Costume :Claudia
Variant :Book Description: White ensemble with blue accents
Source :Interview With The Vampire
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009

Costume Photos

One Happy Family

Confined within this body

Help I shouldn't have taken...

Smiles all round

Sun? We're getting old...


group #1

By your Side

Vampire Eyes

Lady Sybil / Claudia look-a-like


Costume Information

Cost : Just under £100

Ahh, Claudia...

Even though I like my hair brown at the moment, I want it to be a honey colour.
So, when one wants blonde hair and more Victorian and Edwardian clothes in her wardrobe, whom better to cosplay.

descriptions from the book:
Page 110 (Warner, 94' 2nd print. Funny enough, my audio book of IWAV cuts this bit out!)
"She was always a vision, not just of child beauty, with her curling lashes and her glorious yellow hair, but of the taste of finely trimmed bonnets and tiny lace gloves, flaring velvet coats and capes, and sheer white puffed-sleeved gowns with gleaming blue sashes."

"Chubby, round-figured child."

Things to note for character and costume:

- tiny white boots EDIT: I couldn't find boots with no heel that looked like children's shoes back then. So I bought some bridesmaid shoes which are satin and go with the era nicely.

- White (i'll make this cream colour) dress with blue sashes
- blue velvet cape
- Bonnet (yes!! I get to wear my bonnet, handy 8D)
- pearl/mother of pearl buttons
- Lace Gloves
- 'mute and beautiful'
- doll-like features
- lost/innocent eyes / loss of patience
- child-like but sensual
- carries dolls (old/'neglected' - I think I have the perfect one for this!)


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Ok, planning time!

by 1000014 on Thursday, 20 August, 2009 - 13:55
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Wait, you will be the only girl wont you? xD

by 1000014 on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 12:58
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Oooo! can't wait to see.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 13:58
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D - lol yes, yes I will. I would say, "omgaz fun teimz 4 mi!" but I will still be a vampire, and a bloody creepy one at that XD.

Em- yay! I take it you will be at Expo!? Come and have a drink/snack at our vampire picnic we should be holding - it's going to be red themed!

by emichoco on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 19:39
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yes! Only red snacks or drinks allowed. Ribena and strawberries ahoy?

by 1000014 on Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 - 23:21
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weeeell, I was thinking Borczt, wine and yeah possibly Ribena. Food wise I still have no idea XD

by emichoco on Wednesday, 26 August, 2009 - 05:45
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Wine, I'm sold.

by 1000014 on Wednesday, 26 August, 2009 - 16:45
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EPIC XD, love the movie, and you awsome. You pull off the look of the character perfectly.

by nanahara on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 08:09
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wow what a great cosplay!
and eveyrone in the group looks awesome too

by Leolarua on Wednesday, 19 January, 2011 - 16:06
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You were an amazing Claudia O_O I was really impressed by this (and automatically love all VC cosplayers by default LOL)

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 28 June, 2011 - 16:47
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omg i totally remember this!! The group and your Claudia was fantastic!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 14 June, 2012 - 13:43

To-Do List

Fangs, dress and shoesHighComplete
Dye hair Honey-blondeHighPlanned
contacts? MediumPlanned
Get cape, Wear cape....MediumPlanned
Sew Blue Sash and tie it to the dressLowPlanned