Attend any Sci-Fi, movie opening, book signing, and any event where people gather and you may see the Cosplayers in action with their creative costumes designed from their imagination and their skilled hands.
Cosplay is for everyone. It matters not about your gender, age, or body build. It is the love for others and costumes which bring people together for a fun and exciting get-together.
You do not have to be an actor, however, it is admitted among cosplayers that they do enjoy winning contests and having photos of their costumes captured in hopes of a modeling, fashion, or movie career opportunity.
Cosplay originated with anime and Sci-Fi characters but it envelopes more than these two categories. Read an article by Tricia Deed "Cosplay Hobby Is For Everyone". Do not hesitate to read other articles while on HubPages by this same author.