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Cosplayer Melfina > Costume of Ciel Phantomhive (Black Butler)

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Black Butler
Ciel Phantomhive
Special Variation:
Chess Illustration
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
A-Kon 2012
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2010
FAN:dom 2010
Mobicon 2011
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The shirt has three ruffle layers along the front where the buttons/facings are, plus a double-layered ruffle collar. I ran out of ruffle/eyelet trim for the upper part of the collar, so I just used some eyelet fabric that I had leftover from something else, zigzag'ed the edges, and made do.

The sleeves of the blouse are see-through! I didn't notice until I was just about to sew the sleeves on, but they are sheer according to the illustration, so I re-cut the sleeves out of some white chiffon which I VERY FORTUNATELY had left over from another project ... and it was JUST enough. Each cuff has 6 buttons, of which 2 are functional.

The vest clips in the front with frog closures, and the little skirty/bustly thing is attached to the vest. All of the stripes were glued in place, then topstitched. I strung some beads along the left side for a little added interest, underneath DAT FLOWER.

The 'Shota Pants' as I've dubbed them, were made by modifying a pattern for bloomers, and I added a ruffle of the black crinoline along the edges.

The lillies on the headpiece were spraypainted black since they all started out white and light pink, and I strung them together with some thin silver wire. I can simply bobby pin the wreath into my wig. :D
Personal Thoughts:
After wearing my last Ciel costume, and realizing how much of a pain in the butt it was to move around in, I really wanted to make a lighter, easier-to-wear variation of Ciel's. I loved the black & white dynamic of this particular outfit, but I keep forgetting to bring a knight chess piece along for pictures!
Wig Details
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Wig Name
Original Color:
Cool Gray
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