Crossplay is a type of cosplay in which the person dresses up as a character of a different gender. Crossplay’s origins lie in the anime convention circuit, though, like cosplay, it has not remained exclusive to the genre. So think, Kim Chi and Dax Exclamation!, hunties.
Upon arriving to the Convention on Friday, I was expecting to see a bajillion drag queens. Large in part, that I work with Ru girls and with all the success Drag Race has had over the years, it surprised me at first to not see cross-dressing Storms or Jean Greys running amock. Slowly, I weeded out the crowds and I found Belle, Jubilee, and a DOZEN Harley Quinns. But what was even more exciting than just cross-dressing men, was that there were equally, if not an exuberant amount more of cross-dressing females.
Our culture tends to gravitate towards what it’s familiar with…in obviously Drag Race has opened that vehicle for 100 sickening drag queens since it’s first airing on Logo TV, but it was a simple, non-complex, experience seeing so many female Beetlejuices, Flashes, and Deadpools. Get your life, hunties!!!