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Unread 03-17-2010, 05:14 AM   #271
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I don't think this will work out.
Women generally have an hourglass shape => 8
Men have V - shape => \/

Looking at this, plus checking out the suit, I fear that you will not even get it over your hip, cause it will be much widder than a guys. Thus, even if you would somehow be able to get it on, I can't imagine it being comfortable. It might even partly cut of your blood circulation.

Also I can't find anything about it being double-layered or anything, which would be necessary for girls with bigger chests.

I'm going with a two-part solution. the Tri-Top binder from underworks plus one of these panties that is form fitting as well and goes over your chest.
They are often refered to as "Grandma-panties" too.
It will probably not decrease your butt much, but it helps flattening your chest and make your hip look a bit smaller/slender.

But you are more welcome to try and state your results here :P
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Unread 03-17-2010, 05:37 AM   #272
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If you want to try to "pass", you would need to pad out your abdomen.

Unless you carry a lot of fat on your hips, there's not anything you can do - it's your bone structure, and you can't change it.
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Unread 03-22-2010, 12:57 AM   #273
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Don't know if this has been addressed yet, but...

Is there any way to hide that faux-boob created by a binder? x.x It's like all my fat from my boobs went to my arm pits. Help please?
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Unread 03-22-2010, 01:14 AM   #274
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Wearing men's shapewear shouldn't be a huge issue unless you're extremely "pear shaped" - and I mean, extremely.

Most men read on paper as "hourglass" figures - with chest and hips about the same, unless they are athletic enough to build up their chest.

The difference is in where those inches present themselves, of course - in men, it's a wide, horizontal configuration - and women have smaller shoulders and more inches coming from out front.

This shouldn't be a big issue for a binding garment.


@gcbillyownzme, Might you be able to post a picture ? I, personally, have not experienced anything like this, so I don't know what to suggest.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 11:55 AM   #275
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I am larger myself and only cosplay males as I wish I was a male and I usually bind them up and put one of those tight pants or tighs under the trousers and this usually works very well. I am lucky that I mainly cosplay HP and the wide robes hide most of it LOL, give it a try :0)
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Unread 04-19-2010, 01:26 PM   #276
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I am larger myself and only cosplay males as I wish I was a male and I usually bind them up and put one of those tight pants or tighs under the trousers and this usually works very well. I am lucky that I mainly cosplay HP and the wide robes hide most of it LOL, give it a try :0)
Gods I am just the same. Most of my cosplays are Bleach and they have the massive robes to hide everything. That and a lot of black means people can't tend to tell what size you are.

My big problem is that I am quite short = many jokes about tiny Mayuri etc. I am pretty much straight down from ribs to thighs, so if I tried to give myself lower waist it would go horribly wrong.
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Unread 05-16-2010, 09:09 AM   #277
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I'm going to be cosplaying young!Ukitake at some point and the hakama pants are so wide I dont see myself having to do anything but pad my abdomen out a bit And that's saying something, because I have huge hips.

'Course, I didnt really want to pad my abdomen out *too* much since my character is a skinny little bastard (LOL) but I dont see that working very well because if I dont my curves will show. And that would look more unnatural, yeah?

I'm also gonna make my shoulders a little wider under the top because even though I have monster shoulders that are perfectly wide for a skinny boy (they're almost wider than my teenage brother's shoulders :P) I'm thinking the wider shoulders will hide the fact that I'm going to have to go pretty wild with a sports bra and ace bandage on my bindings to keep my boobs from showing up too much :P
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Unread 05-18-2010, 05:11 PM   #278
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I have a small question. My gf and I are thinking of finally cosplaying Angel Sanctuary probably next year or the year after. She's more or less okay but I want to do Archangel Michael and if we plan for a warm con (like during the summer or so) I would like to do this version: http://www.elfwood.com/~jennyyi2/Mika.3466779.html (couldn't find and official one). The problem is....it's only a fishnet shirt. How do I bind yet keep it looking like chest? I've seen many people do it and wrap sports tape but it doesn't look right.
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Unread 05-19-2010, 12:34 AM   #279
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Gods I am just the same. Most of my cosplays are Bleach and they have the massive robes to hide everything. That and a lot of black means people can't tend to tell what size you are.
I'm also cosplaying from Bleach, Ichigo, as my next cosplay.
God bless traditional japanese clothes, they hide all womanliness. <3 (lol)

But... I have a question still...
What exactly do folks use to pad ones abdomen?
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Unread 05-29-2010, 04:55 PM   #280
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Anyone have tips for a mesh shirt?
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Unread 06-01-2010, 03:40 PM   #281
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Anyone have tips for a mesh shirt?
You could try binding the way you normally would, and wearing a skin tone tank top under the fishnet.
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Unread 06-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #282
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just pick or make outfits that give the illusion of no crves, like akatski costumes, and any type of feudal era stuff, or uniforms
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Unread 06-03-2010, 03:45 PM   #283
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just pick or make outfits that give the illusion of no crves, like akatski costumes, and any type of feudal era stuff, or uniforms
That's good advice and all but some people want to crossplay characters that don't wear those type of outfits, hence why this thread is here.
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Unread 06-07-2010, 12:45 PM   #284
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Another way to tuck the butt in (not sure if this has been posted yet but I haven't the time to read ALL of the posts XD) is to wear dancer's shorts, or biker shorts as some know them. Some dancing "hot shorts" or "booty pants," as they're ironically called, are made to conceal and hold in feminine parts so that they don't move around while dancing. There are different kinds of these shorts; my pair I use under my Sailor Moon skirt has very short parts for the leggings, which for their purpose of dance keeps the butt from jiggling, undies from showing, but allows feminine shape and shorter costumes. For cosplay it keeps people from getting lucky glances at my panties D: The only problem is that if you wear these without tights, it can feel like you're getting a wedgie constantly even though usually you're not.
Another pair which would work very well for crossplaying is a kind of dancer's bottoms that have longer leggings, maybe to mid-thigh even. These are meant to keep dancers' bodies smooth, provide a comfortable hold of body parts without the feeling that the shorts will ride up, and they really do wonders to holding in all those curves. Some of these kinds of shorts have waist bands that smooth up over the belly button to hold in stomachs. The best bet is to look for ones that are meant to hold things in. Since they're made for dancers who move constantly, you can trust they'll do the job. If they're meant only to hide underwear under a dresslike dance costume, you can be sure that's all they'll do.

Here's a good example of a nice pair for hiding curves:
http://onlinedancewear.com/catalog/D...key=&pid=L8171
If you google "dance wear" you can find other sites!

Here's the downside of this method though: if you are thick bodied in the slightest and haven't bought these shorts before, buying the wrong size (as in too small) can make your skin kinda bubble up where the shorts end for some of the styles. They don't hurt where they rest (they're really comfy actually) but they can look nasty if your costume doesn't cover them right. Most midthigh ones won't do this, but it's still something to keep in mind if you've never tried a pair on before.
If you have a dance store or fitness store around where you live, trying on a pair of these or even making your purchase there would be very wise if you have a little bit of thickness to your limbs and are worried about this problem.

Sorry this was so long! xD If you have any questions or confusion, PM me and I can help.

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Unread 06-10-2010, 12:46 AM   #285
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