Marie-Claude Bourbonnais | Cosplayer
Heroes of the North
Marie-Claude Bourbonnais is a French Canadian costume maker, model and cosplayer. Through her 17 years of experience in the garment and costume production, she came to excel in using a large variety of materials, textiles and others, including latex and leather. Since she has her own workshop, she extended her skills non only to props making and set building, but also to some specialized crafts professions like shoemaking.
MC was revealed to the cosplay scene in 2009 with her Mortal Kombat tribute pictures where she was dressed up as Frost. She officially became one of the most recognized North American cosplayers when she attended NYCC in 2010, wearing a latex costume of Sue Storm, introducing that material for the first time in the mainstream cosplay industry and creating a new trend.
Over the years, her costuming work has also developed through many collaborations. She made 7 leather outfits for the actors of Heroes of the North - Season 2, a webseries about Canadian superheroes in which she's featured as an actress. Marie-Claude also closely collaborated with the tabletop game company Soda Pop Miniatures who included her as a character in all its games and produced miniatures based on her image and figure. Marie-Claude and her team spent the first part of 2015 building a 10 feet tall fiberglass robot that Soda Pop Miniatures used as a display piece for Gen Con earlier this year. Marie-Claude is now recognized as a technical cosplayer who’s building high quality costumes and props. She’s received as a cosplay guest all across North America, Mexico, South America and Europe.