Originally Posted by Riku-Risa
I came to think.. personally I'm sick and tired of people making "gender-bender cosplays" of a character, where there is no reason at all to do so, but showing skin..
That last part is what gets me. I think gender-bends can be a lot of fun, but it's a pet peeve of mine when femme!whoever ends up looking like stripper!whoever without a good reason.
It's one thing if the male version is a walking shirtless scene and you give the femme version a bikini top, but if you've got a stodgy male character with cloth head to toe, his femme version probably wouldn't wear a belly shirt, mini-skirt and stripper boots.