When most people think of “cosplay” they’ll think of the folks that get dressed up for the Renaissance Festival or a comic book convention. The truth is that cosplay is way more common than that. For some folks their cosplay is insisting on a full duty loadout, even though they work a white collar office job. For others it’s that they say their pocket knife is a defensive tool, even if they’ve done 0 edged weapons training. For others still it’s something entirely different, and they go full ham trying to elevate their style by immediately jumping to jackets & ties in bold colors & patterns. The common thread among all of these is a desire to immediately rush out and buy a solution without the requisite level of thought & analysis. Mission drives the gear train, and METT-TC is a thing.