Sabine will have a proper post for you, later in the week, but I'd like to take a moment to appreciate those cosplayers who've gone before us. To that end, we salute the guy who made a C-3PO costume in 1977.
In the post-digital age, we've inherited endless resources and a rich, inclusive culture of geekery. We should never forget the trials and tribulations of those who built that culture, those who first thought it might be fun to dress up like fictional characters.
Thank you, early cosplayers. Thank you.