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Unread 11-25-2003, 06:43 PM   #16
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Slim waist

Actually if you want to use tape use the type of tape us girls use for chest-binding. It's Johnson&Johnson Coach tape and it's made to use on skin. Just make sure you shave before hand because taking it off will be a pain. Taking it off in the shower is the best way.

Don't know if it'll work, but you could always try.
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Unread 11-26-2003, 12:23 AM   #17
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I use the age-old "foam rubber in the pantyhose" trick. Cut two ovals out of 1" thick foam rubber and trim the edges so they have a nice easy taper to them. If you cut the edge thin enough and carefully arrange them in the panty hose so they don't bunch up they look great. Just make sure your skirt covers them.

And if you have something that's high-cut (like the Urd costume I just did) you can put them under three layers of tight tights. The tights will be tight enough to smash the edge of the foam down to where it's nearly invisible and opaque enough to hide the color change from your skin. And also opaque enough to hide your leg hair, so no shaving.
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I'll load some pics into my gallery soon- but not tonight- i gotta sleep...
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Unread 11-26-2003, 12:45 AM   #18
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if anythin what i heard from someone i know who knows cheap/frugal drag queens was something like the top of control top pantyhose cut off an put around waist t help make it look like ya got more hips. i never tried it...being i have a rather tiny waist an if i was skinier it would be freakish >.<;;;
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Unread 11-26-2003, 02:09 AM   #19
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yep.. cheap foam padding.. like that you use for padding chair cushians and such are the way to go... the 2 inch thick kind works great.. cut it so that it hits your hip bones and fads out about mid thigh. cut sorta like an egg.. but thinner at the bottom.. mine also curve out a little towards the butt to add more shaping.. theni wear a pair of white tights.. then the padding (with edges trimmed down to fad out) then 2 pair of flesh dance tights.. and then hose.. this gets rid of any seams with the padding and looks WAYYY real... this also keeps you from having to shave. and i'm not just sayin it looks good.. i have had str8 guys hit on me at the bar when i'm surrounded by my chick friends.. and i was in a mini pleated skirt showing alll sorts of leg and ass.. so yes.. it works just dandy...
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Unread 11-26-2003, 10:00 AM   #20
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Tape just isn't going to give you the same consistant, smooth results that a corset would.

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Unread 11-26-2003, 12:10 PM   #21
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The even cheaper cheaper option... a waist slimmer from the lingerie department at like Robinsons May or something XD You can easily pad the hips for your costume that way and you won't have to run the risk of hurting yourself if you've never used a corset before ^ ^;

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Unread 12-02-2003, 11:33 PM   #22
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Geez man you practically look like a girl normally! No offense but you're lucky since you can easily fake being a girl.
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Unread 12-03-2003, 09:55 AM   #23
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Hmmm...yeah, a corset should do the trick if you ask me. Just don't wear it too tight...x_x I myself have a 23" waist so I never had to worry about these things...^^;;;; But, I do know corsets can work wonders on a costume. Good luck!

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Unread 12-03-2003, 09:07 PM   #24
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Okies- heres some pics of the foam in action (padded on my left,
your right) and one of the pads I use- as you can see it's gotten
lotsa use and needs replacing...

You can also kinda see the line of the pad in the side photo-
my top pair of tights got a run at AWA and I haven't replaced
'em yet, so the edges aren't as smushed as usual.
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Unread 12-03-2003, 09:38 PM   #25
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... and here is my version of the same thing (patent pending)

Please notice the intricate duct taping job of these two shoulder pads.

Enjoy...

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Unread 01-03-2004, 10:54 PM   #26
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Cardio?

any places where a guy could get a corset?
(maybe going out in cross to LOOK like a girl buying a corset)

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Unread 01-03-2004, 11:21 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by asmodeus
any places where a guy could get a corset?
(maybe going out in cross to LOOK like a girl buying a corset)
You can mail-order it online from a department store that also sells other stuff, which is what I've started doing.

Tammy told me that e-bay is also a really good place to buy stuff anonymously, since you can paypal and such. Some places specialize in sending stuff discretely, but you might want to check with the seller about shipping options before buying if that is an issue.

.Belmont.

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Unread 01-18-2004, 10:04 PM   #28
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If you aren't willing to go buy yourself a corset or bustier, simplicity and butterick have really simple corset patterns. You can easily make yourself one, if you have general knowledge in sewing. I had to make a bustier for my Lulu costume, and I was scared out of my mind about making one, but when it came to it, it turned out to be really easy. It's so simple, even when you're using boning. Give it a try.

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Unread 01-20-2004, 05:33 PM   #29
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Darkind: I'm currently starting a Shannon Casull costume, but for Otakon I was considering Tachiana's Silvana vanship flightsuit from Last Exile. Anyways, I saw those doublebra pics in your gallery, damn impressive 0_o What kind of material is that? One of those expensive silicone breast forms with makeup hiding the edges?
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Unread 01-20-2004, 06:15 PM   #30
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nope, nothing like that at all, the base bra is just a regulare padded bra, i cut the inside and filled it as tight as it would go with poly fill then sewed it back on. it will look funny on by itself because it doesn't sit flush against the body, that is when the second bra comes in, it's a little large in size so there is overhang over the other bra, it should be padded as well to smooth things out. finally push any body weight up over the padded bra, ( if your nipples show the second bra should be able to cover it. for more sever clevage duct tape like dani, and then do some light shading, not much though since in the day light it will look really funny.

hope that helps.
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