New to cosplay - sorta. I competed in figure and bikini competitions and with the amount of work needed on a suit (I made my own) and the tanning, make up, fake hair, I consider that a kind of "cosplay". ha! First real cosplay was Gamora and I won the female comic book character at my first comicon! Working on my second - Kate Bishop Hawkeye from the Young Avengers.
Creating things from scratch. It's like meditation.