I was poking around CNN, and came across a lovely little article that actually talks about serious costuming and cosplay and how much wear and tear costumes get.
If you want to read, it's here: The Price of an Awesome Costume
Anyway, in the article they have some quotes from some apparently very famous costumers/cosplayers, and one really stuck out to me:
I don't even know how I would make that. But because I don't know how I'm going to make it, I'm going to make it.
- Yaya Han, in regards to making a Vampire Hunter D Camilla costume
Because seriously, this is actually what goes through our heads. Okay well maybe mine.
But then again, I love learning how to make bizarre stuff.