Geek Girls Genderbends & Crossplays
We have been having fun doing some compilation posts so we decided to do one with genderbends and crossplay. Many of us have costumes that represent Rule 63, that for every fictional character, there exists an opposite gender equivalent as well as crossplay where we dress as the actual character of the opposite gender. Hope you enjoy :)
Geek Girl Lossien
'Hana' Solo - This costume was made a while back out of extra fabric I had laying around, because I wanted a fun and easy costume, and Han Solo is quite possibly the best character from Star Wars (in my opinion). It was a lot of fun, and the Corellian blood stripes were a fun touch. The holster does actually hold the blaster, and it still shoots~!
Photographer: Sharp Goat Photography
Nightwing - This was made for Fan Expo of this year, and is a true crossplay. I built a muscle suit to go under the spandex, and apparently I was convinving enough to confuse my friends all day! No one seemed to know who I was, and some of them even hit on me! It was a blast seeing everyone's faces once they realized who I really was. It is a costume I have every intention of re-wearing.
Photographer: Ailes Noir Cosplay
| Edit: Geek Girl Elle
Geek Girl Critical Miss
The Blues Brothers - I got the opportunity to dress as Jake Blues with my hubby Retro Joad as Elwood for a recent burlesque show that we performed at. This was so much fun and I realized, this being the first time I had ever really done a male character with facial hair, that I look like my uncle. Definitely need to dress as Jake again.
Photographer: Viktor S. de Vice
| Make-up: Critical Miss
Data - Here was another show I was performing in and I went with a femme Data and I was extremely pleased with how the makeup turned out. I got just the right amount of gold sheen for that iconic look. Data might have to come to a convention one of these days.
Photographer: Pose4Effect Photography
| Make-up: Critical Miss
Geek Girl Player Two
I love putting my own spin on male characters! It allows you to incorporate your own design into the original design of that character :)
Two Face - Photographer: Geek Girl Wandering Dana
Ash - Photographer: Geek Girl Wandering Dana
Geek Girl Amaleigh
Legolas - Photographer: Prince Ky Cosplay
Geek Girl Lovina
Donnie Darko - Photographer: Raymond Santos | Model/MUA/Costume/Edit: Lovina Yavari
Pan's Labyrinth Faun - Photographer: Firemate Photographic
| Model/MUA/Horns/Ears: Lovina Yavari | Bodysuit: Aedyn Rose & Star Faela
Geek Girl Natalie
Cosplay to me is showing the love you have for a character, and having as much fun as possible doing it. No matter what gender, color or size. I say if you love your character, go out and rock it. For this post I chose Wolverine and Goblin King (Sorry for the lack of bulge). I Personally am a huge fan of Wolverine. That fandom started watching the 90's X-man cartoons. It progressed through comics, and the new movie series. I love the simplicity of the costume, and of course just running around with claws. As for the Goblin King, I absolutely loved the movie growing up, I still watch it once ever year or two. Come on David Bowie and puppets all mixed in fantasy need I say more. I love the wig and the make up for this costume, my only regret about this is the much lacking bulge.
Wolverine - Photographer: Scott Abdey Photography
Goblin King - Photographer: Geek Girl Wandering Dana
Geek Girl Dezi Desire
I do many many genderbent / Rule 63 cosplays, they're mainly what I do actually. From the 4th Doctor to Hades, I love having that little added bit of creative freedom in changing the costume up when you switch the gender of the character. My main two favorite characters that I do are the Riddler and Spock though, I have done multiple versions of each and am currently working on more versions of both which I'm quite excited for. I find these two characters fit different sides of me quite well, a mix of calm and logical while somehow still over the top crazy and witty.
Riddler - Photographers: Geek Girl Wandering Dana
& Rene Blais
Spock - Photographers: RSW Photographic, Addy Davies / Edge Photography
, Melissa Dex Guzman / Shogun Gamer
& Rene Blais
Geek Girl Northern Belle
When it comes to picking a cosplay, for me, it is very much about the character. I like to choose characters that I can relate to and often times those can be male. Thus far my experience has mostly been using these characters in a rule 63 fashion, one of my favourites being Groot. As an avid gardener I was already drawn in by the fact that he is a living tree with natural based powers, but then seeing him in action from the gentle giant to the menacing protector solidified the fact that I'd have to cosplay him. It was wonderful to keep to the natural theme and use the medium of body paint for this character. As far as actual crossplays I've only done a couple to date, the first, and the one I'm most proud of was Prince Charming. It was an interesting challenge to try a character that was neither old, nor covered in facial hair to hide my femininity. Both of these characters were a lot of fun to execute and big thanks are owed to the photographers and make-up artists involved.
Groot - Body Paint & Photographer: ArtistiCurves
Prince Charming - Photographer: Joseph Leduc | Make Up: Emily Sugar Bishop
Geek Girl Zelda
I love doing genderbends and crossplays. A lot of my favorite characters are male, and it's fun to reimagine their designs as slightly more feminine - or to just make myself more masculine! Both are fun. I usually try to keep a lot of the original elements, like for the Joker, I kept it as a suit instead of making it into a dress, but added longer hair and more feminine flourishes to the collar. For Beetlejuice, I still kept it pretty masculine as well, but added a corset and bra instead of an undershirt (I guess I like the creepy male clowny face paint characters the best!) Part of the fun of cosplay is making yourself as different as possible, and changing gender - even if temporarily - is a really cool experience. Both photographers for these photos are amazing - Mykes Photos for the Joker and Mike Rollerson for Beetlejuice. Insanely talented folks and I am glad they got to capture these characters as they were so much fun to be!
Joker - Photographer: Mykes Photos
Beetlejuice - Photographer: Mike Rollerson
Geek Girl Jenn Marvel
Garth - Wayne's world is one of my favorite movies of all time, so I decided to put together a Garth Algar cosplay to celebrate one of my fav characters.
Photographer: Jenn Marvel
Deathstroke is one of my favorite cosplays to date, I got together with Rajeeman Photography in the winter and shot this. When I wear it I feel so confident and badass, it's definitely one of my most favorite cosplays to wear.
Photographer: Rajeeman Photography
Geek Girl Wandering Dana
The majority of cosplays I have ever done have been genderbends. One of my favs is Jayne Cobb from Firefly. Being the Hero of Canton is super fun, I get to be a badass and meet other Firefly fans! I wore it out for this photo on Free Comic Book Day :)
Photographer: Mr. J
I love Doctor Who! ♥ This is my femme version of the 11th Doctor! Bow ties are cool so I turned his into a hair-bow tie because I thought it was cute. I also love this more tailored jacket I was lucky to find on sale. This photo was taken at an event with an awesome homemade TARDIS! Geronimooooo!!
Photographer: Geek Girl Amaleigh
Geek Girl Shelle-chii
Sherlock - From the first episode, BBC's Sherlock had me hooked!! I was always about the spy/detective shows, books and movies when I was a kid, so when I first watched it, it was just perfect. I actually got this coat from a second hand store and thought it would be perfect for this cosplay, so one purple scarf later we got this!!
Photographer: Geek Girl Evie E
Rufio - Hook was one of my all time favorite movies growing up, so It was natural that I wanted to do a cosplay from this movie. When I found out that Dante Basco was going to be at a local con, I knew I had to do this cosplay and meet him in it. The whole experience was made even better by getting to bring the sword around with me which was signed by Dante himself.
Photographer: Everage Studios
Geek Girl Roxy Lee
So crossplay, rule 63 and gender bending is quite possibly my favorite aspect to my personal cosplay adventures. I love being able to transform into a character that I otherwise would not genetically have the predisposition to do hehe. To be able to confuse viewers and leave them asking themselves if I am or am not is really fun for me. Not to mention most if not all of my all time favorite characters, happen to be male lol. Sometimes I like to go full on crossplay and sometimes I like to keep with my feminine side and play on the lady versions of male characters. It really is all up to how I see certain characters I am dressing as. My Crow and Beetlejuice are two however that I wanted to keep as close to the original as possible yet still be me. I even bind for Eric Draven but I keep my long hair as the personal touch. And for Beetlejuice sometimes I wear combat boots and sometimes black spiked stiletto heels hehe. Enjoy!
Crow (Eric Draven) - Photographer: DROO Photography
Beetlejuice - Photographer: Trillance
Geek Girl Gina G
I love crossplaying, especially when it's a drastic male transformation. As a make-up artist, I really try to challenge myself in the applications I do, so of course, when I found out I was the same height as Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit, I knew what I had to do! The fact that I could utilize my actual hair for a costume was also a drawing factor for me, and of course, my extreme love for all things Tolkien! I even went to Banff this summer to do photos in the mountains, as is appropriate for such a costume! You can call me Thorin "Smokin'-shield", because I look pretty hot with a beard... don't you think? ;)
Photographers: Sam Wald & DROO Photography
Always remember you can cosplay whoever you want regardless of gender or anything! HAVE FUN!!
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November 02 2014