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Crossplay is derived from "crossdessing" and "cosplay." It refers to a person cosplaying as a character of a different gender than oneself.


Bishounen characters, young men with androgynous beauty, are frequently cosplayed by women

In British anime fandom there is a longstanding tradition of men crossplaying female characters, both in masquerade and as floor costume. This is often done as a comedic or parodic performance, but sometimes as a serious representation of a feminine character. There are also a number of male Lolita dressers within British fandom.

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