Taking it Serious

Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 10:00 | Author : Kricket
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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 crush on him, Nanaka.  Although he initially resisted the idea, he succumbed to his fate rather quickly.

I can proudly say Brian took his cosplay assignment quite seriously, even though he has no desire to solicit attention from his male peers.  He made a point to shave his face and legs each morning, in addition to wearing thigh-high hooker boots.  The whole production was rather amusing to me, and even more so once I realized how many guys were acknowledging his costume.  I think many people were surprised to even see such an accurate and energetic male crossplayer.

Unfortunately for Brian, this is only the beginning.  I hope to complete more bishonen costumes in the future, since those characters are exceedingly popular.  Quite possibly, my next bishonen project will be Nuriko from Fushigi Yuugi.  It seems like such an obvious choice from a crossplay perspective!

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