Lipstick, heels, gown – in Singapore, a small but growing number of men such as Lee Hong Zhu, and women too, cross-dress as anime characters of the opposite sex at cosplay conventions. We talk to some about their elaborate prepping and why they ‘crossplay’.

Cosplayers in drag: the Singaporeans who cross-dress as anime princesses to relieve boredom of their everyday lives

  • A group of men in Singapore love to dress as comic characters of the opposite sex, parading in push-up bras, platform heels, ball gowns and lots of duct tape
  • Homophobic put-downs, nasty gossip and strained family ties are part and parcel of ‘crossplay’ in the Lion City. Yet the community continues to grow
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Lipstick, heels, gown – in Singapore, a small but growing number of men such as Lee Hong Zhu, and women too, cross-dress as anime characters of the opposite sex at cosplay conventions. We talk to some about their elaborate prepping and why they ‘crossplay’.
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