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.
2014 Cosplays: (Red for my Bro, Blue for Myself)
[size="1"]Next con: Anime Matsuri 2014
Tales of Xillia 2- Ludger will Kresnik-Done(see icon avatar) & Julius will Kresnik-Done
Elsword: Blade Master Raven-Done & Elemental Master Aisha-Done
Elsword: Iron Paladin Chung-Planning Stage
Tales of Xillia 2: Jude Mathis and Victor