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Unread 01-26-2009, 04:25 AM   #196
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I don't crossplay myself (or haven't tried yet) but I thought I'd throw a little bit of advice out.

GENERALLY, not always, but generally men have "disinterested" eyes, while girls are more interested and curious. I read through the whole thread and saw a lot where eyes were the only things throwing me off. A totally convincing super cute sweet girl cannot have bored eyes!

Anyways, good luck all of you! Crossplay sounds really hard. 8D;;;
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Unread 01-26-2009, 06:56 AM   #197
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Okay so this isn't really a Do I pass, but more of a can I pass? Can you tell me if I have a chance at pulling this off and fooling people into thinking I'm a guy? Before I go into trying the makeup and other crosplay techniques, I just wanted to know if any of you thought I had a chance. I'm most concerned about my face.

Me/girl sorta recent: http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t=100_0906.jpg

Face shot: http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t=100_2122.jpg
Please pardon the partly weird expression.

Quick Kyo Sohma crosplay: http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e1...t=100_1120.jpg
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Unread 01-26-2009, 07:31 AM   #198
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Alright, I've thought of crossplaying a lot since I think that the male cosplays are much more comfortable than girls cosplays. The closest I've gotten to crossplaying so far would be Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club and technically, she doesn't really count since she is a girl wearing a guy uniform. Here is a photo of me wearing a boy uniform:

http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=haruhist8.jpg

And here is a photo of me as a girl on the right, in the plaid skirt. Sorry, i wasn't looking at the camera at the time.
http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=regularja8.jpg


Anyways, the main question is would I ever pass as a guy? It wouldn't be too hard since I don't have to worry about binding as I don't have much of a chest and a sports bra "hides" everything. I'm mainly planning on doing Syaoran from Tsubasa Chronicle and Zero Kiryu from Vampire Knight with my best friend, who will be doing the female characters and wanted to have couple cosplays this year for fun. xD She just thought I'd be better than her at it since she can't hide her chest easily.
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Unread 01-26-2009, 04:39 PM   #199
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Animangafreak: You could pass with some work. You definitely need to contour your chin and cheeks using either a powder foundation that's slightly darker than your skintone or a bronzer. Brush the makeup under your cheekbone to 'hollow out' your cheeks and strengthen your jawline by applying it on your jaw.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 02:24 AM   #200
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Animangafreak, you definitly should bind ^_~ But I guess you wanted to do that anyways since the Kyo cosplay photo was a quick one.

And yes, I believe everyone can pass with a small effort by looking at this thread (100th time I'm posting it, and you must have come across it)
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=122758
And what zomgmissy said, strengthen your jawline because you face is round. Don't worry, just practice and you'll succeed =)
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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:47 AM   #201
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Zomgmissy and Litha, thank you both! This is exactly what I needed to know. Yeah, I think I will start delving into the makeups now too and play around to see how I can make it work. Thanks!
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Unread 01-30-2009, 09:07 AM   #202
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how about this? :)

Hi, Long time lurker, first time poster,
thought i'd post a pic, this one isn't too great, since my camera is old...
let me know what you think


i'm a bit (lot) jealous of many of the people here, since you all look soooo much better than i do
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Unread 01-30-2009, 03:45 PM   #203
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Alright, I've thought of crossplaying a lot since I think that the male cosplays are much more comfortable than girls cosplays. The closest I've gotten to crossplaying so far would be Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club and technically, she doesn't really count since she is a girl wearing a guy uniform. Here is a photo of me wearing a boy uniform:

http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=haruhist8.jpg

And here is a photo of me as a girl on the right, in the plaid skirt. Sorry, i wasn't looking at the camera at the time.
http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=regularja8.jpg


Anyways, the main question is would I ever pass as a guy? It wouldn't be too hard since I don't have to worry about binding as I don't have much of a chest and a sports bra "hides" everything. I'm mainly planning on doing Syaoran from Tsubasa Chronicle and Zero Kiryu from Vampire Knight with my best friend, who will be doing the female characters and wanted to have couple cosplays this year for fun. xD She just thought I'd be better than her at it since she can't hide her chest easily.
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Unread 01-30-2009, 04:42 PM   #204
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me_random: I'm assuming you're male trying to pass for female?

Your picture isn't very clear, but the two things that jump out at me are your 5-o'clock shadow and your thick eyebrows. If you could pluck or just use makeup over your eyebrows to make them thinner and if you could get a closer shave (or again, makeup) that would help a lot. Also, some false breasts would help a lot.

I could give more tips if you had a clearer picture; do you have one available?
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Unread 01-31-2009, 10:20 PM   #205
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At ALA someone thought I was a boy when I walked into the ladies bathroom with my shades on in this costume: http://ryoko-and-yami.deviantart.com...t-up-110963501

Can I pass? Here are different costumes:
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1862440/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1860154/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1681545/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1643222/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1262409/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1654359/

This is my sis. Can she pass?
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1561251/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1262414/
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1214186/
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Unread 01-31-2009, 11:53 PM   #206
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Your face is a bit feminine, but you both easily pass.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 07:09 AM   #207
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Ryoko-and-Yami: In some cases you most definitely pass, in others, your face looks a little more feminine. I would play around with the makeup for each cosplay you do to achieve the look you want.

As for your sister, she passes for sure, though I would suggest looking at a brown eyeliner just to make her eyes a bit less wide.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 01:12 PM   #208
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Ryoko-and-Yami: In some cases you most definitely pass, in others, your face looks a little more feminine. I would play around with the makeup for each cosplay you do to achieve the look you want.

As for your sister, she passes for sure, though I would suggest looking at a brown eyeliner just to make her eyes a bit less wide.
Which costumes do I not pass as? Then I would have a better idea of what to do.

I'll tell her you says she passes and about the brown eyeliner.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 04:45 PM   #209
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Ryoko-and-Yami: You look more feminine in Gaara (it's the shape of the eyeliner in this case) and Oliver. Suzaku is also cutting it pretty close.
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Unread 02-01-2009, 06:21 PM   #210
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I've been told both that I can pass and that I can't. I'm usually just told that I'm androgynous and that I'm forever doomed to be that crossplayer who remains a question to the world.

So, here I am. >.>;;

I don't really have a chest to begin with, but I'm wearing a sports bra in all of the photos, so I didn't go through the trouble of binding.

[insert list of picture links]

And just for fun, one of Me In Drag.
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okay...last pic: you look oddly like Johnny Depp in my opinion.
and with that out of the way, here are my pictures:
http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r...cember%202007/
it's just a link to the album.
All of them except a few(maybe 2 or 3) are from at most a month ago...

so, the infamous question arises yet again: Do i pass?
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