Perhaps if I were younger, I would have been a cosplayer. In a way, I was almost a cosplayer.
When I was about 18 or 19 years old, I had purchased the pattern layout for the Star Trek TNG commander uniform. I remember receiving it and thinking to myself that at some point in my young life I would make--or have someone make--my very own Star Trek uniform.
When I was a young geek, there wasn't really a place to meet or to gather. Growing up in the lower Rio Grande Valley (deep south Texas), it was very hard to find geeks. Plus, geeks weren't popular.
So, it's kind of cool to see people who are geeked out about something they love show it comfortably. Like these kids: