Originally Posted by FluffyCoatIzaya
would that work for a 38B / 41 inch chest.? Do you wrap the duct take around the bra? is it comfortable? Cuz my cosplays top is tight and its fake leather.
The best way to find out for sure is to try it and see! Since you are bigger than me, I really cannot tell you if it will work or not; I just know that it worked for me, and therefore will work for people my size or smaller.
And yes, I wrap the duct tape around the bra. You want to avoid getting duct tape on your skin, because you are going to be in a world of pain when it comes time to pull the tape off! Because of this, I use a sports bra that I know will cover enough of my chest for the tape to adhere to. I don't use anything really strappy, and it should go without saying, but I don't use any kind of bra that has cups or wiring. When I tape down, I usually push the breast down and to the side, and I usually wrap all the way around my body once, then I'll tear off a couple of smaller pieces of the tape to help flatten any remaining bumpage.
Is it comfortable? Every person's opinion will vary, but for me, it's not uncomfortable. I can wear it all day and not care. If you're not already breathing "through your stomach", you might feel like your breathing is constricted, but once you remember to breathe through your stomach, it's fine. But you have a bigger chest than me, so again, you'll just have to try and see for yourself. It may be completely different for you.
If it turns out that the sports bra + duct tape method isn't giving you the look you want, or is too uncomfortable, then I highly recommend the Underworks compression shirt that so many people use. It's an investment, but well worth it if sports bra + duct tape isn't a viable option. My friend (who has a much larger chest) uses one and, to my surprise, she says it's fairly comfortable, despite how flat the shirt makes her (it looks painful to me). She gets uncomfortable by the end of a long day, but she is also several cup sizes larger than you and me, lol.