I found this discussion forum while searching for Dune cosplay. I tried to read Dune in the early 80's when I was but a wee lad of 9 or 10 after seeing the movie. I got through the whole thing but had no idea how little I actually absorbed from the story. Recently, I decided to pick it up again, this time in audiobook format (I highly recommend the Simon Vance versions), and I was so impressed that I listened to all 6 (some of them multiple times). I haven't attempted to read any of the KJA novels since everyone says they suck (and the time would be better spent rereading the first 6). So here I am. I don't know anyone who's as into Dune as me, so I'm very happy to have found this online community.
I might do a Fremen costume some day. It will probably take months (or even years) to complete it to my standards, but I'll share pictures when it's done.
So, hello to all!