I am seriously thinking of getting into cosplay again. I did it briefly when I was younger with some pretty shoddy costumes, the pictures of which will never see the light of day again. I just would like to learn more things about making knit and crochet things (I'm a bit obsessed at this point I think) and some decent costumes. I also love dressing up and I admit I love attention when I do dress up. I don't know if I'll do any characters, but I really, REALLY love Victorian and Edwardian clothing and steampunk. I do like some things that are steampunk-esque like Miyazaki films, "Vampire Hunter D," "Stardust" and other things, though I just really love looking at the clothes and am far more into 19th c. lit than those things.
Also I REALLY miss being a part of larger fandoms. I was basically scared away from anime fandom for a while due to past differences with ex-friends that caused anxiety. I also want to one-up them since I know that they do still go to cons and cosplay and stuff. I am bitter and petty.
I'm not going to any cons this summer so I'd have over a year and a half to do something decent, despite knowing very little about sewing. I'd like to do a full on "proper lady" outfit with a polonaise, walking skirt etc. I'm taking under garments and everything. I also have a really, really crap sewing machine so I'd probably have to sew everything by hand (I miss our old, ancient Singer that was older than me).
So, possible costumes:
Proper lady with polonaise and walking skirt and a HAT
Sophie from "Howl's Moving Castle" (THE DRESS IS PRETTY SWEET AND HISTORICAL, YES?)
Nausicaa from "Nausicaa"
Harley Quinn from "Arkam Asylum" (video game, not comic)
Stephanie Brown as Batgirl
Slytherin student (since I already made a scarf)
This is obviously a potentially crazy, laborious and expensive plan! Of course, all this would have to wait until after I finish a renaissance costume for faire and do not plan on making all these.