Originally Posted by Riku-Risa
But if they don't wanna be that gender, then why choose that character? That's the part I don't get
Because they like the character? I mean, purely aesthetic reasons aside, there are a lot of reasons for why a girl might not want to cosplay a guy and would rather cosplay the girl version of him. Binding can be an incredible pain (literally!) for some people, some people don't have face structures suitable for passing as the other gender, some characters have open chest outfits and open chest binding is a big hassle, etc.etc. On girl-to-guy characters, some female characters wear very little and maybe the cosplayer would rather have an excuse to cover up. Maybe it's a winter con.