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24 Jan 2010 - 20:3426008
Thanks all!
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I'll surely be going into Boots sometime soon to be getting all this magical tape.

<3


25 Jan 2010 - 02:3726015
Hey guys! Don't mean to thread-poach but didn't want to start a new one on a topic so close to this.

I just wondered, what would be the largest size it is safe to bind? As in, not only cheast size (I'm F/G) but general body size, too (UK 18 :s)

I'm interested in getting a binder but I'm worried that while my chest may look a little flatter, the bit in the belly area will still look 'lumpy' (for lack of a better word...). Is this something to worry about, or can it be taken care of?


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12 Mar 2010 - 10:2928317
Quote Fables:
Hey guys! Don't mean to thread-poach but didn't want to start a new one on a topic so close to this.

I just wondered, what would be the largest size it is safe to bind? As in, not only cheast size (I'm F/G) but general body size, too (UK 18 :s)

I'm interested in getting a binder but I'm worried that while my chest may look a little flatter, the bit in the belly area will still look 'lumpy' (for lack of a better word...). Is this something to worry about, or can it be taken care of?



What I might do is wear a corset as well as binding, to give it more of a flat look in general anyway..

:'3 Hope this helps.<3


12 Mar 2010 - 12:4328321
Quote Fables:
Hey guys! Don't mean to thread-poach but didn't want to start a new one on a topic so close to this.

I just wondered, what would be the largest size it is safe to bind? As in, not only cheast size (I'm F/G) but general body size, too (UK 18 :s)

I'm interested in getting a binder but I'm worried that while my chest may look a little flatter, the bit in the belly area will still look 'lumpy' (for lack of a better word...). Is this something to worry about, or can it be taken care of?


Someone called Sephirayne on here is making and selling chest binders. They can be made to size as well.

Here's the thread;
http://cosplayisland.com/forum?c=showthread&ThreadID=1514

In my opinion, every size is safe to bind, as long as you don't bind too tightly as that can hurt. If you don't want to buy a flatflat bra (my prefered name for them lol) then bandages are also good. Also vest tops can flatten boobies sorta. If you get a size that a bit small for your boobies, then it'll flattern them. Just don't get one that too small for your ribs to expand for breathing... Cause that hurts too. Of course, bandages and vest tops don't work as well as flatflat bras, which are the best option for prolonged boobage reduction lolz

This is from experience ;p


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14 Apr 2010 - 14:2429882
Don't mean to thread jack but this is for future reference - greatly recommend underworks!! I bought a binder from them and am wearing it now XD
I tried to pull it over my head and that caused much pain and annoyance so I did the trick of stepping into it and pulling it up and yeah....WHERE HAVE MY BOOBS GONE AAAH XDD

I'm not completely flat though, just got small mounds but I don't mind, I doubt I'll be crossplaying a revealing outfit anytime soon plus it'll be good for my Sora cosplay when I need to be a 14 year old girl with hardly any assets ^^;;;;;


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14 Apr 2010 - 19:0129896
I recently re-tried an underworks binder on to give it a second chance.

Pulled it over my hips fine, but there were two issues I had with it:

It caused shoulder pain throughout the day. I think it's because it's so damn inflexible that my shoulder blades had to strain to move forward throughout the day.

It ripped when I was taking it off. This was the 3rd time I'd actually put it on. It may be the fault of my hips being wide, but in general when I wear something 3 times and it rips I don't recommend the product.

Just thought I'd add in my opinion- underworks are way better than DIY methods, but I personally still find T-kingdom and Seph's binders to be better.

-Tab


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15 Apr 2010 - 15:0029938
Ii thought I'd post my question here rather than needlessly starting a new thread. Especially since there are tons of binding threads on here xD

Okay, so I'm cosplaying Train Heartnet from Black Cat, here is the character:

http://media.photobucket.com/image/train%20heartnet/risa-san/guys201.jpg?o=197

Now, when I cosplayed him a while ago, I didn't have any time to buy a binder so I used a sports bra. It worked okay but as a D-cup, it wasn't perfect. However, it meant that my chest was open, which was good.

So, now I'm a little more experienced in the area of binding I'm thinknig 'open chest binding'... but everyone is like "NOOOOOOOO!"

So I wanted people's opinions. I own a binder, from Underworkds which is VERY effective in my crossplaying, but there is the obvious issue that it comes up very high, and the tatoo he wears is a significant part to the character (not to mention I'd like the costume to be accurate). Should I give open-chest binding a go? Will it really work on his outfit?
Or should I try this option (I dunno if it'll work), wear the binder to get desired flat-ness and wrap skin coloured banadages around it (not to bind further, but to get colour) and paint the tatoo on each time. I know it won't LOOK as good but it'll look like I've made an effort.

Any ideas? Thank you.


16 Apr 2010 - 15:2929968
Quote MadameLapin:
Ii thought I'd post my question here rather than needlessly starting a new thread. Especially since there are tons of binding threads on here xD

Okay, so I'm cosplaying Train Heartnet from Black Cat, here is the character:

http://media.photobucket.com/image/train%20heartnet/risa-san/guys201.jpg?o=197

Now, when I cosplayed him a while ago, I didn't have any time to buy a binder so I used a sports bra. It worked okay but as a D-cup, it wasn't perfect. However, it meant that my chest was open, which was good.

So, now I'm a little more experienced in the area of binding I'm thinknig 'open chest binding'... but everyone is like "NOOOOOOOO!"

So I wanted people's opinions. I own a binder, from Underworkds which is VERY effective in my crossplaying, but there is the obvious issue that it comes up very high, and the tatoo he wears is a significant part to the character (not to mention I'd like the costume to be accurate). Should I give open-chest binding a go? Will it really work on his outfit?
Or should I try this option (I dunno if it'll work), wear the binder to get desired flat-ness and wrap skin coloured banadages around it (not to bind further, but to get colour) and paint the tatoo on each time. I know it won't LOOK as good but it'll look like I've made an effort.

Any ideas? Thank you.


The bandage idea sounds really good! :'D
Or what you could do is bind slightly lower down/put the tattoo closer to your collar bone?
Or you could try so do open-chest binding, but but I heard it can be painful. D: So if I were you I'd like.. practise with a bandage and hold it. Then move around to see if it's uncomfortable. ><;
But if you feel it's okay it'd be alright to do with the tape/whatever you were going to do. :'3



Last edited by HyperNightmare (16 Apr 2010 - 15:31)
25 Apr 2010 - 21:1230568
Bumping this thread hope you don't mind!

I'm going to be cosplaying a male wrestler for London Expo (haha I know!), I'm going to be airbrushing a skin coloured bodysuit to create the male chest/abs.

I was just wondering what the best way to bind for this would be? I'd need it to be as flat and smooth appearing as poss or it may show through under the bodysuit. I'm only an A cup btw.

Thanks! *goes off to act manly and wrestler'ish*


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27 Apr 2010 - 00:3530650
Honestly you could probably get away with only light binding - a slightly-small tanktop with tape over the top to pull them slightly to the sides to avoid ending up with a monoboob would look like you just have a muscular chest. Makes more sense than being completely flat!

Also, I don't think I've seen it mentioned on here yet but if anyone does decide to go down the DIY route for binding, for the love of god don't use ACE/self-stick bandages. Your lungs and your ribs will not thank you for it at all.

Also on the subject of monoboobs, how exactly does one avoid that for a larger chest? I'm a D and I bind every day, and I find after a couple hours they've inevitably kind of... worked their way back near the centre. Short of stepping out somewhere deserted and shoving them back to the sides I'm not sure what I can do about it.



Last edited by syndrome pilot (27 Apr 2010 - 00:40)
27 Jul 2010 - 12:1337116
Just wanted to suggest another way for people who can't afford a binder.
I'm a 34C, and I own a M&S Minimiser
http://www.marksandspencer.com/Minimiser-Bras-Bras-Lingerie-Underwear-Womens/b/43252030

It doesn't get you flat, but gets me down to approx. a B cup, so then you can bind using ace bandages or whatever.

I got mine in the sale for only £3 and it is really comfy for everyday wear as well.

Hope this helps!


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