Can being an overweight male actually be good for crossplaying?

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#1 TorgHacker on 6 years ago

Something just occurred to me. Assuming that you're willing to fork out the cash to pay for real corset (or make one), would being overweight actually be a good thing for crossplaying MtF?

Especially if you're wearing a gown with a large skirt? It seems to me that the extra 'stuff' on your hips and chest would actually enhance the look, given how much compression you can get with a corset?

#2 Apple Adams on 6 years ago

Absolutely it would! I've got an old buddy I met through cosplaying who is a MtF Transgendered person. Because her body is naturally male, she uses the fact that she has a little extra pounds to her advantage. Just recently she rocked a corset and padded her hips and bra just a little for a Lumpy Space Princess costume, and it looked fabulous.

So yes, having a few extra pounds can really give you an advantage when you crossplay. Use it to your advantage if you've got it!

#3 TorgHacker on 6 years ago

Well, I wish I had just a 'little bit extra' but I'm working on it. :-)

#4 ImNewHere on 6 years ago

I'd give you some of my bit extra!

Here's a pic of me trying on the costume I will be wearing at a Halloween party. No makeup on, the cat ears and tail are not on either, and the corset wasn't all the way in since it would have easily went another 2 inches and still been wearable for me all night long. Anyways, here's the pic. Yeah, I know I don't pass, but one of my co-workers wants me to do this. She want's me as Ms. Tennessee, but I am going to toss in cat ears!

[URL="http://www.scottyspot.com/meindress/IMG_0269.JPG"]scary pic of me in a dress[/URL]

#5 Fudou_Yusei on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=ImNewHere;4539665]I'd give you some of my bit extra!

Here's a pic of me trying on the costume I will be wearing at a Halloween party. No makeup on, the cat ears and tail are not on either, and the corset wasn't all the way in since it would have easily went another 2 inches and still been wearable for me all night long. Anyways, here's the pic. Yeah, I know I don't pass, but one of my co-workers wants me to do this. She want's me as Ms. Tennessee, but I am going to toss in cat ears!

[URL="http://www.scottyspot.com/meindress/IMG_0269.JPG"]scary pic of me in a dress[/URL][/QUOTE]

nice did you have to wear a corset or something with this? i was thinking to use one of those tummy tuck things to try and reduce how much the stomach can stretch outwards

#6 ImNewHere on 6 years ago

[QUOTE=Fudou_Yusei;4541451]nice did you have to wear a corset or something with this? i was thinking to use one of those tummy tuck things to try and reduce how much the stomach can stretch outwards[/QUOTE]

Oops, sorry about the late reply, but yes. I can actually get it laced about 3 inches tighter now due to weight loss since then. You want to use a real one with real steel boning if you can get one. They are expensive though.

#7 Alice MacLeod on 6 years ago

i gained about 40lbs when I left Labrador due to the higher calorie content further north needed to survive. I consider myself a little overweight as I am not use ot eating under 2k calories a day but I have gotten it under control. I have never gone out as a Lolita before, which is my dream really, but I think i don't look that bad. i just got this outfit today actually