Every time I start to lose interest in cosplaying, I try to remember the following:
- I prefer to cosplay for recreation rather than competition, but I should do my best and push myself to become better.
- I cosplay as a way of showing my appreciation for the series and character by replicating the character.
- I cosplay so I can put myself in social situations and make new friends. Remember, I have friends who have developed social skills and broken out of being shut-ins because of cosplay (events).
- (New!) The cosplay scene is never static. Just as cosplayers can retire, there are always new cosplayers coming onto the scene, whether it be friends of friends or fresh new faces.