So, being part of the anime/video game/comic fandom, I am familiar with cosplayers. (If you don't know what cosplay is, this journal probably doesn't apply to you anyway)
I actually think cosplay is a pretty admirable pursuit, and can be breathtakingly beautiful, awesomely intense, or really really hot if done right. I think it's a great way to show appreciation of your favorite characters or series, like living fanart. It's pretty sweet, and even though I don't personally participate in cosplay myself, I definitely appreciate the craft and work that goes into it.
One thing I DON'T appreciate, though, are certain liberties taken with (usually) female characters. Now, artistic license is one thing, and I'm NOT one of those douchebags that subscribe to that idiotic "do it right or don't do it at all" attitude. I think everyone has a right to express their fandom however they want. (within reason). but as purely a matter of personal taste, I don't like when female cosplayers make a "sexy" version of their character, where they make the outfit hyper skimpy to the point where it ain't even recognizable.
Cammy White is a sexy as hell, in her combat boots and all. She does NOT need to be wearing platform stripper heels to be hot, it's out of character and looks ridiculous. These characters are sexy in and of themselves, they don't need to be slutified to be hot, IMO. Not saying you can't do it, and I recognize this is a matter of my own taste, but I just wanted to put that out there.