I’m not sure what the official term is, but "crossplay" or rule 63 cosplay seems to be all the rage. I think gender bending interpretations of characters hit its pinnacle the other day with Batman as a pretty princess, which was a male cosplayer dressed as a female Batman, maybe? I’m not quite certain what the point of it actually was, I just know it was funny.
While rule 63 art is no more uncommon than all the femme/male twists we see in cosplay, it is rare to see genderswap art that can firmly straddle being faithful and accurate to the character while also being totally inventive. Artist Sakimi Chan does just that with this spectacular series of genderswap fan art.
We’ve previously featured Chan’s more traditional takes on a couple of these characters, like Princess Mononoke and Ariel, as well as some of the best versions of the Gotham City Sirens and Wonder Woman that you’ve ever seen.