Crossdressing is the art of dressing like the opposite sex. Likewise, crossplay is cosplaying a character of the opposite sex. The result of a boy pretending to be a girl or a girl pretending to be a boy can be astonishing.
I don’t know if male readers are interested in learning how to look like women for cosplay (please let me know if you are!)Â so I will start off with a major hump in the road for girls trying to look like boys (and a subject that boys like in general): breasts.
They’re a physical trait that is symbolic of – though not unique to – the female sex.
They’re also two giant obstacles for girls who want to look like boys for cosplay.
What would be a boon if they have a girl cosplay is a burden for a boy cosplay. For me, they were a 38E burden.
Some girls have an easier time hiding them by wearing a tanktop or a sports bra. Others – like me – have to go to more drastic measures.
I used to use two sports bras together and ACE bandages. ACE Bandages are stretchy bandages that you can find in the pharmacy that will stick only to itself. But the bandages were still very constricting and I would have a difficult time moving and breathing.
Not only that, they were difficult to maintain because they would stick together after I throw ’em into a knotted pile after desperately trying to get out of them as fast as I could. I then switched to just sports bras and didn’t really care if I wasn’t as flat as an airplane runway.