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Keep it /cgl/-related! Cosplay or J-fashion like Lolita/Brolita, Aristocrat, Kimono, Nanchatte, etc.!

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ITT you may post:
- Useful guides that can be applied to crossplaying/crossdressing
- Questions, help, sharing advice to improve your appearance to pass temporary as the opposite gender (Male -> Female, Female -> Male)
- pictures of crossplay/crossdressing coords, selfposts
- personal experience/stories regarding crossplay/crossdressing

NOT allowed:
- Anything in sexual context/fetish stuff
- Anything related to gender transition like hormones, operation etc.; >>>/lgbt/ might be the better place for this
- Casual crossdressing without any /cgl/-context
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Previous thread: >>10145473

Image's context: https://www.zhihu.com/question/334431544/answer/768137570
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>>10239756
OP:
The original thread subject was "Crossplay/Crossdress #15: I got reprimanded for posting my boss' crossplay at an ACG convention on an anonymous question-and-answer website edition" but upon posting I got "Error: Field too long." so I trimmed the subject.
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I would love any brand/seller recommendations for breast plates. Ideally plates with D or larger cup size.
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>>10239810
like this?
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>>10239810
You don't actually want cups with your breastplate, despite what you've seen in video games. The uneven surface makes it more likely for a sword or other weapon to catch on to the armor and break through. You're far better off with a flat or angled plate, like what you find after the introduction of gunpowder weapons.
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>>10239817
????
Are you retarded? They're asking about fake prosthetic tits
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>>10239810
To give an actual answer, I can't personally recommend any as I've yet to buy one, but I did look into what's likely the best available atm, and after looking through plenty available on aliexpress, the ones I settled on eventually getting was one of Roanyer's breast plates, specifically the G cup long torso ones (pic related). Most of the other ones I found weren't as nicely detailed (namely with the collarbone area, but also a lot of the more subtle details with other companies breast plates kinda gloss over), and from all the video (which these people were the only ones that actually had a decent amount of footage of them in motion) look like they jiggle and deform as realistically as I could ask for. Would like to know how well they shift to the sides when laying down though.
The end goal size wise was "As big as I can go, without going to absolute absurd territory." Which given I'm 175cm and far less twinky than the people they have model them, I was originally gonna shoot for the H cup ones (the largest Roanyer make), but after shifting through the customer review photos, it seems even for the larger and chunky owners of them they were beyond the absurd point.
As an aside, get the silicon filled ones, do not screw around with cotton filled ones, cotton filled universally looks like shit and do not deform like real boobs at all, if all the customer photos (who all universally seem to go for the cheaper option) are anything to go by.
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>>10239835
Ironically being an unhelpful dumbass is still being an unhelpful dumbass
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>>10239817
>>10239835
Thanks for the laugh at work anon.

>>10239829
Thank you for the information! I'm 5'4, so I need to figure out how large I want my chest to be proportionally. I was originally aiming for at least D, but now I worry that may be too small to be noticeable if I wear it under more clothing. Is there any reason why you opted for the long chest instead of the short chest? The only thing that comes to mind is that so the transition between the rib-cage area and your midriff is seamless if you wanted to show more skin.
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>>10239987
>so the transition between the rib-cage area and your midriff is seamless
That's exactly the reason, on top of making it possible to even have a midriff with all the shapewear underneath, plus it being a elastic material makes it help with keeping my lower torso taught. Though, this is more for the ability to have it, as most of my intentions are non-human cosplay anyway, than because I never want clothing on my stomach while crossplaying ever again.
>I was originally aiming for at least D, but now I worry that may be too small to be noticeable if I wear it under more clothing.
Depending on what look you're going for, and how tight or loose the clothing is you're intending to wear, D might be perfectly fine. The two things you've gotta take int account is, while normie perception might be "D is huge", it really isn't. It's not tiny yes, but it's frankly just below what I'd consider to be "big".
And even with being close to average woman height than I ever could, you have to take into consideration that unless you have the wildly undersized-for-a-male ribcage to match, smaller sizes aren't going to look as nice on larger rib cages, hence part of the reason why I was shooting so large. I don't know what your underbust measure is, but if it's anything like my ~36", do keep the possibility of going bigger in mind.
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>>10239989
The last question I have is what skin color is the image you posted? I'm on their product page, and neither of the colors within reasonable range of my skin tone (natural and ivory respectively in the image) seem to match it. I want to say that's the natural skin color option, but I feel like my eyes are fucking with me.
http://www.roanyer.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=87
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>>10240006
My screen's absolutely useless for accurate color reproduction, and given the wildly different lighting conditions they were probably taken, it's gonna be impossible to absolutely tell. Generally for if/when you get a breast plate, either get whatever seems the closest (lighter if you're genuinely lighter or darker if you look more tan) or if getting it down pat is absolutely paramount, see if they'll send color samples.
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What characters could I cosplay to pull off something like pic related? I would prefer to cover my face to remain anonymous so I'm thinking masks and helmets would be my go to.
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>>10240077
You could be a power ranger, then you and that freaky power ranger fucker can get together
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>>10240077
Read High-Rise Invasion and pick any female character
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>>10240089
nyart but rly good manga and a wide variety of girls as well, ive contemplated cosplaying as the police hottie myself
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where can i buy cat keyhole lingerie that isnt garbage?
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I need a mask to hide my handsome manly face
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Where the fuck do I find a decent sailor suit online? Every site I come across is selling sketchy chinese bootlegs and I don't trust them not to leak my credit card number.
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>>10241052
Just buy the original from Nonori.
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>>10241197
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psNT8Nnrp4g
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>>10239756
How do i achieve a femenine body?
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How important is contouring and highlighting? I tried like a general foudation base and looked like more of a man than I did before. Am I just fucked?
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>>10241492
Contouring is bad, its drag queen makeup that kim kardashian clones use
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>>10241538
Are you memeing?
Or are you retarded?
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That feel when trap body but rather manly face.
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>>10241943
Just wear a mask.
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how do i walk with high heels?
how to choose femenine shoes for men?
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>>10241482
Don't eat pork, beef and red meat. Eat a lot of green vegetables and onions.
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>>10242051
Don’t do it. I twisted my ankle and it is not worth the pain. You will be tall enough. But if you must, try getting thicker/longer supportive heal boots or heals that aren’t that tall.
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>>10242051
>>10242109
I would choose cute flat girly shoes.
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I too would like an answer for >>10236597 from the last thread.
Pic incase it expires.

>>10242115
NTAYRT, though someone like 2B + flats = ???
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>>10242830
>Can I slim down X? Can I reduce only this spot on my body?
You can't reduce only a specific spot on your body. You can reduce your total bodyfat percentage by eating less and moving more.

>If I work out won't I get larger?
If you work out you'll build muscle yes. If you work out you'll also burn calories and fat. It all boils down to how you work out and what you eat.

You don't instantaneously gain mass and look like Arnold after a few sessions at the gym. Bodybuilders do heavy strength training, eat a fuckton to fuel the muscle growth, and consume their bodyweight in protein.

If you're looking to be more lithe then just run/bike/swim/do cardio while eating on a calorie deficit (Eat less, move more). Stretch after every work out and eventually you'll start losing all around fat.
I suggest actually doing leg / lower body workouts because unless you're purposely starving yourself you can keep more muscle mass there.

>But wouldn't those muscles ruin the look?
You wanted a feminine silhouette. Pad the torso, slim down your total body fat, work on your legs. That should give a non-rectangular body shape. Cover the muscle definitions with skin-tone tights so they look smoother/flatter.

tldr: read the fucking sticky on fit
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Also any guide of how to choose femenine shoes for men?
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>>10242051

I have done crossdressing for a few years and never had any problems with heels. Never twisted an ankle or anything. The lower and wider the heels the easier they are to walk in. My favorite shoes for crossdressing are 5 cm high with a wide heel and they are super easy to walk around in. Make sure you give yourself some time to get used to it before going out though.

I think a little bit of heel is great for giving you a more feminine posture. It helps you avoid standing around like a dude in a dress if you get what i mean. Also the skewed leg to torso ratio helps you look more feminine. Personally i am more than tall enough by nature but i wear heels for the silhouette, posture and high fem look. Just get whatever that will suit the look you are going for. And keep in mind that thin super high heels are terrible to walk in even for girls.
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How to make breast look realistic whitout a silicone breasts?
I usually just use sister bra with a t shirt inside it doesnt look bad but i wsnt something better
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For hiding facial hair shadow, the last thread mentioned using "combination of color correcting with a thick foundation on top." Does this mean getting a color correcting thick foundation(is this even a thing) or what?
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>>10245642
Well I'm trying color correction concealer then applying foundation over it. I'll tell you how it works tomorrow.
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>>10245665
what are you using for products? from drugstore brand or actual brands
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>>10245665

keep in mind that doesnt always work 100%, ive been lasering the fuck outa my face and it still kinda subtly shows in bad lighting
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>>10241448
>On break
Bummer, I wondet if ezcosplay is a good alternative
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>>10241197
ive heard bodyline has some decent ones
havent tried any myself tho
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>>10247028
Depends on the individual item. Some are decent, some are shit. I've heard though that individual items from there are usually better than their full sets.
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>>10245599
duct tape
you simply push your breast fat together and fix them with a few lines of strong tape. Then you can put on a bra and stuff it with socks or something but be sure to push your breast fat up. it isnt easy on the first try and tape can hurt like hell if you remove it but there are some decent tutorials on youtube. The thing that will boost your cleveage: a corset. pic related my first small success
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>>10245599
>>10247469
What I forgot to mention: you can use make up to enhance your cleveage by accenting around the 'boobs' but Ive never tried that, in pic related its all tape and corset
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>>10247469
You might be able to use gaffers tape instead of duct tape. Would hurt less, be more comfortable, cause less irritation, and won't leave any glue residue.

It used to be mainly for utility for people in the media production industries, but women started using it as a bra after Kim Kardashian made a tweet about it. Turns out it's perfect for that purpose as well.

Honestly, gaffers tape is good for pretty much anything. I'd say it's better than duct tape in most cases. Only drawback is that duct tape is basically water-proof, while gaffers tape is not water-proof at all.
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>>10247517
so when you wear it all day on a convention it might loosen your cleavage? Damn then I rather use the other tape. cannot say anything about the long lasting effect of duct tape because I never dared to crossplay anywhere ;(
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>>10247660
I don't think so. I mean if girls can use it instead of a bra, and have it last all day, I'm assuming it would work for this too.

Only one way to find out though.
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>>10247827
thanks for the tipp!
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>>10246343
>>10246727
in the blinding light of my bathroom lights the results were positive with the orange color corrector I bought off of amazon under liquid foundation.
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Is it only considered crossplay if you make a genuine effort to pass as a character of the opposite gender?
Was looking to cosplay as a 2hu character but I don't really mind looking manly while doing it.
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>>10248849
If you look like a bodybuilder just cosplay without shaving your beard or body hair for the hilarious effect
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>>10248849
If you don't look cute you're not crossplaying right.

People who go as DDLC characters but have hairy legs and a beard are not crossplaying, they're joke cosplaying.
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>>10240077
that character from durarara
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>>10248891
It's going to be a pretty concealing outfit, so the effect won't be that drastic.
>>10249027
cosplaying as a ddlc character doesn't seem that interesting
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>>10249106
Of course it isn't interesting, I was just giving an example of what isn't really crossplay.
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>>10248849
You dont have to pass as a girl(99.9% wont, even the trannies) but you do have to look cute in general
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>>10249107
I see, what I mostly wanted to know if my plans would be appropriate for this thread or if it just counted as cosplay in general.
>>10249123
damn
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>tfw want to cosplay my waifu but I'm fat
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>>10249414
Do it anyway.
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>>10249414
Lose weight you fucker, if you want to do your waifu proud you have to work for it.
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Question for the lurking male lolitas: where do you get your wigs when you don't have a small head?
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>>10249414
Just don't eat too much trash food!
Do some body exercise and eat healty foods like fruits.
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Not eating literally means doing nothing. You can do it.
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>>10249690
I dont like wigs.

But my natural hair is perfect, so idc.
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>>10249690
I get them from random stores on Taobao and add extensions to the wig band.
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How do I hide my shaved beard?
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>>10252413
Orange color correction under your foundation
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Does it count as crossplay if the character is genderless?
Asking for a friend
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I've never cross dressed before so I'm super in-experienced in this. If Im buying a premade cosplay and its asking for size charts do I go ahead and choose my gender as male? I dont want it to look weird, I have a small figure so Im not sure if I should just choose female sizes instead.
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>>10252413
Wig cap.
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>>10252730
There's no hard and fast rule for what is or isn't crossplay. If the character has feminine traits and you're a man you'll probably find crossplay techniques and resources useful, but there's no jury waiting to vote on whether or not you're truly crossplaying. The HnK gems are technically genderless, but most of them present in a feminine way, so if you're a man you'll likely find advice for crossplay useful.
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>>10253004
Thanks senpai my friend will be happy to hear that
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>>10239756
Do you have any character Ideas for beginners, meaning characters that are easy to crossplay with 'normal' clothing and on a low budget.
I was thinking about trying Shank from Ralph breaks the internet.
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tfw no qt bf
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>>10255572
>tfw no gf/bf
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It's be nice to have some more ftm crossplay stuff in the spreadsheet
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>>10255574
where you at anon
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tfw no gf (bf)
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>>10252730
It counts as crossplay whether a man or woman cosplays a gem. Look at them. They're designed with an intentional duality to them. Male and female in one. Booty shorts on the bottom, a vest and tie up top. If you're a boy or a girl, it'll be halfcrossplay, half not. Which half is all that differs. Biggest pet peeve is when girls cosplay gems without binding their chests.
That said, you'll need makeup skills whoever you are. Makeup will make or break a gem cosplay. The wig will look like shit no matter what you do.
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>>10254376
Misty from Pokemon.
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I got banned a big lolita fashion group.

Why are pretty women so mean to men when they want to wear Gothic Lolita?
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>>10255817
probably because youre ugly and/or old
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>>10255817
Lolita groups usually don't give a fuck if you're a guy as long you show a serious interest in wearing the fashion while being atleast a half-decent human being.
Maybe you creeped them out somehow?

Or you joined a group that expects you to atleast own a full coord or have basic knowledge on the fashion and you showed you don't know anything.
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>>10255817
lots of creeps/agps, women have plenty of reason to be overly cautious
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>>10255817
>>10256030
if he got banned its safe to assume he is one
>>10255984
>Or you joined a group that expects you to atleast own a full coord or have basic knowledge on the fashion and you showed you don't know anything.
they would kick him out or ask him to leave rather than ban him, if that was the case

these people give such a bad rep to crossplayers and brolitas i hate them so much omg
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>tfw i get mistaken for an actual dude in cosplay photos but irl my high voice and stature gives me away
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>>10255843
Good looking and old is ok?
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>>10257255
depends on how old
and depends on how you look
you can be good looking in more than one way
in 95% of cases no, its not ok
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anyone going to anime nyc?
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>>10255711
uh thats a nice suggestion, thanks anon
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>>10257478
I am going, not sure as who yet
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>>10257923
go as my gf (bf)
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>>10258256
Sorry man, even with the make up, wigs and clothing I am really masculine, I am here for tips and advice. Unless if I really cover up everything it's pretty obvious that I am a guy in a dress
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I'm actually planning on crossplaying as Saber Alter from Fate GO. About the only hiccup I'm having is with makeup. I know nothing about it and I don't know where to start.
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Anyone know of some shaper shorts for men or ftms designed to reduce butt/thighs? I'm female and cosplay male characters and I tend to store my fat in my thighs and butt (working on losing weight but my pelvis is also kinda wide). All the shaper shorts I find don't really have compression on the legs and only seen to have stomach control which I don't need because my stomach is already flat and reducing my waist further would just emphasize my hips. I also heard the underworks shorts are shit so I haven't gone for those
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>>10252730
>genderless
no such thing
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>>10258522
Why don't you ask your mom about makeup?
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>>10258522
>>10259015
Or watch some youtube tutorials and practice
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>>10252446
Also, do I even cut pubic hair from my legs when I want to wear thighs?
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>>10259345
anon if your costume is that revealing i think you should just do what drag queens do and wear several layers of dance tights
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>>10255817
You should learn to wear the fashion, and avoid joining a comm. Men should not join the comms as full members. There is always some kind of drama.
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>>10259374
yeah, and with this you can hide any shaping foam for your behind and legs to wear a onepiece swimsuit or the like. But beware it might get really hot when worn on cons
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>>10239817

first time poster in this thread. Are you saying you can't wear cupped armor over fake breasts? Because I was seriously going to try and do that.
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>>10239824
>>10260735

Goddammit, I didn't read the rest of the thread.



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