I understand the costume stuff takes a lot of time, I've been watching Heroes of Cosplay and I see how it can consume a participant. Some should just give up cuz they be bitches.
Still, do you want me to show your work to some people I know? People like Frank Cho, Brandon Peterson, John Murray, Bill Willingham, Stephane Roux and a few others.
No guarantees, though, that they can consider you for something.
If you come to Baltimore next year for the Comic-con, I can make sure you meet some of the people I know. Nothing creepy, just industry people. Cosplay or not. Though, there is a contest.........
even one for group.