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Unread 09-17-2006, 09:42 PM   #46
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There is also the term "gender-fluid" or "gender-queer" for those who don't really identify with either gender. Not transexual because they don't want to change their gender into the one opposite of what they were born with, but just somewhere in the middle, not identifying with either. I like it, but I'm not sure what the difference would be between gender fluid and androgynous. Unless the latter term has become archaic or is not one used among social scientists.

...those pesky scientists, you know.
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Unread 09-18-2006, 03:36 AM   #47
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I CAN feel attracted to both genders, and more, so you could say I'm pan-sexual... except you can scrap the sexual part... I don't like anything that has to go with sex, not when I'm involved with it, not now, not ever. That's a strange and harsh combo! I meant BTW attracted by, I want to be with someone, hug them at most, but NOTHING more... Yeah I'm weird... maybe ONE day I'll turn good..

Anyway I crossplay because I love the characters so much, and why stop because he's a he... We've got tape for that!
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Unread 09-18-2006, 04:28 PM   #48
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Thanks!

Yeah there are so many different terms for everything now, it can get confusing, lol. Thanks for your replies! Yeah I like being friends with everybody and I am a girly-girl, really, but I don't mind crossplaying because I like the characters. I just have a hard time when people start hitting on me and they can't take a hint. If I'm attracted to someone back, I let them know right away. ^_^;;

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Unread 09-28-2006, 01:41 PM   #49
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thanks for clearing this up.Now I know the difference.>//<
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Unread 10-08-2006, 10:08 AM   #50
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Hm... I'm still a little bit confuse about "Crossdressing". But I think I'm nearly understand it.

Most of cosplayers in Thailand are Crossplayer (girl cosplay as male character is more than guy's) and I have know many guys who crossplay like Maid or Lolita. I never think that they are gay or have a metal illness. They cosplay because they like the way that characters look (My friend who is a guy said that he loves Lolicon so he likes to cosplay with cute costume).
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Unread 12-24-2006, 12:48 PM   #51
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Well, I saw that about "crossplay" and I checked it out, the very first post explaining this has the enough information and I understood.
Actually I'm thinking about doing a "crossplay" because the costume will be of a male character.

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Unread 12-24-2006, 03:22 PM   #52
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I like it, but I'm not sure what the difference would be between gender fluid and androgynous. Unless the latter term has become archaic or is not one used among social scientists.

...those pesky scientists, you know.
I believe (don't quote me on this) that being androgynous has more to do with how you look physically, and being gender-fluid is more of a mental thing (but can become physical).
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Unread 01-01-2007, 11:35 PM   #53
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Is their a name for a person who cosplays an alternate version of a character? For example, if a female cosplays as female version of a male character? Everything seems to have nicknames nowadays so this must have one as well.
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Unread 01-02-2007, 12:13 AM   #54
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Is their a name for a person who cosplays an alternate version of a character? For example, if a female cosplays as female version of a male character? Everything seems to have nicknames nowadays so this must have one as well.

I don't think an "official" name has come up for that yet. I have only seen one cosplayer that has done what you are talking about... Can't think of her name off the top of my head. She goes to the Texas cons, and did a Lolita-style female Gir, and a female Ichigo (sp?) from Bleach. If you can find out who she is, maybe she has a name for it. Personally its just customizing to me. Hehe.
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Unread 01-02-2007, 12:15 AM   #55
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I believe (don't quote me on this) that being androgynous has more to do with how you look physically, and being gender-fluid is more of a mental thing (but can become physical).
You're right about androgynous. Being androgynous means you can look male or female without trying. Sadly, I'm in that cateogory. If I'm wearing jeans and a baggy t-shirt, I get called male. If I'm wearing form fitting clothing or a dress, I'm female. Gender-fluid... that's a term I haven't heard before, so I can't really comment on that one.
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Unread 01-21-2007, 09:49 PM   #56
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Yo everyone! I was flipping through the forums and saw this headline, and I felt like I ought to give my suggestion: Crossplaying is uber fun. I suppose you could take the given definition listed at the top, but sometimes its just fun to say that you're dressing up as a guy, who dresses up as a girl. Ha, ha, funny innit? Anyways, my best advice to people new to this who either have or have multiple, and or haven't chosen a particular character is that when you're crossplaying, its a fairly good idea to go with a character that your body type works best with. And comfortability since many male characters have open fronts. Anyways, best of luck to you future and present crossplaying people! Confusion is the name of this game, and damn but it is so much fun!
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Unread 04-04-2007, 11:51 AM   #57
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well I crossplayed a Transformer in which rumors had it that he is gay or a female in disguised. :shock: So that makes me a mix of things doesn't it.
Itís important to be sure, isnít it? LOL
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Unread 06-15-2007, 10:06 AM   #58
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Sorry to be a grammar Nazi, but I thought I should point out:

It's Heterosexual.

Again, sorry if I come off as rude, but the rest of it was perfect so I figured it should be corrected.
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Unread 08-21-2007, 12:43 AM   #59
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The most common term I've seen (at least around here) for female versions of male characters is "femme (character name)". I've seen costumes like femme Kakashi or femme Mario and Luigi (in overall ballgowns).

I'm actually not sure about the use of your guy-as-Utena example. Utena wears a boy's uniform, so if a guy dresses as Utena, it's still crossplay, but would it really be crossdressing?

Is it still considered crossplay if a female cosplays a bishounen character who could pass for female?
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Unread 11-21-2007, 05:20 AM   #60
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Hmm, I was wondering if there was a word for that. *writes down*

What's the inverse of it? :P

What would you call a male interpretation of Paine, for example?
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