Month: August 2019

Is it a costume, Cosplay or a pseudonym?

On TV or on the street, occasionally some men can wear women’s clothes, and they look like women’s dresses from the outside. What kind of terms would you use to describe them? Is it a costume, Cosplay or a pseudonym? What is the difference between these terms? Can it be called transgender? Do transgenders want to be transgender? Under the umbrella of the term “men dressed as women”, let everyone know about these different ethnic groups.

Cosplay or a pseudonym

The picture shows Louis XIV (second from right) and his family. At the earliest, Chinese and Western clothing did not have obvious male and female boundaries, and the gender of clothing was constantly evolving with history, society and culture. For example, the standing postures, wigs and heels of male aristocrats in the picture may be degraded to be too feminine or “not masculine” in modern Asian society.


The pseudo-nature is a Chinese ACG (animation, comics and game, animation, comics and games) term, meaning: a feminine appearance, but physically male characters, that is, the virtual world of the transvestite. In the Japanese ACG, it is called “Otokonoko”. In the definition of “Neither men and women”, it is emphasized that this group of men dressed as girls is more lovely than real women and needs to have the characteristics of “meng”.

The difference between the pseudo-naughter and Cosplay is that Cosplay is often seen as a man dressed as a woman, but Cosplay usually dresses up as a specific (cartoon) character or character, but the pseudo-naughter does not; the pseudo-naughter does not just wear women’s clothing, and some will even be in Make-up and sound on the ink, and strive to raise your hand to be like a woman.

The famous pseudo-naughter A-Spicy in Taiwan has been a male-fashioned woman since 2008. Since then, she has been wearing a women’s dress to participate in the video.

Cosplay or a pseudonym


Japanese is コスチュームプレイ, English is costume play, referred to as コスプレ (Cosplay). According to the definition of Wikipedia, it refers to “the use of clothing, accessories, props and make-up to play an anime, a character in the game, a performing arts act.” As can be seen from the above definition, the focus of Cosplay is to imitate specific characters in anime or games. Coser (role-player) “will also imitate the character’s words and deeds, posture, etc., and perform his actions in actual action dramas. Cosplay’s performance can be said to be a performance of a second person’s creation.”

There are also a group of people in Cosplay who like to imitate female characters, but such a dress usually focuses on the characters being imitated. From the appearance point of view, the costume props worn and worn by Coser are also more eye-catching. With the changes in the market and the prosperity of the animation culture, Cosplay also extends to the promotion or activities of comics and game products, and gradually has a Cosplay-themed photography or event.

Cosplay or a pseudonym

Cross-dressing, crossdresser, abbreviated as CD

It refers to people wearing clothes of another gender for various reasons or reasons. Common motivations are based on Wikipedia’s interpretation and can be divided into (1) the reverse of the work required for a particular occupation, for example: Red Top Artist (2) has a fetish plot for heterosexual clothing. Transgender based on gender identity to make a corresponding dress, usually does not belong to the scope of the dress.

Although the above is still a rough classification of the motives of the dress, the history of human history, the motive or reason for the dress is quite complex and changeable. Dressing is not necessarily limited to gender or gender identity. Broadly speaking, Cosplay, the empress queen, and even the special festivals are easy to wear, can be said to be a kind of dress.

Transgender (abbreviated as TG)

The term transgender is a vocabulary that is difficult to define and covers a wide range. Transgender can contain several ethnic groups at the same time: from occasional or always dress up, to performances or inner psychological desires, to transsexual surgery and multi-faceted transgender identity or performance. (middle) With the rise of postmodern discourse, some transgender advocates advocate that gender-based behavior should be encouraged, and that “transgender” should not be restricted to yin-yang or transgender people. The scope of the class only. Combining existing definitions and perceptions, the general consensus is to treat the term as an unbrella term, covering multiple ethnic groups that cross the gender boundary from clothing to behavior, and thus the previous proposed dress (CD) and The transsexuals (Transexual, abbreviated as TS) that will be mentioned are also generalized transgenders. From the definition of the above arrangement, we can also see that transgender people do not think that they must undergo amenorrhea surgery as social stereotypes.

Transvestic disorder (TV)

This is a formal psychiatric diagnosis, which means that “a person feels a strong sexual excitement by wearing another gender dress, and these sexual impulses or sexual fantasies must cause the distress of the person or damage their social function. disease”.

In the book “Sexual Analysis – American University Sexual Education Lecture 2”, the introduction of transvestites, “Some people with disguise prefer to wear only one other sex clothing (usually a bra or Underwear), some people choose to wear a full set of transgender clothes in public. “And further pointed out that the difference between transvestite and fetishism is that the former is wearing clothing, the latter is to watch or touch clothing.

The book also states: “Males with transvestites are usually quite traditional in men’s masculine attitudes. But when they dress up like women or wear only a pair of women’s clothing, they may be sexually excited and start masturbating, or Sexual behavior with women. “And remind readers not to confuse transvestites with transsexuality, the former may not want to undergo sex-change surgery.

Drag queen

It is a subculture under the dress. The transvestite queen or the king’s transvestite is more often “to exaggerate the love and pursuit of the beauty of the opposite sex by exaggerating styling.” The transvestite queen usually appears in performances such as dances and parades. The shape is usually exaggerated and gorgeous, and may also be sung and dance.

Cosplay or a pseudonym

Readers familiar with the history of the (American) gay movement may have heard of the Stonewall riots. However, according to Jo’s uprising in Compton: Before the fall of the stone wall, the history of a cup of hot coffee flying in the air, as early as the stone wall uprising three years ago, the transvestite queen and transgender have already acted Protest against the abuse of power by the police. Jo mentioned in the text: “It was even illegal to wear clothes and shoes that did not match your physical gender! So the police can easily catch one with the crime of cross-dressing, see two Grab a pair, even if you just come out to buy a beautiful and beautiful in the morning, you may be thrown into jail because the police saw you apply lipstick.”

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