I myself moved out to the DC area from Cali last year. I have been to many events in the VA DC area and have never heard of or saw anyone being given a harde time about crossplay. So please come out and do what you want to do. We look forward to seeing you here!!
Sac. Anime: winter 2009,2010
Sac. Anime: summer 2009,2010,2011
Anime U.S.A.: 2011
Anime Mid-Atlantic: 2012
Hope to have my first cosplay ready for AUSA 2012. It will be the Undertaker from Kuroshitsuji.
Then I need to start on my HSOTD cosplay.