Wearing handmade costumes is scary at first, definitely. My first handmade one I thought looked awesome at the time, but looking at it a few months later, I'm kind of embarrassed I left the room looking like that. xD
It's a process, though. Everyone goes through it. Cosplay has a learning curve that never ends, and when that curve involves prancing about in a cheap-ass unstyled party store wig, so be it.
Here's hoping you find everything here you need. We love to have new members around.