Welcome and sorry to hear that. Im from houston and I also cosplay. ANy chance are you going to AM this year? And check out this thread, you'll find more houstonians.
2013 Cosplays: (Red for my Bro, Blue for Myself)
Next con: Anime Matsuri 2014
Tales of Xillia 2- Ludger will Kresnik-38%(see icon avatar) & Julius will Kresnik-45%
Elsword: Blade Master Raven-5% & Iron Paladin Chung-Planning Stage
Tales of Symphonia 1 & 2-Kratos Aurion & Lloyd Irving