Honestly, I think I do more silly stuff being a adult more then when I was younger. Maturity and having fun have very little to do with each other. *shrug* At any rate, college is much more freeing thus letting you express yourself more, like randomly showing up the class in a lolita and a blue wig... That was a very interesting day at KCC... lol I'll be heading to Manoa to finish up my BA next fall though, don't know if I could pull a stunt like that there.
I must say though, taxes is very important to cosplay. A lump of money is always great, well unless you under pay your taxes and owe the government money. Also, cosplay does help with budgeting skills. I typically make a spreedsheet for my cosplays with exactly how much to spend where to get item a and where to get it. Not to mention the spreedsheet with inventory of my cosplay items, though I do lose some items... like gloves and fake cigs. (I totally blame my dog's for that though...) From there, I've done that sort of thing to my normal finances to see where I can save money and etc. >< or maybe I'm just a huge dork for doing that? lol
As for where I've been, I've been ah...paying for my internet bills. *sweatdrop* Lame I know but sometimes the unexpected happens. I have been working on my cosplay stuff. I did find my Gil hat, it still doesn't fit my head so the inaccurate hat will have to do for Kon.