Prior to the pandemic I was satisfied with attending cons in my cosplay and just being seen at the event but ever since the pandemic I’ve been focused on social media and how to capture photos and videos of my costume in an eye catching way. Now I build friendships online and not just in person at cons. As I look to 2024 I’m considering going to less cons and more actual vacations. There are still two large cons I’ll attend every year but since I can cosplay online to a virtual audience my drive to attend as many cons as possible has diminished. But that’s ok because so many other opportunities have opened up that I hadn’t considered prior to the pandemic.