Cosplayers Around the World Feature : Claire from France
I love France. It’s among some of the most beautiful countries I’ve been to. And this week’s issue of Cosplayer’s Around the World, we go to one of the biggest countries in Europe and talk to a French Cosplayer, who gives her name as simply : Claire.
Hi there ! My name is Claire and I’m a french cosplayer from Paris. I work in forensic sciences. Cosplay is a great hobby to me, to express my creativity. I also love video games, and hanging out with friends.
Name : Claire
Age : 29
Country born in : France
Citizenship : French
Date of Birth : 1st January
Zodiac Sign : Capricorn
Height : 1.65m
Green or Blue? : Green
Cat or Dog? : Cat forever ^^
More about Claire
1. At what age did you start cosplaying and how long have you been cosplaying?
I started cosplay in 2002, almost ten years !!
2. What inspired you to start cosplaying?
3. Which is your most difficult cosplay / most memorable cosplay and why?
I think maybe Astharoshe Asran or Dextra are one of the most difficult costumes I had to make because there are a lot of details and it gave headache just to analyse the costume . I’m still not really at ease with props and armor but I just tried with Griselda and I’m happy with the result so I think I’ll try more armored costume to improve my techniques.
4. What is your next cosplay project?
I’m working on a difficult costume for the french world cosplay summit preliminaries held in july. I’m also preparing another big costume for Eurocosplay competition in London but I rather keep it secret for now, but I can tell those two costumes are mix between fabrics and armor/props.
5. Tell us about some memorable experiences in your costume making.
I don’t know if there are some memorable experiences, but I love choosing the right fabric (color, type and so on), searching how I’ll do the specific prop, wich material I’ll use. And when I’m working on a costume, and all is going bad or things are not coming out as I wish, I leave everything like this and come back few days later without stress, it works better this way.
6. What are some advice you would like to give to cosplay newbies?
Don’t start with a too complicated costume, then be curious of every techniques and try some more challenging costumes. And also don’t forget that cosplay is first of all a hobby, don’t go into too much stress for a costume or a contest, have fun with your costume making and with your friends !
7. Additional info you’d like to give us or request that we put into your profile.
If you want to see more of my costumes, feel free to visit my personal website: www.kiraesmansion.com