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Unread 07-05-2014, 05:29 PM   #1
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what kind of tape for open shirt binding?

so since I will be crossplaying Kouha Ren, It just recently hit me, I will need to figure out how to bind! But since Kouha has a bunch of openings down his top, I figure a binding shirt from underworks is probably out of the question. I know duct tape is an option, but I've heard too many stories and a lot of people have told me not to. so is there a skin safe tape I can use to open shirt bind? and if so, where can I buy it or order it? Also has anyone had any good experiences with the duct tape, or ways to stop it from damaging skin, because I might have to end up using it, if I don't find another method.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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I use medical fabric tape, but I am also super flat. Don't use duct tape, it will eat your skin and tear off chunks when you pull it off. http://www.amazon.com/3M-Medipore-So.../dp/B000O0FQ50 This is pretty much the type I use.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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I use medical fabric tape, but I am also super flat. Don't use duct tape, it will eat your skin and tear off chunks when you pull it off. http://www.amazon.com/3M-Medipore-So.../dp/B000O0FQ50 This is pretty much the type I use.
Thank you!! I'm pretty flat too, so this will probably work for me! Did you buy yours at a store or order it online? I think I'll try to look for something similar at the drug store.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 11:41 PM   #4
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I borrowed it from a friend who is a nurse who stole it from the supply closet at work. So uh.... I mean, if the store has it, awesome! If not, go online. And don't use foam tape instead, they do sell that at the store and putting that on your chest is a very bad life choice. Personal experience.
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Unread 07-08-2014, 01:08 AM   #5
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I use duct tape and people think I'm crazy, but it's only injured me once (because I left it on too long). I hope to switch to using a binder for most of my crossplays, but duct tape is the only thing that I've found that sticks to my skin well enough to use for open shirt bindings. I encourage you to follow the advice of the lovely people here who know more about different kinds of tape than I do.

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Unread 07-08-2014, 01:53 AM   #6
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I always use surgical tape for open shirt bindings, the easy-to-tear ones you would use to tape down gauze and bandages.

Mine is from Micropore from 3M.

http://www.3m.com/product/informatio...ical-Tape.html
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Unread 07-15-2014, 02:22 AM   #7
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I use sports tape. It's relatively easy to get off and doesn't damage your skin like how duct tape would.
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