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Unread 11-05-2011, 09:30 PM   #3571
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Being a uber Tintin geek, naturally he was the only real character I want to cosplay at a comic convention in two weeks. I am the right height build for it and my hair is sorted too. Problem is, I am quite busty. I'm a 32 E

I have never cosplayed a male character before and need to bind my chest. It's still quite obvious even when using the sportsbra/swimming costume method. I managed to halve the size using this, but it isn't good enough. And money isn't exactly abundant for me :S

But luckily the jumper I have for the costume isn't too tight fitting [as it should be for Tintin] but it's still obvious.

Any advice?
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Unread 11-08-2011, 12:15 AM   #3572
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Underworks are my hero! Im 38E usually, but with this on, I am practically flat! They work shockingly well ( i used it for my matt cosplay, I looked ok, but am too chunky to cosplay him ^_^, looked like a guy tho, which is the main thing)
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Unread 11-15-2011, 04:47 PM   #3573
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I have been thinking lately, that I really should start binding when I cosplay because in some photos, my chest shows a lot and it looks really bad :P

So, which Underworks binder should I buy? I went on their site (This is the page I was looking at), and they have so many, kinda confused as to which one would help me get really flat (I'm a 36C, I hate my boobs, they're too big!)
And should I use one that binds both my chest and my stomach or just one with chest only compression?
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Unread 11-15-2011, 04:58 PM   #3574
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So yesterday evening I ordered my first binder from Underworks (Tri-top, because I've heard most and best things about it) and oh gosh, I can't wait for it to arrive! I've been wanting to buy one for so long and now I finally can do so~ (yay for being 18 and have own Visa)

I'll probably buy myself one more later so I can wear one everyday... I'd feel a lot better... yes, I have gender issues, thank you very much.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 10:00 PM   #3575
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do these tri biner things hurt? do you feel them?
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Unread 11-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #3576
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Umm, some help please, I've never crossplayed before but am going as America from Hetalia. Since this is my first time, and I'm on a very tight budget (having spent most of my funds on the actual costume) I have no idea what to do, being a 28G (no jks, and I'm only 16!). Are there any beginners tips, or things that you should definitely not do, that you could tell me?
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Unread 12-01-2011, 06:12 PM   #3577
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Hey guys!!! I'm back! And I have some good news~ I might be getting a new binder soon, with my school's GSA Club's help. I came up with the idea to have a fundraiser to get binders for trans and tomboys who can't afford a binder or because of personal issues~ I'm under the tomboy category~ And so are two or three of my good friends. Hopefully, we have a chance to do that so ppl can get the binders they need~ And so that I can get rid of my slight disphoria. ^^ Other than that, I'm still using ace bandages (I now have 3 6" wide bandages and I am still using 2 looser sports bras and the frog bra I have. The thing I hate about that though is I have to wait until I get to school to do it. =______= so... I want get rid of the bandages so I don't have to carry a huge bundle of bandages in my backpack. =____=;;
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Unread 12-03-2011, 11:02 AM   #3578
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Hello there!

Does anyone know of a place in Toronto that sells Underworks stuff and chest binders aside from 'Come As You Are'?

Thanks!
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Unread 12-11-2011, 07:18 AM   #3579
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Hi!
I'm thinking on buying a compression shirt(http://www.underworks.com/997.html). I don't got a big chest really, I got A, but still, I am annoyed with the bandage method, it just hurts, takes time etc.
However, I live in Sweden, and the sizes is not the same here than in the USA. So I am trying to figure out which size I am going to buy. I do not at all understand the sizes on that site, plus that it is men sizes. I tend to buy clothes from the men section, and then I buy medium cuz I wan't it to be baggy. In the women section I also buy medium but then it won't become baggy.
Anyhow, about a compression shirt it is not supposed to be baggy. And I don't know if the S, M, L etc is the same here as in the USA. So I wonder if someone maybe could explain the sizes a bit... Thanks! :3
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Unread 12-11-2011, 12:11 PM   #3580
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Hi!
I'm thinking on buying a compression shirt(http://www.underworks.com/997.html). I don't got a big chest really, I got A, but still, I am annoyed with the bandage method, it just hurts, takes time etc.
However, I live in Sweden, and the sizes is not the same here than in the USA. So I am trying to figure out which size I am going to buy. I do not at all understand the sizes on that site, plus that it is men sizes. I tend to buy clothes from the men section, and then I buy medium cuz I wan't it to be baggy. In the women section I also buy medium but then it won't become baggy.
Anyhow, about a compression shirt it is not supposed to be baggy. And I don't know if the S, M, L etc is the same here as in the USA. So I wonder if someone maybe could explain the sizes a bit... Thanks! :3
I'm from Finland/Sweden too so maybe I can help. Err, first you need to take your measurements like they say on their page here, it's okay if you only have a centimeter measurement tape.. but if you can then Ikea should carry those free paper measurement tapes with inches on one side and metric system on other. At least they do up here in Haparanda. lol Oh well, just use a converter online if not, so you get your measurements in inches.
Then you add both measurements together and divide them by two, the number you get you should put in the scale for S/M/L/whatever for the binder you want to buy and then you'll see what size you should get.

Sorry if my explanation makes no sense or is confusing...
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Unread 12-20-2011, 11:59 PM   #3581
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Hello I couldn't find my post that asked this question before but I was wondering, besides underworks and t-kingdom, is there any other place to get binders for less than 200 dollars or 150? I wanted to pay around the range of 50-60 dollars or a bit more into 70-80 at the most.
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Unread 12-21-2011, 12:43 AM   #3582
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Hello I couldn't find my post that asked this question before but I was wondering, besides underworks and t-kingdom, is there any other place to get binders for less than 200 dollars or 150? I wanted to pay around the range of 50-60 dollars or a bit more into 70-80 at the most.
The one I bought was at underworks.
It's called a tri-top, size M and it was only $35. I don't know any other places..,..underworks is a really good place for binders
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Unread 12-24-2011, 01:38 AM   #3583
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The one I bought was at underworks.
It's called a tri-top, size M and it was only $35. I don't know any other places..,..underworks is a really good place for binders
Thanks! This thread moves sooooooooo fast.

I found a website and I was wondering has anyone bought a binder from Love boat before?
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Unread 01-03-2012, 04:13 AM   #3584
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Ah I was wondering...
I am going to try to do a Len Kagamine crossplay this year. Since his shirt is basically a t-shirt, is it really worth binding? I'm not all that large 36B maybe... I could most likely get my hands on some ACE but I've never tried binding before. So, is it worth it at all? :/
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Unread 01-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #3585
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What i have found for open chest binding... http://yirico92.deviantart.com/art/O...rial-196319261 <---- I cosplay sasuke uchihas shippuden look and this works well
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