I think I got it lucky since my parents are pretty chill about the whole cosplay thing (I also wear Lolita.) Mind you, they were a little confused about it at first but now my parents are like "are you dressing up for that event too?" So it's pretty awesome.
Also, now that I've started sewing and making my own costumes, my mom and my boyfriend's mom keep asking me to make stuff for them. I'm still a beginner.
I've also lucked out since my boyfriend's sister is a cosplayer, so my bf knows all about it and doesn't find it strange!
Cosplay Plans 2013:
(Anata no Oto) Ranka Lee from Macross Frontier
(Default) Shiki Misaki from TWEWY
(Field's of Hope) Lacus Clyne from Gundam Seed Destiny
East Coast Comic Expo (May 18th)
Animaritime (June 28th-30th)
Harbour Con-Fusion (August 2nd-4th)
Hal-con (November 8th-10th)