Have you considered to create a picture where Chun-Li fights against one of her well-known rivals (for example, Ryu, Zangief, Cammy, Vega (a.k.a. Balrog in Japan), M. Bison (a.k.a. Vega in Japan), Crimson Viper, Urien, Juri Han, etc.)?
This will not be gay. The Chun-Li's rivalries will allow you to feel the context of your favorite character and be aligned with other cosplayers to keep on doing photos of high quality. It's your hobby. Isn't it? You must be proud because you express your real love for the character (which turns out to be the First Lady of Fighting Videogames) in a healthy way.