I attend conventions where there are cosplayers (people who dress up in fictional characters) and by far the most common theme for the women is to show lots of skin, as much of the breasts as legally allowed by convention rules and with such skin tight clothing so to make the bum and breasts bulge out of the costume as much as possible.
There are many many female characters in fiction to choose from, the vast majority clothed normally and/or conservatively, but many women deliberately choose characters in fiction that wear next to no clothing and leave little to the imagination.
Some fictional characters chosen by these girls, have many costumes but they choose the one costume that the character wears, with the least clothing.
One of the perfect examples of this, is a character who never wears anything but normal clothing, but the cosplayer will find the rare concept art where the character has very little clothing. Or worse, they will alter the character's clothing - for example a warrior's armour, but cutting into that armour above and below the breast and waist deliberately to show lots of skin that the armour normally covers, even if the character never did the same.
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even if i had the body for it, i wouldn't do it. with that being said, i have no idea why some women take a nice covered costume of a cosplay character and turn it into some weird sexual cosplay outfit, it ruins the theme for me. its funny because when you don't want something sexualized, you complain, but when something isn't sexualized, you sexualize it, show so much skin till its not even a costume anymore. i feel the exact same way about women who dress up for Halloween...1