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Unread 02-17-2017, 12:38 PM   #1
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Sexy/Badass cosplay...

Hi all-

I know there are terms for crossplay (cosplaying a character who is different from your daily gender) and gender-bent cosplay (and taking a character and flipping his/her gender)

but what would you all call it when people take a character and make it MORE feminine or MORE masculine- like hyper feminine or hyper masculine?

Sexy cosplay- for hyperfeminine? (I'm thinking here of all those "sexy" Halloween costumes, or all the Harley Quinns out there who choose to go more provocative)

and maybe "Badass" cosplay for going the other way and making a character look tougher or meaner?

For reference and example I'm attaching two photos: both of Tex (from Red vs Blue) cosplayers. One of "sexy" Tex

and one of "Badass"


but what I want to know is WHAT DO WE CALL THIS? ARE THERE TERMS?

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Unread 02-17-2017, 01:01 PM   #2
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I don't think there's like...specific, general terms for that really. I do think a lot of people will just use "sexy" as the modifier for the first, but not everyone, I think I've seen "boobs" used instead, though of course that doesn't work with every character/cosplay.

Your second link doesn't work, but I can't say I've really seen a term for making "badass" versions of characters. Sometimes you'll see "realistic" thrown around but that's usually just when someone makes a gritty realistic version of a toony character, so it doesn't really work for a character from a series that's already realistic like say Halo or Skyrim. I'd say "badass" works fine but I could see people objecting to a category name being a curse word. Maybe "hardcore," or "extreme?"
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Unread 02-17-2017, 02:15 PM   #3
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There isn't a word for that. You just have to describe it.
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