Simplicity and McCall's are becoming more cosplayer friendly and make fairly decent knock-off patterns of popular cosplays. My current project, Rose Quartz, is based off a Butterick pattern. Instead of looking for a 1:1 match for the character you want to do, look for patterns that have similar lines/seams and modify as necessary.
One of the most basic rules for survival on any planet is never to upset someone wearing black leather. (This is why protesters against the wearing of animal skins by humans unaccountably fail to throw their paint over Hell's Angels.) -- Terry Pratchett