@PlayerOne: Most tablets come with Adobe Photoshop elements so a good start would be to download elements before paying out the nose for the most recent photoshop. I mean there is torrenting so you could get Photoshop for free but I am neither endorsing nor condoning illegal downloading of the program Photoshop, really up to you. Good luck.
Cosplays for 2014
Ankh (Fem! Human version)
Gokai Blue/Female Super Megaforce blue
Gajinka Gatomon (humanoid)
Ymir from SNK