Interview with Eve BeauregardMarch 1, 2014
We had a chance to interview the very talented and versatile cosplayer Eve Beauregard!
Eve Beauregard is an Australian based cosplayer who has been honing her craft for about five years now. She is also a model and a writer and appears often as a guest at conventions all around the world. We had the chance to do an interview with her and talked about everything from her beginning in cosplay to the Project: LEX photoshoot she took part in and more.
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Eve Beauregard! I’m a cosplayer, model, writer and generally just a massive geek from Sydney, Australia.
When and why did you first get into cosplaying?
I first got into cosplay about 6 or 7 years ago when my elder brother took me to my first convention. Before going to a con, I’d never even heard of cosplay. The next year I made my first costume and it’s been a downwards spiral into addiction since then.
What was the first character you ever cosplayed and why did you choose them?
My first cosplay was Poison Ivy. I think my first costume was always going to be something from Gotham City, ever since I was a little girl wearing a plastic batgirl mask and running up and down the halls singing the Batman theme I’ve had a strong attachment to anything Gotham. I love Poison Ivy in particular for her origin story – I appreciate that she’s a strong, sexy woman who has a mighty brain on her. There’s nothing sexier than intelligence and determination – Ivy has both of those in spades. Pun not intended.
Do you make all of your costumes?
I studied fashion design and am learning a lot about prop making, so unless stated otherwise, (for example, modelling a costume for a product shoot or project) I certainly make my costumes. I absolutely love crafting.
What was the hardest cosplay you’ve ever completed?
Every costume is challenging in it’s own way. Recently I constructed my first set of armour for an original Wonder Woman design. Building from your own design is always challenging because there’s no point of reference to go from other than your own brain. Obviously no-one has ever made the costume before. It was my first time working with thermoplastics on a larger scale so it was certainly a learning curve for me. That being said, I loved every minute of it. Learning new skills and techniques is so exciting for me.
You recently took part in Project: LEX. What can you tell us about your experience and what the project is about?
Project:LEX is a DCUO Cinematic Trailer inspired photoshoot, it involved 16 amazing cosplayers and actors from around the world each cast as characters from the game. All of the costumes were produced specifically for the project. It was photographed by the amazing Adam Jay of Superhero Creations and the results are starting to be released now. I traveled from Sydney to LA for the project and had such an amazing time meeting some of my cosplay heroes and creating some amazing images.
Do you have any current projects that you are working on that you can tell us about?
Right now I’m working on an Adam Hughes style Catwoman to celebrate him guesting at Sydney Supanova this year! I’m hoping he will sign one of my prints so that I can die of happiness.
Do you have a favorite convention you like to attend? Which ones are you going to this year?
I always attend Sydney Supanova as it was my first ever convention. It holds a lot of sentimental value for me and I always get to see my close friends. This year I’m guesting at La Mole Comic Con in Mexico City, MCM Expo in London and Dokomi in Germany! More locally you’ll find me at EB Expo and PAXAUS.
You recently wrote a blog about “Sexy Cosplay” and how it is still an issue in the cosplay community. What do you think needs to change for this to be more widely accepted?
I think we as a community need to be more accepting of people cosplaying in their own way. One of the best things about cosplay is that there is no rule book and it’s for everybody. People from all walks of life can express their fandom however they choose – we need to embrace that, not reject it.
Do you have any advice for people who would like to start cosplaying?
Find something you love and do it for you. Never forget that cosplay is about expressing your love for something and enjoying yourself. Cosplay is a learning curve for everybody, so don’t be scared off by not being a master craftsperson!
Where can we find you online?
www.evebeauregard.com will take you to all of my social media!