Displaying a Bare Chest

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

It is common knowledge that females must bind their chest to achieve a convincing crossplay, but it is an illusion that depends quite strongly on the modesty of the costume and one’s ability to hide the bindings.  However, it is possible to wear more “revealing” costumes by manipulating the muscle and tissue in the chest.  […]

Flattening the Chest

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

One of the quickest ways to determine gender is to take a glance at someone’s chest.  This is why it is so important for females to flatten their chests when they are crossplaying.  As you will quickly discover, this endeavor is not without a cost.  Since this method requires you to displace a few pounds […]

Feminine Makeup for Crossplayers

Thursday, 19 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

To achieve the rounded facial structure of female characters, we would like to emphasize the use of light foundation to create highlights–along with some other tips and tricks. We have shaded the above image to demonstrate where highlights are applied. *  *  *  *  * The following steps will guide you through the process of […]

Masculine Makeup for Crossplayers

Thursday, 12 August 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

For masculine makeup, we want to emphasize the use of dark foundation to create shadows. We have shaded the above image to demonstrate where shadows are applied. By darkening areas of their face, women can create sharp angles and mimic the elongated facial structure of male characters.

Crossplay and Other Physical Modifications

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 8:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

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Taking it Serious

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

As a costume fanatic, I enjoy forcing my friends to wear costumes they would never imagine themselves wearing.  As such, I took on the challenge of convincing my husband, Brian, to cosplay an extremely effeminate male (aka bishonen) from Mahou Tsukai Tai.  The plan was that Brian would cosplay an openly gay male character, Aburatsubo, and I would cosplay the girl who had a secret […]

Attracting Attention

Thursday, 1 April 2010, 10:00 | Author : Janet
Category : Learn about Cosplay

One of the most horrific cosplay costumes I have ever witnessed was worn by an overweight man dressed in a leotard and a cheap blonde wig.  Despite his lack of sex appeal, I would watch him with gross fascination as he strode through the crowds.  He was attempting to cosplay the famous character Serena from […]

Masculine Appearances

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 8:00 | Author : Kricket
Category : Learn about Cosplay

I remember the first time Amitie told me about the term “crossplay”, meaning male-to-female or female-to-male cosplay.  I thought it was odd that the cosplay community needed to distinguish when a cosplayer chose to wear a costume outside their gender.  Considering that many male anime characters have feminine characteristics, it has been easy for me to cosplay both male and […]