Costume :Clopin Trouillefou
Variant :Jester
Source :The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Alcon 2014

Costume Photos

Kitacon 2014

London Expo

Alcon 2012

Manchester Expo

Manchester Expo

Djali puppet


Costume Information

Cost : £60
Time Taken : 2-4 weeks spread

Because, Clopin is amazing in this film, and the book, so had to be done.
Esmeralda @ Roenua
Quasimodo's Mother @ Rainbow-Flavour

Worn at:
Manchester Expo 2012
Alcon 2012

Planning to wear:
MCM May Expo 2013
Ayacon 2013


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Oh my.. you would be my cosplay hero ^_^

by MissAriel on Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 12:48
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yes, i'll have to put Esmeralda up :D

by Roenua on Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 14:15
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Rosie, you do know I'll properly end up doing this sooner then later... be on stand-by ;D

@MissAriel, I hope I can do him justice then. :3

by The-oncoming-storm on Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 15:38
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omg i love this character! good luck with the costume !

by Holli on Sunday, 1 April, 2012 - 22:15
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Love the character, looks amazing so far! :)

by Deathblow_Prime on Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 22:15
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This looks great!

by puzzledpenguin on Wednesday, 11 April, 2012 - 17:50
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This is looking amazing! You are epic for doing this costume!

by MadameLapin on Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 15:59
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You look amazing! Nice friggin' job, so excited for it

by HotshotShan on Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 17:17
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This is looking awesome! I want the hat!!

by BabemRoze on Monday, 7 May, 2012 - 18:39
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! I may explode from excitment! Pleaseeeeeeeee pleaseeeeeeee pleaseeeeeeeeeee bring him to the Tea Party in October xD I beg youuuu!

by FlyingMammal on Saturday, 9 June, 2012 - 10:54
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all of my yes to this!

by LaLa_LuLu on Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 - 18:25
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I saw you guys there and you all looked amazing!

by BlueJay on Sunday, 22 July, 2012 - 21:30
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C: what a great costume! And a great esmeralda that you have with you!

by Siouxsie James on Tuesday, 24 July, 2012 - 23:35
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I remember seeing the progress for this and thinking awesome, I was gutted I never actually saw it in person! So I will say here... AAAAMAAAZINGGGG!!!

by Koiice on Wednesday, 6 March, 2013 - 23:43
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Aaah, thank you Koiice. C: I'm planning to wear Clopin a fair bit this year as well, London May Expo and Ayacon for definite. Maybe you'll find me around one of these events :D

by The-oncoming-storm on Thursday, 7 March, 2013 - 00:51
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Haha this is so awesome!! ^^

by Lady-Aira on Monday, 11 March, 2013 - 22:19
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Costume looks fab! Awesome choice of character too. I bet you had fun! :D

by PandoraCaitiff on Monday, 18 March, 2013 - 08:54
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omg, yes. this is awesome! costume looks great!

by cowiee on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 16:08
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Love this! The costume looks amazing :D

by BlueberryTale on Wednesday, 15 May, 2013 - 20:24
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saw this at Kita you were great (I was the little Asian who was videoing you for my cosplay vid)

by ChibiMatsu on Wednesday, 2 April, 2014 - 01:12


New gloves (Posted 18th August 2012)

I made new gloves after my bought pair fell down all day at Expo, and this is the new result. They fit snug over my costume, and take a lot of flailing my arms about to fall down a tad, and like to stay up just in general.
I need to neaten one glove up before Alcon, but at least all is better now.

Manchester Expo (Posted 21st July 2012)

Just a note to say, I had great fun at Expo wearing Clopin, and was amazed at the response.
I just with Clopet the Puppet hadn't died upon transport. I have a few things to repair like bells on the shoes, but hopefully these can be improved on in time for Alcon when I'll re-wear him again.

95% complete (Posted 7th June 2012)

Victory is upon the horizon.
I need to make the belt for the tunic and then all the clothing and basic costume will be finished.

All I have to do overall is finish my puppets and the belt then Clopin is set for July. Photos to follow soon as soon as I finish the belt and can wear everything in a test.

Stripes and trims (Posted 29th May 2012)

Working on the tunic again today. Adding the two yellows stripes down the middle and also hopefully get onto the black trimmings. Slow go since I'm using fabric glue on the stripes to avoid stitches down the middle of the tunic, and the black parts I won't cut till the stripes are fully glued down and dry.

Adjustments (Posted 7th May 2012)

Given I need a few little last pieces to finish the big stuff off, I can update on whats nearly done.

Frollo puppet has being started, but I need to sew his body and sort his head still.
Clopin puppet is finishing his head and putting everything together.
Tunic is just the black trim and yellow central lines then it'll be complete (waiting to see if I can find a better black otherwise I'll stick with what I own from past projects)
Leggings I'm making mark 2 as soon as I get one last item needed to complete them.
Shoes, just need attaching to base shoes and then elastic to keep the over covers up.
Jester collar is now complete 100%.

Many many updates... but it's all coming together slowly. Hopefully I'll finish everything in the next two weeks and I'll at least have the cosplay itself sorted albit I'll need to finish props. Can't wait to test it all out together now.

Let's make some shoes... (Posted 9th April 2012)

Second attempt at making the shoes now.
The first I was using a template for elf shoes, and while it was a good template, upon trying it against the shoes I'm using as as a base, I learnt from my errors I'd be best free handing it and making my own patterns so they're built around the shoes themself.

So; take two, I've drawn out the shoes, and made my own pattern and so far test pinned and cut the fabric. I'll sew tomorrow and hope for the best. I need to do some adjustments to the pieces so far, but its better to adjust them smaller then need to re-do the whole piece to make them bigger.

Puppet progress (Posted 6th April 2012)

I wasn't originally going to work on the puppet so early, but I was busy packing for Kitacon so I decided instead to use my scraps to produce the puppet as much as I could now.

I got him a little wrong though... I didn't realise till I was adding the stripes and gloves, that his sleeves were actually the same as the body fabric to it's side; basically, not an exact copy of the costume.
While it annoyed me I got it wrong, I actually like him like this. It means he's more my puppet, and accurate to the original costume.

Other then that problem, everything else is as how it should be. I like having hand sewn most of the details as you can tell and so it looks more hand made and fitting for who owns him.

Just gotta make the head when I buy the supplies and add the bells to his capelet... and then figure out how I'm carrying him around, as I don't want him on my hand all day when I'll be wearing gloves as well.

Near-Finished Tunic (Posted 4th April 2012)

Moved this from the gallery bit, since theres another shot of it now with things so far.

Basically, the complete tunic minus the black trims and adjustment of the sleeves to make them a bit tighter.

(Photo is also the reveresed version thus no more flipping in your mind)

A start (Posted 3rd April 2012)

Started on the bottom of the tunic, or as I dub it, the skirt.
So far, so good. I've completed it as much as I can till I make the main body. Hopefully I'll be able to complete it soon.