During the peak of the pandemic, my congoing went down to attending no in-person cons but I continued to attend virtual cons. However, the virtual cons never gave me the same feeling as attending one in person did. So I was becoming more excited to attend in-person cons again.
As for cosplaying, the pandemic actually affected it in a positive way. Because of all the extra time I had, I was able to practice skills that I never had before. I was also able to look up new techniques and practice those as well. Because of the pandemic, I would have to say that my cosplaying has definitely improved and so have my skills. I still have much to learn, but I’m definitely better than where I was pre-covid.