So, my friend is basically being ridiculous about cosplay, and how he doesn't have the "Artistic Prowess" to complete a task such as a foam mask.
So I'm basically coming to the conclusion that I likely WON'T be attending otakon. Mostly because I likely cannot afford to go on my own, let alone have a ride to go. As excited as I was TO go, and to see/hang out with everyone that I wanted to it now seems like I will have to miss the festivities that I look forward to every year.
I now apologize to everyone I made plans with to hang out at otakon.