1. Mediaite
  2. Gossip Cop
  3. Geekosystem
  4. Styleite
  5. SportsGrid
  6. The Mary Sue
  7. The Maude
  8. The Braiser

What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

Fans Do Cool Things

Genderswapped Cosplay of New York Comic Con 2013

[View All on One Page]

Yesterday we shared with you some of the most impressive cosplay we saw at 2013 New York Comic Con, and now it’s time for the genderswappers to take the spotlight. Though there could be a fair bit of overlap between genderswapped and most impressive. Khaaaaaaaaan!

Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

TAGS: | | | |

  • John W

    Femme Khan gets my vote.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, man. Augustus St. Cloud and Pete White made me LOL. Brilliant!

  • Kit Whelan

    Iron Maiden is AWESOME!

  • R.O.U.S.

    She’s fierce and awesome, but her fake breast plate is freaking me out!

  • Anonymous

    They all look fab, but I think I want to marry Femme Khan.

  • Rick Bman

    The Femme Khan is all kinds of awesome!

  • Kerry Dolan Timony

    I am relatively sure that was not fake.

  • Anonymous

    The woman at the bottom of the Victorian Supernatural looks like Ginnifer Goodwin.

  • LifeLessons

    OMG. LOVE!!!!

  • Phillicia “HeirOfGlee”

    omg cant believe you missed my scar cosplay </3

  • Anonymous

    Not to be a suck-up, but I really like the Ragdoll cosplay.
    (Also, view-all-on-one-page is broken again)

  • R.O.U.S.

    dammit, I was really hoping that was not going to happen. I am an arse. Is it just the makeup then maybe?

  • Anonymous

    My feet are hurting on her behalf.

  • Miss Cephalopod

    That Thranduil one is amazing.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Sorry, fixed! It’s a fiddly bit of code, as you can tell by the fact that we miss it a lot. :)

  • TheChief

    I have seen plenty of examples of female gender-swap cosplays that have been done well and look great. I have not really seen any good male gender-swap cosplays. Anyone know of examples that have been done well?

    And yes, Femme Khan is amazing.

  • Emily Neenan

    I liked the male Black Widow, featured on The Mary Sue last year

    I also really liked the thought this guy put into his genderbent Slave Leia (Slave Leo).

  • Mark Wyman

    I’m not sure Augustus St. Cloud has a gender to swap. That being said; massively well done.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    Thank you! <3

  • Cain S. Latrani

    *Checks to see if anyone has done it yet. Finds nothing.*


  • Jeremy

    Possibly she went there on purpose, making it look a bit fake, given the long running fan argument about Ricardo Montalban’s chest being fake.

  • Kate A

    Thranduil at the cafe bar is cracking me up

  • J3551C4

    That’s the first thing I noticed, and rolled my eyes at.

  • Ross Van Loan

    So much more Khan than Cumberbach!

  • Janelle S

    I agree that it looks fake. If not, the dimpling and what looks like a seam at the right of the left breast is a little distressing. Not that there’s anything wrong with fake boobs.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks! I’m just glad you have the option, even if it’s sometimes troublesome :D

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I was gonna say…my first thought was not so great boob job..? Or perfectly ok boob job in an ill fitting (but otherwise fabulous) costume.

  • Anonymous

    —But the #1 male crosplayer in my heart will always be Man Faye. . I think I have a Pic of him at AX01

  • Anonymous

    I saw a male Phoenix cosplay, and asked the cosplayer, “I see lots of male-to-female gender swap costumes, but not a ton of female-to-male. Your costume looks great, but what made you want to dress as Phoenix in the first place?” He said, “She’s my favorite character, and today is my birthday so I just went for it.” He was awesome. I got a last photo, wished him a happy birthday and a good con, and went on with my biz.

  • Emily Walton

    I liked the little Billy action figure in Pete’s pocket. He really is such a starf*cker.

  • Emily Walton

    I’m loving the whole “fannish icons as ballgowns” trend (there was a Tardis ballgown at Arisia last year that was AMAZING). Makes me think I might be able to get into cosplay, after all.

  • Emily Walton