I'm doing a crossplay of a character with a hoop skirt, so do I need to worry as much about padding my hip area? I'm figuring not since it poofs out in that area anyway.
My other issue is the waist bit. I'm a bigger guy (don't have exact measurements right now) and am unsure of these corsets/waist cinchers/ whatever will work. Also, is there a cheaper alternative to corsets? I took one look at them and my wallet cried.
I'm looking at these waist thinner belts as a substitute, since they're much cheaper. Considering I had to spend a lot more than I was expecting on the costume itself, I'd like to get as much out of my money as possible. This thing
particularly I was looking at. It's only 5 bucks, (though that's American I believe, so I imagine it'll be slightly more expensive in Canada.) Anyway, worth getting? Or is there something better that won't cost me an incredible sum of money?