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14 Jul 2014 - 04:59114650
All Male Cosplayers
If you are a male cosplayer post below. They seem to be hard to find.


14 Jul 2014 - 07:38114651
Does "Still making his first Cosplay which is taking much longer than expected" count?


14 Jul 2014 - 09:48114653
Heya.

There's a few of us about, but not as many as female cosplayers. Probably because young lads aren't expected to learn sewing and dressmaking (and armour-making isn't as easy to start).

Of course all those young women dressing as bishies, and us guys who make a serious attempt at crossplay, really confuse matters


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14 Jul 2014 - 11:14114655
I remember seeing a feature on the cosplay gender divide once in a conbook (think it was either Ame or Aya a few years ago?)

They used data provided by cosplayisland to produce a little graph, and i think the gender divide of CI users (at the time) was 40% male, 60% female.

But yeah, we are about. I know a great many male cosplayers!


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14 Jul 2014 - 15:41114660
I've been here for a long time.


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14 Jul 2014 - 15:54114661
I have been here for a while for over a year, thought the balance was about the same


15 Jul 2014 - 02:55114680
I just wanted guys to comment to know they are here.

wanted to make some friends.


15 Jul 2014 - 07:10114684
7 years and counting. The divide is something Ive picked up on but I think its more what guys cosplay that determine numbers. More guys are readily going to cosplay armor or mechs or something more craft based as opposed to sewing as someone has rightly said, needlework isn't introduced to us at an early stage. While not strictly true of every guy it tends to fall that way I find.
Interesting topic of convo.



Last edited by neomogrox (15 Jul 2014 - 07:11)
15 Jul 2014 - 08:34114686
Quote neomogrox:
7 years and counting. The divide is something Ive picked up on but I think its more what guys cosplay that determine numbers. More guys are readily going to cosplay armor or mechs or something more craft based as opposed to sewing


I only know a few male cosplayers who do armour (although I've seen tons in photo albums and at events). Far more of my friends crossplay, make My Little Pony gijinkas, wear military or superhero uniforms, or buy cosplays (often shonen heroes)

EDIT: Actually I'd be interested to see the demographics. Although it would be hard to collect data.


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15 Jul 2014 - 10:16114687
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
Quote neomogrox:
7 years and counting. The divide is something Ive picked up on but I think its more what guys cosplay that determine numbers. More guys are readily going to cosplay armor or mechs or something more craft based as opposed to sewing


I only know a few male cosplayers who do armour (although I've seen tons in photo albums and at events). Far more of my friends crossplay, make My Little Pony gijinkas, wear military or superhero uniforms, or buy cosplays (often shonen heroes)

EDIT: Actually I'd be interested to see the demographics. Although it would be hard to collect data.


Yeah, i agree with Pandora, i know far more male cosplayers who actually sew than do mecha/armour. In fact, tbh, i probably know more girls who do the mecha and armour suits XD

As for males not being introduced to sewing at a young age, that certainly wasnt true at my old school. Textiles and sewing were both compulsory parts of the curriculum for both genders at my old school, which was just a regular comprehensive. This was in years 7-9, as part of the technology section. We all had to make waistcoats for our final projects, and i still have mine somewhere


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15 Jul 2014 - 12:24114690
I'm a male cosplayer.

with the demographics I cant remember what website it was on but they said that 2/3 of cosplayers were female.


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15 Jul 2014 - 15:58114696
Another male cosplayer here. Granted, I've only been to two May Expos up to now, totalling three actual cosplays, but still.

This year marked my first time both sewing a full garment and making armour (for Teepo; which was a mite stressful), but it's a learning process. A fun one, I might add.


15 Jul 2014 - 19:14114699
Quote Fishyfins:
Quote PandoraCaitiff:
Quote neomogrox:
7 years and counting. The divide is something Ive picked up on but I think its more what guys cosplay that determine numbers. More guys are readily going to cosplay armor or mechs or something more craft based as opposed to sewing


I only know a few male cosplayers who do armour (although I've seen tons in photo albums and at events). Far more of my friends crossplay, make My Little Pony gijinkas, wear military or superhero uniforms, or buy cosplays (often shonen heroes)

EDIT: Actually I'd be interested to see the demographics. Although it would be hard to collect data.


Yeah, i agree with Pandora, i know far more male cosplayers who actually sew than do mecha/armour. In fact, tbh, i probably know more girls who do the mecha and armour suits XD

As for males not being introduced to sewing at a young age, that certainly wasnt true at my old school. Textiles and sewing were both compulsory parts of the curriculum for both genders at my old school, which was just a regular comprehensive. This was in years 7-9, as part of the technology section. We all had to make waistcoats for our final projects, and i still have mine somewhere


I was subject to the same curriculum but I mean there is (sadly) more of an onus on women to continue it then men. The majority of blokes I know simply don't take it on or more specifically aren't pushed to is what I meant. I found a lot of my peers just weren't interested. Neither was I until I was Introduced to cosplay itself. And even then it was very much an evolutionary process working from modding to from scratch projects.
I think in terms of interest men generally speaking are interested more in those things like prop based, arm or inclusive costumes. I know few male cosplayers that go into detailed embroidery or the more traditional aspects of sewing. While this isn't true of everyone, a lot of my male cosplaying friends follow this to some extent.


04 Aug 2014 - 08:35115037
Another male cosplayer here

Been a big fan of cosplay for years but only started making costumes for myself since last year. Its become a pretty big hobby and i love doing it.

Great to meet other cosplayers too.


04 Aug 2014 - 15:22115044
yeah there's a few of us about, don't worry you aren't alone! =P


04 Aug 2014 - 20:17115049
Another one here! Only made this profile about 2 weeks ago, but i’ve been putting together costumes for a few years now. Starting to get a little more ambitious. I didn’t realise there was such a disparity between the sexes


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