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Unread 02-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #346
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I've been stalking this thread for a while and I share one of the major issues. The hips. I have a huge problem with my hips. I'm only 5'2.5 but I go from a 28" waist to hips of 40" at the widest part. Part of the 40 inches is thigh muscles. Binding my chest isn't hard. But is there anything else I can do for my hips? I've already got a thing that smooths things from my waist to thighs, but is there anything else I can get?
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Unread 02-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #347
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Has anyone ever used the Underworks Body Tank Suit?
o...o It compresses both the chest, stomach, hips and thighs I heard.

I'm still trying to figure out what to get for my Crossplays.
I'm an hour glass figure. (5'8, 150lb-160lb while I look 130lb with an A cup sized chest and a small waist) and I do not know if I should get the tank suit.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 08:33 PM   #348
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For me it's binding the hips and butt. I have a cottage cheese ass X-X
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Unread 03-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #349
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k so I've no problem with my bust being big (thank god) but I found out from my last years cosplay I have an ass >_<

I do exercises for that, but is there anything I can use to flatten it some?
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:34 AM   #350
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i have the same problem but working out doesnt work 4 me all i am now slim with wide sides v.v so i try to stay away for short skirts and tight leggings ><'
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:40 AM   #351
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i have the same problem but working out doesnt work 4 me all i am now slim with wide sides v.v so i try to stay away for short skirts and tight leggings ><'
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Unread 03-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #352
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I'm 5'4" and 120 lbs. However I've birthed 3 kids and I definitely have child bearing hips lol I used Simplicity Girl Shorts. They are kind of expensive at $50 but are awesome if you have mega hips/butt lol
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Unread 05-29-2012, 11:06 PM   #353
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okay so I'm going to be cosplaying Captain America ( the Avengers costume). He has a very narrow waist. I was born with a 36 inch hip. I have a 32 inch waist, so I need to make my hips smaller. I don't want to make myself look, 'bigger'. Any advice? I was thinging some kind of elastic breeches to help bring in my hips. Help?

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Unread 07-05-2012, 02:04 AM   #354
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I don't know if this has been covered already, but here's a trick I learned from working in theater costuming that might help with the hips issues. It is often better to pad the body out rather than cinch it in when trying to alter the silhouette of the body. It's understandable if a lot of folks have a knee-jerk reaction to making the body bigger, but in the right places it is very effective.

For example, if you're hippy, shoulder and chest padding can equalize your figure in a comfortable fashion. Custom-made shoulder pads (there are many tutorials available) allow you to control the thickness of the pads and thus the breadth of the shoulders. Also, most tailored men's garments have chest padding built in to smooth out the front of the body. You can mimic this padding inside your own garment. It's these internal structures that make a masculine shape, rather than constriction of the body underneath. I do feel binding is effective is in the chest (provided it is done in a safe manner). Wherever your binding falls short, your shaping in the garment can compensate for.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 12:58 AM   #355
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I used to be very obese (5'5" and 264 pounds) and people always told me that, while I was a chubbywa, I didn't look that heavy. After I lost all the weight (I weigh around 95 pounds now) I FINALLY understand why. I'm the tiniest thing I've ever seen, like a walkin stick. Sticks for legs, sticks for arms, flat bum bum (I got NOTHING back there), itsy bitsy waist. The only thing non stickly about me is my chest and my hip width.
Now, this is great for crossplaying thinner guys. Some binding, some padding to widen my waist, and I have an acceptably male body.

Now, for some relevant info.
I make all my padding (for legs, arms, chest, as long as it's coverred or camoflauged with a skin substitute) out of air muscles. Google how to make them. Take two straps (either belts or something that will fit as close to your skin as possible. I like snap and velcro closures) and sew one end of the air muscle to each strap. Viola! Now you can play as buffer characters, yay! For a pectoral piece, it'll be a wider band with muscles sewn in differently though. Air muscles can be made thick or thin, so they work for all sorts of characters. I imagine you could also do this on vests and shirts and just wear that under your costume, too...
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Unread 10-10-2012, 06:44 PM   #356
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So... I'm going to be wearing Spandex for my next crossplay... And well I'm trying to figure out how I would go abouts making my shoulders more broad without it looking bad. (Probably a bad choice for a second crossplay and the first I'm actually attempting to look like a guy)
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Unread 11-06-2012, 03:19 AM   #357
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Okay, I'm planning to crossplay as Envy from Fullmetal Alchemist. The problem is, I have rather large hips compared to my waist, and even though Envy is pretty feminine-looking... he doesn't have giant hips. Since my midriff will be exposed, I can't exactly pad my waist to make my hips look smaller... is there anything I can do, or will I just have to deal with it? (sorry if this may have been discussed already, but I kinda don't want to read through all 24 pages of thread...^^')
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Unread 11-06-2012, 09:37 AM   #358
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Okay, I'm planning to crossplay as Envy from Fullmetal Alchemist. The problem is, I have rather large hips compared to my waist, and even though Envy is pretty feminine-looking... he doesn't have giant hips. Since my midriff will be exposed, I can't exactly pad my waist to make my hips look smaller... is there anything I can do, or will I just have to deal with it? (sorry if this may have been discussed already, but I kinda don't want to read through all 24 pages of thread...^^')
What about those slimming tights (I think they're called spanx?)
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Unread 11-18-2012, 07:08 AM   #359
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Are compression vest things good?
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Unread 11-28-2012, 09:08 AM   #360
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can someone suggest a good brand for body shape wear? D: i need something to keep my tummy in, and make my hips/thighs/butt a little smaller.
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