View Full Version : Transexual - Do I crossplay or cosplay?

02-16-2004, 02:33 AM
I need help on a weird subject.

Im currently making Thomas from Suikoden3, but I have a lot of other male costumes in the making.

Im transexual, and I see myself as a man, though I am "a girl".
So outside I look like a girl, but I feel nothing like it.
I find it emberrasing to wear dresses and other girl clothing, so I feel emberresed about going to make girl costumes also.
Its like "Ah! Will people go nuts seeing me in a GIRLS costume??"
Mens costume feel natural for me, I wear mens clothing all the time, I never feel emberresed about it.
(Im so uncomfortable being a "girl" that I always pick "Male" when I register somewhere)

So if I feel like a man and dress to Cosplay - will I be a cosplayer if I do mens costumes?
Or will I be a crossplayer because I look like a female?

02-16-2004, 05:21 AM
I don't think it matters really what label you give yourself. I'm a girl and I cosplayed a guy for AX last year. I call myself a cosplay because, ehh I feel like it, it shouldn't really matter what you label yourself as long as you have fun and enjoy yourself.

02-16-2004, 06:57 AM
It's only semantics. Labels don't make us. Choose a costume you like and go forward from there....


02-16-2004, 10:35 AM
Okay, thank you! :)

02-17-2004, 02:17 PM
me personally would not mind if my girlfriend crossplayed.

02-18-2004, 09:25 PM
Everyone (girl, boy, transgendered, whatever) is always at least a COSplayer whether it's a "girl" costume or a "boy" costume they are wearing - I recommend just have fun and don't worry about the lables. ^^