When it comes to scheduling cosplays, I never know when to look backwards or go forwards. There are always new characters—and there will always be more—that catch my eye, but there are always those characters that stick with me through all the years too, that I haven’t yet cosplayed. This past year was a mix of newer characters and some I’d known about for awhile, but I still haven’t touched that group of older characters. Those are the ones I just have to think about, and they bring back a wave of nostalgia more than powerful enough to get me through a cosplay project if I wanted.
A huge part of cosplay for me is saying ‘Thanks for being awesome’ to the series, and to the characters that made me stick around. Which doesn’t help me choose… at all.