1. Sparks of Ember says:

    Well explained! I already knew the differences in crossplay and gender-bending but it was something I’ve just picked up over the years. I’d never really analyzed it before so it was interesting to have it so well-defined. 🙂 Cosplay is something I’d really like to do someday.

  2. notleia says:

    That cosplay was Oscar and whathisface (Jean?) from “Rose of Versailles,” isn’t it? (‘Splainer: the plot is that Oscar is a woman who was raised as a man and is a remember of the royal guard to Marie Antoinette.)
    I have a Facebook-acquaintance who crocheted her arm-cover for her Edward Elric cosplay, and even did it in pieces rather than just a sleeve. A+ yarnwork.

    • Do you mean the top photo? That’s actually Lucrezia Noin, Zechs Merquise, and Treize Kushrenada from Gundam Wing. But keep an eye open next week for a French Revolution-era costume from The Scarlet Pimpernel!

      That’s great, re your friend who crocheted the automail. 🙂

  3. Julie D says:

    If I ever get further into cosplay than just cloaking, I’ll show this to my mom.
    Okay, so at my college we had an unoffical group of ‘cloakers’. It wasn’t cosplay as such (we weren’t pretending to be anyone else), but whoever on campus had cloaks would just wear them around campus, particularly on prospective student days.
    We were even in our campus news video once: https://youtu.be/1Vfc281HhHo (opening segment to 2:11 or so)

  4. Tony Breeden says:

    Your link to part 2 is broken

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