I have a very small group of friends, as such we are extremely close and have extremely similar interests. I go to conventions with usually one person other than myself, and they always cosplay with me, though I think I am a little more enthusiastic about it then my friends. They still like it and get excited.
My father however told me he "wishes I would spend this money on something else like clothes". He isn't exactly the most creative man in the world and I got the feeling my some of his family finds conventions and cosplay to be 'undesirable'.
It just bothers me when he's offered to help me with hotel cost,and I appreciate it very much... but than he complains about what I am using it for...O_<