I live creating original designs from characters. My first cosplay was an original twist to spider-man. I call it Urban Scarlet Spider. It's scarlet spider's shirt with an urban style regular Spider-Man mask that I made myself.
To ur questions:
What inspired me was the idea of creating my own versions of characters that maybe no ones seen before.
There's really no backstory unless its a character that calls for one.
I enjoy it all because I love being original and not completely copying someone else's work.
Thanks for post! I enjoyed my stay here