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Wednesday’s Rant – Breast Binding

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Last week at Atlanta’s Sherlock Con, 221B, there was a costuming panel that got me irritated and I need to rant a bit.

Good Reasons to bind you breasts with a binder/ace bandages that are properly applied

  • You are getting paid for some type of theater performance
  • You are doing a few hours of cosplay and want your sweater puppies under control
  • You are a man trapped in a busty woman’s body. (no sarcasm, this is a good reason to get familiar with a good binding system until a more permanent  solution can be reached)

 Good Reasons to use duct tape as a binder – there are none.

  • Ok, maybe you are undercover and running for your life.

Spending a weekend tightly bound in a binder, ace bandages, and duct tape, just to cosplay a man is the stupidest way to invite mastitis, inverted nipples and soft tissue damage into your life. I had planned on including images, but they are all too gross. Google mastitis if you need something to turn your stomach.

And do you really think a woman with an F-cup is going to fool anyone into thinking she is really Benedict Cumberbatch?

One of the wonderful things about costuming for a con, is that you can just be a woman dressed as Sherlock. You don’t have to be the exact size, shape, color or even sex as your inspiration.

Enjoy your body but respect it too.


Written by rhymeswithstitch

April 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

Posted in Cons, Fashion

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