Yeah, a lot of love and effort went into this show, I wish more people could appreciate that. But everyone is so used to 2D anime style, it's hard for them to wrap their head around 3D puppets.
Do you use Discord by any chance? I run a TBF server and we could always use more people!
I rarely hear anyone talk about it, let alone cosplay it. I made a Shang avatar when it came out and no one was like "hey man great cosplay!!"
This fandom is tiny sadly,...at least in the Western areas of the globe
You did a great job with your outfit though!