I started cosplaying because I love being able to create things with my own hands and actually wear them. Once the entire costume is complete, from the beginning down to the very detail of the character one portrays, it truly is one of the best feelings of accomplishment one can have. Furthermore, being able to attend conventions and meet new people, see new things, and be surrounded by other creative individuals. Those are some of the main reasons why I started cosplaying.
Photo credit: Eric Ng (bigwhitebazooka.com)
Photo credit: Raul Sandoval (sandlvlan.deviantart.com)