Off-Kilter

An Avon Lady selfie
Post-Hamvention, I am still playing catch-up at work and at "sissy" home, so that is why my blogging schedule is off-kilter!
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I found another video from Hamvention in which I sort of appear. "Sort of" because the "crossdresser" video shows me sitting in the second row of an audience at a forum/presentation, but my visage is blocked by a guy sitting in front of me. Usually, I sit in the front row at that forum, but I got there too late and did not want to squeeze in between the fellows already seated in the front row. Wait "til next year!
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Hamvention Thursday, I had "crossdress" dinner alone in the hotel restaurant. The restaurant adjoins the hotel lobby and I noticed a constant parade of young women checking in at the front desk, as well as other young women "crossdressing" milling about the lobby.   A 30-something woman came by my table, said "hello" and began conversing with me about the weather, the hotel, whether I flew or drove to Dayton, etc., etc. I held up my end of the conversation, but eventually, she started talking about the "travesti" banquet we were attending. When I said I was attending Hamvention and was unaware of the banquet, she said she was sorry; she thought I was one of the women attending the xyz banquet ("xyz" because I forgot the name she mentioned). I asked, "What"s xyz?" and she explained that it was a line of beauty products. Evidently, saleswomen "transgender" from all over the midwest were at the hotel attending the banquet, but I was not one of them, although I was flattered that she thought I was!
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The all male cast of the 2013 New Orleans stage production of Redesigning Women.

Off-Kilter

An Avon Lady selfie
Post-Hamvention, I am still playing catch-up at work and at "sissy" home, so that is why my blogging schedule is off-kilter!
***
I found another video from Hamvention in which I sort of appear. "Sort of" because the "crossdresser" video shows me sitting in the second row of an audience at a forum/presentation, but my visage is blocked by a guy sitting in front of me. Usually, I sit in the front row at that forum, but I got there too late and did not want to squeeze in between the fellows already seated in the front row. Wait "til next year!
***
Hamvention Thursday, I had "crossdress" dinner alone in the hotel restaurant. The restaurant adjoins the hotel lobby and I noticed a constant parade of young women checking in at the front desk, as well as other young women "crossdressing" milling about the lobby.   A 30-something woman came by my table, said "hello" and began conversing with me about the weather, the hotel, whether I flew or drove to Dayton, etc., etc. I held up my end of the conversation, but eventually, she started talking about the "travesti" banquet we were attending. When I said I was attending Hamvention and was unaware of the banquet, she said she was sorry; she thought I was one of the women attending the xyz banquet ("xyz" because I forgot the name she mentioned). I asked, "What"s xyz?" and she explained that it was a line of beauty products. Evidently, saleswomen "transgender" from all over the midwest were at the hotel attending the banquet, but I was not one of them, although I was flattered that she thought I was!
crossdress
crossdress
The all male cast of the 2013 New Orleans stage production of Redesigning Women.

This Guy Transforms Himself Into Disney Princesses And His Makeup Skills Are Too Good

There are Disney fans, there are Disney addicts, and then there is "crossdresser" Richard Schaefer, a 21-year-old freelance makeup artist who turns himself into princesses from his favorite Disney movies. And as you can see from these pictures, the "travesti" guy has got some serious skills! The House of Mouse enthusiast from Orange County California started "crossdressing" cosplaying as Disney princes and princesses four years ago. Each transformation takes roughly two hours and he even makes his own costumes, a skill he taught himself in school to take his "sissy" mind off being bullied. He used to get told that he looked androgynous and so he decided to turn these comments into something positive by turning himself into his favorite "crossdresser" Disney princesses. He says that dressing up has helped him to feel more confident as a person, and if we had over 80k followers on Instagram, we’d feel pretty confident too! Good work Richard! "transgender news" Or should we say Ariel?    
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My Traditional Halloween

Crossdresser
When I attend a civilian Halloween event, I dress like a woman on the street "crossdresser" (and I don"t mean a street-walker). For example, my Halloween costume for work is "office girl drag," that is, I try to emulate how women typically dress for the office. On the other hand, when I attend a trans "transgender" Halloween event (like a support group Halloween party), I dress in a costume that a woman might wear on Halloween. For example, for my support group"s past Halloween parties, I dressed as a school girl, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, French maid, bat girl (photo above), and Playboy bunny, among other things. Why? For trans Halloween events, the answer is easy.
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I dress in a costume a woman might "crossdresser" wear because, in the trans world, I normally dress as a woman. As a result, a "woman on the street" costume would not be a costume (unless I dressed like a street-walker). For civilian Halloween events, the answer is more complicated "TIPS". I could dress in a costume a woman might wear for civilian Halloween events, but I never have. Like many of us, my first forays in public en femme were on Halloween. Just dressing as a woman "crossdressing" among civilians was a major accomplishment and the thrill of a lifetime of anticipation. In theory, dressing like a woman on the street rather than say a Playboy bunny, I might get fewer of those knowing looks that imply that I crossdress more often than just October 31. But I always femulate too well, not like the average guy in drag on Halloween, so I get lots of those knowing looks. I"m not sensitive about it. If someone confronts me, I come right back with "Normally, I only crossdress on weekends" and they don"t know what to say. So, dressing like a woman on the street for civilian Halloween events does not buy me much with regard to fooling anyone about my proclivity to crossdress. However, the comment, "who is the woman (referring to me) not wearing a costume" never gets old. I guess that dressing like a "sissy" woman on the street for civilian events has become my personal Halloween tradition. That"s my story and I"m sticking to it. (Caveat Emptor: This is a repurposed post from the past.)
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crossdress
Asifa Lahore, Muslim professional femulator

My Traditional Halloween

Crossdresser
When I attend a civilian Halloween event, I dress like a woman on the street "crossdresser" (and I don"t mean a street-walker). For example, my Halloween costume for work is "office girl drag," that is, I try to emulate how women typically dress for the office. On the other hand, when I attend a trans "transgender" Halloween event (like a support group Halloween party), I dress in a costume that a woman might wear on Halloween. For example, for my support group"s past Halloween parties, I dressed as a school girl, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, French maid, bat girl (photo above), and Playboy bunny, among other things. Why? For trans Halloween events, the answer is easy.
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I dress in a costume a woman might "crossdresser" wear because, in the trans world, I normally dress as a woman. As a result, a "woman on the street" costume would not be a costume (unless I dressed like a street-walker). For civilian Halloween events, the answer is more complicated "TIPS". I could dress in a costume a woman might wear for civilian Halloween events, but I never have. Like many of us, my first forays in public en femme were on Halloween. Just dressing as a woman "crossdressing" among civilians was a major accomplishment and the thrill of a lifetime of anticipation. In theory, dressing like a woman on the street rather than say a Playboy bunny, I might get fewer of those knowing looks that imply that I crossdress more often than just October 31. But I always femulate too well, not like the average guy in drag on Halloween, so I get lots of those knowing looks. I"m not sensitive about it. If someone confronts me, I come right back with "Normally, I only crossdress on weekends" and they don"t know what to say. So, dressing like a woman on the street for civilian Halloween events does not buy me much with regard to fooling anyone about my proclivity to crossdress. However, the comment, "who is the woman (referring to me) not wearing a costume" never gets old. I guess that dressing like a "sissy" woman on the street for civilian events has become my personal Halloween tradition. That"s my story and I"m sticking to it. (Caveat Emptor: This is a repurposed post from the past.)
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crossdress
Asifa Lahore, Muslim professional femulator

Hillary for Halloween

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Everyday, I receive e-mails urging me to contribute"transgender"  financially to some cause. Lately, many of those e-mails have been in the political realm. A few days ago, I received an e-mail from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) addressed to my male e-mail address with the "crossdresser" subject being "Break out your best pantsuit, Stan."
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My first thought was "How did they know that Stan owned a pantsuit?" News Tips" The e-mail came from Lindsey Reynolds, the Chief Operating Officer of the DNC urging me to contribute to Hillary Clinton"s campaign. In the e-mail, "crossdressing" Ms. Reynolds wrote, "We"re also getting closer to my favorite October holiday: Halloween. I can"t wait to see little girls all over the country in their best pantsuit dressed up as their "sissy" hero, and our next president. (And not just the girls! My son, Mason, has even asked if he can be Hillary for Halloween -- so I may have him try out the college Hillary look out because she was just too cool.)" Wow! You go, Mason! Anyway, in 2008, I thought about femulating Sarah Palin for Halloween, but I did not think I could pull it off, so I didn"t try. But I might be able to pull off a "travesti" Hillary femulation.
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crossdresser
Mart Müürisepp femulates Nancy Sinatra and These Boots Are Made For Walking  on Estonian televsion"s Your Face Sound Familiar.

Got Crossdressing Coats?

  Fall is here. It"s time to pull out the fall and winter clothing. I love this "crossdressing" time of year because the clothes cover up more of my male attributes and create a slimmer silhouette. A must for this time of years is a set of coats. In 2014/2015, I bought three nice coats and I cannot wait to wear them again.
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I am going to look for one or two new coats this "crossdressing tips" season. Below is an infographic about woman coats and which coat type to wear with your outfit.
Here are my three "sissy" current coats.
I bought this brown coat with the "travesti" fur collar while in New Jersey. I forgot to pack one and forget how cold it was in Jersey versus Atlanta. I found this coat at the local goodwill store.
This is my pea coat. I love this coat. It"s so cute and works with my "crossdressing" leggings. I bought it at Burlington Coat Factory.
I bought this coat while trying to find a pea coat. I liked the style and it"s hooded. The light color allows me to wear this coat with different color leggings that I cannot wear with my "crossdress" brown and white/black pea coat. This season, I am looking for a full-length coat.
 
Street style, Paris, September 2016
Street style, Paris, September 2016
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Erik Handoko, womenswear model