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Unread 07-30-2013, 10:35 AM   #3766
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Tiramisuki: I step into it and pull it up. It can be a little tricky getting your arms in, but it's much easier than trying to get it on over your head. To get it off, I cross my arms in front of me, grab the bottom and pull up. It gets it off without needing another person to help you strip. It does take some practice, but eventually you're putting it on and taking it off like you always use it. GL!
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Unread 07-30-2013, 11:20 AM   #3767
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Pirogoeth: Ah I did see it but I thought maybe I would want a different way because the size is different. I thought some binders are better for certain sizes.

Ilafatyu: Doubling sounds doable! I read somewhere that you put the first one on backwards, but I also read that that can lead to problems?
I tried wearing the first one backward because I thought it would reduce the uniboob, but it just ended up pressing down on my chest and made it difficult to breathe. You can give it a try, though.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 08:23 PM   #3768
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Pirogoeth05: Oh, snap. It never occurred to me to try to step into it. I just figured I'd never get it over my thighs. I'll have to give that a try though. Thank you so much! I'll let you know if it works out.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 10:44 PM   #3769
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Please please PLEASE DONT USE TAPE OR BANDAGES!
These are really very bad for you and strapping yourself too tightly with tape or bandages can cause fractured ribs! It's so incredibly dangerous, I just... I worry for everyone that does it.

I reccomend sports bra's as a quick fix (its still not good for you but better than the other options I've seen here) But honestly if you will be crossplaying a lot girls buy yourself a good quality binder!

These are made for transmen for Every day use that means they are safe, efficient and comfortable. That pain you get when you bind with bandages? you wont get that with a proper binder. You can buy them here - > http://www.t-kingdom.com/ they have a sizing chart as well so you can get the best fit and a return policy if you order the wrong size.

Please cosplay safe guys!
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #3770
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I know this has likely already been discussed but there's over 250 pages and I have no idea how to search for this. >_< So I apologize if this is a repeat but...

What would work best for a very large girl, chest binding wise?
I normally wear between a 44C-44D depending upon bra brand. And so far I've only gotten close to making my chest flatter with corsets, but of course, that's not perfect...there's the whole thing where my boobs cause super cleavage in a corset (it kind of pushes them up) as well as the corset adding even more of a curve to my body. So, is there any other methods I could use?
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Unread 08-19-2013, 10:50 PM   #3771
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is it possible for a size 32 D (which is the same as a 34 c and 36 b i believe,) to get this flat? http://s5.favim.com/orig/54/cosplay-...com-528434.jpg and if so, HOW?
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Unread 08-19-2013, 11:14 PM   #3772
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I know this has likely already been discussed but there's over 250 pages and I have no idea how to search for this. >_< So I apologize if this is a repeat but...

What would work best for a very large girl, chest binding wise?
I normally wear between a 44C-44D depending upon bra brand. And so far I've only gotten close to making my chest flatter with corsets, but of course, that's not perfect...there's the whole thing where my boobs cause super cleavage in a corset (it kind of pushes them up) as well as the corset adding even more of a curve to my body. So, is there any other methods I could use?
Look into getting a binder that's designed for binding. They're less expensive than a good corset and don't create and enhance curves (which corsets do even when they're designed for men - which was in fashion at some points historically).

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is it possible for a size 32 D (which is the same as a 34 c and 36 b i believe,) to get this flat? http://s5.favim.com/orig/54/cosplay-...com-528434.jpg and if so, HOW?
Maybe, it really depends on the person. While the VOLUME of 32D and 36B might be the same, the PROPORTION is different - and makes binding much different.

If you attach tennis balls to a street lamp pole and then to a pencil, the volume of the tennis balls is no different - but they're going to be much larger proportionally on the pencil. The pencil can't get "flat" whereas it would be easy for the street lamp.

Your best bet is getting a Tri Top binder. It can get 30E "that flat" - although it depends on the individual. It's really the best bet. There are some other great binders out there these days, but not like that.

However, if you don't need to wear something tight or only the binder (you can dye the white) you don't actually need to get "that flat" and would be more comfortable not doing so. The reason why I bought some less "intense" binders is because after a few hours being "that flat" from a 30E it's not comfortable and can be painful. Great for a photoshoot, but not all day wear. This isn't inherent to the Tri-Top itself, but just to the size that I have and the extreme pressure it puts the rib cage under to turn a 30E into a pancake. I've considered buying the next size up Tri-Top, but I found some binders for $6 on eBay that are comfortable and provide "moderate" binding that's comfortable all day even if it's not "totally flat" (which, again, isn't a good thing always - if you're wearing something that isn't skin tight being "totally flat" will work AGAINST you because you're only making your rib cage look tinier than it needs to - which makes it look more feminine).
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Unread 08-19-2013, 11:21 PM   #3773
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Look into getting a binder that's designed for binding. They're less expensive than a good corset and don't create and enhance curves (which corsets do even when they're designed for men - which was in fashion at some points historically).
Any idea where I can find one? I've looked on a few sites before, but they never carry my size.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #3774
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Any idea where I can find one? I've looked on a few sites before, but they never carry my size.
http://sillysisshisunshine.deviantar...-Gone-79034559 might be able to help.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #3775
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There's this binder that's been floating around Tumblr the past few days, a lot of people have said good things about it and I was wondering if anyone can tell me about it? (there's also been crap about cosplayers using them for costumes, but i won't talk about that)
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Unread 08-21-2013, 03:45 AM   #3776
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I bought the short version and is moderately effective, but not amazing. I wouldn't recommend a long one because like other binders it doesn't really breathe and it's hot and sweaty.

I bought the medium based off my measurements, but I am holding off doing a review until I get a small and try it too. The one I have is okay for smaller chests

or if someone only needs light binding - like under a loose t-shirt or something bulky. It is comfortable, but so far that's a trade off in that it's not greatly effective - I suspect the small will work better but will be less comfortable.

Edit: I bought the small today so I'll have a proper review with pictures in a week or so. The medium I would wear for "everyday" use (where I want to be comfortable first and foremost and usually wear a jacket, anyway) , but if I was just a cosplayer looking for something to wear a few times a year I don't think it's worth it, but I think the next size down will work well for that, but we'll see exactly how much smaller it is when it gets here. I'm wearing the medium on the smallest latch and hope the small is comparable in the largest so that as it stretches from wear I can downsize and thus extend the life.
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Unread 09-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #3777
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Lately my binder hurts my back and I don't know what to do... After wearing it my ribs hurt all day. ><
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Unread 09-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #3778
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What binder is it (and what size) ? And what size are you (measurements, not bra size) ? And where in your ribs ?
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Unread 09-11-2013, 06:12 PM   #3779
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I've run into a similar problem. I haven't got a proper binder yet, and so for measurement purposes I subbed with woven cotton and wrapped like an ace bandage. I only wore it for 20 minutes tops and after removing the binding I had a sharp pain under my scapula (shoulderblade) on the right side. Its swollen and hurts like a bugger... not sure if maybe a trip to the emergency room is in order. Lesson learned, DO NOT USE WOVEN COTTON!
I'm going to try that sports tape method after I heal. I really hope I haven't broken anything. :s
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Unread 09-11-2013, 06:33 PM   #3780
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The fabric MUST be stretchy ! D: (try a Redicare or Urgent Care before an ER ! less wait, lower bill - great for all your needs that aren't totally life-threatening )

Be careful with the tape - if you would like, link to the method you're thinking of. "Open shirt" tape binding can be okay, but using medical or sports' tape can be iffy. I really don't go for using tape to bind unless you have to - if you actually need the shirt open that far and cannot use a binder.

What are your measurements if I may ask ? (actual measurements, not bra size) I'm working on a review of a $5 binder from China now, but the Tri-Top is still the best investment in my opinion when it comes to being able to bind "flattest" with the most comfort and no danger of harming yourself. The $5 might work for you, that's why I ask.
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