I was recently asked a question I have never been asked before. So I will give the best answer I can.
Question: How many different cons and events have you cosplayed that you seem to show up in so many places as artwork, book covers, and even in game art?
Answer: I do not cosplay. Never have. I am, a character model for the artists community. Most often I end up in fantasy roles, though not always, but I never do "costume character play" Which is what cos players do. I am not representing nor trying to represent any character in any fandom, of any media. I am instead, trying to provide the basis for artists, in many different media, to create from my work, be it my own image or that of my collaborative models, their own vision, interpretation and final expression of the concept they are working for. To be quite honest, I do not know much at all about cos play, my only experience with that is the many friends I happen to have that enjoy doing it. Stage work, that however I do have experience with, and perhaps, if I had a slightly different personality, I would be considered a character actor, but I do not like to act, I like to art. As I put it, We Instigate Art.
May your own journey in whatever you may do, be as brilliantly fun as mine has been. Not without its dark nights mind you, but I am blessed to have such friends and such marvelous support in my own right.