This year Mark and I went with Leah and Jake to Youmacon. It was a great experience!
Leah and I spent weeks creating her costume from scratch and she got several compliments on it.
There was a ton of phenomenal cosplay and accessories (worn and for sale). Here are some pics I found of the cosplay being worn this year:
I truly believe that Mark and I could make weapons, acessories, and cosplay outfits that were just as good as what we saw for sale there. Definitely something to think about.