Years of Cosplay: 7
Calssara is representing Germany at the World Cosplay Summit in 2011. She reveals all the deadly determination, red eyed accuracy and übercute efficiency of Siesta 45 as part of a bunny-girl commando. Many bewitching photos, full of mystery and intrigue, await you. Prepare yourselves for Transylvanian characters of noble and arrogant birth with multi-layered fabrics able to leech-out every lol and shout you’ve got in your carmine heart.
Cosplay Gen: When did you start cosplaying, and how has your view on cosplay changed along the years?
Calssara: I started in 2004, when I was 16 years old. Back then I just wanted to wear my costumes and have a bit of fun during a convention. Over time, I tried harder to express myself through my costumes. In the beginning, it was just “playing”; now it has become more and more “acting” and “art”. Currently the most important thing for me in cosplay is to express the emotions of the character as good as possible, as well as making my costumes better, cleaner and more detailed.
Cosplay Gen: What made you cosplay both Siesta 45 and Ange Ushiromiya from Umineko no Naku Koro ni?
Calssara: I’m a really big Fan of the Umineko series. I have been interested in witches, magic and myth since I was a child. I love how the series combines the topic of witches and magic, with crime and mystery. The series created a lot of very unique and completely different characters. Siesta and Ange are very different from each other, but I loved their personality and behavior in the series. I tried to show that on my photos too. I will also pick a few other characters from Umineko to cosplay in the future!
Cosplay Gen: You’re representing Germany in the World Cosplay Summit 2011, and you chose to cosplay Rachel Alucard from BlazBlue for the event; why did you choose that character, and how’s your costume-making progressing?
Calssara: Rachel will be my costume for the press event. I had already decided to cosplay her next when we won the preliminaries. I’m a big fan of beat’m up games and the special character design of Blazblue caught my eye. So my WCS partner, Iris, bought the game and we started to play. Arrogant, noble girls were always some of my favorite character types *laugh*, and after I saw that her hobbies were “drinking tea” and “eating cake”, she got my affection. I finished the costume! I’ll soon show photos of me wearing the complete costume, together with my cat-umbrella Nago, and my little demon Gii. I needed a long time to make that costume. It is a very important one to me, and I wanted to show my very best. So I worked 4 months on it. It has a lot of fabric layers, and for the crosses and wings I used leather. All crosses are stitched on. The skirt has 6 layers, and I also managed to get heelless boots. I’m very content with the result, and when I’m thinking about wearing Rachel’s costume and taking photos in her outfit I’m already feeling nervous and excited.