I am a female but with a male avatar. I really like being able to dress up as a male since i can't do it in real life. I get to live out my imaginary guy dress up in the internet. Bacially my avatar just wears a selection of shirts and pants. It's not creative i know, but i don't really see why i should try to dress up my avatar to look like a male since it alreay looks like a "male base". Giving it a dress just makes it look strange as well, in my opinion
I'm a girl so I guess in a way my avatar is cross dressing? Sometimes I like to dress up my male base in girly clothes, partially to see if I can make it convincing, and sometimes I miss dressing pretty crying (very rarely, though)
Most of my female -> male avis tend to use arm and leg mods, or wigs.
But then I have some where the hands do show and I still get people (mostly artists) asking if my avi was a male or female. I think mostly in those cases I have tops that flattens out the chest area.
I tried to disguise a male mule as a female just fun before, but it came out looking like a foppish dandy in the end. Had a hard time getting it to look feminine and not guy-dressed-up-like-a-girl so I gave up. sweatdrop
I remember back when they first started hardcore unisexing items there was a lot of controversy going on about it, but it seems most people don't find much issue with it anymore... or at the very least they don't vocalize their opinions about it.
When I had the hair with the braid that goes down your back I got called sir a few times. xp I just thought it was funny since I usually wear a skirt, so you'd expect the first assumption to be that I'm female. But then again, the shirt I wear does tend to make my avatar pretty flat chested. sweatdrop
Before when I was in my zOMG! phase, I used to get mistaken for a guy a lot because I wore short hair. Now I tend to wear long-ish hair to be 'feminine'. Anyway; this thread has influenced me to dress my avatar up into a 'guy-like' outfit. I find it amazing how some people can cover up their male base and transform it into a feminine avatar.