I have been cosplaying for four years.
I cosplay because I am a shy person. When you cosplay and attend conventions, you end up meeting people with the same interest as you. Thanks to cosplaying, I am not a shy person and I have been speaking out.
What makes a good cosplay is patience. Either you are making or buying your costume, patience is what matters for putting on makeup, getting in character and just having fun.
Noiz [DRAMAtical Murder] 70%
Okita Souji [Hakuouki] 90%
Riku [Kingdom Hearts II] 70%
Yusei Fudo [Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds]
Chrome Dokuro [Katekyo Hitman REBORN!]
Armin Arlet or Levi [Shingeki no Kyojin]