Cosplay is something my mom got me into since childhood. My very first costume was a sack of potatoes (LOL). I was Chewbacca for the longest time (Mom made the fur suit). My favourite was Dracula, and I kept that going for years. Mom made a Louis Victorian costume (Interview With The Vampire) for me. It took years before I learned the craft from her and even sewed my own costume from scratch for Raiden. I despise competing in contests, but I have won or placed in several. This is not a special interest or tied to ASD at all (with the exception of not wanting to compete). I DO find it easier to interact while I’m wearing a mask or makeup.