Costume :Ciel Phantomhive
Variant :Paperboy
Source :Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Midlands MCM Expo Feb 2012

Costume Photos

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Costume Information

Cost : £20-£30


Ciel has always been one of those charcters I've dreamed of cosplaying, but have never had the confidence to, as I've seen him done so well by so many others and I just cannot compete with that. However, thanks to the enthusiasm and support of my friends I have been convinced that I should cosplay him. I remain unsure that I stand a chance of suiting him, but I'll give it a go.

I decided to ease myself into this with his paperboy outfit, as it's very simple compared with his other outfits, and it fits with my friend Hannah, who will be cosplaying Grell with me (It'll be her first time cosplaying ever, so I think we're both as nervous as eachother).

If all goes well, you can expect to see my CI filled with a lot more frilliness following MCM Midlands! Especially as some of my other friends are planning Sebby and Undertaker cosplays in the future!


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aw bet you'll look cute!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 2 January, 2012 - 20:12
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Tehe, thanks xD

by PintSized_13 on Wednesday, 4 January, 2012 - 21:45
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Awesome I dont see this done often well done

by Darkiekun on Monday, 1 April, 2013 - 18:32
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You make a very cute Ciel! You did a good job on this :)

by Carmina on Wednesday, 3 April, 2013 - 19:31

To-Do List

Black shirtHighComplete
WigHighIn Progress
White ribbonLowComplete


Wig issues (Posted 17th February 2012)

So I ordered my wig for this over a month ago and there's still no sign of it (it was dispatched on the 9th of January so I don't know if it was just delayed by Chinese New Years or what) leaving me with no wig for this cosplay *cries*

Fortunately, a friend at college gave me an idea which she used for her Drama. I have covered a black wig in talcum powder and it's given it the perfect colour, just have to hope it lasts the day :/

Waistcoat (Posted 30th January 2012)

It's finally finished! I stopped procrastinating and finished hemming it this morning.

The original plan for the waistcoat was to modify a shirt I already own but I wasn't really happy with the colour of it and it looked a bit odd.

Then when we went shopping for material for Hannah's cosplay I found this gorgeous linen which was perfect for paperboy!ciel, and was only £5 a meter, so I decided to buy it and make it from scratch.

The hardest part of this was the collar, as the faux velvet I used really did not want to co-operate with my sewing machine, but I'm relatively pleased with the end result.

Progress (Posted 14th January 2012)

This costume is actually pretty close to being completed now.

I finished the trousers yesterday and I'm really happy with how they look

I also added two extra buttons to the shirt because it was quite low

The waistcoat is half finished, I just need to hem it and add the pockets and buttons.

Hoping to have all of the sewing done by the end of the weekend so that I can concentrate on making Hannah's coat for her Grell cosplay!

The Eyepatch (Posted 8th January 2012)

I made the eyepatch for this cosplay this morning!

I made it out of medical supplies I 'borrowed' from my Mum xD and some white felt.

The front: A large white plaster stuck onto some white felt
The back: I added a cotton wool pad to the back to give it more padding and make it more comfortable
The straps. Thin white bandages made to hook over my ears and secured with hot glue.

Simple enough to make, but I'm really quite proud of it xD