Hello everyone! My name is Christina (Chrissi for short) and I’m a 30-year-old Clara Oswald cosplayer and Doctor Who fan from Germany.
I’ve basically loved Clara Oswald ever since she first appeared on screen as Oswin in Asylum of the Daleks. I remember shouting at the telly “Dammit, Doctor, ditch the Ponds and travel with her!” and I was very upset when she turned out to be a Dalek. However, when she reappeared in The Snowmen I knew she was somehow going to be the next companion and I was beyond excited about that. I could go on and on about my love for Clara, but you’re here about the cosplay, so let’s skip all of that.
I’ve admired her style from the beginning because it is very close to my own, but up until 2016, I had no idea where to get her clothes from. Somehow, it didn’t cross my mind to google it. But when S9 aired, someone told me she had found Clara’s cute pinafore dress from “Under the Lake” and “Before The Flood” on the original website. Sadly, it was out of stock. It wasn’t until April 2016 that they decided to bring the pinafore back and I was lucky to receive it in May 2016 which was the start of my cosplay collection.
I had the pinafore, but they had long stopped producing most of Clara’s items and again, someone introduced me to this cool app called Depop, a place where people sell their second-hand clothes. The original plan was to find the few Clara outfits I really loved, but as time went on, I fell in love with more and more of her clothes.
Now, two years later, I am so happy to own most of Clara’s major clothing items (I’ll get the rest one day), but it took me endless hours of searching Depop, Ebay, Vinted, Vestiaire Collective and Videdressing (these are all the sites that I use). It really takes a lot of time and in some cases, daily searching, to find the items you’re looking for and I had a lot of help from the lovely Clara cosplay community on Instagram and my dear friend Liz who doesn’t mind me using her address for “I only ship within the UK” sellers.
I will probably post the occasional cosplay photo on here, but if you want more of that, follow my Instagram account because this blog will mainly review Clara’s items to help new Claras find the right fit without spending too much money on the wrong sizes.
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