Hey there! Welcome to the community
I totally understand the whole "I like too many things, where do I even start?!" thing :P
What I did in the beginning was I'd start watching shows and movies and playing video games, and keep an eye out for characters that a) I connect with/feel like I would like to cosplay and b) I could reasonably do with my resources and time.
I still do this, but it's more like. I watch something without intending to cosplay, and then end up cosplaying my favourite character from the show.
Once you think you've found your character, do a quick makeup test in clothes similar to what your character would wear to see how you'd look and feel as the character. (Also yes, male cosplayers can wear makeup too! Really helps to bring characters to life
If you don't have a wig, do your best to style your hair similarly to your character's hair.
If I'm really stuck, I like to go to the suggestion chain thread (http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.ph...y+suggestio n
) and participate in that. I get a lot of ideas about different characters, and if I don't know the show I watch it and do the first step I mentioned above
There's a whole community of people here to help!
That's generally what my process is, but it's different for everyone
I hope that helps!