Hey there! Just got to say, I am impressed with the amount of work alot of people have put into their cosplay, it is inspiring! I am active duty over in the Navy, living state side over in sunny California, and have no real room to buildup a costume from scratch.
While not actually concidered cosplay, my family and I have particapated in the SCA reinactments and camping events since I was about 4. That is long since past as our pavillion soon turned into a RV. And I have yet to do much since I joined the military. I'll have to find pictures sometime to post here.
I have plans to go to the Anime Expo, with a cosplay idea already set in motion. I'll be doing a mashup between Assassin's Creed and Star Wars.
It's good to meet you guys!