Costume :Lestat de Lioncourt
Variant :Amalgamation of Novel and Movie versions
Source :The Vampire Chronicles
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Lestat and Louis animé

Lestat: The Musical

Lestat and Louis 2

Lestat and Louis

Lestat ref 1

Lestat Portrait


Costume Information

Cost : A LOT

Since I was quite young, I have been in love with vampires and no series has captured me more completely than the Vampire Chronicles series of novels. I know, of course, that I can never really pull off any of Anne Rice's visions of perfection...however I was told by several people that I could at least pull off Lestat's characterisation well and this I tend to agree with.

I have roleplayed Lestat on and off for years now and think I can at least act like him, so when a few of my friends asked me to be Lestat, I thought...why not? It's only a bit of fun and after all, who could resist being the Brat Prince for a day? ;-)

This is likely to be a mix of the blue velvet version from the movie Interview with a Vampire and various descriptions from the novels as Tom Cruise was far from perfect as Lestat de Lioncourt! I may even throw in a dash of the version from "Lestat: The Musical" but we shall see!


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You make my Armand muse very happy with this cosplay 8D Cant wait to see!! x3

by x-Blade-x on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 00:01
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Spooky! Just now I'm watching Interview with the Vampire! o.O Anyway, love the character! Can't wait to see this!

by Mtani on Saturday, 13 June, 2009 - 01:15
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Hannah: I had no idea you have an Armand Muse! But it's good to know!
Beate: Thank you ^_^ I hope I do not disappoint!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 14 June, 2009 - 16:25
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Awesome, this will be really cool, I can't wait to see! :3

by cheerful_bunny on Sunday, 14 June, 2009 - 16:44
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O_O You are made of win! I can't wait to see this! :D

by Manga Girl on Sunday, 14 June, 2009 - 17:44
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Aww, thank you ladies ^_^

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 14 June, 2009 - 17:48
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YESS!! I cannot wait to see this!! I such a huge freaking Lestat fan. I did him for halloween one night, I've revamped (lolpun) since, but i need to get a new wig before i consider giving him an outing at a con.

Cant wait to see what you come up with!!

by Sensei_Kate on Thursday, 25 June, 2009 - 01:49
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Aww hun, thank you so much ^_^' I hope I don't fail horribly!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 25 June, 2009 - 21:56
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yay! I'm a huge Lestat fan. I can't wait to see this.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 25 June, 2009 - 23:28
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yes yes and YESSSSSS


by Sands on Thursday, 25 June, 2009 - 23:47
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Emma: I really don't want to let people down! I hope people don't get their expectations too high!
Laura: I was hoping you would notice eventually :-p

by sjbonnar on Friday, 26 June, 2009 - 00:09
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Lestat = Love. i'd probably start stalking you when you get this finished ;p i wanted to do claudia for the longest time, but i think i'm a bit too old XD

by EmeraldStarlight on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 10:23
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LOL You know full well that I don't mind you stalking me Angie :-p

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 17:06
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Awesome, SJ! I only hope you show more dedication than me in completing this costume! (has been slacking off horribly recently!)

Have every faith you will make a fab Lestat!

by PKNIVES on Tuesday, 30 June, 2009 - 21:31
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PKNIVES: I've almost finished it. I just need a wig! The problem is that I don't know if I can truly pull off the Brat Prince and I am beginning to feel apprehensive!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 - 16:49
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Pfffft! Of course you can! You'll be awesome. Almost finished? Good lord man! Slow down, give the rest of us a chance! Ha ha, just kidding, great work - Good luck in the wig search. Mine was from ebay but it's far from perfect - Why are they so difficult to find in that style? Where will you be debuting this costume for our viewing pleasure? Talk soon! X

by PKNIVES on Friday, 3 July, 2009 - 12:19
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by FairyPorchQueen on Friday, 3 July, 2009 - 23:06
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Aww thanks guys!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 5 July, 2009 - 19:50
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I am so looking forward to seeing this X3 (And OMG, why have I not posted on here yet!?)

If you are almost finished, post pictures dammits D: *Reeeally wants to seeeeee* 8D ~<3

by Demented Kid on Tuesday, 14 July, 2009 - 00:31
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DK They're coming LOL

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 14 July, 2009 - 18:16
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Ooo sexy outfit! Ill so be stealing you for a dance, glad to see youre coming to the ball this year!

by AmethystEyes on Thursday, 23 July, 2009 - 12:25
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Thanks hun ^_^ And we'll see!

by sjbonnar on Thursday, 23 July, 2009 - 23:51
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Dear Goodness do you have any idea how much I love Lestat de Lioncourt?! He is my ALL TIME favourite male character ever and undisputed favourite vamp. The Vampire Chronicles raised me through my teens, Anne Rice is sooo gifted. In love with this idea can't wait to see it completed!

by Welsh_Harls88 on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 01:35
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He's my favourite character in ANYTHING. I was exactly the same! Anne Rice is a master (though her recent works are a

I actually finished this but was so disappointed in how gross I looked that I never took photos...

by sjbonnar on Friday, 10 May, 2013 - 14:13