First off kudos to those who do crossplay. Y'all are awesome at it. Second I agree with everyone on the gender doesn't matter statement. In the end crossplay is cosplay
Anyways! For me in 7th grade I was a huge tomboy(still am!) and I had short hair. So people asked "Are you a boy or girl?" And ofc I got offended I was a 13 year old teenage girl what can I say? But I crossplayed as Black Star from Soul Eater last year and it was AWESOME. I got fan girled by a lot of girls(and guys) and so many people just was screaming my name everywhere I went. No one even asked if I was a boy or girl.(I'd practiced a nice voice for him, plus Black Star's voice is pretty high).
For another cosplay I was wearing a suit and I didn't have a manly voice. When a girl from behind me said "You look rather dashing today sir" I was like "Thank you, you don't look too bad yourself" and she was like "WTF you're a girl! OMG I'm SO sorry! I thought you were a guy!" Her reaction was priceless.