Although it was sort of a joke to make one of my friends uneasy, I had a pretty positive reception from my first crossplay of Nel from Bleach. Was using my Espada mask instead of a cracked one and couldn't figure out how to hide fake hips with the short skirt so it was kind of a sunday cosplay anyway.
for the reference.
From what I have noticed the reception of the crossplay is based on where you're doing it-location of the con. Seems like more to the coasts are more accepting of it, but could just be sampling bias since I go to a bunch of them XD.