We tend to cover cosplay a lot here at Kotaku — some people like that, others tend to complain. But I would argue that most coverage of cosplay does tend to focus on photography, just endless galleries of well-made costumes. That's fine, but I'm also a big fan of the above video from Cosplaynaut, which asks cosplayers at OZ Comic Con in Adelaide a simple question: why do you cosplay?
Spoiler: most who were asked simply said 'it's fun'. But a few have better, more in-depth answers. Some just like the process of creating their costume, others enjoy pretending to be their favourite characters — there's also a few who enjoy the shared connection when people recognise the characters and get excited.
All super valid reasons of course, but I suppose I just enjoyed hearing a bit about the people behind the costume. This was a cool idea.