Aw, I really wish I had more concrete advice to give… Try to stay away from websites like that, and remember why you’re cosplaying. You’re doing it for fun! To see yourself in your favourite character! It’s a really rewarding experience, so focus on the positive and ignore the haters. They’re petty and melodramatic, and have absolutely no right to say the things they do. Get all dressed up and look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself how good you look over and over. Meet friends who also cosplay and support each other.
Unfortunately, there are negative parts of the cosplay community, but they’re overshadowed by all of the amazing, supportive, fun parts! Just be careful where you look online, and keep your focus on the fun.
I’m probably not the best person to ask about this, since I’m very self-conscious, but I think you should give it a try anyway! You’ll have a ton of fun!
Kill la Kill キルラキル
Satsuki Kiryuin 鬼龍院 皐月 by Kanasaiii
"If he doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will”
My male Cruella De Vil cosplay based on SakimiChans design. No fur coat yet though D:
Character: Homura Akemi
Anime/Manga series: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Aw, thank you! Best of luck with your photography endeavours (ノ^∇^)
No, I shoot with several different photographers and love working with new ones, as well! I link to all of their pages/websites in my posts (Both on Tumblr and Facebook), so you can always check out their work there!