in sewing. I had to make a bustier for my Lulu costume, and I was scared out of my mind about making one, but when it came to it, it turned out to be really easy. It's so simple, even when you're using boning. Give it a try.

Aereus
01-20-2004, 05:33 PM
Darkind: I'm currently starting a Shannon Casull costume, but for Otakon I was considering Tachiana's Silvana vanship flightsuit from Last Exile. Anyways, I saw those doublebra pics in your gallery, damn impressive 0_o What kind of material is that? One of those expensive silicone breast forms with makeup hiding the edges?

DarkindDreamer
01-20-2004, 06:15 PM
nope, nothing like that at all, the base bra is just a regulare padded bra, i cut the inside and filled it as tight as it would go with poly fill then sewed it back on. it will look funny on by itself because it doesn't sit flush against the body, that is when the second bra comes in, it's a little large in size so there is overhang over the other bra, it should be padded as well to smooth things out. finally push any body weight up over the padded bra, ( if your nipples show the second bra should be able to cover it. for more sever clevage duct tape like dani, and then do some light shading, not much though since in the day light it will look really funny.

hope that helps.

Nero Landale
03-14-2004, 09:42 PM
okay, let's say I'm a really skrawny guy, like 6' and 115lbs. so I've got a bit of a waist, but not really, and my hips are rather bony. If I'd like to crossplay a rather hippy character, what would be my best option since it's going to take some rather dramatic alteration.

dani
03-15-2004, 11:59 AM
It always takes alterations, but the principles are the same: you are aiming for the proverbial hourglass. So pad your hips, cinch your waist and boost your bust. Play with the proportions on the mirror until you are satisfied with the shape.

Luck...
Dani

Nero Landale
03-15-2004, 08:46 PM
thanks, I'll give it a shot. I really don't have much of my own flesh to go around, so I'll prolly have to look into getting breast inserts if I intend to do anything with that. =/

Karisu-sama
03-17-2004, 04:56 AM
okay, let's say I'm a really skrawny guy, like 6' and 115lbs. so I've got a bit of a waist, but not really, and my hips are rather bony. If I'd like to crossplay a rather hippy character, what would be my best option since it's going to take some rather dramatic alteration.
OMG you are 4" taller and weigh 10 lbs less than I do, and *I* keep getting called scrawny.... (I prefer when ppl notice the martial arts muscle and use the term "wiry" instead...)

Pad, pad, pad the thighs and boobs. At 115 lbs, I imagine your waist would be fairly slim already. It probably doesn't look like it by comparison to narrow skinny-guy hips though. (30" or less is great for the "girl look" - many girls are actually bigger in the waist than that, too.)

Nero Landale
03-17-2004, 10:18 PM
insanely complete measurements for me

Height - full height: 6'
Height - measure from shoulder to floor: 60 1/2"
Weight - lbs.: 115-120
Chest / Bust - measure around largest part of chest: 31"
Front Torso - measure from base of neck to natural waistline down front: 16"
Back Length - measure from base of neck to natural waistline down back: 17"
Back Width - measure across shoulders across back: 16 1/2"
Waist - measure natural waistline: 26 1/4"
Hips - measure at widest part of hips: 36"
Forearm Length - measure from elbow to wrist: 12 1/2"
Full Arm Length - measure from shoulder edge to wrist: 25"
Shoulder Width - measure from base of neck to shoulder edge: 5 3/4"
Biceps - measure around largest part of upper arm while flexing: 9 1/2"
Forearm - measure around largest part of forearm while flexing: 9 1/4"
Thighs - measure around largest part of thigh while flexing: 19"

so yeah, I'm alot skinnier than most women, but it's proportioned like a guy, so I have to do /something/ if I want any real effect =/

dani
03-17-2004, 10:27 PM
Let's assume you leave you waist as it is. Based on Sears sizing chart (http://www.sears.ca/e/info/womens/womans_sizing_fashion.html) you can pad your bust to 35" and your hips to 38" and you'll be a proportioned size 6. Get stuffing... :)

Dani

Nero Landale
03-17-2004, 11:41 PM
okay, now the bust is the diameter of the chest, not the breast size, right? how do I pad that? =/

dani
03-18-2004, 12:09 AM
Bust includes the breasts. See the pic on the sizechart. Pad your boobs, not your ribcage.
Dani

Karisu-sama
03-18-2004, 02:22 AM
I'm a size 6 at 26" waist and 36" hips, so if you go for 38" hips, I'd put that in a size 8. Trust me.

Nero Landale
03-18-2004, 01:12 PM
okay cool, now one last question ^^;;

My chest is a bit deformed from an accident a few years ago, the left side of my ribcage is bent inwards. Do you think I should do something to make that look more normal?

dani
03-18-2004, 01:15 PM
It depends on how noticeable that is when you are padded and dressed. If it would cause attention you might want to stuff that too.
Dani

Nero Landale
03-18-2004, 10:56 PM
*nodnod* coolbeans. Okay, I think I've got enough to go on to get this started, now I just need to get my current projects finished ^^

DJ_Izumi
03-27-2004, 11:07 PM
I used 50mg of Androcure and 1.5mg of Premarin per day for nice hips and other round places. Of course I'm not a crossplayer. :P

Nero Landale
03-28-2004, 01:06 AM
I don't suppose that's non-prescription is it?

dani
03-28-2004, 01:15 AM
Those are prescription medicines, and should only be taken under doctor supervision.

Dani

DJ_Izumi
03-28-2004, 02:18 AM
I don't suppose that's non-prescription is it?

Both are prescription. Premarine (Pregnant Mare Urine) increases risks for breast cancer by about 25% along with the potential for other complications. Androcure isn't even legal in the United States, aparently the FDA thinks a drug that can chemically castrate a human being in two months is 'Too powerful'. *giggling evily*

However, it will yeild desired the results in 1-3 years. As a bonus, while few people know this, castration will stop male pattern baldness. :P

Nero Landale
03-28-2004, 09:12 AM
I figured as much, but I'm not looking to alter anything permanently here so I think I'll just stick to padding ^^

Xanthe Kelsylva
04-12-2004, 06:22 PM
lmao, use 18th century paniers to make your hips bigger *has watched Amadeus too many times*

Chino-San
05-02-2004, 07:15 PM
Why don't you just make the outfit tight on stomach area? Not too tight but enough so that it can create a slimmer waist but a slight difference on thighs

YaoiTenshi
05-09-2004, 07:51 PM
I would also recomend the Corset ^-~ Take it from a woman herself.
If you have a corset that has the top part cupping the breasts then you should stuff them ^ ^

Kawaii Elric
05-09-2004, 08:32 PM
I would also recomend the Corset ^-~ Take it from a woman herself.
If you have a corset that has the top part cupping the breasts then you should stuff them ^ ^

That is a good idea but I must warn you that they are not very comfortable, especially if you're gonna wear it all day.

dani
05-09-2004, 09:31 PM
Allow me to disagree. A well fitted, properly worn corset shouldn't be uncomfortable. I've worn mine for over 12 hours straight, and forgot I had it on after a few minutes of putting it on.

Cheers...

AgentExcel
05-27-2004, 11:49 PM
I've got a bit of a tummy coming on now, I'm a 34" waist, so I don't really want to add to my hips. Would a waist trimmer thing be best for me, or a decent corset?

DarkindDreamer
05-27-2004, 11:55 PM
well it depends on how much of a difference you want between waist and hip, and waist trimmer maybe only take out 1 inch, maybe, it just smooths everything out and moves it up or down, and corset will actually cinch you in anywhere from an 1 to 5+ depending on the type of weight you have, you're bones, and the amount of time you wear it. i've wore corsets on and off for years so my ribs have altered just slightly so i can wear it tighter and get a smoother shape, after i've had it on for an hour i can take it in more and go from a 29ish original to a 24in waist

AgentExcel
05-28-2004, 12:03 AM
well it depends on how much of a difference you want between waist and hip, and waist trimmer maybe only take out 1 inch, maybe, it just smooths everything out and moves it up or down, and corset will actually cinch you in anywhere from an 1 to 5+ depending on the type of weight you have, you're bones, and the amount of time you wear it. i've wore corsets on and off for years so my ribs have altered just slightly so i can wear it tighter and get a smoother shape, after i've had it on for an hour i can take it in more and go from a 29ish original to a 24in waist

Wow. Well, I really need to exercise, I think I'd be a 30" waist naturally if I was at my normal slimline self. I guess I'll consider a proper corset. What size should I order?

DarkindDreamer
05-28-2004, 12:08 AM
well depending on where you order it.. make sure the meaurements are of the actually piece, not the estimated size on the wearer.. if your waist is currently 34", subtract 3(so when you put it on fully laced there is a 3 inch gap between the 2 backs. then subtract however much you think you can tighten it, try putting a wide belt on around your stomach, and pull it tight and have someone measure around it... hope this makes since

dani
05-28-2004, 12:40 AM
corsetting and excercising don't replace each other. For best results I suggest both...

dani

AgentExcel
05-28-2004, 02:50 AM
corsetting and excercising don't replace each other. For best results I suggest both...

dani

Yeah, I've got until august to lose some weight. Its just chocolate fat, not like a beer belly or anything, because I don't drink ;) I'll do both.

Karisu-sama
05-28-2004, 04:27 AM
Eeee. *I* don't even want a 24" waist. It's 26", and I have 36" hips which I don't need to look any larger. o.O

AgentExcel
06-01-2004, 01:15 AM
Eeee. *I* don't even want a 24" waist. It's 26", and I have 36" hips which I don't need to look any larger. o.O

I uploaded a pic of my legs from my pitiful Amawa Hibiki outfit to my gallery! Do they look okay?

Merle-kun
06-01-2004, 02:40 AM
I uploaded a pic of my legs from my pitiful Amawa Hibiki outfit to my gallery! Do they look okay?

It's kinda hard to tell with all the dark colors, but I don't think you have anything to worry about. =3

CNash
06-21-2004, 08:29 AM
www.transformation.co.uk

A European website with a great online catalog, catering specifically to the TG crowd. Which means, breast forms!

dani
06-21-2004, 09:52 AM
I went to check that site.

IF you believe those pics are of real prosthesis, AND you are willing to pay that much to find out if it's true... then, by all means, don't let me stop you.

I'm currently trying to work out a deal with a supplier of silicone enhancers for my store, hoping to bring them for around U$40 or less. The foam enhancers should come out for under $10.

Dani

CNash
06-21-2004, 10:37 AM
I went to check that site.

IF you believe those pics are of real prosthesis, AND you are willing to pay that much to find out if it's true... then, by all means, don't let me stop you.

Look closely and you can see the point at which the breast form joins the skin.

animeBecky21
06-21-2004, 06:01 PM
First of all, I was blessed with some natural hip-age... not a ton, but enough I don't bother to add to them. Drives girls nuts too.

That said, I have seen where victoria's secret sells in their catalog a padded undergarment with removable pads on the sides and back. if you have the bucks, it might be a place to go. Otherwise, if you can get an old foam mattress or even one of those hospital blue foam eggcrate pads, you could try to trim out your own padding. Luckily a Victorias Secret catalog is free, you could use the photo there to model what you make on. It's hard though to cut the foam rounded... if I was really going to do it I'd wear some kind of mask and use a hot wire foam cutter like the model railroad guys use to cut insulation foam for scenery (I am sure it would stink and possibly be toxic, so kids dont try this one at home).

You might even cheat, especially if you're a smaller person, and use a larger set of the sewing shop shoulder pads intended to be used in womens shirts. Tucked into pantyhose they might work okay for you.


For the waist, a corset is ideal but you can also try an inexpensive waist cincher from one of the discount department stores; I used to use one from K-mart that cost about $17 and has a row of hooks down the front. They're not great but ok for occasional use - get it a couple sizes smaller than the size chart says. They come in white and black usually too, sometimes tan. Expect to replace it once in a while if you wear it a lot - I wore one twice a week and after about a year some of the boning had broken so I got another. A longer one is better if possible. If you're using pantyhose, try a control top about a size smaller than the box says you should wear - I cut them off the legs when the legs get runs (they all do eventually) then can use hose that are larger and a little more forgiving to the snags.


If you're really serious, you can train your body with a corset or cincher until you slim your waist down and then can get away without it. That might be what happened to me, even. I would suggest researching it more on a transgender related site, though, and here again it could be dangerous, so be careful.

cmdavis
08-02-2004, 05:13 PM
check out classic curves at www.clcrv.com You will pay a lot for the garment to make your rear and hips larger, but these are custom made using your measurements then a computer generated model is made and the garment is made from that. Like I said, they are pricey, but they are about as authentic as you can get if you are uber serious about looking the part.

PoodleBoy
08-21-2004, 01:28 AM
Hi! Corsets work wonders if you wear them correctly. If you wear them too tightly they can be dangerous, just make sure you can breath normally without struggling..thats a good way to judge if its fitting properly. Another thing... my crossplay costumes almost always involve full puffy skirts. A skirt that is pouffed out with one or more petticoats under it gives an illusion of a slimmer waist and curvier hips! Esp if the skirt is cinched in at the waist with a sash, tie or belt.

*Lola*
12-04-2004, 09:38 AM
Does anyone know of any place that sells not-so-expensive corsets? I cannot spend $200 on one. :waaaah:

Merle-kun
12-04-2004, 09:56 AM
Here's what I use and it works great! Just it'll show under anything snug you might want to wear. I'm still searching for an invisible/seamless waist cincher.

http://www.fredericks.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=Holiday2002&category%5Fname=Accessories%2DBody+Enhancers&product%5Fid=51162

photoguy47
01-02-2005, 01:16 AM
I can see it works, but I'm having a problem visualizing it.....any chance of seeing the padding???

Very easy and cheap:

Two shoulder pads duct-taped edge to edge to from an oval shape thin in the borders and thick in the centre.

I made one of this for each side, and they stay in place by whatever is worn on top.

It does work, as you can see in the pic.

Good luck


Dani

dani
01-02-2005, 01:21 AM
Sure: post #25 of this very same thread: http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=540233&postcount=25

photoguy47
01-02-2005, 01:39 AM
Sure: post #25 of this very same thread: http://forums.cosplay.com/showpost.php?p=540233&postcount=25
It's all clear to me now.....thanks.

tabbybunhead
01-14-2005, 10:03 AM
I checked out Sami's Closet.They have stuff both for creating butt and slimming the waist as well as things for holding in the package.

i recommend the site,and no I do not work for them lol.

Tabby

Reno_kun
01-18-2005, 04:15 AM
Well after asking some female friends of mine after they stoped laughing at me, they said I already have pretty girly hips, and I don't really need any thing. but If I do I will.

Leon
01-30-2005, 10:06 AM
It does work, as you can see in the pic.


You remind me of this lady that I work with.....

Reno_kun
02-03-2005, 12:00 AM
actully adding to myallready natural hips i baiught this thing called a waist trimmer and it only cost me a buck. a buck! and It gives me the walk as well it's made by concord enterprises. see if yo can find them online I got mine at a 99 cents store.

Firestar
02-03-2005, 01:33 AM
Hey, I'm working on an Aeris Gainsborough crossplay and....well.....the girls got some hip action going on and I have no clue how to emulate it, seeings how I don't have hips ;_;

I've got the breasts, and tuck down, I'm just wondering how I can fake having hips......any suggestions would be greatly appreciated ^_^

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NOTE from your moderator: I merged in the former "slim waist" thread, so please check the posts carefully to see which is which. The original "slim waist" thread posts all have "slim waist" as a post title, in case the purpose might not be clear now that they're in the context of the "hip padding" posts.

Haha, two of my guy friends dressed up as girls for halloween. It was hilarious, they looked perfect. It's too bad I dunno exactly what they did. Jus like, use socks or something, thts all they did & it was great. Haha

--Ashley <3

hobbit_marco
03-27-2005, 06:31 AM
I did a bit of thinking and came with an idea to increase your hips.

You need two tight shorts and a bit of foam padding for it. It consist of simply attaching the foam in between the two shorts. This way you'll have a thick/padded shorts. That hopefully creates more curve on your hips.

Mind you, this is just me thinking. I haven't tested it anything. I first wanted to hear what you (more experienced) people think of my idea? Will it work, will it look good? Any drawbacks?

POKETNRJSH
03-27-2005, 11:25 PM
Ok so I got a 32" waist and like, 36" hips so I don't need any hips but I need less waist...what's the cheapest way to do this? I'm poor :/

Lady Piedish
05-31-2005, 05:17 PM
How could i do any of this with out any padding or anything like that

but it has to be done in secret

Lady Piedish
05-31-2005, 05:17 PM
How could i do any of this with out any padding or anything like that

but it has to be done in secret

(SiN)
06-02-2005, 07:38 PM
i'm half amused by all of this, from the back you cant tell if i'm a guy or a girl. and i dont have a visible adam's apple. i'm kinda sad now, cause i'm starting to grow facial hair alot faster.

DustyLevi
07-11-2005, 07:28 PM
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cpardo
07-19-2005, 02:17 AM
So, what if for example your costume is a swimsuit, two piece but still covers your stomach. Is there something you could put under to slim your tummy and love handles? Or do you have to just suck it in?

bohejm
09-11-2005, 12:00 AM
do anyone know a non-chloset (Wrong spelling =3) methord to make waist thinner?

Kirin-Riki
09-12-2005, 11:08 PM
corsets may cost alot, but if you bite the bullet, save up, and buy one they help alot.
i dont really need one seeing i'm quite skinny around that area, but it still helps push what you've got upwards and it allows for more chest fat to work with to make cleavage.

as for hips and bum. making your own out of some fluffy, lightweight fabric and some shoulder pads from a dress is a cool way, if you wear a pair of skin color pantyhose it enhances it. i took some of my homemade pads and sewed them together to make kind of a pair of shorts. some day ill have to take some pics.

cpardo
09-13-2005, 02:33 AM
For my costume, I found a waist slimmer at Walmart for like 8.95 or something and they had white, nude or black. I got a black one and it worked pretty well with the black outfit I wore and it's not visible. Folks and friends like the outfit as a whole, and I just need to work on eye makeup. Plus one friend said "you make a great woman--you just need some hips." So I guess I need to buy some. But this experiment is working out well so far.

kojirojames2004
09-14-2005, 05:22 AM
Same here. This was a great bargain without having to buy a corset, and it's more comfortable.

Dashren Nolan
10-27-2005, 11:54 PM
I'm looking at cosplaying Melfina from Outlaw Star, and it'll be my first crossplay. I like to think my face is already rather feminine, but I'm quite wide.:thumbsup: I'm not exactly fat, but I do have a gut and it's a bitch to suck it in for a whole day. Is my best option a corset, a "crincher", or medical tape? Maybe other options?

arick86
11-16-2005, 09:45 PM
If you're comforatable with your sewing skills, you can build your own corsert for about 50 bucks... There are patterns of historic corsets (which are really good) readily available and they're not too complicated to follow... just make sure you use a good canvas as your base fabric... otherwise you'll waste your time and money. I've just built one for a future costume and it came out really well.

Corvus_Luna
01-08-2006, 11:49 PM
i've heard a lot of people talking about getting corsets, and i just thought i'd point something out. as i understand it
Corsets: from hips to top of bust, cinched in back
Bodice: from hips to just under bust, cinches in front
Waist Cincher: covers only waist area, cinches in front
feel free to correct me if i'm wrong. ok, with that said, i think what you guys need is door number three, the waist cincher. you could use a corset or a bodice, but really i think that would just be extra material, and waist cinchers are a lot easier to make.
ok, just thought i'd put my dime and four and 1/2 pennies in :P

laura_kawaii
01-21-2006, 04:51 PM
Here's a tip on creating very cheap breasts if your costume is fully covered and does not require visible cleavage. 1st. Go down to the neighborhood dollar store and get a pair of knee high panty hose. 2nd, get a 4 lb bag of Hartz parakeet bird seed. Very important that it is hartz brand cause of less sunflower seeds that tend to puncture hose and leak. 3rd, is the correct bra and cup size for your body...requires research. 4th, an empty 20oz soda bottle with bottom cut off to use as a funnel. Gather all of the above and set bra in 2 qt. bowl add seed to fill bra to less than 1/4" from bras bottom lip...thats the extra material from the bottom. Empty seed into the bowl and then tie a string around the knee highs to the normal drinking spot of your makeshift funnel and empty contents of bowl into funnel slowly and untie string when contents of bowl is empty tie off hose as close as possble and if excess hose is there it can be cut off. Woila, instant breasts all for under $10

Atsushi
01-26-2006, 10:19 PM
i'd like to do a crossplay or two ^_^ thank you for the helpful stuff =D

Leishu
01-27-2006, 10:53 AM
Typically, a corset extends from just under the arms to the hips... so it'd pretty much never be above the bust...

A bodice, on the other hand, usually describes an entire part of any garment which has such a piece. It can be analogized to 'vest,' if need be, but usually extends to the tops of the shoulders, covering the breast.

A waist cincher is usually a sort of short corset, extending to a fair bit below the armpits (the bottom of the ribs seems to be a proper resting place) from a bit above the hips.

The material and ties of any of the three depend 100% on the designer. Front-laced corsets have been used on popular occasions (especially in certain goth-type items) and rear-snap bodices are especially popular for theater. :3

Just thought I'd clear things up. It seemed that your definitions were a little backwards...

Psyposer
02-03-2006, 06:00 AM
Oh hi there... i need some help and i think that this topic would be appropriate for me to ask...

Well, i'm planning to crossplay Jade, from Mortal Kombat Deceptions soon, in fact, i think that my waist is ok for this crossplay, but i'm not so sure about my "hips"...
dunno, there are something i could do with 'em?

i have this photos,
my last "crossplay" was JENOVA from Final Fantasy VII *in fact, it wasn't reeeeally a crossplay, since i do not make the boobs but =P~*:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=578868

and i think, that one from me as Tales of Symphonia's, Yggdrasil/Mithos, you can se + or - how my hips are:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=571112

and me as Kuja, like in my avatar:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=440701

oh well... sorry right now i don't have a better photo ~__~

anyway, can someone help me? any tip? o.o~

bye!
~Psy K~

Zipo
02-21-2006, 04:42 AM
Okay, I need a quick corset review if someone could help me out here. I have ordered this item:
http://www.sallyanncorsetshop.com/store/item.asp?i=wim77&c=4

After reading some of this thread, it seems that "waist nippers" are not considered as good as actual corsets. The description for this item said it was particularly good for cross-dressing, and I got this site recommended from someone experienced, so I figured it was a good choice.

But anyway, what's the significant difference between cinchers/nippers and corsets? This one is torso-length (just under bust to almost the crotch), and has boning. If I'm not terribly worried about the appearance of my falsies, will this probably work well for me?

animeBecky21
03-22-2006, 04:10 AM
Never tried side hooks. Being nylon/satin, the front isn't as tough as if it were all nylon, satin can pull out of seams if you push it too hard. Is the boning metal or just hard plastic? The plastic ones can bend out or bulge in spots.

I think you'll find that no matter what anyone here can tell you, you won't find out until you get it on you how well it works. It doesn't seem a lot different from the $18 ones I got in K-mart and wore for a long time, except the hooks are in a different spot and it has the fancy front. But on the bright side. it's not terribly expensive if it doesn't work.

I don't know how big you are or how their sizing works, either, but when I get a nylon one I get the smallest I can find (usually a medium). The sizes this shows seem to be on the big side, unless that's a chest or hip measurement. The stretchier materials, you should buy as small as possible and still get into it.

I have a couple here that are a panty cincher and they do a reasonable job (they're just uncomfortable to wear for long). Then again, I mainly only need stomach control, so it's hard to say if they'd work as well on you.

Neko-Ryu_Lander
04-07-2006, 03:26 PM
Psylocke i wish i had your hips!!! just shift your weight and walk femenin and with hips like those you will be fine

me-nichan
04-26-2006, 11:10 PM
Yup, hormones. You really want to give it your all then there is only one way to do it right. I know it might sound kind of extreme and kind of permanent but nothing will give a guy curves like a regular dosage of female hormones. : )


ummm i havnt read up on any follow up posts after this on this topic if there are any, butttttt, i hope you know you cant, "leagally" just go to some pharmacy or anywhere and get hormones, it takes a doctor or two to sign a slip as well as a therapist, for dosage, and a reason why.........

and taking them off a street vendor isnt exactly a good idea either....

dont just go suggesting hormones either, say he took them for more then four months at a normal dosage, or above normal dosage, (thats lethal" or under normal dosage, over a period of about 4-6 months, that will cause sterilization, theres much more effects then just physical effects given by hormaones, and geez, half the time hormones dont effect your overall appearence until about half a year in........

dont suggest something if your not going to give all the details,

a regular dosage of female hormones


yeah, there not exactly regular, or natural for a man to take, i know why people take them, and im not going to get into that because thats not the reason for this forum or thread, but geez think about what you post, you could end up hurting someone if you dont... its not a matter of appearence, it a matter of responsibility... just going and altering your hormanal ballance could completely F**K up your head. theres lots of factors to determine, next time just think about what you say..

(sry to rant, dont mean to sound like a bleh x.x)

jaa ne
-meh-

Mai Kirasaki
05-22-2006, 02:20 PM
Question,
I have my costume pretty much tuned to my liking but I am not sure about one thing.
My costume is of Asuka Watarai from "Under the innocent sky" She apears to be about 10 years old based on the reference pictures I have of the character. I do need to creat some breast size for the costume and want to make the costume look very feminine. (i'm a guy, do'h!)

How large would be ok considering the age of the character I am doing in relation to me needing to make the costume also look good. As it is I am making her a little bit sexy by wearing garters but if I don't, the stockings will fall down.

Currently I have a 36B bra for the costume.
Any thoughts?

Thanks:angel: :toothy:

cpardo
05-22-2006, 07:42 PM
My opinion of course:

If the character is that young, then breasts shouldn't be too much of a factor, unless you're doing an older version of the character, then yeah they could be (do you have pic of the character to look at?). And yeah garters will also make her look older as well as sexier. I had to use them for a schoolgirl outfit, and it became more adult oriented. But they do come in handy.

36B is a very good size. Does it have pads already in it? I have a 36B one like that with pads already sewn in, so it doesn't need anymore padding. If not, you can experiment with different kinds of padding to get what you want.

I use 36B, and 34C on more older characters based on my design--garters where necessary, or when I want to use them!

Hope that helps a little.

Mai Kirasaki
05-31-2006, 10:36 AM
Not sure if this has been addressed so here goes my question.
For creating curves I have been advised to use a good corset, I have purchased one at Fanime this past weekend that honestly shocked me at how nice of an hourglass figure it gave me. This is great and all but what if you are doing a crossplay that involves an exposed stomache area. For example "Tifa".
I am actually planning on a crossplay of Ayumi Hamasaki from her video "Real me" Either one of the two outfits she wears exposes her stomache area.

I have heard that wearing a corset 23/7 for a period of time creats that smaller waist that would look good for a crossplay that exposes the stomache area.

Has anyone heard of this and if so has anyone here done what I belive is called "waist training"? If so please describe it to me.

Thank you.

Mai Kirasaki
05-31-2006, 12:09 PM
Here's a tip on creating very cheap breasts if your costume is fully covered and does not require visible cleavage. 1st. Go down to the neighborhood dollar store and get a pair of knee high panty hose. 2nd, get a 4 lb bag of Hartz parakeet bird seed. Very important that it is hartz brand cause of less sunflower seeds that tend to puncture hose and leak. 3rd, is the correct bra and cup size for your body...requires research. 4th, an empty 20oz soda bottle with bottom cut off to use as a funnel. Gather all of the above and set bra in 2 qt. bowl add seed to fill bra to less than 1/4" from bras bottom lip...thats the extra material from the bottom. Empty seed into the bowl and then tie a string around the knee highs to the normal drinking spot of your makeshift funnel and empty contents of bowl into funnel slowly and untie string when contents of bowl is empty tie off hose as close as possble and if excess hose is there it can be cut off. Woila, instant breasts all for under $10

Wow I must be a cheep b@st@rd. I used $.99 knee highs and some short grain rice from the kitchen. LOL

Leishu
05-31-2006, 12:56 PM
Toilet paper. All the way. 0_o

natsukoarts
05-31-2006, 01:31 PM
toilet paper seems a lot more manageable than rice... i'd hate to be dropping rice as i go...
never tried rice.
but toilet paper does work, or balls of scotch tape cause you can shape them and add toilet paper

Mai Kirasaki
05-31-2006, 01:43 PM
Well from what I found the rice shapes itself to the bra you are wearing very nicely. That plus by the end of the day at a con you have fresh cooked rice balls. LOL

YUCK!!!!!

DiabloDiabolic
07-12-2006, 04:55 AM
ummm i havnt read up on any follow up posts after this on this topic if there are any, butttttt, i hope you know you cant, "leagally" just go to some pharmacy or anywhere and get hormones, it takes a doctor or two to sign a slip as well as a therapist, for dosage, and a reason why.........

and taking them off a street vendor isnt exactly a good idea either....

dont just go suggesting hormones either, say he took them for more then four months at a normal dosage, or above normal dosage, (thats lethal" or under normal dosage, over a period of about 4-6 months, that will cause sterilization, theres much more effects then just physical effects given by hormaones, and geez, half the time hormones dont effect your overall appearence until about half a year in........

dont suggest something if your not going to give all the details,


yeah, there not exactly regular, or natural for a man to take, i know why people take them, and im not going to get into that because thats not the reason for this forum or thread, but geez think about what you post, you could end up hurting someone if you dont... its not a matter of appearence, it a matter of responsibility... just going and altering your hormanal ballance could completely F**K up your head. theres lots of factors to determine, next time just think about what you say..

(sry to rant, dont mean to sound like a bleh x.x)

jaa ne
-meh-


well me-nichan, i hate to burst your bubble but there are feminine hormones online you can buy. although i dont know the side effects (which you prove a point there), these hormones can increase breastsize, waist, and can make you practically be w woman, or so it says. its on this site: http://www.crossdresser.com/product_page_subcategories.asp?ProductCatID=10
they sell lots of crossdresser products like breastforms and i saw alot of cute gaff panties. sorry if im making you look like an ass, me-nichan.

RMEMBER!
i never said these work. if you DO purchase them and try them, plz let us know how they work.:bigtu:

dani
07-12-2006, 11:29 AM
well me-nichan, i hate to burst your bubble but there are feminine hormones online you can buy.
..................
sorry if im making you look like an ass, me-nichan.

Me-nichan is NOT looking like an ass, but you are looking like a VERY UNINFORMED person with that post.

Some of us have been educating ourselves on these topics for many years. Feel free to believe me or not, but it would be SUICIDAL to self-medicate hormones.

Your body NEEDS testosterone, so how are you going to replace it if you neutralize it with female hormones? Talk to an endocrinologist.

animeBecky21
08-15-2006, 01:46 PM
Hormones will mess up your liver if taken improperly. Even transgender sites like Susan's Transgender Resources (www.susans.org) will not discuss hormones on their web board in specifics (like dosages) because it is highly risky to take them without a doctor's supervision.

Hormones don't work the same for everyone and the effect lessens with age; generally by age 30 your bone structure is set and the changes will be smaller. Some people grow large breasts, others don't grow any; and effects on other parts of the body can vary widely also. It is not a magic cure-all pill that will fix all that nasty masculinity.

If you feel like you need to be a woman that badly, it's not that expensive to see a psychiatrist who can prescribe you - just be sure to find someone who is experienced in transgender issues. Or use the link I just gave you for more info, since this isn't really related to cosplay.

Dov Sherman
09-02-2006, 09:43 AM
well me-nichan, i hate to burst your bubble but there are feminine hormones online you can buy. although i dont know the side effects (which you prove a point there), these hormones can increase breastsize, waist, and can make you practically be w woman, or so it says. its on this site

One of the side effects of ANY hormone use is a quadrupled risk for cancer.

DO NOT USE HORMONES WITHOUT A DOCTOR'S SUPERVISION!!!!
DO NOT USE HORMONES WITHOUT A DOCTOR'S SUPERVISION!!!!
DO NOT USE HORMONES WITHOUT A DOCTOR'S SUPERVISION!!!!
DO NOT USE HORMONES WITHOUT A DOCTOR'S SUPERVISION!!!!
DO NOT USE HORMONES WITHOUT A DOCTOR'S SUPERVISION!!!!

Dov Sherman
09-02-2006, 09:52 AM
For hip padding, I use something called the "Veronica 2" which is a long padded underwear which is custom designed for your measurements. It's made by Classic Curves (you can get it at http://www.ladylikeshop.com/). They have a few other models too. (I also tried their "Diva" for cleavage but it doesn't work well on someone with 2% body fat.)

You can use a corset too but don't use a corset without using hip padding. A narrow waist is nice but if your hips are narrower than your shoulders, that's going to be a much bigger tip-off than your waistline.

And remember: Corsets are not magical. A corset can only reduce your waist size by about two inches, or up to four inches with a lot of training. Mostly they're good for posture and flattening your tummy.

keitaro849
09-12-2006, 07:23 PM
My body might be ok for doing a crossplay it's just my face that needs work.

Mithos
09-14-2006, 02:52 AM
For hip padding, I use something called the "Veronica 2" which is a long padded underwear which is custom designed for your measurements. It's made by Classic Curves (you can get it at http://www.ladylikeshop.com/). They have a few other models too. (I also tried their "Diva" for cleavage but it doesn't work well on someone with 2% body fat.)

You can use a corset too but don't use a corset without using hip padding. A narrow waist is nice but if your hips are narrower than your shoulders, that's going to be a much bigger tip-off than your waistline.

And remember: Corsets are not magical. A corset can only reduce your waist size by about two inches, or up to four inches with a lot of training. Mostly they're good for posture and flattening your tummy.

I depends on the quality of the corset. I've been wearing corsets for a while now and I can comfortably get myself from a 32" waist down to a 28" witohut any effort now, but I have a *very* expensive professional tight-laced corset. I could probably drop to 26" now, but I'm fine with 28" as it is.

A few corset tips:

-Steel boning is a must! Plastic will buckle and stick into your waist/kidneys and hurt a lot. Steel is the only type of corset good for tight lacing and waist reduction.

-Get one with a front busk closure. Keep the back laced loosely so you can easily close the front, then tighten the back to bring your waist in. To remove, loosen the back (without untying it) and undo the busk. You can get a corset on and off within seconds using this type of corset.

-Don't overtighten before you're ready. Try 2" at first, then 4" after about a month or two (assuming regular wear).

-If you get any sharp pinching pain, stop use. Corsets should feel tight, but not painful.

natsukoarts
09-17-2006, 06:30 PM
agree with dov sherman!
do not use hormones without a prescription and definitely, do not get them off the street, i might question ordering off the internet as well because some of that stuff, may not be prescribed specifically to you or your body chemistry - hormones can be very dangerous - not something to screw around with - on street/internet, no idea what might be in them....

animebecky and dani seems to have a lot of info, i'd trust their inputs...
*bows to senpai* (thanks for keeping it real, informative)

for corsets,
test it out first, dont just wear it the first day of the con because you might not know how it feels, and if you have the money get a good corset and get it fitted etc...
if the corset cuts off your ability to breath, move or survive. sharp pain = stop

Zipo
10-16-2006, 08:32 AM
I've been using my homemade hip pads with moderate results. I used the method described in the earlier half of this thread. For something I literally hacked together myself, they do admirably well. However, the only implement I found to be capable of carving foam rubber was scissors.

The result is that they are shaped well enough, but when it comes down to the fine texture they are lumpy and look "chiseled." When worn with enough on top of them, they look fine, but I find myself disappointed compared to the padded underwear I got from Sally Ann Corsets (which was pretty affordable, but only pads the butt; not the hips).

I'm not sure what it would take to smoothen my existing pads, but I'm guessing something sharp and electric-powered that I don't have. I'd be willing to buy something better, but I'm afraid that most of what is being suggested is far more expensive than I think a single garment needs to be, especially when compared to something carved out of foam rubber. Besides, I just need some pads alone.

Any suggestions for improving or upgrading?

UrMastrInuYasha
12-18-2006, 11:02 PM
With hormones, not only does it affect your body, it affects your mentally as well apparently, me, If I could take them, and gain a little femmy body, i'd be happy. But with taking hormones, There is a possibility of gaining breast, and etc. Plus, your voice, i mean, if your serious into crossplay, it won't bother you. but if you need to keep up a professional front, having a #$% voice won't work.

honestly, do them pills work at all? Ive had the thought once or twice in my head, i just want the body, not the boobs, or voice-change

Kirin-Riki
12-18-2006, 11:55 PM
With hormones, not only does it affect your body, it affects your mentally as well apparently, me, If I could take them, and gain a little femmy body, i'd be happy. But with taking hormones, There is a possibility of gaining breast, and etc. Plus, your voice, i mean, if your serious into crossplay, it won't bother you. but if you need to keep up a professional front, having a #$% voice won't work.

honestly, do them pills work at all? Ive had the thought once or twice in my head, i just want the body, not the boobs, or voice-change

in most cases, they're not simply an "i want them so ill get them" scenario...
obtaining hormones is a lengthy process which can take upwards of a year to finish, what with all the counselling necessary.

unless you buy them on the black market, but then again that is extremely hazardous to your health if you have no idea what you're doing, and plus it's illegal...

UrMastrInuYasha
12-19-2006, 10:58 PM
in most cases, they're not simply an "i want them so ill get them" scenario...
obtaining hormones is a lengthy process which can take upwards of a year to finish, what with all the counsellings necessary.

unless you buy them on the black market, but then again that is extremely hazardous to your health if you have no idea what you're doing, and plus it's illegal...

If I was going to do it, I'd go through doctors, black marketing pills, or any drug, is bad. It would say " makes all fat fall off" in reality, it's a acid pill that could kill, or they send you an empty bottle and rip you off.

I just want to know if it's possible to gain a feminine figure, without getting breast, or have vocal-problems. I've tried losing weight, and doing certian workouts, but it never usually works.

Lusci0us
12-21-2006, 10:53 PM
Does wearing a bra with an underwire for several hours help develop breast tissue over time (as in months)?

shonen_jidai
12-21-2006, 11:20 PM
Does wearing a bra with an underwire for several hours help develop breast tissue over time (as in months)?

I'm pretty sure that won't work. Quite honestly, short of hormones, the only sure way for a guy to grow their own breasts is at the expense of gaining a lot of weight everywhere else, if you get my meaning. Interestingly enough, there has been some talk about the plant estrogens in soy products, such as soy milk increasing breast growth. But I haven't heard of anything conclusive.

Iori E
06-06-2007, 01:59 AM
Seeing how this thread hasn't been touched in several months, I guess I'll start.

I'm wondering if there's any way to slim the waist or add hips without any extra garments (corsets, padding, etc.). Like someone mentioned before, it's not an option if your costume is, say, a swimsuit or something similar. (I haven't worn tights or pantyhose since 2004; people say I have great legs and I intend to show them off whenever possible.)

And no, I am not considering hormones.

I'm guessing that specific exercise methods are the way to go. But what kind? Any advice would be appreciated.

It's okay to say, "It's impossible, the male body just can't achieve it." At least I won't get my hopes up.

AlfonzthePirate
06-06-2007, 08:38 AM
Belly Dancing and Hula Workouts work great for developing a female shape, they also help a lot with body language. Plus they are a lot of fun and feel good!
These are some of my favorites:
Rania Belly Dance
http://www.amazon.com/Bellydance-Fitness-Weight-featuring-Rania/dp/B00007G1VN/ref=pd_bbs_7/104-4649467-9895116?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1181136849&sr=8-7
Island Girl Hula
http://www.amazon.com/Island-Dance-Fitness-Workout-Beginners/dp/B0002ILKBI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-4649467-9895116?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1181136924&sr=1-1
The Goddess Workout
http://www.amazon.com/Goddess-Workout-Dolphina-Bellydance-FItness/dp/B00006IQA5/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-4649467-9895116?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1181136956&sr=1-2
Veena and Neena Belly Dance
http://www.amazon.com/Bellydance-Fitness-Beginners-Basic-Burning/dp/B00005N8AM/ref=sr_1_10/104-4649467-9895116?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1181136992&sr=1-10

There are more. WHen ordering these videos make sure you know whether they are instructional or a workout.
I started with instructional and then moved on to workout.
Best of luck
ATP

Michi
06-06-2007, 02:55 PM
(I haven't worn tights or pantyhose since 2004; people say I have great legs and I intend to show them off whenever possible.)

Wait, why not? You can have great legs and still make them look even better with pantyhose. Pantyhose just generally smooths things out; you can buy skin colored pantyhose that isn't meant to cover or hide things. In any costume I wear that shows legs (female, not male characters) I wear pantyhose. Even Misuzu, where barely any is seen, but especially Mai and Kasumi. I'd recommend it. It'll make your look overall more feminine and clean. :)

fallenfae
07-19-2007, 02:06 AM
Has anyone had good results with duct tape corsets? I would think they would work almost as well as regular corsets. If you wrap them tight enough and thick enough while taping, then they should stay the same over-all shape and stiffness while wearing o.O. Im planning to make one soon because its just so much cheaper and easier then making a real one, and I think it would work just as well. I will probably end up making a fabric and boning one in the future, but a duct tape one just seems all-around practical since its going to be semi-firm and hold the same shape.

Oh, and by the way, im not trying to train my waist. Im ok with how everything is, im just trying to suck all the fat around my midsection to excentuate the curve and give my midsection an overall female appearance. So again, it is meant to move around and reshape the fat, not train my bone structure :P Im fine with my bones, just need some shaping.

StargazerGemini
08-03-2007, 01:55 PM
You could alway go out and get or make a waist clencher, they´re fairly comfortable, allow for a good amount of movement and get the job done. A little extra padding never hurts either lol

(I´m liking the duct tape idea lol n.o)

InterimOfZeal
08-26-2007, 03:32 PM
Random suggestion for filling bra cups:

Water balloons. I crossdressed once in HS, and they worked beautifully. Felt real, moved real, and withstood quite a few squeezings from the curious at C cup size. Drawbacks are how cold they can be on the nipples, but if you take a paper towel or something and put it between them and your chest, everything turns out fine. Obviously doesn't work as well with low cut bras/massive cleavage showing, but if the chest is covered, not much beats them.

Concolor
09-12-2007, 01:23 PM
Just tossing a question out for ideas. I'm messing with the idea of a Rem (http://benippon.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=10302&currency=JPY) cosplay. Now, she's female, but she's also a death god. Am I being too detail-oriented? Or should I not worry about making myself look female first?

Kirin-Riki
09-12-2007, 02:03 PM
Just tossing a question out for ideas. I'm messing with the idea of a Rem (http://benippon.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=10302&currency=JPY) cosplay. Now, she's female, but she's also a death god. Am I being too detail-oriented? Or should I not worry about making myself look female first?

the manga was pretty ambiguous about her gender, and considering how shinigami don't seem to have very many physically attracting qualities i don't think it would really matter. caking yourself with as much makeup as you'd need to look like a shinigami would probably suffice.
the energy could be poured however into trying to come up with as androgynous a voice as the seiyu had in the anime

generiousblack
09-24-2007, 01:48 PM
Weightwatchers lol...no seriously, you can always stuff a loose belt around your waist inside the costume.

UncertainKitten
04-26-2008, 12:54 PM
Alright, so, I'm kinda in that situation where I have girlish hips (5 or 6" difference between my waist and hips ^-^;...) but no ass whatsoever. So, how do I remedy that aspect?

chris-chan
05-05-2008, 01:46 AM
so, figured id give this a shot. anyway, im a big guy, and i mean big as in heavy. i weigh 220 lbs, and am 5'6" (short, i know, and its as tall as im gonna get) anyway, i have a pretty big stomach, and in another thread i posted about it, and someone suggested a waist cincher, but how well would that work for someone like me? heres some pics of me.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183/mew_mewaddict/mohawk011.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183/mew_mewaddict/mohawk021.jpg

(i would get a picture of me without a shirt on, but my camera is MIA)

Gweego
05-10-2008, 05:03 PM
I got a little question I'd like to ask. I have some hip pads, but I'd like to wear tighter clothing and well, you can pretty much see the outline of the pads when I do wear something tight. How exactly do I get them to blend in and not make it look like there's a pair of pads at my sides?

Soulkokoro
11-09-2008, 04:44 PM
This link could help people who want corsets for less than $200 and don't want to make it themselves ^_^

https://www.lolita-kisama.com/shop/index.php?cPath=373_431

If anybody knows if this website's stuff is quality, plz tell me. I've heard it is, but it helps to get more opinions right?

odegaard
12-01-2008, 06:57 AM
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The_prodigy
12-06-2008, 02:07 PM
What I'm doing for me EVA Crossplay is taking plastic wrap and wraping it around my belly to get that thinner look, then making some pads to put on my thighs. Fake boobs are easy though.

an deiner Seite
12-06-2008, 02:12 PM
What I'm doing for me EVA Crossplay is taking plastic wrap and wraping it around my belly to get that thinner look, then making some pads to put on my thighs. Fake boobs are easy though.

have fun with that XDD

ramesese
12-07-2008, 12:52 AM
Not sure what may be in your budget for your costume. But I would get a female body/muscle suit complete with the boobs etc. sculpted for you, then casted in latex rubber, which would be your undersuit, then wear your costume on top of that. I think that would look so realistic.

TLSHIN
03-18-2009, 08:38 PM
Hey everyone, newbie to crossplaying here and was wondering something..I am wondering what I should order for padded hips, was looking at these. http://cgi.ebay.ca/Y53-Butt-Hips-Shaper-Padded-Enhancer-Underwear-C-sizeXL_W0QQitemZ230331637210QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_ Women_s_Underwear_Design_2?hash=item230331637210&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18

My waist size is about 30 being a male, so would this be the right size for me to get or should I get lower?

KatieAriel
03-29-2009, 08:11 PM
corset corset corset!
minimum, you'll have to dish out about $90. go for the real thing with steel boning. anything else will buckle and stretch. most corsets can extend over your hips a bit, which can give you a foundation to add padding. almost like a bustle. this doesnt work for really skimpy outfits though.
yes, I am fully aware I'm a girl. however, being a renaissance LARP-er, I've got plently of corset miles. I can get my waist down to about 18inches. mind you, I cant breath too well. but it is possible.

another way to go is a bodice. same concept, but it is higher waisted. when laced tightly, it can create a "false" waist that will exagerate your hips. but they're still about $75 for a decent one.

MellissaLynn
07-07-2009, 01:26 AM
Hi! I'm new to the site, but not to crossplay. I'm going to the Chicago Comic-Con & Video Game Expo in August, and am planning to wear three costumes: the Supergirl costume I wore last year, a Black Canary costume, and a She-Hulk costume. The Black Canary is the one giving me issues; it's basically a one-piece swimsuit, a bolero jacket, fishnets, and boots. I have everything so far but the bolero jacket and the boots.

What I need is help withthe padding. What I'm considering is taking a pair of sky-blue or a pair of flesh-colored tights or control-top pantyhose and sewing hip and butt pads in (thanks for the shoulder pad idea, that's a lot better than just rough foam rubber!), then sewing a pair of fishnets to the tights. After that, I want to attach the whole thing to the inside of the swimsuit. If it goes the way I'm picturing it, the final result should look like the hips and butt are natural product and not padding.

My question is this: how wide should the hips be? My other homemade set isn't as wide as I'd like, but I'm not sure how wide I should go. I was looking thru some sewing books and some fashion magazines; are the hips really supposed to be as wide as the shoulders?

Thanks for any advice in advance.

CYA!
MellissaLynn

Rekuyukai
07-07-2009, 09:33 AM
i would still say corset ive been crossplaying for about 7 or 8 years now i just got lucky that i have a female figure for a male...but not everyone was blessed with that hourglass shape...(walks away very slowly)

but yeah go for corset its the best option

kojirojames2004
07-09-2009, 05:37 PM
If you can't afford a corset, a body shaper is the best way to go.

I'm planning a new professionally done Jessie costume for NYAF and this Halloween, and recently got a something from an infomercial called the Kymaro Body Shaper, and trust me it worked like a charm when I first tried it today (7/9), and looked more like a female than I ever did. (TMI?)

OxoLMNxoO
07-11-2009, 09:52 PM
hm...im a chick but there's two things I think would work. My cousin one day bought a gurtle thingy/ kinda like underwear that came up to the ribcage. And it was meant to make her tummy look smaller. It actually served that purpose and gave her a bit some more curvage. So thatt could help to give you a girlish dip. Also I think wrappings around your hips would help. Wrap very lighty high up and gradually make more layers going down... although im not sure on what you could use that would be comfortable =/ ....hope I helped...a bit lol

Negu
08-04-2009, 08:09 PM
I want to crossplay as Aerith as well. The shape isn't a problem, I sort of have a wierd hourshape curvey kind of hip. It's very odd. I sort of like it though. My only part of my body I do like.
I think the only thing I am going to have trouble is, the face. My face is sort of masculine, although people have thought of me as a girl at many points. Any tips on how to look more feminine in general? Please. Thankies.

flyingdog
08-04-2009, 10:44 PM
You said you're having problems with your face, but how are your feminine gestures? Half the battle is in mannerisms: Walk with one leg in front of the other--you said you've got hips, so sway them. XD Walk with your head held high--you're playing a woman, after all. If you laugh at all, put your hand over your mouth. As for getting your face to look feminine, wear make-up, but find out how to apply it first--I think there's threads on make-up on the forum. If you've already been mistaken for a girl, though, then it sounds like the rest will be easy for you. ^^

Dark Inuyasha
10-25-2009, 11:11 PM
Not sure what may be in your budget for your costume. But I would get a female body/muscle suit complete with the boobs etc. sculpted for you, then casted in latex rubber, which would be your undersuit, then wear your costume on top of that. I think that would look so realistic.

yes thats perfect a female body suit thanks I got to find one I guess going as Kagome wont be so hard after all.

Dark Inuyasha
10-25-2009, 11:14 PM
You said you're having problems with your face, but how are your feminine gestures? Half the battle is in mannerisms: Walk with one leg in front of the other--you said you've got hips, so sway them. XD Walk with your head held high--you're playing a woman, after all. If you laugh at all, put your hand over your mouth. As for getting your face to look feminine, wear make-up, but find out how to apply it first--I think there's threads on make-up on the forum. If you've already been mistaken for a girl, though, then it sounds like the rest will be easy for you. ^^

All of this sounds very helpful thanks so much I will remember to do all of this and the good thing is I will have help from an another cosplayer who went as Kagome at AX 09 and lucky for me she is a cosmotologist so I she can do the make up and she will also go as Inuyasha at AX 2010 and I will be Kagome I just hope I can pull this off and look good.

iaShakezula
02-28-2010, 07:11 PM
wow its nice to know there a lots of male crossplayer here.

I have a Japanese friend who is endowed with a bishonen face and he crossplay very well. I love it when he has crossplaying as Miku in the black dress heels,color contacts and fake lashes and all. He got a push up wrap to create a nice cleavage.I was dancing with him while I was crossplaying as a guy , i was acting like a dude and he was dancing like a primm and proper girl. I cant stop giggling in my mind.

Taicho-
03-07-2010, 02:29 PM
iaShakezula, are you talking about me? :)
It's important to love the character and do all ideas to improve the quality.
This can be said to all cosplay.

wow its nice to know there a lots of male crossplayer here.

I have a Japanese friend who is endowed with a bishonen face and he crossplay very well. I love it when he has crossplaying as Miku in the black dress heels,color contacts and fake lashes and all. He got a push up wrap to create a nice cleavage.I was dancing with him while I was crossplaying as a guy , i was acting like a dude and he was dancing like a primm and proper girl. I cant stop giggling in my mind.

sephygoth
03-16-2010, 10:06 PM
What I'm doing for me EVA Crossplay is taking plastic wrap and wraping it around my belly to get that thinner look, then making some pads to put on my thighs. Fake boobs are easy though.
hilarious,
"I like to wrap my friends in plastic? yeah and beat them with a stick."
plastic wrap sweat will not treat you good, keeps freshness in and cool air OUT.....you's be better off wrapping it around your head XD
I say this only since others have done it before, I had a bet I would last longer than a friend in binding. I didn't lose, and he ended up with lines of red from even attempting that crap: it'll tighten/bunch up and slid and turn into a weird inflexible wad clamped around your gut. Unless you want some funny aftermath pics, don't do that.

also, don't use black electrical tape, it shrinks naturally, so it will get DAM tight and quite scarey.

makes me feel liek a jerk for letting others do this, but they've not fallen for us for no reason :drunk:

tyciol
04-05-2010, 04:03 PM
Hey guys, rather than speaking about the curves of the pelvis, I'm additionally curious about the hip joint literally. Since a lot of a role is posture, we often change the normal way we stand, walk, pose, etc. as we are conditioned to as males to emulate female posture.

There's this one pose in anime which I see very often which is very cute, but when I tried it it seemed impossible so I thought "well anime exaggerates everything".
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/anime/mikuru.jpg
But then I saw a guy actually get turned into a girl by an alien machine and he did it too and it made me really jealous!
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/anime/boing.jpg
But I kept thinking "out of all the contortionists I look at, sure they can do crazy lateral/external hip rotation to get into uber lotus positions but never to such extremes in the other direction as you do in anime... until I saw this on a motivational poster floating around (no idea who it is, but impressive)
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/internal.jpg
Now I'm pretty sure she's a girl, and I'm pretty sure most girls can't do that so she might be an exception... but it makes you wonder, is it wrong to hope to be able to pose like that some day when our hips just might not be the right shape in relation to our femurs to get there?

My guess is the majority of crossplayers are adults and our skeletons are ossified so I don't expect the bones are going to reform like they might have earlier when they had more cartilidge in them. So about the only hope I have is perhaps it is the length of postural ligaments holding our hips in place rather than bone.

Even then though, one is naturally a little apprehensive to try and stretch ligaments as they have a much higher tendency to break than a muscle does. They just aren't built for stretching... =( Any expert out there I've ever read on the subject says to avoid it completely and even maligns traditional things like the hurdler's stretch for what the internal rotation of the rear leg does to the knee and hip.

Alright, so, I'm kinda in that situation where I have girlish hips (5 or 6" difference between my waist and hips ^-^;...) but no ass whatsoever. So, how do I remedy that aspect?
In the short term I expect some sort of padding, like this one I googled in Cosmopolitan:
Butt Padding (http://www.cosmopolitan.com/advice/tips/frenemy-gift/butt-padding-gift).

A lot of women have this problem too since they don't train their glutes or just are not gifted there as some of their fellows (er, do girls use the term 'fellow' for each other?)

In the long-term...some good articles on how to build it from the inside-out are:
Butt in Gear: Part 1 (http://www.tmuscle.com/readTopic.do?id=495189) and Part 2 (http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/get_your_butt_in_gear_ii), the Bret Contreras' Glute Myth (http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/dispelling_the_glute_myth) and Mark Young's Glutraining (http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/glute_training_for_dudes).

You can really feel the tension in those single-legged hip extensions and you can do the 2-legged ones for endurance to feel the burn. This is pretty much something good for either sex since it's a huge muscle which helps in running and avoiding injury and stuff.

Kesenai Tsumi
04-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Butt pads: obvious. Getting your hips in line for a crossplay: not so easy. seriously, is there ANYTHING i can do for myself? people say i have great legs, but that only goes so far. i hear that exercise doesn't do that much, so is there anything i can do instead of/in addition to it?

Flora88
04-19-2010, 11:10 PM
K, so my boyfriend isn't exactly crossplaying, but he would like to find a good waist cincher for one of his cosplays. Can anyone recommend one to me, please?

t1ght_o
05-14-2010, 07:09 AM
Ok so I guess I'm new to it,the whole cross dressing thing but I think I got help from up above for it

anyways,here's what I've tried & done to get the female look

the face,of course makeup,in my opinion you gotta know a little bit of makeup (which you can learn easily from youtube tutorials) & you gotta know what suits your face

the basic ideea in makeup is that the male head is more squareish while the female one is more roundish so for that,you need "sculpting" powders/blushes
personaly I got the big forhead with deep V shape & heart shaped face,so to round it a darker shade of powder in the V shape on my forhead & on my jaw line

now on them boobies,actualy I got me the silicone bra,invisibra or whatever you wanna call it in the D cup,it sounds big indeed but it was like a base for the boob,then with a silicone padded bra I got me a pair of natural pear shaped boobies,quite small actualy,I didn't like that aspect but I'm thinking of getting another silicone bra to add on top of the Dcup & then witht he silicone padded bra maybe they will be larger & more sexy looking,who knows :rolleyes:

now on the waist part...here's where I kinda had a problem since my waist was manly with no curvature in it & no hourglass shape whatsoever,I thought of foil & all that but hell when your in it the whole day you just can't bear it so I did the usual waist clincher which is in fashion right now & lots of chiks on screen wear it so that was cool,gived it a little curvature

the hips...padding,I didn't get me the padded undies or anything like that,just homemade layering till I got the beyonce shape , that beeing my ideal & it worked well,of course,forgot to mention,padding on the behind too,so all in all the hips where good

now if you do beyonce hips you gotta have some legs to show off too,at first I didn't consider "thikening" the legs too & didn't understood why the shape looks distorted,but then after I layered on the legs too it gaved me a realy nice shape ,feminine,natural & sexy at the same time,so consider that when you do hips , cose you may allready have thick legs but if you add hips you'll get a unnatural curvature in the area,the hip needs to blend with the leg somehow

another problem which I had was with the "piece" between the legs,I tried the methods explained on the forum with pushing the balls inside the body & then pushing the :p back between the legs & securing it with a pair of tight panties to hold everything in place...I gotta tell you,the :mfg: didn't stick inside,after 2 hours or so it started to hurt cose everything was held tight,& after 8 hours when I realy needed to pee , there was a little blood comming out & serious pain,almoust ruined the whole "play"

now,having this experience with it I just leave that part as it it not touching it , a pair of tight panties will do the trick just fine for me , can't see a bump in the jeans from the front or from the sides so it's all good

now the things that I would need some advices at are...the waist part,how to make the waist have that hour glass shape ,even a tiny glince of it & I'm not afraid to "train" the bones as I read on the forum , I did looked for steel boned corsages but no luck so far , waist clinchers all over but no proper corsages

also , do you guys recomand those padded panties? I'm not sure they will do the trick cose after looking at some models I noticed that they do have the padding on the behind & also on the hips but like it said,that hip bump,doesn't blend with the leg

anyways,looking forward into hearing from y'all,this forum got me the courage or pulling something like this :D

oh & one more thing,how on earth can some people walk in 7 inch platform shoes the whole day cose my legs hurt like hell after 6 or 7 hours , it's true I've been walking non stop & maybe that's why but any tricks to make them more confortable ?

Kesenai Tsumi
05-14-2010, 05:48 PM
first of all, even though it's off topic, you DONT start with 7 inches. try 3, and walk in those for a few days.

secondly:bleeding?! what the heck did you DO?! I've been tucking for a few years now almost every day (by almost I mean about 4 days/week on average). that has NEVER happened to me. maybe you were too rough with you little "friends?" I think we all need to hear more about this case--it sounds like it could help some people avoid pain and blood-stained panties.

t1ght_o
05-16-2010, 09:56 PM
about the shoes...I did start with this tiny heel & then moved up to 3 ... 5 .... 7 inches but still,at the end of the day I always swear to myself that I'll never do heels again,it's so exausting & after 7 or 8 hours you can't posibly enjoy yourself any longer....after 8 hours heels are a bad expertience for me

note that I don't just stand in those heels I walk in them , the whole 8 hours so maybe that is why it becomes so terrible

anyways

the tucking part,like I said I tried to move the O.O & put them inside somehow they they wouldn't stay there,so I just pulled them in the back as I could,gently of course it's not like I've been ripping them,& pulled the " I " in the back too & after that worn a tight,I guess too tight pair of pantties to keep everything in place

I gotta say,no blood stained panties , it wasn't like that it's just that after ... 4 hours or so the area was numb,but still hurting if that's possible,now after 8 hours I realy needed to pee & omg it hurt to bad to take it out & even to pee it was kinda sore at the first drops it was red with blood in it,not much,just a few drops but still it was there & I don't know if it was because the area was held too tight,or cause the " i " was held back too much time,I don't know what caused it but I haven't tried it since

Kesenai Tsumi
05-18-2010, 08:38 PM
I tuck frequently, and when I do it's all day long. I've never seen bleeding occur at all without being caused by injury. this really worries me. if you have any more details that might help me puzzle it out, please share. it's a scary thought...bleeding in a place that could be so painful.

Älìss
08-11-2010, 08:57 PM
Sorry about the necroposting but...

Hey guys, rather than speaking about the curves of the pelvis, I'm additionally curious about the hip joint literally. Since a lot of a role is posture, we often change the normal way we stand, walk, pose, etc. as we are conditioned to as males to emulate female posture.

There's this one pose in anime which I see very often which is very cute, but when I tried it it seemed impossible so I thought "well anime exaggerates everything".
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/anime/mikuru.jpg
But then I saw a guy actually get turned into a girl by an alien machine and he did it too and it made me really jealous!
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/anime/boing.jpg
But I kept thinking "out of all the contortionists I look at, sure they can do crazy lateral/external hip rotation to get into uber lotus positions but never to such extremes in the other direction as you do in anime... until I saw this on a motivational poster floating around (no idea who it is, but impressive)
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/internal.jpg
Now I'm pretty sure she's a girl, and I'm pretty sure most girls can't do that so she might be an exception... but it makes you wonder, is it wrong to hope to be able to pose like that some day when our hips just might not be the right shape in relation to our femurs to get there?

I don't know about you, but I can do that quite easily - of course though, I'm still young and I did a lot of gymnastics when I was little so that probably contributed. And yes, my sex is male.

QuietBarrelRoll
08-15-2010, 03:22 PM
Sorry about the necroposting but...



I don't know about you, but I can do that quite easily - of course though, I'm still young and I did a lot of gymnastics when I was little so that probably contributed. And yes, my sex is male.

I just tried doing that pose....OMG it hurt! Got as far as the knees in 45 degree angle to the floor. I give you mad props for being able to do that XD.

Random sidenote: I'm not sure if I'm wording this correctly but does anyone know how to conceal the ribcage? That doesn't sound right....but anyways, what I mean is there are two bones (I'm assuming ribs but they pretty big and flat) that are between my underbust and my "waist" and they sorta ruin the illusion of "the curve". Is there a way to hide them or something?

Ritsu H Saotome
12-30-2010, 02:32 AM
Yup, hormones. You really want to give it your all then there is only one way to do it right. I know it might sound kind of extreme and kind of permanent but nothing will give a guy curves like a regular dosage of female hormones. : )
Yes, but that can become a little pricey ;).

pepsi chan
01-09-2011, 09:53 AM
Petrilude on youtube has a bunch of how to's for drag.

Making hip/butt pads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ks3D_Lo-U

He has other vids to just look through his vids, he has cleavage vids, make-up, and tucking vids for sure that I can think of.

Hope that helps. C:

Bibliothèque
01-27-2011, 06:12 PM
Yes, but that can become a little pricey ;).

Something I've been wondering since I first saw that post: does that even have any significant change to one's hip structure post-puberty?

Other posts here have intrigued me. As soon as I realized what the shoulderpads-as-hip-pads suggestion meant (to sew toghether the thick, flat edge of a set of hemispherical shoulderpads for each hip), i thought that that was somethin I should certainly like to try if it ever became necessary- of my surprisingly feminie figure, the hips (along with the shoulders) are thw two parts I most worry about having to mask.

someonewhodied
02-04-2011, 07:16 PM
Hey guys, rather than speaking about the curves of the pelvis, I'm additionally curious about the hip joint literally. Since a lot of a role is posture, we often change the normal way we stand, walk, pose, etc. as we are conditioned to as males to emulate female posture.

There's this one pose in anime which I see very often which is very cute, but when I tried it it seemed impossible so I thought "well anime exaggerates everything".
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/anime/mikuru.jpg
But then I saw a guy actually get turned into a girl by an alien machine and he did it too and it made me really jealous!
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/anime/boing.jpg
But I kept thinking "out of all the contortionists I look at, sure they can do crazy lateral/external hip rotation to get into uber lotus positions but never to such extremes in the other direction as you do in anime... until I saw this on a motivational poster floating around (no idea who it is, but impressive)
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc29/tyciola/internal.jpg
Now I'm pretty sure she's a girl, and I'm pretty sure most girls can't do that so she might be an exception... but it makes you wonder, is it wrong to hope to be able to pose like that some day when our hips just might not be the right shape in relation to our femurs to get there?

My guess is the majority of crossplayers are adults and our skeletons are ossified so I don't expect the bones are going to reform like they might have earlier when they had more cartilidge in them. So about the only hope I have is perhaps it is the length of postural ligaments holding our hips in place rather than bone.

Even then though, one is naturally a little apprehensive to try and stretch ligaments as they have a much higher tendency to break than a muscle does. They just aren't built for stretching... =( Any expert out there I've ever read on the subject says to avoid it completely and even maligns traditional things like the hurdler's stretch for what the internal rotation of the rear leg does to the knee and hip.


Take another look at the picture of the actual person.
Yes, the legs form a supplementary 180 Angle, but compare the knees to the feet. The knees are slightly higher up than the feet. And I can do that (I am 15/♂). Here is how I do it:
1. Kneel.
2. Sit back on feet, still kneeling.
3. Take feet out from under ass.
4. Slowly slide my feet outwards.

Its surprisingly easy doing it like that.

FF7isawesome
02-10-2011, 06:44 PM
Just wondering... What do you guys think? Corset or waist cincher? I am new to crossplay...

Ritsu H Saotome
02-14-2011, 09:03 AM
Something I've been wondering since I first saw that post: does that even have any significant change to one's hip structure post-puberty?

Well what happens (this is coming from a person I know who is on Hormones) is the fat relocates itself to hips to create some curves in the hip area.

I don't think pelvis bone changes with maybe the exception that you're on hormones when you shatter your pelvis and the hormones influence the healing of the pelvis.

P.S. Please don't try to shatter your pelvis to see if above is true. =.=

TheRealSpaceman
03-04-2011, 12:34 PM
I'm doing a crossplay of a character with a hoop skirt, so do I need to worry as much about padding my hip area? I'm figuring not since it poofs out in that area anyway.

My other issue is the waist bit. I'm a bigger guy (don't have exact measurements right now) and am unsure of these corsets/waist cinchers/ whatever will work. Also, is there a cheaper alternative to corsets? I took one look at them and my wallet cried. :( I'm looking at these waist thinner belts as a substitute, since they're much cheaper. Considering I had to spend a lot more than I was expecting on the costume itself, I'd like to get as much out of my money as possible. This thing (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=12167842&adid=bzv_fb_revshr_001) particularly I was looking at. It's only 5 bucks, (though that's American I believe, so I imagine it'll be slightly more expensive in Canada.) Anyway, worth getting? Or is there something better that won't cost me an incredible sum of money?

cpardo
03-04-2011, 11:51 PM
I never used the sports slimmer thing there, but I've purchased a female waist slimmer at Walmart that you hook around yourself, which worked pretty well. You just have to choose the right size for you--make sure it's small but not too small that it's uncomfortable. I think it was around 10 to 15 dollars. Also on ebay I've been looking at "corsets." Not actual nice ones that cost a ton of money, but they are affordable and they do have steel boning in them, so you may want to peruse those too.

poszest16
04-03-2011, 01:12 AM
I'm glad I am one of those very few guys who naturally have wide hips and a skinny waist. :bigtu: Seriously, Guys are usually between .9 and 1 then girls are usually between .6 and .8. I am personally a .77 and my knees even slightly bend inward. I actually find Mens Pants very uncomfortable around my hips and even own a couple pairs of womans pants that I find so much more roomy. Now if only I could figure how to deal with my broad shoulders and somewhat manly face.

Sorry, Just wanted to throw my two cents in. I would recommend checking out "f an p lus f riend" for corsets but allegedly they got a lot of bad reviews several years ago and the words get replaced with LUMBERJACKED! when posted.

metalgear53
08-21-2011, 05:53 PM
If I have the choice I just wear a skirt.

Glitter Outlaw
10-01-2011, 05:45 AM
wow corset are spendy :O lol hate my damn Barrel thick frame lol

Dengeki-kun
01-01-2012, 03:50 AM
I'm glad I am one of those very few guys who naturally have wide hips and a skinny waist. :bigtu: Seriously, Guys are usually between .9 and 1 then girls are usually between .6 and .8. I am personally a .77 and my knees even slightly bend inward. I actually find Mens Pants very uncomfortable around my hips and even own a couple pairs of womans pants that I find so much more roomy. Now if only I could figure how to deal with my broad shoulders and somewhat manly face.

Sorry, Just wanted to throw my two cents in. I would recommend checking out "f an p lus f riend" for corsets but allegedly they got a lot of bad reviews several years ago and the words get replaced with LUMBERJACKED! when posted.

What unit of measurement are you using? I feel like I'm just like you, having a slim waist and wide hips, but I won't know for sure if I knew what unit of measurement you're using

ImNewHere
01-01-2012, 12:16 PM
Whatever you DO NOT get the cheap ebay corsets. The material is not what it should be. I went ahead and bought a regular corset and it works VERY well, and will serve you well through all of your costumes. Before getting a cheap fake ebay corset get a bustier that hooks then zips up the front.

Cosplay432
01-01-2012, 10:18 PM
i also have similar measurements. Arent corsets dangerous if you wear them for longs periods of time?

ImNewHere
01-03-2012, 08:53 PM
Only if they are not adjusted properly and ill fitting. Don't tight lace right off, and make sure to break your corset in properly.

PutPutters
01-13-2012, 05:15 PM
I found this useful. Dunno if anyone's linked it already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ks3D_Lo-U&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

<Lenneth>
03-29-2012, 01:25 AM
Any Tips on how to give your legs a Female look?
(preferably methods that don't take years/months)

Dengeki-kun
03-29-2012, 01:35 AM
Any Tips on how to give your legs a Female look?
(preferably methods that don't take years/months)

What do you mean by that? Are you referring to shaving your legs or something else?

<Lenneth>
03-29-2012, 02:38 AM
What do you mean by that? Are you referring to shaving your legs or something else?

Leg tone & shape

Cosplay432
03-29-2012, 06:44 AM
good point i was wondering about this also,

shonen_jidai
04-02-2012, 10:11 PM
Probably the easiest way to give your legs a more feminine shape is to wear high heels. A heel of say 3 or more inches will do the trick. For that reason, even if the character's outfit features flats, you may want to fudge accuracy a bit and add an appropriate pair of pumps or maybe a wedge.

Hakuru15
04-20-2012, 09:49 AM
i suggest try to hide some manly features in your body, i had this same problem and I'm pretty sure other crossplayers who are guys get this same problem. but don't worry, i bought a maid outfit and i tried to hide some features such as muscle, i made hand made sleeves and pretty much so i used a cutted sleeve and i wore it underneath my dress to hide my muscle features, i looked like a ninja maid that time, i also hide some structure from my face so i used a white mask, also make up is important too, some mascarar can help too with your eye lashes, with legs, I suggest pantyhose stockings, they are quite comfy but must be gently put on, but once you put them on they are incredibly smooth and they look like girly legs! haha, if your tall buy tall pantyhoses but if you want fashionable ones get the thick fashionable tall pantyhoses. they don't seem smooth as the black pantyhoses but they will make your legs just like the girls. I hope this information helps you ^_^

Hakuru15
04-20-2012, 09:50 AM
Probably the easiest way to give your legs a more feminine shape is to wear high heels. A heel of say 3 or more inches will do the trick. For that reason, even if the character's outfit features flats, you may want to fudge accuracy a bit and add an appropriate pair of pumps or maybe a wedge.

Pantyhoses too, they help :3

Clien
04-30-2012, 10:00 AM
A neat DIY method, is to (quite literally) use socks and/ or miscellaneous pieces of clothing that can create a symmetrical shape on either side, and stuff your bottoms/ pants with them :3
Leggings, one pair of socks, and two long cut-off sleeves (just the sleeve parts), makes for great stuffing ^w^

Obviously, one is limited when it comes to short/ promiscuous outfits, just just play around with it until you get to a point that you feel is correct :D

Higpi
02-07-2013, 06:58 PM
Wear a corset. Or just do corset training.

darknessinzeros
04-27-2013, 10:21 AM
No one has posted here in a while, but I thought I should say the best thing you can do to get the lady figure is hip pads. You can find tutorial on how to make them yourself, or you can find someone to make them. I had a drag queen make mine and I payed less than 60$.

Here's my regular shape with no hip padding.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4700299516295&l=79c93c1819

My Shape with hip pads.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200955788047776&l=d451873f69
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200955787767769&l=4311d615a8

Now for those of you worried about it looking lumpy the trick is to wear a few pairs of panty hose or shape wear over them. In my pics I'm wearing shape wear and a pair of tights over mine.

Hope this helps.

ScreamingInHH
08-07-2013, 04:20 PM
I have a mold to make hip/rear forms. If anyone's interested PM me.

planetpepper
11-17-2013, 03:31 PM
Planet Pepper sells hip pads for drag queens on ebay, but its the same thing for you. Astrobooty will give you the feminine look you need to pull off the look. They are foam cut outs shaped like hips. They are inserted in nude shorts to stay in place while you move around. Also there are no seems so they wont show through stockings. Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/usr/planetpeppernyc (http://http://www.ebay.com/usr/planetpeppernyc) We offer different sizes for the shorts and different thicknesses for the padding. I hope this helps you.:)

ScreamingInHH
11-20-2013, 05:48 PM
Before & after...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hip-Pads-Enhancers-Foam-Forms-Prosthetic-Hips-Create-Curves-Cosplay-Transgender-/141119270307?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20db5d2da3

Shingami Pole
11-27-2013, 04:14 PM
I'm sure as any girl will tell you (& crossdressing males for that matter) heels can be pretty deadly. They make you legs look out of this world but without practicing in them first and properly practicing (going outside if possible is better as you get used to changes in terrain and it feels better then your carpet for example). If you're not super confident, wedges, if you're not bad but don't wanna risk it, just don't go too high or you'll get uncomfortable really quick, pack flats to change into! ^_^