Some characters are non-human, some are androgynous. Bishounen (beautiful young male) characters may be performed via women, while men can play girl characters.  Cosplay Costume Cosplaying as characters of a extraordinary gender is now and again referred to as crossplay.

For instance, in British anime fandom there is a longstanding culture of men crossplaying girl characters, both in masquerade and as ground dress.  Scarlet Witch Costume    This is frequently carried out as a comedic or parodic overall performance, but occasionally as a critical illustration of a female individual.