it was 20 degrees yesterday and it literally started snowing this morning destroy canada
Hi! (Also to the other anons who sent similar asks :) )
I have never attempted open shirt/side binding at all but I do know a few things about it. :)
1. Please be careful! Most of the time you will not be able to get completely flat. Don’t hurt yourself to try to! If something hurts, take it off. :) Never use duct tape or ace bandages - they weren’t made for this and I have heard stories of terribly ripped skin and broken ribs from binding. Also, don’t bind for too long if you can avoid it. <3 There can be long term consequences.
2. Now that that’s out of the way. :) Here are 2 tutorials for open chest binding using sports/medical tape ( -1-2-). I only recommend doing it this way if you have a smaller chest - it won’t be very effective for anything larger than a C.
3. Your other option is to get/make a binder that only covers that part of your chest. You can then airbrush or use makeup to try to blend it into your skin as well as you can. I’ve seen some crossplayers do this really successfully and it’s even better if there is large jewelry/straps/something else over your chest that will draw attention away from the area. :)
Number one is really the most important thing - PLEASE be safe and PRACTICE binding before the con. I would hate to hear about anyone hurting themselves trying these methods. :)
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P.S. Followers who have binding experience are welcome to send in recommendations! :)
A suggestion from personal experience that wasn’t mentioned on here - when taking off the tape, trying doing it in the bath or shower. If you get the tape and skin wet first, the tape won’t hold as well and there’s less of a chance of tearing skin or getting blisters when you take them off, even with medical/sports tape.
And make sure you’ve soaked all the tape, btw. Otherwise, well…. you may be in for a nasty surprise. As someone who has run into cosmetic trouble (cosplay and otherwise) because of more delicate skin, you can trust me on this.
I am fucking up this project with every single action I take ahahaha and it’s due tomorrow
Guess who’s not going to the Passover seder with the family toniiiight