I'm sort of a casual cosplayer nowadays. I don't really do a lit of outfits every con I go to, but I usually like having one main one that I wear. Cosplays that I tend to do are mostly the rare ones that almost no one ever does, and that everyone can appreciate.
I usually get help with making my cosplay outfits because I am not skilled at sewing, but in exchange for the help I get from my friends I usually make them props for the characters they do. I do mostly weapons and other oddly shaped props, but no clothing based ( i.e no armor).
But yeah I like making super awesome props. Big dream would be to build a boat