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Olivia
01-15-2004, 10:27 PM
Ok, this is a question about Mana cosplay, but it's crossplay as well, just let me get it out and it will make sence...

Are female Mana cosplayers crossplayers? I mean, Mana is male, so wouldn't that make the females that cosplay as him crossplayers? I rarely see guys cosplay (or would it be crossplay?) as Mana, but girls cossplay (or is it crossplay?) as Mana. Or is Mana just a crossdresser? Uhhh...

help :eeek:

topleka
01-15-2004, 10:35 PM
Taken from this thread (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=18966).

Crossplayer = either a girl wearing a costume of a character who is a guy, or a guy wearing a costume of a character who is a girl.

Crossdressing = wearing non-gender-neutral clothes considered to be appropriate to the opposite sex. A character may be crossdressing, but this does not automatically mean that the cosplayer wearing that costume is crossplaying. "Crossplay" has nothing to do with whether a character is actually crossDRESSING; it only refers to a difference between the sex of the character and that of the cosplayer.

A guy cosplaying Nuriko, Kamatari or Mana is NOT crossplaying, although he IS crossdressing.
A girl cosplaying Nuriko, Kamatari or Mana IS crossplaying, but is NOT crossdressing.
A guy cosplaying Utena or Sakura is both crossplaying AND crossdressing.
A girl cosplaying Kenshin or Vash is both crossplaying AND crossdressing. (Note: I am not referring to "femme versions" of costumes, but the costume designs as actually worn by the original male characters.)

Rethul
01-15-2004, 10:35 PM
The information you seek is in the sticky post "Crossplay-Word definitions" or something to that extent. All shall be explained there.

Edit: Darn.... Topleka's too fast... *grumble grumble* :thumbsup: