I got into cosplaying with my very tiny Japanese club, but that has since disbanded. I go to Otakon every year with my friends, but I am really the only one that is truly interested in cosplay, which makes me sad as I would love to do something with all of them.
Because I'm still in school, and my job does not pay much, I can only make it to one convention a year, and because of lack of funds and skills I can't do the elaborate costumes that I love. But hopefully I'm gradually improving and can create beautiful costumes in the future.
Some favorite anime:
Azumanga Daioh, Slayers, Vandread, Nuku Nuku, Cowboy Bebop, Host Club, K-On!, Lucky Star, Trigun, Read Or Die, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya