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Costume :Claire Redfield
Source :resident evil 2
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Oct 2009


Costume Photos

Claire

Group shot

Claire - Front/back view

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £80
Time Taken : Two weeks and counting!

Description
I'm a huge fan of the Resident Evil series, so at some point, cosplaying Claire was inevitable, as shes my favorite character by far.
I actually played the game when I was about twelve maybe? Which is bad considering its an eighteen, but I'm not scared easily so its all good. XD (Just for the record, my parents did not give me 18+ games etc, RE2 was my older cousin's and I borrowed it hehe.) Even though I've played all the RE games, I don't think I like anyone in them as much as Claire and Chris to be honest. I like the other characters, but Claire and Chris are my favorites. :D

I've wanted to cosplay Claire for a good long while, but never been confident enough to do so because she's in shorts and I have awful awful legs. XD
But I've bit the bullet and decided to start making her, as I'm certainly not improving with age, so muh legs aren't going to get any better soon! :3

I've only been messing around with denim fabric and the transfer on her jacket so far. I bought two types of the same denim, purely for experimentation. :P
First I tried dip dying blue denim, which ended up badly...I'm not sure why I thought it was a good idea. :P Then I tried dip dying white denim which has worked out tonnes better. I thought it best to dye my own fabric then I can get the right shade of pink that I wanted.

As for the transfer on her jacket...Why did I think a gelatin sheet would work for this? WHY!? I have noooo idea. I just drew on it with pens and was like 'I wonder if I cut it out and lay it on fabric then wet and seal it, if it would make a good transfer.' NO. It did not. ;__; I mourn your passing weird gelatin transfer.
I'm going to try and find some sort of transfer webbing maybe? Does something like that even exist? If not then people are suggesting that I go to a t-shirt shop and get them to add the design. D8

Hopefully I'll get Ms.Redfield done by October, as a few of my friends say they might cosplay Resident Evil characters as well. :D Also, when my camera is found (Thanks for losing it dad XD) I shall take pictures and post my failing Claire cosplay. Feel free to laugh when I do! :P

Comments

Very awesome, Can't wait to see it all finished! ^_^
I'll be doing a resident evil cosplay for october too, hopefully we can get some shots! 8D

by phixix on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 02:28
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Awesome! :) I hope we can meet up then and get some wicked shots :D

by Member-XI on Monday, 25 May, 2009 - 14:28
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Awwwh I love Claire, I was going to make her costume the same as what your doing but bottled it ahhaa. Good luck, I can't wait to see the finished product!

xxx

by letmelive on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 17:18
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Thank you :D And me too, I think Claire is ace. :)

by Member-XI on Tuesday, 9 June, 2009 - 20:25
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it's coming along nicely hun if you want you can borrow my camera for some snaps to post when i can get round for you :D

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 - 22:47
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Its not all done yet, its still at my nanna's in her spare bedroom, so i'm currently using my dad's camera. :D

by Member-XI on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 12:42
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ok coolness ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 18:06
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We'll take pics of Ada and Claire together at some point, and hopefully Steve :D

by Member-XI on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 19:52
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indeed ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Thursday, 11 June, 2009 - 20:29
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wow your Claire costume is amazing :3!!!

I can't wait to see more photos ^^

by letmelive on Sunday, 16 August, 2009 - 15:36
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Thank you m'dear :3 I need to tweak the shorts still but thats a half an hour job :D

by Member-XI on Sunday, 16 August, 2009 - 16:01
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i llove the new pics hun can't wait for us to run around expoop as claire and Ada XD i really love that transfer it's really cool and nice ^^

by jaks-kingdom-dwarf on Sunday, 16 August, 2009 - 19:58
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yey! Can't wait till you get some expo photos up ^___^

You'll be a kick ass Claire

by letmelive on Monday, 7 September, 2009 - 18:29
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Thank m'dear! Im really spazzing about expo XD

by Member-XI on Monday, 7 September, 2009 - 19:50
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Where is your pictures womaaaan!!! X___X

by letmelive on Saturday, 14 November, 2009 - 23:17
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*Dies* I forgot about that XD I haven't got many of her to be honest, but i'll put up the one I do have :3

by Member-XI on Sunday, 15 November, 2009 - 03:44
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Hey I was one of the Jill's from Expo and CVX Chris is my bf ^-^ I really liked your Claire, maybe it's just the pink-ness XD

by Leonie Heartilly on Sunday, 15 November, 2009 - 13:28
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YEY! You looked awesome, I can't believe you don't think you look like Claire :|
Your the spitting image of her ^__^

And your costume :| JELOUS!

by letmelive on Sunday, 15 November, 2009 - 14:46
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Hehe thank you guys 8D I remember you Leonie, I saw you as Selphie at one point I beleive one expo :3

by Member-XI on Sunday, 15 November, 2009 - 19:03

Found you!!!!
lol
It was a pleasure to meet you at MCM, its taken me ages to find you on here lol XD Your Claire was awesome, one of the best I've seen ^^
And I see your doing DC Claire for May...if I go, I may see you there with My DC Chris...if they change him much XD

by RisingPheonix on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009 - 17:26
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you make such an amazing looking Claire XD

by nanahara on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009 - 18:23
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Hehe thanks guys :) It was awesome to meet you as well RisingPhoenix, you make a fantastic Chris. 8D

by Member-XI on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009 - 20:02
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I have cosplayed Selphie at Expo before ^-^ It's nice that you remember me.

by Leonie Heartilly on Tuesday, 17 November, 2009 - 21:44
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Yup, I thought your Selphie was wicked. :D You Jill was amazing as well, you really suit her 8D

by Member-XI on Wednesday, 18 November, 2009 - 23:15

The pleasure was mine ^^
I had to steal you when Leon was having that knife fight, it was way too tempting =3
Looking forward to possibly seeing you again soon though, even if it is in May XD

by RisingPheonix on Wednesday, 18 November, 2009 - 23:50
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Great looking Claire cosplay. You really must stop beating yourself up, sweetie. All I see is a normal girl - your butt isn't supersized and your legs are not 'awfull awfull'. You are a very attractive girl - just start believing it. ^_^

Now I got that off my chest :) I wanted to ask about your pinup girl motiff on the back of your costume.. so the gelatine idea thing did not work but you managed to do it somehow, so how did you do it in the end?

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 18 December, 2009 - 01:24
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Thank you Ranma, you're such a sweetie :)
For the transfer I got something called t-shirt transfer paper from HP. (http://www.morecomputers.com/extra.asp?pn=c6050a) You load it up into your printer and simply print the desing out on it, then you can either iron the whole sheet on if you wish, or cut around your design and iron that on. :)

by Member-XI on Friday, 18 December, 2009 - 16:24
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Ah. I thought that might be how you did it. So you already know about T-shirt transfer paper..
I hope your colour stays fast beter than mine. Just to warn you..I did a T-shirt transfer and after about three washes the colour is almost gone completely from mine now. Maybe I washed it too hot or something, but yeah the picture has kinda vanished. :(

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 01:50
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Eek, i've washed mine and it was on a very cool wash, though I have noticed the edges are coming off ever so slightly, but I shall watch out for it fading D8

by Member-XI on Saturday, 19 December, 2009 - 01:56
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I love this cosplay!

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 7 April, 2010 - 17:24
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Wowww, the jacket looks amazing!
You pull off Claire so well

by My__RoadOfBlood on Monday, 9 August, 2010 - 01:37
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Amazing Claire!!

You really suit the character!

by Numta on Thursday, 7 October, 2010 - 00:42
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Thank you so much guys :D I'm chuffed that people like the cosplay ^-^

by Member-XI on Sunday, 13 February, 2011 - 16:37
 

To-Do List

Source fabric and do swatch test.HighComplete
Start drawing out pattern for jacket on tester fabric.HighComplete
Start drawing out pattern for shorts on tester fabric.HighComplete
Create transfer of jacket detail.HighComplete
Create boot covers or find suitable pair of brown boots.LowComplete