Originally Posted by LluviaSarcasm
I think the characters from Madoka Magica are still rather popular, so that could be an idea.
Kuroko no Basket is pretty popular now too from what I can tell, so Riko or Momoi might be well received.
The anime [K] is still new and also popular from what I can tell, and Neko, Anna Kushina and Seri Awashima are the most notable females in that.^^
Otherwise your guidelines are really vague. Do you care if you match the character appearance wise? Does the outfit have to be simple or cover you up a lot or something? Any genres you like etc?
I'd say so, since I just came from a double feature showing of the first two Madoka movies in Boston.
Cosplay 1: Sailor Venus (Commissioner failed to make 4 month deadline)
Update: August 10th.... still nothing.
Reality: Recycled or no cosplay at all. Got to love commissioning! Thanks everyone!! Serious thanks to Dulcinea, who actually made the deadline for the accessories far in advance and of outstanding quality. Sucks they won't be used.