I am soo tired about all of this petty cosplay whining crap. I don't care if someone else is cosplaying a character that you are cosplaying. I don't care if someone wants to cosplay a character that you "called dibs on". I don't care if someone "stole your character" and then "didn't do it as good as you".
Cosplaying is fun.
I know that when I wear my costumes that I have prepared for. Spent money on. Or put together. Then I feel good about myself. I take pride in how I look and it makes me feel good when people like my costume.
I take pride in being able to say that I helped make my costume. I take pride in being able to say that my fiance made this awesome costume that you like so much.
I don't care if someone else cosplays that character. I couldn't care less.
I feel good about myself in costume. Whether I'm the tenth one you've seen today. Or if I'm that obscure character that you don't know who I am.
But. Alas. Do you know who does the best Cheshire I've ever seen? And I'm a little sad that I will never be as good as them...