I have been cosplaying since 2006, some characters of my own design and a lot of different super heroes and Disney characters.
I look for strong and confident characters, even though they may have flaws, that can inspire as well as bring joy to kids of all ages.
Cosplay is more than a hobby. I donate my time with the Central PA Avengers doing charity events. I also attend regional conventions where I discus cosplay and costuming.
I get a great deal of enjoyment from making my costumes and seeing kids faces light up when they see their favorite characters and get to talk to them.