I have to admit some trepidation about doing it, but I think it's largely because I'm just old enough for such things to be taboo and it's hard breaking those. :-)
But you're right. If I was on my deathbed I'd have huge regrets about it.
Planned 2014 Cosplay
Elf Queen/Victorian Doll
Hoop skirt: Complete!
Chemise/Bloomers: Almost done!
Wig: Acquired, working on it.
Accessories: Gloves (not acquired), Jewelry (not acquired / might not be needed), Shoes (not acquired / might not be needed), Elf ears (acquired)