Thank you!! ^.^ I'll try it! Sounds like I might be able to pull it off.
Not sure if I'll be obviously female. This technique is for the swimsuit version of a character I cosplayed earlier (chaos from Xenosaga) and a couple of people seemed to think I was a guy in it (before they heard my voice, of course ^^). He's a verrrry skinny guy so I don't think the shoulders will be much of a problem.
I've been thinking about the nipple thing... bare chests look funny without 'em, but yeah, people might be weirded out by a girl in fake ones. ^^
I wanted to at least try to do the real version though, before taking the little doujinshi jacket. Thanks for all the suggestions ^^