Top 10 Genderbent Cosplays

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So it's summertime, which means there's going to be a lot of fun conventions coming up: San Diego Comic Con and Anime Expo to name a few.

That also means we'll get to see some amazing cosplays in the coming months. And if anyone knows cosplay Rule 63, that means there'll be a lot of genderbent cosplays, too.

So to highlight some of the best genderbent cosplays from years past, here's a list of my Top 10 Favorite Genderbent Cosplays!

(Source -- Female Link Cosplay: Ryuu Lavitz, Male Link Cosplay: Laovann)

10.) Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series)

A female Nathan Drake, cosplayed by Courtney Coulson, reads over her notes while in search of lost treasure. She looks like she is traversing the desert of Uncharted 3, with that signature scarf from the game's box art. 

Hopefully, she finds what she's looking for soon before the desert sun gets to her.

9.) Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda Series)

Jeff Pelletier Tremblay cosplays a male Princess Zelda, or should I say, Prince Zelda. What's even more amazing is that he stays true to Princess Zelda's color scheme, and the costume still looks masculine. 

The costume is also reminiscent of Zelda's costume from Twilight Princess, noted by the amount of detail in Jeff's shoulder pauldrons.


 8.) Princess Peach (Super Mario Series)

Another Nintendo princess becomes a prince. Spensaur Cosplay creates a very regal male version of Princess Peach, that seems to be in another castle.

Similar to the genderbent Princess Zelda cosplay, Spensaur stays true to Princess Peach's usual colors, but still retains a very delicate look.

7.) Kratos (God of War Series)

Ashlee King nails a female Kratos, still looking as stern as ever. Just don't get on her bad side, unless you want to end up on the wrong side of her swords.

Ashlee's cosplay gives a cool twist to a female Kratos with her bright red hair, unlike the usually bald male Kratos.


 6.) Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)

The main antogonist, Sephiroth, is a well known villain throughout the Final Fantasy franchise.

Here, a fem Sephiroth, cosplayed by Crystal Graziano, glares icily. With her longsword and cutting gaze, she's ready to strike down Cloud and his team, especially Aerith (Too soon? Probably not).


 5.) Zarya (Overwatch)

Zarya, a classic tanking character in Overwatch, loves to play or fight with her particles -- particularly her particle cannon (no pun intended). 

Jecht's Zarya stands, looking impressive and intimidating. He's ready to stand strong alongside other heroes, and he'll need those muscles to carry his weapon around.


4.) Psycho and Mad Moxxi (Borderlands Series)

I know this technically counts as two costumes, but "The couple that cosplays together stays together." That's Ethan and Lauren's mantra on their Facebook page, Thousand Faces Cosplay, so we'll stick with this as 'one' amazing entry. 

According to the Fashionably Geek article where this picture was featured, this shoot was done at an abandoned meat packing plant in St. Louis. I hope Lauren screamed out in Psycho fashion, "You're gonna be my new meat bicycle!"

3.) Vi (League of Legends)

Vi from LoL likes to think of every problem as a brick wall waiting to be smashed by her hex gauntlets.

Ryan Brandt, aka Fake Nerd Boy, cosplays a menacing male Vi that looks like he is about to bust one of those walls.


2.) Scarecrow (Batman: Arkham series)

Within the Arkham series, Scarecrow plays a creepy, fourth-wall-breaking role, making gamers think their game has crashed, but in reality, it turns out to be mind tricks to get their hearts pumping.

Flor B's female Scarecrow is no exception in scaring me. Just look at all those needles on her fingers! I don't want any shots.

1.) Morrigan (Darkstalkers Series)

Known to be a very sexy succubus, Morrigan from Darkstalkers is a very vain character who cares little for her royal duties as a princess of the demon realm, Makai.

Capcom's Morrigan receives an amazing genderbending take from cosplayer Kiefer Garcia. On his Deviantart page, he has even more genderbending cosplay -- including different costumes of male Morrigan.

Now you've seen some amazing Rule 63 cosplay! If you want to see more, I recommend looking at this Tumblr group, Rule 63 Costuming

Hopefully, you enjoyed some of these entries. Do you have any favorite genderbent cosplays of your own? Leave a comment below on which one is your favorite!

(Source -- Genderbent Mario Characters Cosplay: bluupanda)

Published Jun. 10th 2017


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