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28 May 2014 - 04:53113756
Costume Improvement
Hi
Some of you know me or know of me . I am the guy who has a disabled son and raises money for son's charity. In the last 2 and a 1/2 years I have raised over 7000 pounds
for 2 charities. I usually do this dressed as wonder woman or supergirl, I was at the milton keynes collectormania a few week ends ago in costume, having fun and collecting for charity. There was some girls in costume, don't ask me what, going around the event and when they saw me all I got was abuse, "i looked stupid, why did i wear costume, my look was bad," and these are some of the nice comments,i don't know if they did it to anyone else. but i soon changed afterwards fealing bad about it.
What can I do to improve my costume? i have lost 14 and 1/2 stone so far, I have learned to get myself dressed and made up by myself, is there a way to look better, how would i give my self hips? a better shape with padding. I work with steel at work so I am big and strong I can't help my shape, but i can improve my costume,
advise would be helpful


28 May 2014 - 09:34113762
The first thing is, do you want to improve your costume because you're genuinely looking at it thinking 'yes, it's good, but I think I can do better' or is it just because of those little twits? I'm really sorry that happened, I can't believe these horrible idiots think that's okay.

But, okay, judging purely by the pictures I can see, what you could look to change is your footwear. I know you're on your feet for hours collecting for charity, but it could be worth looking into making some shoe or boot covers. It's amazing how much footwear can really complete on outfit. But there's nothing else I can pick up on besides that. It's an impressive hand-made costume, well done you guys!

There are also things you can do on a more psychological level. How are you standing and moving about when you're collecting? If you mimic the poses and movements of Wonder Woman and Supergirl and get some self-confidence up that can also improve the way a costume looks sometimes.

As for a more female form, maybe it would be worth messaging Ranma1-2? (http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/profile/view/Ranma1-2) Corsets and/or padding the hips seem to be what male to female crossplayers often do.

Lastly, I really hope you don't let that experience put you off. You're doing an utterly wonderful thing and you should be so proud of what you and your family have accomplished so far.


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28 May 2014 - 10:01113764
I have to agree with the above. You should be proud of what you've achieved and only change things if you are doing it for yourself.

I was going a agree that changing you figure would require corsetry. The disadvantage is tha you might feel less comfortable if you're collecting for hours in it but it is the best way to achieve feminine curves. If you're not used to it I'd begin with a relatively small waist reduction, say 2 inches and get ourself used to it.


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28 May 2014 - 11:50113765
how do i put the latest picture of me on so you can see please


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