What does cosplay mean to you?

Just now, I saw a article “What does it mean to cosplay? Reflections on a weekend at Star Fest” by Thorin Klosowski .It appealed to me!

This below is taken from his article:

“People were decked out in all types of outfits, but no matter what you might think, their reasons weren’t always the same, nor were the results.
To the general observer, there are two different types of cosplayers: those who dress as a character and those who dress as a part of the universe. This doesn’t seem like much of a difference, and to most people looking in from the outside; it seems like adults dressing like kids on Halloween. But that difference is crucial, both in the way the cosplayers present themselves and how they view their cosplay costume. Two girls both dressed as videogame characters, both passionate about what they’re doing, but not obsessed. Why are they dressed up? Both pretty much gave the same response — “because I like the character design.” No deep-seated emotional problems and weirdness, just two people who enjoy the one to two weeks of preparation for a day out at a convention showing off their work.”

Yes, different style cosplayers present different by cosplay the same character for different objective. Now I understand, cosplay is not just only cosplay, it present you, isn’t it? Different cosplay costume present different results!