I feel like this is the first time I've seen an introduction post with so many posts on it. But Either way welcome to the forums! Also, I feel you too but I'm traveling a far distance to go to the same con you're going to. I'll be going to AnimeBoston 2013 this year, and it'll probably be the last of the year. First, being this month "Mega-con" since I live in Florida. I'll most likely cosplay these: https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...43342642_n.jpg
The Tony, Goldie Foxx from Studio Killers, and for a third cosplay...either Ren from Skip Beat or this: http://hm11-cdn.fogu.com/villager-michelle-portrait.jpg
so feel free to say hi to me if you see me any of the days.
Also, welcome to the forums and hope you enjoy your stay... and use all the sources here to figure out what to do to build your favorite character's costume! ^^