I love your deedlit! Loddoss War was a really great series, and I haven't seen too many Deedlit's out there. I can't wait to see your completed costume!
As for all crossplayers being gay, I really don't know too much about that, as I don't know many crossplayers. But anyway, more power to you! I have nothing against crossplaying, as long as its tastefully done. Perhaps once you've done it your friends will warm up to the idea. It may just be so new to them that they're afraid to accept it and therefore reject it.
Highlight of 2005 so far:
PLC concert, FRONT ROW