When I started cosplaying 12 years ago I never expected a hobby like this would have people telling me my cosplay and work inspired them. People have legitimately thanked me for cosplaying because it inspired them to draw, cosplay, make props, etc. And to
I made Gambit‘s chest piece out of foam, the staff out of PVC and foam, the card out of Plexiglass, hot glue, LEDs, and airbrushing, the headgear out of stainless steel and leather, boots out of foam, jacket out of leather, and the buttons out of worbla. I finished my X-Men cosplay way earlier than expected and decided to show it off at Louisiana Comic Con.