25 of the best genderswapped cosplayers we’ve seen

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1. The Winter Soldier from Captain America

A popular genderbent look from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers’s best friend. When Hydra turned him into a heartless killing machine, many fell in love with this broken character.

He is nuanced, he’s constantly changing, and he is beautiful and strong, what’s not to love? It also helps that he’s portrayed by Sebastian Stan, who became a fan favorite the minute he stepped on screen in Captain America: The First Avenger.

So much so that fans all came out of the woods to attend conventions dressed like the Winter Soldier. Black eyeliner smudged around their face, there is a wide range to how cosplayers take on Bucky. But the genderbent looks are really where the cosplayers shine.

From a vintage Bucky honoring his first appearance with a much skinnier Steve to countless takes on his Captain America: Winter Soldier look, Bucky is a fun masculine character to take a femme twist on.

He’s a great character and one of the more complex entities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So dust off your metal arm and get out there, the world (and the convention circuit) need your best Bucky looks!

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What’s your favorite genderswapped look? Let us know in the comments!