When I go to cons for cosplaying, I don't necessarily expect many people to know my character, but I still cosplay as that character for the fun of cosplaying. Besides, even if not many people might know my character I'm fine as long as there are some who like to take pictures of me.
That said, my cosplay experience at Kawa kon yesterday was quite an interesting one. Despite that nobody (save for one or two people I met at the con) knew whom I was cosplaying as, many seemed to like my costume and wanted to take pictures with me.
"Times will bring that up over and over again. It's like I'm dying from my mental hemophilia..."
"Forgetting the past is easier said than done. You know it dies hard, and when it dies, it dies with you."
"This world is hell, we were born into hell. That doesn't change the fact that I can find ways to enjoy it."
"It's simply a matter of choice - this world sucks to you because you choose it to be so to you."