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Post By Smeagi. 19/04/10, 08:14 am

Ok, similar to the un-bra thread, but not quite...

For next years Welly'Geddon I'm in the process stages of a Vanille cosplay, however, I need to get something reasonably important sorted now. My boobs <3
I am a 10E bra/cup size, and I know from a past cosplay it is hell in a box going bra-less for even a day with boobs my size, but Vanille's top would look best without a bulky bra underneath (strapless or not).
My question, does anyone have experience or know of a usefull product that could provide me with at least a bit of support, while being mostly invisable? I could be asking the impossible, I know. I have seen ads for ones that you stick to the top of your boob, that then stick to above your boob and hold it all up, but other than that I just don't know where to begin xD

I love my boobs, but sometimes I do envy cosplayers with smaller chest sizes xD
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Post By Le_Saboteur. 19/04/10, 12:44 pm

As a 12DD, I will be watching this thread avidly.

I've tried those sticky things you were talking about, though they didn't work AT ALL for me, so I don't know how well they'd work for you. A four to six pack is only $10 from... uhh, that Bras and Things shop (I think it's called), so it's not so much of a loss to give it a go.

Have you tried those lovely 'chicken fillet' things? That could work, if you could find one suitable for an E cup.
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Olli. 19/04/10, 12:55 pm

I have the same problem as you (I'm just a bit bigger though)

I've found that when cosplaying a tight top putting on a tight singlet with built in support usually helps ^^
And most of the time it's easy to change the singlet to be hidden

Hope that helped!
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Post By Suixelo. 19/04/10, 12:56 pm

12D here watching this thread. I am yet to find anything that works without straps, nothing holds them up enough =/
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Post By Mandie_Chan. 19/04/10, 01:30 pm

I'm not that big in the bust but for my Lilithmon cosplay I used Clear straps. I was surprised they didn't show in most photos and you can only see them close up.

Not the answer you are looking for but always makes for a good back up option~


All the best ^_^
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Le_Saboteur. 19/04/10, 01:31 pm

Mandie_Chan wrote:
I'm not that big in the bust but for my Lilithmon cosplay I used Clear straps. I was surprised they didn't show in most photos and you can only see them close up.


Clear straps are a godsend! Only the most nitpicky of people will notice, and most girls will understand Very Happy
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Post By Olli. 19/04/10, 01:34 pm

You could combine the singlet with the clear straps?
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Post By Suixelo. 19/04/10, 02:08 pm

Just make sure they're strong XD Mine broke on me at last year's ACB and I had to ask around for safety pins XP
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Post By EaterofCake. 19/04/10, 02:20 pm

Ah, those sticky bras really only work if you're below a D cup but that's just the main 'style' of them.

There is a few different styles I think.
You could for a strapless bra?
http://www.bras.co.nz/strapless-bras-c-15.html
That really depends on how low you want to go at the back also you could always use body tape to stick the back of the top onto your bra so it doesn't show.

Am I making sense?
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Suixelo. 19/04/10, 02:27 pm

I have yet to find a strapless bra that actually does something to hold them up. They work well for smaller boobs, but bigger ones... =/
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Post By EaterofCake. 19/04/10, 02:31 pm

http://www.bras.co.nz/finelines-refined-lines-covertible-plunge-bustier-p-863.html

This one? 8D
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Smeagi. 19/04/10, 02:43 pm

Wow, lots of like-problemed people xD
Thanks for all the suggestions and experiences!
It's all helpful

@ Le Saboteur ~I know Bras'n'Things, In Lower Hutt?
Great store, I'll maybe go in and true some out next time I'm at the mall.

@ Olli ~ Hmm, food for thought, I hadn't considered that, I have one at home too.

@ Suixelo ~ Yeah, thats me experience as well. I've tried strapless once for a wedding and just found it cut agonisingly into my ribs >0<

@ Mandie chan ~ I had vaguely considered clear straps, but thought they would be too obvious, but if you say they're pretty missable I might put that on my To Try list ^w^

@ Eater ~ I suspected so about the stick things, that's why I thought it would be good to get some peoples experiences first before trying. I'll look a bit more into strapless', I've not had good experiences with them, but different bras sit differently...their just a bit price to keep buying xD

Thanks sooooo much everyone, I'm so glad I got such a response, there are so many options and I really want to weigh them all to see what works best!
I'll have some experementing to do once I get the base pattern for the top made up, and see what look and feels best!
I'll post back later on and let everyone know what does and doesn't work (on me at least) ^w^ !~
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Post By Rolly. 19/04/10, 02:44 pm

I dunno, but I wore a strapless bra for my school ball last year. I have pretty small boobs, they're just on B and the strapless just kept sliding down. :/ I dunno if it's because I'm too skinny or what. XD

(Yes, I'm really skinny, blame my parents, my whole family are sticks XD)
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Tails. 19/04/10, 02:45 pm

I'd recommend chicken fillets, I'm a C cup & can comfortably use the B cup, so maybe using a D would work for you if they don't have E? I'm not sure how well they work for larger breasts, but they're only $10 from Coin Saves so couldn't hurt to try. I can tell you how to make the most of them too when it come's to 'lifting' if you do get them~ :)
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Post By Smeagi. 19/04/10, 02:52 pm

@ Rolly ~ Yeah xD Other than digging in, my strapless slipped down too, I'm hopeful I will be able to find a better option than one of those again.

@ Tails ~ Yeah, those and the sticky things seem to be reasonable priced, so once I come back into employment I'll be giving those both a try out, wear them around the house all day to test their effectiveness!

I'm off to bed now! I'll check back here tomorrow morning ^w^
Night all <3
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Post By Tails. 19/04/10, 03:14 pm

You can always get on a trampoline to test them out too Hehe~
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Post By sakura_petals. 19/04/10, 03:40 pm

I've looked into this problem before but with little success - I'm a 16DD. I've asked at a bra shop that specialises in bigger women but they said the only thing that would hold someone my size would be a strapless/clear strap bra. I've had trouble with them in the past but I recently got one from Ezibuy (a strapless bra with clear straps) for my sisters' wedding and for the entire event I didn't need to adjust it once! A miracle! To my reckoning that's your best/only bet - but if you do happen to come up with a solution I'll be waiting in line like the rest of us here.
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Le_Saboteur. 20/04/10, 01:30 am

For the life of me I can't find a strapless that does more than kinda cover them up. I could be getting the wrong band size (unlikely, a 10 would probably kill me), but they all sit really low and uhh, yeah, there's not a lot of support happening there.

@Tails, I tried them when I was a D (a few years ago now, ahaha) and used a C and it worked all right, too.

OOH, that convertible bra looks excellent~
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Static. 20/04/10, 02:22 am

Mandie_Chan wrote:
I'm not that big in the bust but for my Lilithmon cosplay I used Clear straps. I was surprised they didn't show in most photos and you can only see them close up.

Not the answer you are looking for but always makes for a good back up option~


All the best ^_^

I second this - you can get ones that are matte-clear and not super shiny, and they really are damn near invisible! If nothing else, they're a great last resort :) I don't have boobs to rival yours (unfortunately) but I find that the support is worth the trade-off for a little bit of strappage.
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Smeagi. 20/04/10, 04:52 am

More great suggestion and comments ^w^ Trampoline sounds fabulous xDDD

So lots of votes for clear straps ha?
I'll have to see how the pattern for the top sits, and whether a bra will fall under it properly. I have heaps of different bras, from different occasions so hopefully one fits (they all have replaceable straps to my knowledge), I'm hoping I won't have to fork out another $40-70 for a new one >.<

Top votes
~ Clear Straps
~ Sticky things (to try at least)
~ Chicken Fillet things (also to try out)
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Post By angellsnz. 20/04/10, 05:11 am

Smeagi wrote:
Top votes
~ Clear Straps
~ Sticky things (to try at least)
~ Chicken Fillet things (also to try out)

Clear straps are the win. Watch the video Telephone, it looks as though Beyonce has a strapless outfit on...but wait....nope clear straps.

Chicken fillets are really good, but if you are already blessed by god, then you are just adding to the problem.

Another thing that can work well for a well-endowed woman, is a corselet. You then have boning and support from the waist up. Use what the old Hollywood stars like Marilyn and Jane Mansfield used to wear.
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Re: Braless support for larger breasts...
Post By Smeagi. 20/04/10, 05:39 am

I have always wanted to try a corset ^o^
I'm planning to use one for a future cosplay. I have a friend who knows how to make them.
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Post By Static. 20/04/10, 06:15 am

Ooh - a corselet would solve ALL your problems! You would have to fit it quite carefully, but would provide ample support. With a stretchy top over it as well, you'd eliminate some of the top-poppy-out-of risk, too!
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Post By angellsnz. 20/04/10, 07:04 am

Smeagi wrote:
I have always wanted to try a corset ^o^
I'm planning to use one for a future cosplay. I have a friend who knows how to make them.

A Corselet is a different thing from a corset. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corselet the pics aren't that great an example, this is better http://museums.leics.gov.uk/collections-on-line/GetObjectAction.do?objectKey=103605
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Post By Smeagi. 20/04/10, 07:20 am

Oh ok, I learnt something new today!
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