I first got (seriously) into cosplay in 2010, before that I would attend my classes in High School in cosplay! They were only closet cosplays though. My very first costume, that I put together (that I actually put work into), was Severus Snape back in 2006. I thought it sucked so I quit after that. Three years later in 2009 I met my best friend and she got me back into it. She inspired me to do so much, if it wasn't for her I wouldn't be part of the cosplay community today.