At this year's LA Cosplay Conference, attendees were asked why they chose their characters. The answers range from heartwarming ("I wanted to embody my childhood hero!") to hilarious ("Because it's freaking robot chicken!").
Cosplayers are a passionate, dedicated group of people who tend to put their heart and soul into their dress-up activities. It's truly admirable to see the time and effort that goes into crafting these costumes and their accompanying personas, regardless of who they might be.
Whether they've always wanted to be a princess (like Aurora from Sleeping Beauty), or were more attracted to a fighter's personality (like Katniss Everdeen), each reason for choosing a character is unique and special to the individual. Browse through the collection of confessions for a unique and varied list.