Cosplay is a wonderful artform that challenges you continually to learn new skills and expand on developing as a craftsperson. If you're an arty type, that can be extremely rewarding. One of my personal favourite things about cosplay is how it brings people together. Many of my friends are other cosplayers, and I meet new people every event. So don't be afraid if you don't know many – if any – other people in the scene yet. Conventions are really good for socialising and finding other people with mutual interests. It's also a wonderful way to be a real life superhero with children's charities and other charitable causes that you can benefit and support.