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Unread 03-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Big Breast Problems!-Help!

I'm getting ready to do a cosplay of Panty (Angel Ver.) From Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and I CAN'T FIND A GOOD BRA!
I'm a 30DD, and I want to wear a strapless bra (I think having straps hanging out would ruin it) but my boobs are to big to stay in a strapless without falling out. The cosplay top is to short to wear a corset, so that option is out. If I have to, I'll wear see-through straps, but I really want to try and make it as realistic as possible!
This is what the character looks like:
Panty (Angel ver.)

If anyone can recommend any good bras, or methods they have used it would be HIGHLY appreciated.
Thank you!!
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Unread 03-23-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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I'm bigger than u and have no issues w strapless bras (I'm a 36 Ddd) you need to get a high quality one. It'll cost a pretty penny but it'll last at least 5 years (I've had mine for 4 ATM and all I've had to fix on it was buying new clear straps) go to nordstroms or a specialty lingerie store (Not Victoria's Secret) and invest in a nice one.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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The hardest part here will be the band size, since 30 is rather unusual (believe me, I'm a 30, as well!). However, B.Tempted by Wacoal makes bras with a 30 band size, including 30DD. Macy's carries them, but I'm not sure what other stores do (since I always just go to Macy's!). This brand is a godsend.

Though, it may fit slightly differently from how you expect -- according to my measurements, I'm a 30B, but I wear a 30C in their bras. You'll just have to go try some on to see if they fit.

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Unread 03-24-2013, 09:04 AM   #4
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I second Nordstroms if you have one withing your shopping area. Nordstroms has real bra fitters on staff, they will help you get a good fit in a quality bra that will last. It won't be cheap, but remember this qualifies as "investment clothing". My SIL is a 32G, she only buys bras at Nordstrom.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, I live in a small town in Northern Canada so I'm not sure that (even if I went to the city) they would have a Nordstorms store there. I have checked out the website, though, and from the reviews I've read, I'm willing to buy one online!!

Thanks for all your help guys, hopefully it works out. :3
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Unread 03-27-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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i think the best thing to use is a good fabric with elestic instead of a lot on boning in the top so it wont be uncomfortable. my sis has big breastestes and thats the way i got around a tight outfit for her
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Unread 03-30-2013, 07:33 AM   #7
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Strapless bras need great fit in the band, that's my biggest concern for you - if you don't get good support you'll be uncomfortable and at good risk of "falling out".

I would suggest that you get a "convertible" bra and use a clear strap in a halter configuration - that way the strap will go behind your neck and be largely concealed, instead of going over the shoulders. You could even affix the costume straps to the halter bra straps to make sure they don't show at all, depending on how the costume is made - but even if you can't, it will still be minimally invasive.
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Unread 03-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #8
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I really wouldn't recommend buying a bra online. Unless u already own it then it puts a risk of not fitting right....
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There are some companies that will let you send a bra back if it doesn't fit. True & Co. will send you a selection of bras to try on and you send back the ones you don't want.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 06:24 AM   #10
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Like Kelley said, you could also try clear straps if a strapless isn't working for you. You could also try an adhesive bra: http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/4003...PriceItemTypes

I've heard these things are amazing!

It sorta just sticks onto your boobs. That would eliminate anything falling out or seeing shiny clear bra straps in pictures.
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Unread 04-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #11
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^unless u are like a b or a, it soooo doesnt work for big chested girls..... they actually rarely sell them for cup sizes larger than cs.... let alone for a dd....
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:59 AM   #12
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You could try figleaves.com or bravissimo.com. Both are suppliers of bras for awkward cup sizes. I, myself, am a 32E, and get most of mine from there. Figleaves does free returns too, and they're having a sale at the moment
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Unread 04-02-2013, 10:59 AM   #13
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Adhesive bras should be avoided. They're just sized as "A, B, C", but cup sizes are based off of band size. The C in a 34C is not the same as a 36C.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:35 AM   #14
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Another good site for larger cup sizes and small bands would be barenecessities.com - they frequently do sales, and I believe return shipping is free if it doesn't fit.
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