About that... yes, you called me out on that (and rightfully so), so I feel I should clarify that the health risks of corsets are generally associated with those people who wear them incorrectly. Unfortunately, this happens to be a large percentage of corset wearers because they don't take the time to thoroughly research exactly how to wear one.No problem! I like combating some of the misconceptions out there about corsets. Good luck with your purchase!
There's SO much wrong information out there about corsets, and so few people do any research at all! I absolutely agree that most of the risks are when people wear them incorrectly, or do foolish things while wearing them (such as overindulging in the heat, as you mentioned!). That's why I like to share my own experiences when possible. I'm the most corset-savvy person in my group of friends (though I still consider myself to be a relative newbie at it), so I'm used to answering questions, lol.About that... yes, you called me out on that (and rightfully so), so I feel I should clarify that the health risks of corsets are generally associated with those people who wear them incorrectly. Unfortunately, this happens to be a large percentage of corset wearers because they don't take the time to thoroughly research exactly how to wear one.
This has been most prominent in the Renaissance Festival world by people who think "Hey, I can get the girls up on display!" and then walk around all day in 90+ degree heat wearing thirty to fifty pounds of garb with their breathing naturally constricted and drink alcohol all day without properly hydrating and then wonder why they are passing out and overheating.
Thanks for the link! I recently bought a black cat suit, but the reason I'm thinking so highly to an outer corset is because the cat suit fits snugly over my curves, but there's this awkward space around my waist. Do you think that means I should buy a smaller cat suit?I’ve cosplayed Black Cat, recently in fact http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=239476 and I do use a corset, but I use a latex one under the bodysuit, I have nothing like a super heroic figure and need one for the curves, but I didn’t want to wear one over the costume because its IMHO, inaccurate, I’ve never seen a pic of Black Cat in the comics wearing one. I was in the costume for over 4 at MCM expo in London recently, but it was the high heel boots that got to me in the end, not the corset (which I wore to and from the con as well)
Ah, that's a better idea! It seems a little complicated to me, but then again, the only thing I've ever sewn was a square pillow (and I didn't even do a good job)!Sounds like you have curves in the right places and don't really need a corset and since its only a little bagginess at the waist, a whole new suit isn't really necessary, you just need to take it in a bit.