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Unread 12-26-2014, 01:19 PM   #1
MadamMedusaHyde
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Exclamation Newbie looking for Chest Binder!!

Hey, I'm new to the cosplaying thing and I really need a chest binder, not just for cosplay but for daily life too...
I'm a 38G in english sizing, so I'm not sure what I'm really supposed to be looking for. I've seen some online which do look good, but the problem is there have been very bad cases where they can break ribs, crush your lungs and all sorts. Especially if done amaturely with bandages and clingfilm and whatnot...
So I am looking for a actual vest type... thing, I can wear under costumes and shirts.

Anyon know where I can buy a really good one? Hopefully under about £50/$75??
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Unread 01-04-2015, 03:37 AM   #2
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This isn't the right subforum for this, but I hear Underworks is a very good binder brand. Never heard any complaints about them before.
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I hear high recommendations for gc2b binders
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I've heard good things about Undwerworks and Lesloveboat.
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Unread 04-06-2015, 03:17 PM   #5
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All of these are good recommendations, especially the gc2b if you plan on using it for daily wear.

One thing to note about the Underworks binders, specifically the tri-top...is that it has the tendency to roll up. It isn't a huge deterrent, but it is something to be aware of, especially if you plan on wearing your binder for extended periods of time.
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Unread 04-07-2015, 12:54 AM   #6
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I'm a 36F in American sizes and I use the underwork's trip-top and love it
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Unread 05-17-2015, 09:22 PM   #7
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I use Underworks personally, and I second what TeaForThought said about it rolling up.
Also, my friend has a Gc2b binder and highly recommends it. He says it's quite comfortable and he wears it pretty regularly.
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Unread 09-02-2015, 04:00 PM   #8
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Hey, I noticed this thread some time ago and saved it so I could remember to get a gc2b binder the next time I needed one. So I finally got one and thought I would offer my take on it. I've been using underworks for some time, both the tri-top and the tank. Both roll up (the tank notably so) but I have a very slim waist and wide hips. One thing you can do with the tank is pull the bottom up to double it over and help compress some of the side spillage but this is essentially like wearing two binders and I don't recommend it for extended periods. It will start to hurt your back. But the tank worn down also helps give you an overall more masculine shape by filling out the middle a little to make you look more squared. Just be prepared to pull it down throughout the day and/or prior to photos. So comparing the gc2b binder: first it's more difficult to get on but once it's on it is far more comfortable. I didn't get to wear it for a full day yet but I feel like it would breath much better. Once it's on it pretty much seems to stay in place (a full day of wear would be needed to fully test this). Also the "bottom shelf" area (that slight bump between cleavage and abs) seems far less pronounced and the slight "pecks" effect looks a bit more convincing (though I still get quite a bit of side spillage). It still might not look 100% natural with a skin tight top but I feel that with even a slightly loose top it would be very convincing and quite comfortable. Ultimately I see myself using any one of these depending on the costume.
To help judge the usefulness of this review I will add that I'm typically a US pattern size 12 and between a D - DD.
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