Hello there! I have been cosplaying since 2007. My first cosplay was Kairi from Kingdom Hearts II.
I think there are many things to love about cosplay. It is an amazingly creative and artistic hobby and the people just bring it to life. I have had so many adventures and have met some of my very best friends since starting.
I really think that cosplay is magical in that it brings characters and art, ect to life and that is just so cool, it really just makes it cool and not to mention, definitely can put the "play" in cosplay.