So I have an awesome story about cosplaying characters from books.
I had just finished a suit of red and black scale armor, and I had also just had my hair bleached.
I am a *huge* Song of Ice and Fire fan, by the way.
I walk into a panel, and the host goes "Dude, look like a Targaryen."
"I am a Targaryen!"
"Are you Prince Rhaegar?"
"I am Prince Rhaegar!"
Hell yes. I was cosplaying as an obscure character from a book, and someone actually recognized me.