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Unread 04-02-2015, 08:35 AM   #1
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Question: Femme and ____?

HI all,

I'm sorry if this info is somewhere and I just can't find it but....

when a cosplayer takes a cis-gendered male character and creates a female version, that's often called "femme- " (like femme Doctor Who or Femme Iron Man).

what's it called the other way? When a cosplayer takes a female character and creates a male version?

(for a essay I'm writing).

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Unread 04-02-2015, 09:42 AM   #2
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As far as I know, they just put Man in front of it, like Man Misty and Mandoka. But I think that's more just a guy crossplaying the character as they are without a costume change, emphasizing how masculine the cosplayer is compared to the feminine character.

I don't know if there's a word for it.

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Unread 04-02-2015, 11:02 AM   #3
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I just call it "Male [Character name]" That's all I've really seen..
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