Below are two separate recent publications that cater to novice cosplayers keen to create their own costumes. Again, there are a huge range of skill levels and ambitions to accommodate here, so the texts may or may not actually be useful to you.
I am in the process of digging up a few additional resources and will post links to those as I am able.
NB please that these are copyrighted texts, and are made available here — as Fair Use texts — only and exclusively within the context of our class this fall, IMS211. These texts are NOT to be downloaded by anyone not associated with IMS211, nor are they to be distributed beyond our class. Please respect the authors’ ability to profit by their work.