>>2858 Oh, man that sounds horrible about what your friend did! But thank you, that all really helps! Originally, I was planning on trying to whip up a simple cosplay like Scout, but I got sick and couldn't go out to get any materials anyway. I think once I get better I'll attend the con normally and just enjoy some panels, or maybe use an old cosplay I have lying around. And I'll definitely take you up on that advice and start preparations for next year!
I tend to always try to do things at the last minute because I'm always getting sidetracked with work and other crap, ugh. This time I will focus on it more and try not to half-ass it. I do have my accommodations and everything planned out, however, thank goodness.
That being said, maybe I'll go ahead and ask specific questions for next year since I'm already on here. I really want to crossplay as Medic. I'm genderfluid so I'm fine with just cutting my hair. Should I do that or should I get a wig?
Also, as for his lab coat, should I make it myself? I have absolutely no experience in making such things, I have only made like capes and stuff, so yeah, I'm a noob. Or should I commission/buy one? I have a pretty okay budget, but ugh and I need boots too. And I don't even know where to start on the weapons. I could probably make a bonesaw pretty easily, though. I really don't even know where to begin, haha.
sorry for the spam of questions, you don't have to answer them if you don't want to, I'll just have em up here for whoever to answer if you choose not to