Before finding a cartoon character to be imitated and joining in a costume play, you may never really know what joy you will receive from this hot performance art. On Sep. 21, we introduced you a German girl who did a stunning Le Chevalier D’Eon Lia de Beaumont cosplay. Yes, CherubJibril accepts our interview for excellent cosplayers today. For some afflatuses to your own performance on the upcoming show, you may find what she shares below useful. To see all cosplay works created by her, just pay a visit to her site directly. Now, let’s begin the interview.
1. Please introduce yourself first.
Hi ^^ I’m Claudia Franz and I’m 20 years old. I’m from Germany (Bavaria) and I have been an active cosplayer since 2008 and since 2010 I’m cosplaying always together with my beloved boyfriend.
2. What does cosplay mean to you?
Well Cosplay means a lot to me. I love to be creative, to sew and to work with colours. Cosplay is a chance for me to accept new challenges. I love to search new characters with elaborate designs and beautiful clothes. And it’s such a wonderful feeling to wear it and see the results of all the work.
3. What and when was your first cosplay?
My first costume was Tobôe from Wolf’s Rain (March 2006) but it wasn’t completly self-made. My first selfmade Cosplay was Nefeltari Vivi from One Piece in her Princess-version (June 2008)
4. What is your most memorable cosplay experience?
That’s really hard. XD There were so many great and memorable cosplay experiences.
5. What’s your favorite photo shoot?
There are so many wonderful photoshoots but at the moment I prefer this one.
6. What’s your favorite anime/manga/game character to cosplay as?
My favorite cosplay character is Lia de Beaumont from Le Chevalier D’Eon but I also love to cosplay Giselle from disney’s Enchanted and Nefeltari Vivi from One Piece.
7. Any cosplay plan in future?
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh there are sooooooooo many plans. XD But at the moment the next WCS preliminary round has priority. So my boyfriend and I search for a good Cosplaychoice for this competition. The next challange will be Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru with me as Toko Murasame ^-^
8. Do you make your costumes yourself or buy them?
Usually yes. ^^ I’ve never bought a costume but mostly my boyfriend berrytan and I work together on our costumes.
9. Any other cosplayers you like?
Of corse! There are so many great cosplayers all over the world! For example kaikida, astrohime and many, many more!
10. Do some changes happen to you after cosplay?
No. ^^ I don’t think so. I allways was a creative person, so cosplay is just one way to live out my creativity.
11. Any advice you wanna share with cosplay newbies?
Just go on and on and on. ^-^ It’s a great hobby and you can make such beautiful cosplays if you don’t give up and always try your best! Do never forget to have fun and be proud of your work. <3