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Unread 09-13-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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What are your opinions on crossplay?
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Unread 09-13-2016, 10:43 AM   #2
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Morally repugnant. How dare people put on the vestiges of another gender!!! Acceptable forms of dress may have changed drastically over the course of history and science may have proven that human brains are not significantly different for each of the biological sexes, but that's beyond the point!!!! Someone might have to explain a thing to a child!!!!!!! We can't have that kind of thing happening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If crossplay is allowed to run rampant, what's next??? Western works allowed to be cosplayed at anime conventions?? There are not enough oysters in heaven and earth nor the hell below to conceive the number of pearls I must clutch at the very thought.

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Unread 09-13-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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My god that's slippery. I need to wash my hands.
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Unread 09-13-2016, 11:41 AM   #4
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0/10 but it was a nice try.
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Unread 09-13-2016, 11:42 AM   #5
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I say whatever floats your boat. As far as I know, there are two types of crossplay, with one of those types having two subtypes:

- Female - Male crossplay. This is the more prevalent of the two.

- Male - Female crossplay. This is seen less often, and the two subtypes are...
-- Obvious crossplay. This is where a male cosplayer will do nothing to hide that he is a male, generally for comedic effect. On the other hand, it can be a gender-swapped cosplay, usually less comedic in nature.
-- For lack of a better term, not-so-obvious crossplay, where you devote as many resources as you can muster into convincing others that you are most certainly not male. I've recently gotten into it with good results.

Considering all this, I have a few personal opinions and thoughts about the matter, but I'll say this for now. The origins of cosplay came from wanting to be someone else, or something else, to have fun emulating their personality or looks. Crossplay may appear to be a tangent of cosplay, but it's really not that much so.

Finally, I end with this: heck, nobody really cares, and as long as you're not affecting yourself or anyone else negatively by doing crossplay, I say go and do that.

Also, it's really a damn shame that guys don't get into this as much.
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Unread 09-13-2016, 01:50 PM   #6
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0/10 but it was a nice try.
I'm on mobile or otherwise I also would have posted alyssa edwards mouth pop gifs so i hope you will take that into consideration
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Unread 09-15-2016, 01:16 PM   #7
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I don't care if anyone else does it. I saw a guy do a pretty good Princess Leia at Wizard World Philly. It's not for me, though. I have no desire whatsoever to wear a dress. I would, however, do a male version of a female character. Like a male version of The Pheonix. But it would in no way be a feminine costume. I would redesign it so that it's more masculine and not skin tight.
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Unread 09-15-2016, 08:26 PM   #8
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I'm nonbinary, so...every cosplay I do is technically crossplay regardless of the character's gender, lol.
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Unread 09-15-2016, 09:39 PM   #9
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Unread 09-19-2016, 07:05 PM   #10
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Cosplay is for everyone so if people want to cosplay a character of a different gender then I say go for it. Anyone who would shame someone for doing it I wouldn't consider a true cosplayer in the first place.
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Unread 09-23-2016, 10:37 PM   #11
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What are your opinions on crossplay?
Girl --> Guy. Cool.

Guy --> Girl. Don't like it. That being said people don't exist on this world to appeal to what I personally like or don't like and I would never 'shame' bully or harass people for doing it.
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Unread 09-24-2016, 01:37 PM   #12
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Girl --> Guy. Cool.

Guy --> Girl. Don't like it. That being said people don't exist on this world to appeal to what I personally like or don't like and I would never 'shame' bully or harass people for doing it.
do you feel like there's a reason you're okay with the former but not the latter?
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Unread 09-25-2016, 11:16 AM   #13
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do you feel like there's a reason you're okay with the former but not the latter?
I check out the ladies (like most guys). From a distance you can't always tell a cross play. Then I realize I was looking at a dude and go blargh.
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Unread 09-25-2016, 02:43 PM   #14
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Unread 09-25-2016, 03:29 PM   #15
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See it's this sort of stigma that makes me wary about doing female costumes to start with, regardless of how I identify. Because I'm pretty convinced I fall into the Obvious category despite my efforts.
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