Hello from Portland, Oregon
I'm an officer in the anime club at my university, but I've never done cosplay before. I'm 32 years old, and while I'm no stranger to cons (I even spoke at d*c in 2006) I haven't been to one in a while.
I'm gearing up for a costume ball that I'm running in October. Up until now, I've been more interested in the dancing (I dance WCS and Argentine Tango) than the costume, but the more I read here on the forums, the more excited I get about my own costume.