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Kira_Yamato
07-13-2003, 05:39 AM
I'm sorry if this sounds a bit...well...perverted. But i've really been wondering for a while, and had to ask... ?ow far do people usually take crossplay?

In other words, (i'm having trouble asking this), well, I guess what I'm trying to say is how much is what you wear true to the opposite sex?

As an example, (this is REALLY akward) does crossplay usually go as far as underwear. LIke, do crossplaying guys usually stick with normal boxers or whatever, or do they wear panties?

Once again, I'm sorry if this sounds too hentai , but i've really been wondering.

Note: my process trying to write this message has been retained, in order to show my akwardness in asking this question.

Karisu-sama
07-13-2003, 06:06 AM
My, you are nosy. Well, if you really want to know, I don't go as far as to "pack" (= stuff the underpants), though some women do. I don't feel I need it to get mentally into "guy" attitude, or to help me "move like a guy". (And I think it would be beyond my husband's tolerance limits anyway! :p )

Obviously, as evidenced by other threads on this board, I DO bind my chest. I try to at least give the outer impression that I MIGHT be a guy, whether I actually "pass" or not.

Michi
07-13-2003, 06:15 AM
I've never gone that far with it. o_O I still wear the regular underwear I'd wear with any other clothes. :p I don't stuff anything; I just push down what I need to. 'Course I think this question was aimed more towards male crossplayers..

Kira_Yamato
07-13-2003, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by Michi
'Course I think this question was aimed more towards male crossplayers..

Exactly. I apologize again for asking, but I've really been wondering....

Gren
07-13-2003, 07:57 AM
I don't think the vast majprity go so far as wearing women's underoos. They'd probably just switch from boxers to briefs for a day, and, f nexessary, tuck anything back and out of sight.

Me? I stick to my own underwear, even when crossplaying.

Hack Rilean
07-13-2003, 11:26 AM
o.o; ..
^^:;; well i personally do go all out.
But it's easier to be girl to guy, then guy to girl x.x. i dunno how you women do what you do, but damn you do it good.
I did design special type garments (which *no* i wont release lol!) to give quite the female figure if I do say so myself (along with my companion who does makeup prosthetics and asthetics XD so she does the breasties lookin real part).

uhm o.o other than that, yeah o.x.. I don't dress like women outside of that though x.x. or i *do* get mistaken as one LoL.
=D I hope that answered ur question. ... X.x and doesn't make me look like *too* much of a freak. lol..

Mizuno Tenshi
07-13-2003, 11:36 AM
Well... umm... I had some girls at Animazement ask me what I was wearing underneath my skirt... I didn't answer them then. But I think even briefs wouldn't look right under a skirt, so... umm... actually, I wouldn't be able to tuck well with briefs either. So I was wearing all female clothing. You pretty much need to wear a bra to get it right, and panties help too. So... I could've answered 'briefs', but baby blue and from Victoria's Secret. And they don't look like they're filled with anything. Flat, I'd say... :thumbsup: If any of the girls who asked me are reading this, there's your answer.
I actually like them better anyways. But I'm one of those crossplayers who would like to be able to dress more femininely anyways. I think that answered your question...

yasafusa
07-13-2003, 06:07 PM
So far, I believe that the bra I use is as far as I have to go... I'm wearing pants, so I don't have to worry about someone seeing my briefs... THOUGH, the bra that I found that holds my falsies the best is one that's pretty frilly... *I went for max support and comfort!* :P

odango-mango
07-14-2003, 12:06 AM
lol, guys boxers are so comfortable yet awkward for when wearing fitting pant or jeans cause there is more fabric than normal womens underwear.
The thought of going all out for crossplaying is somewhat appealing but I don't think i'll stuff my boxers, might scare the chicks away, besides i'd prolly get carried away with stuffing ^_~

lol

Iori E
07-14-2003, 01:38 AM
I haven't taken it very far. That's because I couldn't. But if I could, I would. I'd go as Baiken from Guilty Gear the moment I can make it look decent, tasteful, and fairly realistic.

vyrax778
07-14-2003, 02:58 AM
Originally posted by Gren
I don't think the vast majprity go so far as wearing women's underoos. They'd probably just switch from boxers to briefs for a day, and, f nexessary, tuck anything back and out of sight.

Me? I stick to my own underwear, even when crossplaying. same here. man even briefs for a day are a pain except it beats boxers hanging out the slits.

Chosuke
07-14-2003, 10:25 AM
I wear my own stuff ^^;;

But it is habit of mine to ALWAYS wear AXE as a male character xD

Flea
07-14-2003, 10:45 AM
I havent crossplayed yet, but I am hopefully getting a costume made soon, and when I do I am going all out.

RHIshida
07-14-2003, 11:01 AM
Heh, well, honestly, for my Akane costume at Animazement, I was wearing panties XD. I -did- want to go all. And for my Celes costume, since any other form of male garment would probably hang out from the bodysuit and won't look right, I'm going to be wearing panties again. I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to cosplay and crossplay. ^^;

Hack Rilean
07-14-2003, 11:28 PM
Wow!
I didn't know there were so many crossplayers out there x.x. man alive, i thought i was from a very small group of a handful of people! ^_^ Its nice to know i'm not!

Mizuno Tenshi
07-15-2003, 07:59 AM
Well... this is still a small group. Of guys, anyways. But it's nice! If everyone did it, we wouldn't stand out as much. Of course, so many girls say they like seeing a guy in a skirt but don't do anything about it... ;)

P-chan

Karisu-sama
07-15-2003, 08:25 AM
Mizuno Tenshi - I think guys in skirts can be really really really cute, but I'm sorry I can't do much to help you out there, as I am also so very very married (to a guy who wouldn't wear one, oh well... :p )

Mizuno Tenshi
07-15-2003, 08:32 AM
hehe. Well, whenever I manage to run into you at a con, (which may be quite a while) I want a hug! :D
And I'll resist the urge to grope your 'unchest'. ;)

P-chan

Gren
07-15-2003, 08:49 AM
Vyrax, well, I wear a thong frome day to day, so you'll get no sympathy from me! XD

Meta
07-15-2003, 09:55 AM
well i basicly wear whatever is comfortable, and is part of the costume. For example, in Lulu's (of Final Fantasy X) costume, you can see her stockings. If I were to crossplay her, i guess i would wear women's underwear because you see it the costume. I also might wear a bra if its more comfortable. I would probably stick to my underwear if crossplaying a character who you dont see her underwear, however.

FallenAngelII
07-15-2003, 01:11 PM
Well, I'm not one to talk too much since I've only crossplayed/cosplayed once and that was only 5 days ago :D. And I was too lazy to put on any make-up.

Anywhou, I don't think many actually do wear the other sex's underwear. I mean, what's the big diff between panties and briefs anyway? Except for when I crossplay as Yuna from FFX-2, I might have to tuck and use panties as, well, her clothes are very... slutty... and revealing :P.

Agrias
07-15-2003, 11:14 PM
I actually think that some forms of briefs are more comfortable than boxers O.o; What I HATE about boxers is how they bunch up and how when you play DDR they tend to bunch up... UGH.

I'll have to say... of everything, i've found the most comfortable thing is bikini briefs. ^^ Provides coverage and doesn't bunch up as much as boxers. Plus they come in many varieties! Hehe

Oh and yeah... underwear is underwear. o.o; It surprises me how so many people are afraid of other people's opinions on this forum... Who cares if its comfortable? And who decided what's right and what's not right to wear in the first place? Ugh. x.x; I can't figure out humans.

RHIshida
07-16-2003, 05:41 PM
In my opinion, panties are much more comfortable than boxers or men's briefs. Then again I'm weird like that :D

engrish
07-16-2003, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by Kira_Yamato
As an example, (this is REALLY akward) does crossplay usually go as far as underwear. LIke, do crossplaying guys usually stick with normal boxers or whatever, or do they wear panties?I've noticed that the best way to "minimize the bulge" is to wear a dance belt. If you don't know what that is then go to a store that sells dance wear and ask them? *evil grin* They're kinda expensive like around $20. The secret is to get the right size and design something that is not to tight but not too loose. If it's too loose then it obviously won't be very effective but if it's too tight then it won't work very well either. If you wear something too tight then it will simply just get push to some other place and bulge out where the garment is not holding it down. Yeah I know that sounds really nasty but I've learned from experienced and now you don't have to:D

Mizuno Tenshi
07-16-2003, 09:12 PM
Like I said, dance belts aren't made to conceal the bulge. I'm a dancer, I know these things. Everything is supposed to go UP in them. If you put them down and try and use them to hide the bulge, you'll probably damage something when you try to cross your legs.

P-chan

PsychoShinji
10-01-2003, 08:55 PM
My friend had joked to me that, if I wanted more fangirls (he's a little...perverted, yeah. ^^) at cons, then I should put something in the crotch of my Shinji plugsuit. I thought about it, but the idea made me shiver. I don't want that much attention, thanks. ^_^ as Karisu-sama said in one of her other crossplay posts, I just try to pose at an angle so that it looks like I have no hips and sometimes like i've got a more male physique. (the light reflecting on spandex can do some weird things...yeah. -_-;;;)

Sean Connery
10-01-2003, 09:17 PM
When I do crossplay, which will be very soon if things pan out the way I want them to, I'll be going all out. Underwear and bra and all. I think that they make you FEEL more feminine as well as look it if you're in a costume that shows the underoos. Also, they're extremely comfortable. Oh yeah, and Agrias, you're exactly right. I'll wear panties if I want to. :D

*is a dude*

ACXchan
10-01-2003, 09:26 PM
I might have to pack for a future costume of mine because the pants are going to be rather snug. I don't like the ide of using a sock though so I've been wondering if a cup guard works. Has anyone tried using a cup?

Sean Connery
10-01-2003, 09:29 PM
A cup should work if it's flat enough not to produce a suspicious bulge, but I'm only guessing. I have no experience in crossplay... YET.

LunarYoma
10-01-2003, 11:02 PM
I'm sorry if this sounds a bit...well...perverted. But i've really been wondering for a while, and had to ask... ?ow far do people usually take crossplay?

In other words, (i'm having trouble asking this), well, I guess what I'm trying to say is how much is what you wear true to the opposite sex?

As an example, (this is REALLY akward) does crossplay usually go as far as underwear. LIke, do crossplaying guys usually stick with normal boxers or whatever, or do they wear panties?

Once again, I'm sorry if this sounds too hentai , but i've really been wondering.

Note: my process trying to write this message has been retained, in order to show my akwardness in asking this question.

Think about it for a second. If the costume requires a mini skirt or a micro mini, are you going to be wearing boxers or briefs under it?

Boxers will clearly show cause they will stick out. briefs will clearly show under the mini skirt as an underlining.

If ya gonna do a costume, who do it half assed?

My first crossplay(in my gallery) i wore panties. Its not that big of a deal if you wear your costume as an anime con or on halloween(assuming you cant naturally pass as a girl or using a little work to pass as a girl in everyday life).

Just dont be like the man Faye and look like a wookie in a bikini. He did that costume half assed & look how bad he looked.

Gonna show some skin, shave those areas to get rid of any hair.




As for the girls who crossplay, what i got to type here is very simple. Have you ever considered wearing a starp on before? Use a realistic looking penis & you can easilly pass with a 'buldge' in your lower garment.
It would be far more realistic than using a sock.

ACXchan
10-02-2003, 03:58 AM
Maybe a cup made for boys instead of a cup made for men could work better so that it doesn't look suspicious ^ ^ I should look into that the next time I go to a sports store....

LunarYoma... most strap-ons are made to look extremely erect. We don't need that kind of bulge unless you're cosplaying Sexy Losers.

LunarYoma
10-02-2003, 06:47 AM
Maybe a cup made for boys instead of a cup made for men could work better so that it doesn't look suspicious ^ ^ I should look into that the next time I go to a sports store....

LunarYoma... most strap-ons are made to look extremely erect. We don't need that kind of bulge unless you're cosplaying Sexy Losers.

get a small realistic penis then to use

katrinastrife
10-02-2003, 08:12 AM
I wear my own stuff ^^;;

But it is habit of mine to ALWAYS wear AXE as a male character xD

Chobrat, I nevre thought about that... We girls have to try and SMELL like guys when we crossplay too... =( I guess that means no Vanilla Pop perfume. Well, I dunno about all these prosthetics, but Kuja's lower garment (which as been affectionately nicknamed "the diaper") Looks very much lika a cup of some sort. So, I guess that's what I'll be wearing, though it'll be modified a bit.

I think it's more practical for guy's to wear girl's underwear when crossplaying. In some costumes, you just can't get away with not wearing it. Though, I'd definetly suggest having a female friend buy it...

Props to crossplaying guys: I think it takes quite a bit of bravery to run around in a miniskirt, and the like! Luna Yoma: that costume looked GREAT! If I'd not known you were a guy, you'd would've had me fooled!!! ^_~

Sean Connery
10-02-2003, 05:31 PM
I love having found people who don't think it odd in the least bit for me to dress up like a girl and walk around. XD

LunarYoma
10-02-2003, 05:36 PM
Luna Yoma: that costume looked GREAT! If I'd not known you were a guy, you'd would've had me fooled!!! ^_~


Thats why i had the mask on. thanks ^_^

ACXchan
10-02-2003, 07:55 PM
LunarYoma: get a small realistic penis then to use

When it comes to strap-ons, there ain't no such animal. A prosthetic made *specifically* for male impersonators would probably cost alot of money, the same way good falsies do for men.

Sean Connery: I love having found people who don't think it odd in the least bit for me to dress up like a girl and walk around. XD

Drag queen community. Usually glamorous and campy but they have love to share ^ ^

Jupiter
10-02-2003, 08:58 PM
I prefer realism when I crossplay, so I too will go all out. (Bra's, panties, whatever) Besides, it feels kinda cool ^_^

DarkindDreamer
10-02-2003, 08:58 PM
heh heh.. crazy drag queens.. that's a weird scene to be in.. i've been doing drag for 3 years.. i'm one of the few that actually enjoy being a guy out of drag though.. heh... i'm the crazy one that does Bjork and Marilyn manson.. iieee......
.... you can make good money if your a costumer and know queens though... GOODDD money.. that's all i do..make clothes for queens and costumes for cons...
...who knew that's what i'd grow up to be...

..welll if you couldn't guess.. i wear al lthe correct garments when dressing as a female.. even a corset at times.. and i'm slim already.. i also wear hip pads.. nothing is worse than seeing a guy dressing as a woman.. and not have any figure at all.. i mean.. hip pads are nothing more than cut foam.. and a few pairs of dance tights on top. .this also makes it so you don't have to shave your legs!@!! yayyy!!

Sean Connery
10-02-2003, 09:04 PM
I love the feeling of pantyhose, and I think it adds a lot to the overall look. Although you do have to shave the legs SMOOOTH.

Jupiter
10-02-2003, 09:47 PM
Sean Connery: I agree ^_^

Blato
10-02-2003, 10:49 PM
So... You guys go to the extrem of switching in to the opposite sex's drawers? Wow I dont think I ever would, you guys are daring! But what ever floats your boat.. he he

ACXchan
10-03-2003, 02:27 AM
DarkindDreamer: heh heh.. crazy drag queens..

The prom the year before my graduating class was held at a hotel that had a Drag Convention going on at the same time XD Some of the men looked better than some of the girls in their prom dresses. Glamorous ball XD!

Sean Connery
10-03-2003, 07:29 AM
Some of the men looked better than some of the girls in their prom dresses.

XD XD XD

And to Blato, just try it once. It's great. :D

Lostboy
10-04-2003, 01:26 AM
I go all out. Bra and panties. With my Tsubasa costume I also wear a cincher and a camisole. C'mon, folks, the fact is that satin panties are really comfortable, and the thought of wearing men's briefs under a schoolgirl skirt would just totally kill the experience. ^_^ I'm not worried about sounding hentai saying this, either. It's not pervy to experience the whole 9 yards of crossplay. It's fun. :dance:

Blato
10-05-2003, 04:52 PM
man I will go the whole nine yards just I will skip a yard here or there, cause there is no way you are getting me into panties (or is there) he he

AniMajor
10-05-2003, 06:18 PM
"I have no desire to be the woman, except for the underwear, which, as we discussed, is strictly a comfort thing"--Homer, Simpsons.

All of my crossplay has involved pants, so it really doesn't matter what I wear under them. Although, girl's pants have been getting lower, so if you wanted to crossplay in women's jeans, you'd probably have to wear their underwear.

Jupiter
10-06-2003, 01:05 AM
Blato: You know you want to try it ^_~

Lostboy
10-06-2003, 08:48 AM
Blato: You know you want to try it ^_~

So many guys are more afraid of pink satin than they are of, like, being maimed or bungee jumping. They ought to make guys wear panties on Fear Factor, considering how afraid some guys are of it. :rolleyes:

Rethul
10-06-2003, 11:27 AM
That'd actually be pretty funny Lostboy....

Tonight on FearFactor!
Guy1: "Dude, I'm not wearing those..."
Guy2: "Come on! Do it for the team!"

Menchi
10-06-2003, 02:22 PM
ironicly even the most macho manly men if they have enough peer pressure will do stuff, for example football players dress as cheerleader for some time frame.

lostboy: to true...pink satin really does have guys like afraid to be seen in it. even though pink really doesnt look bad on some men. random fact boys tend to wear pink as babies in germany if i recall right (or used to?). an girls blue if i recall right too...

Sean Connery
10-06-2003, 04:38 PM
I love that pink satin. :D

RHIshida
10-06-2003, 09:40 PM
Pink satin is so soft and nice :D

Elvenwolf
10-09-2003, 04:56 PM
Lostboy - I find that pretty amusing considering that I do not like pink or satin underwear...and am a girl. Hmm...but y'know, if Fear Factor were holding that contest for guys and girls, 'd probably do it :]

Yeah, basically everyone's summed it up. The "going full out" is for each person to decide based on the outfit and the comfort level, although some like challenges and will do it despite initial awkwardness :]

But no, I don't wear boxers although I do believe people ought to make real boxers for girls instead of these frilly brief things. >:S

Blato
10-15-2003, 05:09 PM
Hey you guys can do what you want but I dont want to wear panties I'm sorry!! But I will do about anything eles for cosplay.

Gren
10-15-2003, 08:33 PM
Eugh. I'm a femme and I'm afraid of pink satin too.

Savior_Faire
10-16-2003, 12:01 AM
The one costume I went nuts with for crossplaying was my Raistlin cosplay and also my first. I had to bind conciderably, the character being quite thin (i was a smaller chest size then, though ~.~).

I'm going to be cosplaying Iason Mink quite soon (to me at least), perhaps for the next Anime NEXT or so which will be quite interesting now that my body is done maturing. Koji Nanjo is also an option.

Over the past few months I've taken it upon myself to fix my posture and even copy the movements of my boyfriend sometimes. I've always played boys wether we were LARPing, performing in a play (I played Oberon a couple of times when we did Midsummer Night's Dream, beating 4 boys to the part), or just plain being a tom-boy, so I know how to act like a convincing male.

It's just the body. and now the voice, that will be the hardest problem. Koji Nanjo is a singer and I was planning on getting together a Skit... but I'm the only one in the group that can sing tenor comfortably (the only guy who wanted to do this can't carry a tune in a bucket). So this means I have to play the slim Seme from Zetsuai and sing low Tenor... like a man...

And I'm doing it too, I've been practicing in tenor tone since the decision.

The only thing I won't do is pack, it's really not that nessicary (yes, chest reduction may be an option once I loose more weight, though probably for more medical reasons than cosmetic), it's really not that nessicary. Other than that, I'm very passionate about performing and cosplaying is just that for me and one must stay in character.

cube
10-16-2003, 01:50 PM
*warning may be graphic*

Since anime characters do not have pubic hair I thought I'd take a walk on the wild side and try it. Besides, I was also curious about it so why not? Every time I cos/crossplay I always remove the hair *down there* I've experimented with shaving and also hair removing depilatories. While I don't do this on a regular basis I've done it enough times that I feel pretty comfortable with it.

*warning* If you do try this please test a small area first and wait a couple days for signs of razor burns, itching, ingrown hairs, rashes, ect... *you have been warned*

that may sound a little scary but after your skin adjusts to it it's not that bad at least for me. ^_^

Mizuno Tenshi
10-17-2003, 12:38 AM
I've experimented with shaving and also hair removing depilatories.

I sooo wouldn't let depilatories get near that. Shaving works great, though. Just... if you only do it once and don't keep shaving, the hair may itch when it grows back, and be uncomfortable and prickly. VERY annoying. I try and keep it short, but don't always shave completely. *shrugs*

Tenshi

ACXchan
10-17-2003, 01:00 AM
Savior_Faire: I'm going to be cosplaying Iason Mink quite soon (to me at least), perhaps for the next Anime NEXT or so which will be quite interesting now that my body is done maturing. Koji Nanjo is also an option.

I want to cosplay Raaoouuul... but I keep thinking no one will recognize me unless I have an Iason with me ^ ^;; Same goes for me wanting to cosplay Katze. No one will know who he is unless an Iason is present, le sigh.

On the part of singing tenor, my vocal range fits comfortably there. I've been considering crossplaying and entering one of those anime karaoke contests with a Koyasu or low Gackt song @D@ That's as far as I'd like to take active crossplay right now XD

Nine
10-17-2003, 05:43 PM
I wear a skin coloured, male fit thong under my body suit no matter what costume I wear... just to be safe. I then wear female underwear if it's apart of the costume. If it isn't, then I wear my normal underwear. :)

Savior_Faire
10-18-2003, 02:34 PM
ACXchan: I want to cosplay Raaoouuul... but I keep thinking no one will recognize me unless I have an Iason with me ^ ^;; Same goes for me wanting to cosplay Katze. No one will know who he is unless an Iason is present, le sigh.

On the part of singing tenor, my vocal range fits comfortably there. I've been considering crossplaying and entering one of those anime karaoke contests with a Koyasu or low Gackt song @D@ That's as far as I'd like to take active crossplay right now XD

*Gaspie!* Come Crossplay with us! I already have a friend of mine doing Rikki and possibly even Izumi. I haven't decided on the song, I'm torn between "Shake it Shake"(most likely) and "Zetsuai-1989".

I've recently taken into concideration a bit of "packing" for Koji since he wears tight Leather pants like its his job XD it's going to be awful odd... but it's a chance I'll have to take.

I must be perfect! @.@

THE Naru
12-27-2003, 04:27 PM
I'm a guy and I rarly get to cosplay much less crossplay since it requires my parents being out of town for atleast a week during a con (P.S. I have ever only crossplayed :P ) but in the last 3 years i've gone to 6 cons and crossplayed 6 diffrent ppl and I have several other costumes that I've only worn to try on and by request of some friends who wanted to see. But the point is that everyone of my costumes is either skirt - dress - form fighting atleast in the lower areas or worse (I.E. micro minis) and with all of them I wore special panties that completely hid my stuff, panties (and even a thong on 2 diffrent occasions) a bra AND breast forms, the really good kind (one of my best friends moms had breast cancer and well most of you can figure out the rest of where they came from) and truthfully I like how all of it feels _ _' but probably the farthest I've gone with womens apparel was with my LuLu costume ><' (and the most uncomfortable). I wore panties, stockings, breast forms adherd to my chest, strapless push-up bra, make-up (obviously), I have long hair so I didn't need a wig just dye, and then the part that was uncomfortable >_< I was wearing a fully boned corset.

dani
12-27-2003, 05:54 PM
and then the part that was uncomfortable >_< I was wearing a fully boned corset.
Maybe that corset wasn't of the right size/shape for you, it wasnt worn properly, or you didn't "train" your body with it long enough.
If everything is in order, a corset shouldn't be unconfortable.

When I wear the one I made ( http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=99114&password=&sort=3&cat=500&page=1 ) I forget I'm wearing it after a few minutes. It has 24 stainless steel bones all around.

Keep at it....

Dani

THE Naru
12-27-2003, 06:44 PM
Well as I said I don't exactly have total um permission to do any kind of cosplay much less crossplay so I was only able to wear it as soon as they left and had 2 days to get use to it on the trip up to the con - luckly I have a very small femmine frame already and probably (make that definitly) could have pulled off the costume even without a corset but those friends I told you about were persistent (and I didnt argue to much *curiousity and the cat ya know lol*) so I wore it AND it was tightened pretty damn tight but without all the dramitizing it wasn't that bad but it was worse then I expected hintz the >_< thou that was probably due to the fact that I only had the short time to get use to it and how tight she pulled it.
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"You like pain? Try wearing a corset." -Elizabeth Swann
...I sympathize

Ami
01-06-2004, 05:18 PM
(revised and edited see post #86)

Decibella
01-13-2004, 10:40 PM
in for a penny, in for a pound, i always say. why not go all the way and do it properly? most of the females' costumes demand the use of the appropriate undergarments.

proper corsets are a godsend. the new shape they can provide is nothing short of remarkable. they are always comfortable if you are wearing a real one correctly. i wore one everyday to work at the halloween store with various girly costumes and it never bothered me one bit.

and if you are cross playing you are likely already wearing a padded bra....why not get the matching panties too, just in case you meet some one at the con....heehee ...doing it any other way is just half assed. you have to use your whole ass! and its always more fun when its covered in satin!

What's the matter, afraid you're gonna like it? - Milhouse

Ookami
01-13-2004, 10:52 PM
I haven't crossplayed (or cosplayed for that matter :lost: ) YET! But once I get the chance, I'll take it, refuse to let go, and run round dressed as Tokyo Mew Mew......Errr... :rolleyes:

I would go to any length really. I've worn lots of girls clothes before...dresses....skirts....corsets....bras....p anties........And I'm only 13... :bigtu:

I'm planning on making a Tokyo Mew Mew outfit (I LOVE PINK!)., a chibi/mini moon costume (YAY FOR PINK!) and making/buying some Gothic Lolita clothing (GOTTA LOVE THAT LACE!)

^^;;;; I'll be buying some Gothic Lolita stuff soon, hopefully anyway. It's expensive...but....you can't put a price on cuteness! ^0^

Karisu-sama
01-14-2004, 10:07 PM
Guy's underwear = too much fabric. I prefer girls' underpants, even in crossplay. (Yes, girls' - I'm scrawny enough to shop in the kid's section. :( Cheaper, though. :) ) I've yet to see a guy costume where I'd need to show guy underwear, anyway. :p

Hey, when did boxers go from being "old fogey underwear" to suddenly back in fashion? *is perplexed*

Rethul
01-14-2004, 10:14 PM
Well Karisu, thats mostly because Boxers are incredibly more comfortable compared to breifs. But of course that's for another thread. :p

Karisu-sama
01-14-2004, 10:22 PM
1) Don't buy briefs that are tight, duh. That won't be comfortable.

My experience is that guy briefs wear a lot like girl briefs, but with wider waistbands and an extra fabric panel with seams in the front (a bit much fabric for those of us who don't need that sort of stuff. :p But I could manage - except for when wearing low-riser pants (which I do for crossplay), they rise above the waistband. Phooey.)

2) Boxers: some guys LIKE their ...stuff... nakedly swinging in the wind? (reason my husband hates boxers :p )

dani
01-14-2004, 10:25 PM
That reminds me of that old joke:

- "Boxers or briefs?"
- "Depends"

But seriously on the thread topic: for me the issue is never "what's the least cross-wearing or body reshaping I can get away with to achieve a certain look".

My policy is "the more I cross-wear the more fun I have" (even if no one sees it) so taking it "far" it's not a sacrifice, it's a pleasure :)

Have fun (that's an order)

Dani

Fault
01-19-2004, 11:12 PM
I don't wear gendered underwear as a rule, though for my gothic lolita stuff I go for pretty satin panties.

Ookami
01-20-2004, 01:27 PM
I don't wear boxers, never have! If I got some panties, I'd wear those, but I only have breifs at the moment :woah:

But when I crossplay, I'll definetly wear panties. I mean....It makes sense, right... :rolleyes:

I can't wait to get some Gothic Lolita clothing! And a sailor fuku! So cute! :heart:

SamuriSmurfX
01-21-2004, 05:05 PM
There are some things you crossplay when you simply dont have a choice *shakes head*
For that it either become nothing...and tape
or...
a trip to a store thats selling whatever....i...may....may need to wear

Nine
01-21-2004, 06:39 PM
I hate to sound really whorey, but I only wear female underware when I crossplay when it's shown... XD Well, it's not quite like that. For example, I wear flesh coloured body suits for every skin exposed costume I do, and under that I wear a male thong. Regular tight breifs can be seen thru the body suit, and boxers just bunch up and make the body suit around my legs look wrinkly (which makes it so unpleasant looking lol.) On the outside of that, if underwear is seen (like my upcomming Mai costume) I wear a female thong. It compliments a costume instead of boxers or male breifs. XD

Vixencid
01-22-2004, 03:27 AM
My crossplaying/crossdressing habits are sometimes distiguishable, sometimes not. The main difference in my eyes between the two is that with crossplaying, it is a character that you like, and crossdressing is more of who you are. Of course, it can go either way, or combined, or more added, so please hear me out. I crossdress for my loca Renaissance faire, as I am started out being the 'special wench.' Well, before that, I had no desire (out of fear, etc) of crossdressing, but I had fun, found something important to me (alter ego, Raven, see site: www.vixenarts.com/vmaster/) and kept doing it. Well, I ended up amassing feminine things, needless to say. And most guys don't get it, I don't even ask them too; most girls that I know don't care or don't want to know; but there are a few who are supportive, and because of that, they grew into really good friends.

Anyway, when I do things, its the whole thing. Bra, panties, corset, bodice, fake breasts, everything. Why? Mainly because if I am going to do something, i am going to do it right, and that is just something that I try and maintain. I have to use a fair amount of foundation and stuff, I shave pracitacally my entire body once everyother day for a week before faire/con, and this is just because I have lots of hair (though no back hair, thank god).

But, yea, I go all out. I have a photo here: http://www.vixenarts.com/vmaster/images/rgallery/parknight.jpg and more on my site. Some don't get it, but it's cool to see more people. I plan to do Miho (Megatokyo) as well as my Renaissance character at AX '04. Why my renaissance character? Well, its a character that I created, I think it would be fun, plus, I like to turn heads, especially when guys figure out I'm a guy (it happens sometimes.)

Anyway, I suppose things can always be taken those steps further. I have fishnets, a pair of thigh-high high heels, things like that. All because I have a good time, though it can cost some good money in the long run. I know people who take it even farther, but that is in the sense of being Bi or Gay, which I personally think is perfectly acceptable. It just depends who you tell and stuff.

Oh well, anyway, that's my long response.

-VC

trick
09-09-2004, 01:54 PM
To the last post...you do it very well...i attend Southern faire when i can manage...and do guys find out about you by getting to close??

for the thread topic: I crossdress here and there time to time...as far as under garments go...if you wanna look realistic it's getting harder to avoid wearing womens undergarments to be serious...and if your looking for a way to tuck your stuff try a gauff...they are made for it...sometime gauffs are made to look frilly and girlish as well...I also don't understand why Cross(play/dressing) is such a big deal...Girls forever were wearing hoopdresses and stuff...then they started to dress as men to be taken seeriously...now today we have girls who wear pants and boxers(girls boxers...but still) and basically dressing like boys...so why can't guys dress like girls?? I see no shame...and say go all out if your goina do it at all...

wulfmune
09-09-2004, 03:55 PM
i dont go very far in my crossplaying. i think if i tried to go all out, i would still be obviously female ( with my ten yr old sounding voice :X at the very least ) and i would feel kind of silly. boxers are comfortably to sleep in but i wouldn't want to wear them under clothing

Shaman Soul
09-09-2004, 11:50 PM
i dont really crossplay, thought about it once or twice but... nah

Solaria
09-09-2004, 11:54 PM
I don't take crossplay very far myself. The main reason is when I tried to make my Link outfit look more masculine. . . I just looked really female, even after binding my chest (which isn't that ample to begin with). I think my legs looked too feminine, especially with the tights, as well as my face, so I just said "screw it" and didn't bother with it. I think if I crossplay Ed (FMA) or Zidane (FF9) though, I'll try to look more male, although I doubt I'll really be able to fool anyone. . . oh well, at least they don't wear tights. ^-^

trick
09-10-2004, 04:14 AM
I wanted to mention to the boys who crossplay...Veet is the greatest thing...but always try in a small spot first...and after use it slows hair growth as well...

Scortia
09-10-2004, 09:28 AM
Hmmmm for crossplaying I'll sometimes try to imitate a deeper voice (especially for skits). Imitating voices is a random ability I've always had so that isn't so much a big deal. Going far... hmmmm the most wonderful part of crossplaying, imho, is walking like a guy. I must say I've started doing that sometimes when I'm not thinking or just feeling particularly rebellious. Walking loose and open like a guy is fun... you feel like you can own the world. :P Lesse, there's always the obvious binding thing... I really hate ACE bandages now... Also, one of the more painful aspects is wearing really tight garments over the hips to make them go in more. I think that must be the worst thing I endure for crossplay... the big marks dug into my waist and hips after crossplaying are not happy indeed.

Hime no Toki
09-10-2004, 10:49 AM
I tend to take crossplay the same way I take cosplay. And as for binding I really don't have to worry about it too much since I'm naturally small-chested. It's very easy for me to pull off a bishounen, particularly a short one. Thusly, one reason I have made Kenshin my signature cosplay...I can pull him off better than I can pull off most FEMALE characters. I don't have to alter too many things appearance-wise, either. A slight change in mannerism usually does the trick.

*~Hime no Toki~*

DarkHorse
09-11-2004, 04:24 AM
I've never cosplayed (or crossplayed for that matter), but I am hoping to start sometime soon (and obviously don't know who/what I would do first). I sorta think the idea of crossplay is neat, especially when it is done well. I kinda lack the money and resources to do anything in the cosplay realm yet, let alone explore the idea of crossplay, so I guess I will wait and see what happens. If I did crossplay, I probably would go all out, only for the fact that it would lend to portraying the character better. I'd just rather most people I know would not know about my wanting to cosplay - most importantly my mom and sister, and many friends... I just know it would be extremely "frowned upon".

Being able to do it well, and then "fake" it well would be cool. Heck, if anyone lives in the O.C. area and wants to show me a convincing crossplay and/or how to do it, that would be awesome. I'd be willing to try it.

william22378
09-13-2004, 07:54 AM
I prefer realism when I crossplay, so I too will go all out. (Bra's, panties, whatever) Besides, it feels kinda cool ^_^

I havent crossplayed yet, but I am hopefully getting a costume made soon, and when I do I am going all out.

Chobrat, I nevre thought about that... We girls have to try and SMELL like guys when we crossplay too... =( I guess that means no Vanilla Pop perfume. Well, I dunno about all these prosthetics, but Kuja's lower garment (which as been affectionately nicknamed "the diaper") Looks very much lika a cup of some sort. So, I guess that's what I'll be wearing, though it'll be modified a bit.

I think it's more practical for guy's to wear girl's underwear when crossplaying. In some costumes, you just can't get away with not wearing it. Though, I'd definetly suggest having a female friend buy it...

Props to crossplaying guys: I think it takes quite a bit of bravery to run around in a miniskirt, and the like! Luna Yoma: that costume looked GREAT! If I'd not known you were a guy, you'd would've had me fooled!!! ^_~

I am hopefully getting a costume made soon, and when I do I am going all out
with (Bra's, panties, whatever) Besides, it feels kinda cool.

Ami
09-13-2004, 05:41 PM
wow... my last post was to say the least.. stupid.... what was I thinking ah well.... after sucessfuly doing my first crossplay I can now say somthing smart so heres my revised post:

I have indeed gone the full mile, my charcter was shall we say rather busty so yes I had to wear a bra and breast ehancers lol thinking back, its amazing what you find in the school lockers (yes I did wash them first after I found them), and as for the underbody I did have to wear panties because, it was a tight fitting skirt, it wasnt like a microfitting skirt, but it wasnt exactly lose, so yes I wear what is required, and depending on the character I crossplay I wear what I can get away with and still make it look right, because I am some what picky when it comes to details in a costume, my thoughts are don't be afraid of the unknown, go for it, its not like once they are on you they merge with your skin, they are removable and if its that uncomfortable, you can change.....

Kirin-Riki
09-13-2004, 06:07 PM
well, if i dont go around wearing women's clothing, ill certainly just dress like gackt :)
ive tried and yes you do get stares for dressing like him, but its cool...
and as for everybody else. go for it, you wont know if you dont like it Unless you try it first (gosh its been awhile since ive been on cosplay.com)

Kira_Yamato
06-07-2005, 04:29 AM
Well, I'm bumping this thread back from the grave, after starting it two years ago.

Anyway, I'm finally gonna be doing my crossplays, especially after realizing that I've been in denial all these years and that I'm really gender dysphoric (probably what led me to start a thread about panties in the first place....)

Anyway, I'm gonna be going all out with this costume. Does anyone have recommendations on sources and models of pantsuu to use? I'm doing two different schoolgirl uniform type cosplays (Battle Royale and Yomi from Azumanga), so I need appropriate undergarments. I'm think the much mentioned pink satin ones would be nice... any good sources for such?

A tip for the FtMs, by the way. If you want to "pack" realistically, there's a site called KoalaSwim that carries realistically shaped forms designed for just that purpose, in their accessories section. Be warned, though, Koala Swim specializes in revealing (everything from micro rio style suits to "cage of straps") swimsuits for men, so if you don't want to see such things, just head directly to the accessories section.

msfsakura
06-08-2005, 01:05 AM
I always assumed to properly crossplay, underwear was part of the costume, I mean if you were gonna go all "school girl" you should wear plain white, or that traditional anime blue stripes...

You know... stuff like that, cause, undergarments I think are part of the costume

So yeah, all nine yards...

A side note for girls who are crossplaying, I don't think "stuffing" is really nessesary, the only reason guys tuck is so so the skirt falls properly, or the pants look right.

Elvenwolf
06-08-2005, 09:01 PM
Kira, I can only conclude that pantsuu = panties for which you can go to any department store or even a discount "box store" to buy. If you want to avoid looks, amazon.com probably has what you're looking for and American Apparel has the most basic of clothing and undergarments.

Newski
06-08-2005, 09:13 PM
My first crossplay didn't turn out so well, thanks to having somebody else make an important part... and screw up on it... But it was very modest. Lets put it this way: I refuse to show people tthing that will hurt to see.

I am right now working on a crossplay devil hunter yohko, because I figured it would be best to step it up a few notches.

Will I wear fake Breasts? You bet. Will I wear Panties? You know, I really haven't thought about it. I think that would edge on being too disturbing. I'm already making adaptions to make the costume a little less revealing for the sake of people's eyes. It works for Man Faye, but I am not Man Fay now am I?

So, yeah, whatever makes me look more female without harming others.

Kira_Yamato
06-08-2005, 10:44 PM
Well, you know, in terms of offending others, it's not the costume that's really the difference, it's the wearer. Manfaye would have been tolerable, had he shaved, instead he had his hairy ass hanging out. He also, apparently, wore a costume intended for Faye's size, not his! So it was smaller than accurate. But, as I say, if you're in decent shape, and you keep everything shaved, it shouldn't be a big deal.

Newski
06-08-2005, 11:44 PM
I'm sort of a bigger guy, but truth is I make adjustments accordingly. Man Faye clearly wore something that was less than half his size. But I don't think people would like the wind to blow up Yohko's dress thingie there and see... yeah.... I mean, its just modesty, alot of girls don't like to dress to skimpy, and neither do I.

Aelia
06-14-2005, 11:42 PM
Well, with the whole making the boobs disappear, I'm going to be hurting enough without trying to be 'genuine' in male undergarments.

I'll probably just stick to what I'm comfortable in, because if I'm uncomfortable, I'll carry myself awkwardly... but I'll do as much as I'm willing to to get into the 'guy' state of mind.

Kitchchaos
06-18-2005, 10:27 AM
hmm but arent guys carrying themselves uncomfortably all the time...? i know when my boxers become a problem, i will walk awkward too...guys are just...awkward sometimes.

Kuro Yue
06-18-2005, 10:18 PM
ALL THE WAY! I'm completely eccentric, and I'm hellbent on letting the whole world know, so even though boxers might be uncomfortable, that's the way I'm gonna go!

And it does help that I'm financing my crossdressing obsession at the same time as I'm financing my crossplay obsession. :3

Kira_Yamato
06-19-2005, 02:30 AM
Same thing for me, actually, although the other way around. I can figure that the crossplay stuff is useful for when I start transitioning.

Igniz
06-19-2005, 06:33 AM
Crossplay, I like it so much it

I mainly costumes is from male characters. I don't use the binding technique.

I'm obsessed by crossplay ^___^

Aelia
06-19-2005, 02:36 PM
Good point. Guys are awkward.

But still, I'd rather be comfortable, and who's to say that the guys don't wear briefs and not boxers?

I'll stick with girlie undergarments, they're more fun.

Kitchchaos
06-19-2005, 02:54 PM
>>>>I'll stick with girlie undergarments, they're more fun

hah, when is the last time you heard a guy say that? besides any crossplaying guy ^_^

Kira_Yamato
06-19-2005, 03:40 PM
I prefer girly undergarments! Much easier to tuck... besides, I don't like the way most male ones are made, Y-fronts and crap are uncomfortable. I also have the issue of being shaped very feminine, and, as long as I tuck things, female stuff fits me better than male.