Totally don't give up!!! I would definitely suggest trying to find a place to cosplay where people will be EXCITED about it with you!!! I know with school and stuff that can be really difficult :( Even some of my friends in high school were confused by my cosplaying but they think it's pretty cool now.
Do you have a local anime club or library? Or even a very small anime, comic, or some other type of "nerdy" convention? Even if its just a cultural day or somethign liek that, people love seeing cosplays! One of my favorite places to cosplay is at my city's "Japan Day" when they have it. Peopel there are excited to cosplay! My advice would be to try cosplaying somewhere like that :)
Or, if you can't find anywhere, why not make a cool cosplay and share pics in our community? We can help you work on it and tell you how awesome it is (cause I know it will be aweeesommeee XD)