I have been cosplaying for 232 days, or 7 months and 18 days since the first day of FanimeCon 2012 on May 25, 2012. Unlike most cosplayers, I remember the exact day, event, and costume.
It's funny when you first cosplay thinking you're going to be the "best x ever". In your mind, you may actually believe it. But its usually just a delusion.
This photo represent 7 months of progress, something that I never see on the internet. You always see the cherry-picked best images, photoshopped, cropped, all-dolled up.
What an amateur I was back then! I'm glad that I realized the mistakes I was making and took steps to take this cosplay of mine to the next level.