Um... if I'm not mistaken, there was a time you were doing cosplays while still a school student... how did you manage the two? It really seems impossible, especially when your grades are expected to be higher than average... I would love some suggestions... ^_^
I’m so sorry that I haven’t answered this, it’s been laying in my inbox for a while^^
I can’t really answer your question in the way you ask, because it was when I was in high-school that I actually had time to do more elaborate cosplays. Spending afternoons, evenings and weekends sewing clothes and making props. I would lie if I said I never skipped school to work on a cosplay though. (Don’t do it, I don’t recommend it). But most cosplay work went into the summer holidays I think, when we had endless time. Personally I haven’t had a longer summer holiday since 2010, so working on cosplays gets a whole lot different when you need to balance it with work.
We all have different school situations, and different expectations concerning grades. Just because I didn’t find it difficult to balance my grades (and they weren’t bad grades or anything) it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. If it’s difficult to find time for cosplay and grades need to come first, maybe just do one small part at a time? If you have 15 minutes to spare, just sew that one hem on the cosplay you’re making. Some cosplays take a long time to finish, and that’s all right!