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Cosplay Tutorial: Binding I by Abessinier Cosplay Tutorial: Binding I by Abessinier
This does not work for bigger breast sizes.
It has been reported that from C-Cup on, it is hurtful, doesn't sit right and often won't look good. Sorry.

This is my 20k pageviews present for you:
A tutorial about the open-chest binding and body-makeup I did for my Dante-cosplay.

German version: ---> [link]

This is part I, the Binding.

Pictures used in this are:
And a pic of my Dante-cosplay that I haven't uploaded yet, taken by =Andy-K

I hope you like it and it is helpful to you <3

You're allowed to share this, if you give credit, but you're not allowed to claim this was your own or try to make money with it (noboy would pay for it anyways lol).
If you want to put it to your homepage, tell me first and link back to my profile.
Stock Used
simple rock stars by `pica-ae
stars by ~ivy-poison
Leopard by ~LaTaupinette
Jessie-Patterns by ~CartoonJessie

Part II:
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usagi-kid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018  Student Digital Artist
okay, thanks for this! i think it might still be possible for it to work for bigger breast sizes.. but still being careful. i think i might try this soon, i dunno.  thanks for the tutorial.
PrinceCatling Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Hobbyist
Hey, I realize this is an old post so I don't know if you're already aware or even if you're still using this method, but using tape to bind is super dangerous! Beyond just tearing skin, it could possibly do tissue damage. Since this isn't wrapping all the way around, so I'm not sure if it could hurt your ribs too, but I've seen some really nasty looking bruises from people binding with tape and it doesn't really allow your chest/lungs to expand properly D:

There are a few companies that make skin toned chest binders now (gc2b and shapeshifters, there might be others but I'm not sure) They're not 100 percent safe either, but as long as you get the right size and don't wear it for too long/while physically exerting yourself (like exercising or some something) and you take breaks, they at least won't tear up your skin or bruise your ribs
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pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're slightly overweight, in other words? :O_o:
usagi-kid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018  Student Digital Artist
uh i don't think it's a particularly nice thing to say...just letting you know.. calling someone overweight, i mean. 
pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If it was an insult, I would have called that person who hid the comment (at least I'm assuming) "fatty" or any other weight-related expletives (is this the right word for it, someone tell me).
tomskalover123 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Will this disfigure my boobs or in anyway be harmful? It will be my first time binding and I would just like to know...
Bleu-Ace Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It has the potential to harm your skin, yes. Not deform your breasts, more like it has the possibility to rip at the skin on your breasts and chest. Even if you have your nipples covered, it doesn't account for the sweat + makeup and other conditions by environment or weather.
missmusic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
i was so excited to see this until i read the description...dam my E nurse joy it is Cute Foxy and Bonnie Chat Icon 
BeKa-Chu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
Same problem here ^^"
I stopped crossplaying due to my cup size (also E) because it hurt so much everytime...
Since then I genderbend the males I want to do x)

This tutorial helped a friend of mine, so thanks for uploading :3
XxXAshCrashXxX Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Nope. Bad girl/boy/whatever gender you are, that is not a good idea.
Sageoftwilight56 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, I'm a D cup, and I can go all day without it hurting. As long as you do it right, it looks good and isn't painful.
usagi-kid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018  Student Digital Artist
this reassured me...thanks! :- )  
(i think i'm also a d cup, i haven't checked
in a while but i am pretty large chested)
imirockz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Is there another option than sports tape? I am allergic to latex and whenever I use sports tape, my skin goes all peely and puffy with red blotches which turns into.. ok I wont gross you out anymore, but I just wanna know if I could use some other tape?
kirsten-uchiha Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
in case u haven't found it already, i recommend 'nexcare' its great sports tape and its latex free :)
lassitudes Featured By Owner Edited Dec 20, 2014
There's latex-free sports tape (I know 'Mueller' brand is latex free, as is 'Jaybird & Mais'). You might also want to look into kinesthesiology tape.
imirockz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thanks for replying! i will look into, thanks!
ViiiRoko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student General Artist
This is super helpful <3 thank you
lyrista Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing, I plan on trying this out!
Thechaosninja Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And then there are those of us with DD or bigger that say Bananas to it all, he is a girl now and have fun.
Would a C cup still be able to pull this off? ;   ;
intherainstorm Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
how good for me that I just have A-Cup, binding is easy!
FeverDreamless Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
aahahhhhh FACK im a a d ;n;
Gwan-Thewi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
how long can you safely keep this on for?
PandaPocky279 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
ahhhh you just saved me the trouble of trying to put together my Aladdin cosplay from The Labyrinth  of Magi since all he has over his chest is some little bandages i was afraid of my binding falling down since i have had problems with that previously when i used a simple ace bandage (granted it was under a shirt so nothing bad happened it was just uncomfortable  XD) but thank you very much! i am going to try this out as soon as i can since i want to try and go to Kumori con this year as Aladdin.
JetlinAnhedonia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Nice tutorial, thank you! =D Can I ask where you got the camouflage cream from? I have no clue what stores would sell it.
RuuRuu-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I tried it and it didn't work. Blast these boobs and their methods of getting in the way. Phooey!
Itachifan137 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is REALLY helpful thank you! I'm planning an open shirt cosplay for a con coming up so I will DEFINATELY test out this method beforehand (do you reccommend this method for long periods? ie: no "slips"?)
ShinningKaede Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This really helps. Thanks!~ :))
narutine Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
it works as well if you do 95 D ??? XD bouhouhou :(
DarkZoleoMalic Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
well crap im s D-cup... i need to find somthing that will work
Trytoread Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
and again thanks for her !
HikariNagashime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
May i ask? Is sports tape and athletic tape the same?
MigratorBird-Razile Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my sister traied it for cosplay & he failed XD
she was disspointed xD
she admire your custome very much xD
in past we thought there is no chance for women to coplay as guy but now .. you change our maind
Ineedaname9 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Thank you!~

Not sure why you have the warning, I used this for my Seymour from FFX cosplay and I'm a cup size D. This one was actually the most comfortable to wear out of the Open Chest tutorials I found. >.>
DenmarkKittenKiss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome dude~
Super-steffy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Writer
[link] You rock! I can't wait to try this...I really wish I could figure out how to do it while not having to cover my back though...I have a Marik Ishtar shirtles cosplay challege for myself, though I may never actually figure out how to do it.
Upsilon-Rassilon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   General Artist
I use white sports tape, and I find that it's stained by makeup and dirt and ANYTHING very easily. You COULD possibly do all the bindings in white, and then (because sports tape is rather thin) you could cover all the bindings with layers of coverup and foundation. (you might need a second person to help with this... XD)
Super-steffy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Writer
I will try that...Thanks! That's a great idea!
Upsilon-Rassilon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   General Artist
XD I bid you extreme good luck and skills with wax, foundation, and makeup in general! (But if you want to attempt a shirtless Marik cosplay.. you must have skills to begin with definitely. )
LeahLevi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
FurnarchyDevil Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ughhh. Why can't this work for mehh ):
LadyVinca Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student
That's interesting o.o!
Do you fix your clothes to your skin or something?
I would be afraid if the strips were visible.
MrGrellMichaelis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
*reads tutorial* hm...expensive, but I might be able to do it...
*reads description* DAMMIT!!
xPegasusx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't work for larger than C? D: man, what am I going to do o.o
Abessinier Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe use a regular binder and sew a nude-colored top from pleather!
xPegasusx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh that's actually a really good idea! Thanks I'll try that ^-^
T-lover Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist
I tried this once to test if it worked, but the tape only kept falling off my skin ><
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