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28 Oct 2013 - 13:12108581
Crossplay question.
Ive cosplayed a few boys in my time, and I'm planning to cosplay the BBC Version of Sherlock Holmes. Now, I'm female and only 5"3.5, 5"4 at a push. Is it okay to wear heeled boots while cosplaying a male? I just wanna be taller for the character xD


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28 Oct 2013 - 13:35108582
I don't see why not as long as it fits in with the costume.


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28 Oct 2013 - 15:19108585
Of course you can!


29 Dec 2013 - 00:24109879
Crossplay question. Reply
Quote Clockwork Fairy:
Ive cosplayed a few boys in my time, and I'm planning to cosplay the BBC Version of Sherlock Holmes. Now, I'm female and only 5"3.5, 5"4 at a push. Is it okay to wear heeled boots while cosplaying a male? I just wanna be taller for the character xD


Yes, it is ok.


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02 Jan 2014 - 15:34109987
Although most men's footwear is flat soled, formal shoes tend to have a small heel, and some boots for men (like cowboy boots and Beatle boots) have a larger heel. Short celebs like Elton John and Prince wear shoes and boots with heels too.

It'll only look strange if you wear stilletto boots
(unless you're cosplaying as a member of Sigue Sigue Sputnik!)


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02 Jan 2014 - 17:54109993
Heels are perfectly fine Cosplayers make small alterations all the time to feel better in their costumes and footwear is no different!

I use that method while crossplaying and it always proves more beneficial as the added height makes me more confident about the costume.


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02 Jan 2014 - 22:29110003
As an alternative option you can buy heel raisers which can be slipped inside of a boot to add height whilst leaving the impression of wearing a flat shoe.


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