I would tell you except I haven't been to any yet. My first con will be A-kon. And I don't even know where Conroe is, sadly. But I feel your pain... there are a definite lack of established cosplayers where I live too. A few of my friends want to start cosplaying, but they're more broke than me, so I feel kinda alone. Even my husband isn't too thrilled at the idea of cosplay... (But I think he'll change his mind once he gets used to his Kefka costume.
Next con: Who knows?
Terra v.3 95%
Maiden Zelda 15%
(Have the fabric, patterns and ears.)
Opera Celes: 45%
(The base dress is mostly put together. Detailing the bodice and patterning the overlay detail.)