Rule 63 Cosplay

Archived Thread
Our site is currently being changed over to the new version. Everything you see is currently in read-only mode. Additionally, the layout and UI will not be complete until all sections have been re-enabled, so please ignore any layout issues (or bland-ness) at this time.
#1 ecuadorianeyezz on 8 years ago

Greetings!

As you know, Rule 63 is "Every character has a counterpart of the opposite sex."

There are a lot of opinions on Rule 63 cosplay. Personally, I see nothing wrong with it; I find is interesting and fascinating to see renditions of opposite sex of a character.

For example, I am thinking of planning a Rule 63 Simon from Gurren Lagaan. I think it's going to be a challenge, but fun. ^_^

Your thoughts on Rule 63 cosplay? Yay or Nay?

#2 sweetteasus on 8 years ago

Yay. I love seeing how people interpret how a particular character would be if they were the opposite sex. Especially if they've really put forth the effort.

But then again, I'm a sucker for Rule 63 in general :P

#3 KitoCosplay on 8 years ago

I say yay. But the only problem is it's extremely rare to find a rule 63'd cosplay. I wouldn't mind seeing it more often

#4 Ludger03 on 8 years ago

I don't mind. I have an idea of an outfit for a character I want to make as a female. I usually get the outfits from doujinshi tho Lol

#5 PhantomHoodie on 8 years ago

I like it a lot because you get see characters in a new style with different personalities :)

#6 AmamiHaruka765 on 8 years ago

It's not too bad as long as they don't go out of their way to over sexualize a male character into a female character and it ends up more sleazy than anything else.

#7 beEp on 8 years ago

I actually have two planned for the next convention I'm going to.

#8 ecuadorianeyezz on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=C0rvu51nku8a3;4437386]I say yay. But the only problem is it's extremely rare to find a rule 63'd cosplay. I wouldn't mind seeing it more often[/QUOTE]

I agree!! It is something that would be good to see more often. I think because a lot of people still think of it as a cosplay taboo??

[QUOTE=AmamiHaruka765;4437396]It's not too bad as long as they don't go out of their way to over sexualize a male character into a female character and it ends up more sleazy than anything else.[/QUOTE]

I can dig it. I once saw a Female Squall/Leon (FFVIII) and it was waaaay too sexy. I mean, Squall is smexy, but a badass. Her Squall wasn't badass at all...just sexy. X___X

#9 Amanita on 8 years ago

Yeah, some people use genderbending or rule 63 cosplay as an excuse to sex things up, wearing revealing, skimpy clothes that the character wouldn't be caught dead in. But if it's done right, I don't see why it shouldn't be done.

#10 sakuratyan on 8 years ago

I love them unless the person over-sexualizes it! I understand if you'd be doing a 63!Yoko and the guy has no shirt on because that makes sense, but if you're doing a 63!Sasuke Uchiha and give her a crop top with ass shorts then that sounds like an excuse to sex it up rather than genderbend things.
I love the ones that are done right, though. I wanna do a 63!Kamina from TTGL since I can't do a crossplay of Kamina.

#11 SweeneyTodd on 8 years ago

This is the first time for me seeing the genderbend cosplays being referred to as rule 63 cosplay. Heh. You learn something new everyday I guess xD

Agreed with the people mentioning trying to add too much sex appeal to a cosplay.
I think it can be interesting, but often rule 63 cosplay means that the girls can make "sexy" versions of male characters, and that can get kind of annoying. If it's done tastefully and in a way that would make sense to the original character, then I am ok with it. But if people use it as a way to be 'lazy' or to just get attention, then that's where it becomes a problem for me
I've never seen female to male rule 63 cosplays though, I'd imagine that would be a bit more difficult to do.

#12 alpha_helix on 8 years ago

I think it's fun and can work well if you give good thought into the design. I mean, wearing the exact thing as the male character but with a longer wig and no binding can come off as lazy, as can such and such male character in a bikini/miniskirt/whatever when the character is dressed modestly.

I mean, if you're gender bending a male character who goes around without a shirt, (Like Kamina from Gurren Lagan or Jecht from FFX), by all means feel free to wear a bikini top or bra. If the character wears, say, long pants and a jacket, I think it looks best to keep it to the same type of garments and modesty, but with feminine, curvy lines, or maybe a skirt instead of pants if it works for the character on a practical level. For example, I still wore pants for my lady!Auron because his fighting style would not work at all in a dress XD

tl;dr, like any costume that calls upon the creator's own creativity, gender swapping successfully relies upon well thought out design choices.

Also, for a pop culture example, I think Adventure Time pulled it off really well. In other news, I want a Cake the Cat plushie.

#13 Stormtiger on 8 years ago

I personally don't care, if it's well done that catches my eyes, I'll take a picture.

#14 ecuadorianeyezz on 8 years ago

Yay, I'm glad this thread is taking flight! ^_^

See, I feel the same way! A lot of women who genderbend/rule63 tend to wanna make it too sexy!!! GAH! Like, "Oh! I'm gonna do a female Zuko! Let me wear a crop shirt, some hotpants, and add longer hair WHEEEE!" Ummm, no bish. <___<

I'm also working on a TTGL Rule 63 of Third-Quarter (older) Simon, as mentioned above. I'm not gonna slap on some shorts and run around with a cape. -___- I'm thinking of making it very feminine, but badass, giving the cloak and pants a slimmer fit to show off curves. In terms of the wig, I was thinking of making it longer?? But that might branch away from Simon's original design.

It seems it's a lot easier for men to Rule 63, rather than the other way around...lol

#15 Stormtiger on 8 years ago

[QUOTE=ecuadorianeyezz;4437632]It seems it's a lot easier for men to Rule 63, rather than the other way around...lol[/QUOTE]

If they can keep the character recognizable.

Follow Cosplay.com