Like many before me have said, this was a beautiful and inspiring post. We seem to have similar figures, and the pictures of your bunnysuit rock the proverbial socks. ;3
I've been trying to work on my confidence, as my boyfriend has suggested we do Borderlands cosplays within the next year - and he'd like me to work on a Mad Moxxi. Her costume is just more than you'd see on a "sexy ringmaster" Halloween costume, and I feel like I'd be comfortable prancing around in it (with the layers of control garments, I'll be wearing more than some people, ha ha).
Thank you for taking the time to type all of this and tell your story, it's much appreciated to see a story like this instead of people whining about their appearance, or people putting down a cosplayer for not matching their character's figure to a "T."