The first true “cosplay” costume I ever attempted was for Halloween my sophomore year of college. I thought it would be pretty badass to dress up as Ash from Evil Dead. Two problems with that.
A) I was scrawny (still am)
B) No one would get the reference
And no one did, and I was super bummed. Perhaps if I can dig up those pictures, you’ll see it some day.
If only I was a hot girl who could do it and gain the affection of the entire internet. Seriously, this shit amazing. Look how awesome that is.
Photo from David Ngo, the convention photograph master.