First of all, I recommend a character that you absolutely love and know well, that way you enjoy it all the more and if someone asks you who or what you're cosplaying as (trust me, you will get the odd few curious as to what is going on) you will be able to tell them.
Secondly, as for the cosplay making itself, go for a character that also has a fairly simple outfit (unless you are quite good at sewing/like a challenge or have the money to have it commissioned for you). An example of an anime that's awesome and I love that has simple (and even almost effortless) outfits is Death Note. You can probably find clothes like that at a regular clothing store or Value Village.
If you want to make a more complicated or out of the ordinary outfit, I'm not sure where you are located, but Fabricland is a great place for materials to make the main outfit.
There's also many tutorials online about certain aspects like wig styling, armour making, etc. on cosplay.com
Thank you Angel! That did help me out alot. I am considering of being Mew Ichigo from Tokyo Mew Mew. The problem is the skirt that she is wearing. I want my first time in an anime convention to be the most memorable one. Do you know any ideas of how to make the skirt? Not sure if your sew, might get a few tips. Thanks!
You're welcome! I'm so sorry I didn't answer your question in time, I've been so busy and I just forgot I wasn't logged in! Perhaps I should sub for notifications to the thread >.< How did the making/costume turn out? Was the anime convention fun? Which one was it?
I don't personally sew myself (I don't know how but I want to learn someday!) so my outfits are commissioned, but there are other aspects of cosplay I can help you with that I've done (like wig making!) I know if you wanted the poofiness of Ichigo's skirt (I loved that show btw! I've always thought of being Zakuro/Renee myself ^^) a petticoat is a must! Not sure if you were able to get one or already did, but if you didn't, I can certainly recommend that aspect.
Again, there's always tutorials on cosplay.com and what I find helpful is that I look up people who've done that cosplay and if you like how they did it, ask them by message or comment on how they done it, they are usually happy to tell you! ^_^
If you want future cosplay help, feel free to ask me again! Hopefully my response isn't months late ;)
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