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30 Sep 2013 - 04:35107744
corset help
Im the guy at comic cons that does wonder woman for charity, some of you have seen me. I have been challenged to wear a red corset with the costume, raising over 200 pounds in sponcership. I have 2 questions

1- at the dress rehearsel yesterday it was decided i should wear the corset over the wonder woman blouse. This is to hide the scars on my back and shoulders. Every one was happy with it as was I . do others wear a corset over the top of there blouse? is this something that happens?

2-- pointers when wearing a corset, do's and don'ts, advise please

I will be in a blue with white stars pencil skirt, large chest, body girdle underneath the wonder woman blouse and blue shoes with wonder woman boot covers, so wearing corset on top.
You help and advise please

30 Sep 2013 - 08:28107747

It's incredible you've raised that amount. Congrats!

Can I ask is corset you're going to wear steel boned, or is it a plastic boned faux-corset?

30 Sep 2013 - 11:37107753

plastic boned, very rigid, no bending

30 Sep 2013 - 12:32107757
When you're wearing a corset the most important thing is to be as comfortable as possible, especially as you'll be wearing it for a long period of time. Although it's tempting, don't lace it too tight. It should be snug but shouldn't affect your ability to breathe and move. It'll really help if you can get someone else to help lace you up.

Good luck!

Last edited by puzzledpenguin (30 Sep 2013 - 12:32)
30 Sep 2013 - 12:48107758
An inbetween then! Good call.

You're probably not going to struggle too much with the general wearing of it since you've worn the girdle before so have a bit of experience with body constriction. The general advice with corsets is to gradually increase length of wear and tighteness to give yourself time to adjust, but as I assume you're not planning on reducing your waist size drastically, that probably won't apply to you too much.

In general it is personal choice as to whether you wear a corset over the top of a shirt or directly next to the skin. A few things to bear in mind is that very tight laces, even if ribbon, can cause friction burns when next to bare skin. Also, if it's a very loose fitting shirt, when it crushes in underneath the corset the folds in the fabric can cause uncomfortable pressure points underneath the boning. You might need to experiment a little to find what's comfortable for you.

The main issue with corsets as an all day thing is that they do crush your insides, putting pressure on your bladder and stomach. You'll probably find your appetite will be reduced - most regular corset-wearers recommend lots of small meals rather than 3 big ones. I would also suggest staying away from carbonated drinks.

You may also find you need to go to the bathroom more often, and you might want to consider this when thinking about your costume. You don't want to trap any essential zips/buttons under it, unless you're happy with the hassle of taking it all off...

Otherwise, the only other thing to keep in mind is that you can't slouch in a corset. When sitting you might find you need to be perched more at the end of the seat as leaning back can be pretty uncomfortable. I also find I cannot sit for very long periods of time, and that standing is generally more comfortable.

I will say that I do lace my corset very tightly when I'm wearing it, so you might find none of these things apply to you.

Hope that's of some help!

30 Sep 2013 - 13:09107759
I agree with puzzledpenguin that its a good idea to start out not lacing too tightly and to gradually increase the lacing. Basically it should never feel uncomfortable. Corsets can be worn either as under or outer wear, so you can wear it over the top if you like.

01 Oct 2013 - 04:03107791
thank you everybody for all the help. I will be at Winter LFCC on saturday, hope to see you there

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