I have never cosplayed myself. So far, I've only crossplayed. I find it a lot more fun to dress as a male then a female, because I'm a female everyday.
So far I've done
Faust VII - Shamen King
Katzutaka Muraki - Yami No matsuei ( lol, I have like 4 versions of Muraki. )
Akito Sohma - Fruits basket
Ayame Sohma - Fruits basket
Kororo - Hunter x Hunter
I also have more planned...But, I enjoy surprising people with my costumes. ^_^