Halloween, as you might guess, was always a Big Deal around here, and costumes usually reflected their latest obsessions. Valiant Husband and I have dressed up several times through the years. Some of the families around here go all out and all dress up in a family theme, but we've never gone that far.
Now that the kids are a little older, they have gravitated to cosplay. We have a couple of local Cons that they've dressed for. Elaborately. This is no 'throw it together' endeavor. They take this stuff seriously, planning for months ahead of time and making everything they can by hand. They are dying because this weekend is Dragon Con and I still haven't taken them to one. Now there is a TV show about professional cosplayers that is setting them afire to go more, do more, create more.
Some of my friends like to dress up, but others are self avowed 'not costume' people--and wouldn't consider dressing up for any reason. It does seem to be a love it or hate it sort of activity, doesn't it?
So which are you? Do you dress up for Halloween? Has your family ever dressed together in a theme? Ever gone to a Anime or Comic Con? What's your best costume?