QUOTE (A Pierrot's Aria @ Apr 16 2011, 09:39 PM)
Perhaps girls predominately cosplay as characters such as Ed because they have a stubble-less face no matter how old they get --but therein lies the problem of a girl's other
physical features; perhaps sometimes they are dead give-aways that you are in fact a girl, if you get my meaning.
True, though the cut of Ed's clothing is forgiving enough that it can hide some of those features, provided they're not particularly... prominent. The black jacket is cut to hang away from the body at the waist, which would conceal the bust somewhat; even larger-busted women could bind themselves and it wouldn't show much, though it might look too much like a barrel chest. The high waist means that even on a man the pants would be expected to be narrower than at the hips, and the wide belt can help make up some of the difference between a woman's waist and hip, drawing the attention away from the hip, which is decreased in apparent size by the black color. And then of course you cover it all up with the red overcoat, further hiding any unseemly bulges. I don't think a woman of my... carriage... could manage without the overcoat.