Cosplay: literally, costume play
aka dress up and go out and have fun
*Approved for all Audiences*
Alt. Modeling: Modeling that falls outside of Standard Fashions
aka do your hair/clothes/makeup, practice posing, network with photographers, build up a fan base, etc.
*Approved for those Interested in Modeling*
Two different paths, both good in their own way. Still, a conscious decision must be made in which one is right for you.