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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #151
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I must admit I am a lesbian crossplayer. I also have done female costumes too though. But people don't crossplay because they are gay, they do it because they simply like cosplaying characters of the opposite sex. There are lots of straight crossplaying girls(unfortunate for me) and I'm sure guys too.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #152
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I consider myself asexual but all I've ever done is crossplay, mainly because there aren't that many female characters I've liked IN THE PAST. But as I've gotten into more things I've gotten to like more female characters from newer animes I've watched, as well as newer video games I've played.

Why can't everyone in the world be pansexual? That'd be the life.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #153
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Why can't everyone in the world be pansexual? That'd be the life.
because then there'd b no reason for movies/fashion/privacy/sex toys/viagra/ oops etc etc the list goes on there.

Either way, old old OLD thread, which is obviously incorrect.
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Unread 12-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #154
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I must admit I am a lesbian crossplayer. I also have done female costumes too though. But people don't crossplay because they are gay, they do it because they simply like cosplaying characters of the opposite sex. There are lots of straight crossplaying girls(unfortunate for me) and I'm sure guys too.
Yeah, I'm about as straight as humanly possible and I still crossplayed as Vergil this year and am pondering being Howl (Howl's Moving Castle) in a few years.
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Unread 12-14-2012, 01:23 AM   #155
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I just make a more convincing 10-year-old boy than I do 19-year-old girl. As an asexual, "gayness" has nothing to do with it - it's just a matter of who I like and who I can resemble somewhat.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 05:33 AM   #156
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Well I am not gay. I am an Asexual meaning I have no interest in anyone really. I don't consider myself cross-playing either as I am a Male to Female transgender. It's not my fault I am like this but you know what the Cosplay community has been the nicest ever to me and if it was not for that I would prolly be long gone by now. Some say i do it for fetish which is not remotely even possible when i am asexual. I have no drive so how can it be fetish? I got a really nice pink Lolita outfit today and am very happy with it but I still have confidence issues. My very first time out to the Anime North in Toronto in May went ok but I didn't look anywhere near as good as I do now as I have learned a lot since then and have grown a lot more hair lol

I didn't think I could pull off pink Lolita though. My friend says it looks ok but I just don't know
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Unread 12-30-2012, 04:33 AM   #157
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Just wanted to add, as old as this is, and even though I'm new, I'm considering crossplaying as Tifa or Aeris with my wife (though going as "friends"), and I'm more straight than most "normal" men, I don't even like watching porn if it involves a man and his genitalia; it grosses me out.

For some reason, seeing myself in something sexy, depending on what it is, does slightly turn me on however, not because I look like a man, but because I'm actually built more like a girl.

I also have personal reasons for wanting to do it, because I'm a philosopher and study psychology, and want to compare how women treat a similar personalities that are coming from a woman, when I'm used to seeing their reaction from a man. It also interests me, because I'm not a player, because I don't lead girls on for sex, but I still do know how to make a target hot for me, and wanted to see how they'd react to the same stimulus given from another female, that almost always works (different ones for different personalities).

So everyone has their reasons for doing it, some more out there than others... ^_^
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Unread 01-10-2013, 02:16 AM   #158
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I don't think it has anything to do with sexuality, at least for me. I just go by what character, outfit, etc...that I like. Some happen to be men, some women, some androgynous, etc.....

I think this is more of a stereotype, but that has been said many times, seeing how old this thread is.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 03:29 AM   #159
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read the first few pages (man is this thread long...)

Personally, the only reason I'd chide anyone for crossplaying is if they did a bad job of it (and that goes for cosplaying in general) If anything I have more respect for people who crossplay (provided they put appropriate effort into it) because there's so much more that has to be done when dealing with a costume that's been designed for the opposite gender. (not to mention it's a trot-ton more awkward and uncomfortable if you really go the extra mile with falsies, corset, heels, etc --- THAT is dedication!)

I have met a very few homosexuals who crossplay, but ya know what? they do it for THE SAME REASON EVERYONE COSPLAYS --- that they love the character! Nothing at all to do with their orientation (and more than a few have made some version of the joke "I could _never_ pick up a (gay) guy dressed like this!")

Also, just a fun fact. Go on any major art site like Deviant Art and search for cosplays of any of the main characters from "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" and you'll find a large number of guys (especially if you search "Rainbow Dash Cosplay") I'd say it's statistically improbably that all of them are gay (and personally I say "...and if they are, so what?")

Lastly, for what it's worth, I'm Proudly planning ($$$ and time permitting) to Crossplay Rainbow Dash at Dragon*Con this year!
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Unread 01-10-2013, 04:57 AM   #160
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I'm late on this, and not sure if anyone else commented on it but Cross-playing ISN'T new. This generation isn't new to it, since men have done it probably longer than women. I can't remember which time it was, but during the era of plays, men played both the male AND female parts since they didn't allow women to do much of anything besides be a house-wife. They wore dresses, had make up on, probably tried as best as they could to have a feminine voice. But I doubt ALL of them we're "gay". On another note, just screw them. Those that cross-plays have balls for doing what they're doing, so instead of hating them they should appreciate them more
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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #161
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Well legally men could wear a dress in France as far back as the crusade era. Women however were executed if they dressed up as a man, as the men had more rights then women did. it was looked at as an excuse for a woman to gain the status and rights of a man and was considered highly illegal thus punishable by death. I did a lot of crusade era stuff and despite what the SCA says dressing up as the opposite gender is historically accurate. They threw me out for being transgender and if we had the rights we have now I would have fought them.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #162
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Straight but to ugly to crossplay
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Unread 01-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #163
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I am female but I crossplay and I assure you, I am straight.

I feel its more of a stigma thing. I don't know why. People just need to get off their ass and let go of the past.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #164
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Yeah I've only done one crossplay so far, but the reason was not my sexual orientation(I'm straight, not that it matters), it was because I liked the character, and the anime and he was the only main character in this anime with an outfit I thought I could pull off (his partner wore skimpy clothes, which I would not look good in, and the other main character I knew I couldn't pull off.)
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Unread 01-23-2013, 02:46 AM   #165
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I'm so straight my ovaries exploded when I watched Hugh Jackman in Van Helsing... lol. I still crossplay. I do about an even split of male/female characters. And if one of my favorites has any fanbase of a genderbend I almost always go for the female version. For me, it's the character that matters, not the gender.

Plenty of reasons for crossplay!
1. Guys are faster. For example, I have a Canada cosplay and a Fem!Canada cosplay. The wig for the male Canada cosplay is much easier to deal with than my fem Canada one. If I'm pressed for time, I go for male Canada. You have not lived until you have put on tights while driving to the con...
2. Guys don't have to look like they stepped out of Vogue. I'm not exactly pretty. It is easier for me to pass as an okay guy than a beautiful girl.
3. Sometimes, a male character wouldn't be easily recognizable in genderbent form. If I showed up to a con as a female Link, people would think I was Zelda.
4. Some things that make the character who they are wouldn't translate well to a female character. For example, FemSanji. I've seen it done, and it's adorable... But Fem Sanji creeps me out! It's like "Let me feed you- now kiss me Zoro~" I would rather just be male Sanji
5. Sometimes, I just want to show my appreciation for that character's style. Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians. I'm planning to get two white wigs, one long, one short. A blue hoodie and brown skinny jeans are not gender specific, so I can have two quick cosplays for the suitcase space of one. I just freaking love that hoodie!
6. Finally, most importantly... I cosplay for fun, not attention. It's my way of having fun with like-minded people and showing support for my fandom of choice. I am NOT looking for a date. When you dress up as a female anime character, you will end up having a creeper. I do not handle creepers very well, so rather than cosplay Nami, Luffy seems to be a better option if my group is doing One Piece.
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