Reverse Gender Cosplay

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By Jaime Whittaker, (@JaimeW912)

Today I will be discussing gender reverse cosplay. There are two different ways one could go about with gender reverse cosplay.

The first type of gender reverse cosplay I will be covering is called “Rule 63”. Basically, Rule 63 of the internet is that if there is a male character there is also a female version, and if there is a female character there is also a male version. In other words a female chooses a male character and puts her own spin on it to turn it into a feminine version of the character and vice versa.

Here are some fabulous examples:

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These femme Doctors taken at the Gallifrey One Convention come courtesy of iO9

 

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Femme Gambit from Elysiam Entertainment

 

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The Joker and Harley Quinn gender swap from Mental Floss

 

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Femme Pyramid Head from Silent Hill also courtesy of Mental Floss

 

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Femme Firefly from Geek X Girls

 

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And another Femme Ja(y)ne courtesy of Geeks are Sexy

 

The next batch of images come courtesy Of Foxes and Hedgehogs

 

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The Punisher

 

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The Justice League

 

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The Huntress-er, Wonder Woman (Man?), and Power Girl-er…Guy

 

Check out my adorable friend Elsbeth in her Chuck cosplay! She’s the 2nd from the left.

 

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The other realm of gender reverse cosplay is called crossplay. In crossplay, one dresses as a character who is of the opposite sex without changing the character’s gender. Here are some great examples:

 

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Another shot of The Doctors courtesy of iO9

 

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Castiel featuring our favorite fox, Shannon Fox!

 

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This fabulous Cloud Strife by cosplaytimeeee

 

There are also many males who do crossplay, especially at anime conventions. Here are some images from the tumblr page Men of Crossplay

 

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(I’m thinking of consulting these guys for some beauty tips ‘cause…..DAMN!)

So as you can see, cosplay is not limited by gender in any way. Make it fun, make it nerdy, make it you. Until next time, stay nerdy my friends!

~Jaime


    One Comment

  1. RachelAugust 1st, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    One of my friends loves to crossplay as one of her favorite male characters from Supernatural, so I’m not surprised to see a female Castiel here. Thanks for sharing!

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