CNN PRODUCER NOTE sarahclam is attending her first official Dragon Con: 'I chose to cosplay human Rainbow Dash because I love her design and thought it would be fun to convert into a cosplay. I enjoy putting a twist on characters in cosplay because if you think about it, it's likely hundreds of other people cosplay that same character. If you put your own special touch on that costume, then it gives your iteration of the character a sense of uniqueness. Cosplay is important to me because it offers a way to channel my creativity and love of a fandom into a creation that I can proudly wear. Cosplay also has its own unique community that brings together fans of a vast array of different shows, books, movies, comics, and more. We're each unique in our interests, but we have a common love of cosplay!'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer