After getting some questions yesterday I realized that I might be able to help those of you cosplayer’s who would like to know how to take care of your boobage while you cosplay! Be it if you want to support them, make them VOLUPTUOUS, or hide them!
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW FIRST:
First things first! Make sure you know what bra size you are!!! You may not know this, but there’s a lot that goes into bra size. There’s a reason why we all get a number and a letter, they mean different things! Your Cup is your letter, and your band size is your number. And EVERY cup is proportional to the band size SO EVERY BRA IS DIFFERENT!
Here’s a few things to know to figure out if you are wearing the wrong bra…
-the band around your back should be tight and doing all the work. NOT your straps.
-The connecting strap between your boobs should be flush with your chest. If its loose or hovering, you’ve got the wrong size!
-Your boobs shouldn’t be spilling out of your bra, AND your bra should not be covering above the curve of your boobs either!
You should also know about your sister size. I for example, am a 36C but I can also wear a 34D, because those sizes are proportional to each other with slight differences in cup and band. Learn about your boobie sizes and HOW TO SIZE YOURSELF here!
THE SECRET BRAS
Okay, so this is for all you who you need to wear a bra without anyone being able to TELL you are wearing a bra.
Like if you are cosplaying Black Cat — you need ‘The Plunge'
For cosplays with a bare back, I recommend the low back converter. I mean, you can always go with clear straps, but personally I find them as noticeable AND the plastic is uncomfortable. And some other backless bras just always sag forward.
But this thing is just simple and awesome, and you can use it with a bra you KNOW works already.
Finally — everyone should know about the magic of Sin Bras. There a ton of different brands. Just search ebay! I tried them and they are a bit funny to wear at first, but they are PERFECT for the times you need to perk up your boobs and your wearing something low cut and backless. It’s what I used for my Miku and Sigyn cosplays!
See how magically they work here!! Warning, you will see boobies.
THE VA VA VOOM BRAS
For everyone who needs extreme cleavage in their costumes, I would look to investing in a double-cup push up bra. They sell em at Wet Seal for super cheap. I couldn’t find a picture of the inside, but they are WAY CRAZY padded.
I’ve actually used this bra for Korra, Elizabeth, and Rosalind Lutece, because it helps balance out the layers of clothes and fill my proportions better. So its actually great to have when you need to pronounce the shape of your costume.
Another way to give your babies some UNPH is by stuffing your bra with some chicken cutlets silicone inserts.
These actually work really great! Personally I prefer socks, because these tend to get sweaty and sticky, but that’s just me.
Another cheap and easy way to get some big boobs is by wearing two bras. You put one bra on, and then another slightly bigger bra on top of that. BAM instant cup size. It feels weird at first but it is a great trick.
I can keep going on about big boobie tricks, but instead I will direct you guys to Jenna Marbles video. She covers some great tricks into great boobage. Or if you don’t like Jenna, or feel like reading instead — this tutorial is great too!
KEEPING THINGS IN AND UP!
A great way to keep your boobies perky no matter what bra your wearing, is to safety pin the bra straps together behind your neck. It’s an instant difference if your clothes are flattening you out.
These clippy thingies also help perk your boobies, while also hiding straps behind tank tops!
Next up is SPANX. Spanx are really handy for costumes that are full leotards, tight fitting, or slimming. They really DO work, believe me — you will FEEL it working. They can be expensive, but they come in all different shapes and sizes. To hide your thighs or just slim out your stomach.
A great tip for leotard wearers and superhero cosplayers: Wear your push up bras and such and then put some spanx on top to hide your bra lines!
THATS IT! I hope I helped some people and opened some eyes to new ways of taking care of your chestal area when cosplaying. ;D
I’d love to sit and talk to you guys about binding too — but I’m really not an authority on it. So instead I direct you here!