“There’s something special when that little kid comes up to you,” Justin said. You tend not to think of yourself as being that special. In fact, I have been both making, buying, and modifying cosplays for the last ten years since I started cosplaying. Case in point: Rocky Balboa and his friendly rival, Apollo Creed, from the original Rocky. Not everyone who wears a costume at Comic-Con wants to win an award or participate in the Masquerade.