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.
2015 Cosplays: (Red for my Bro, Blue for Myself)
Elsword-Ciel (Dreadlord) & Ciel (Royal Guard)
Fire Emblem Fates-Felicia & Jakob )