I've been lurking here for a while now. I went to my first convention a year ago at Anime Boston and it simply an awesome experience. I do intend to go to the next one again but this time I am coming prepared - this time I'm going to cosplay!
Cuz I'm a total lazy noob I opted to have someone comission for me. The commissioner review thread helped to find a really great commissioner. I ended up getting an extremely well made costume for a low price.
So yeah, this site is pretty awesome