Kuroshitsuji / Black Butler
Kuroshitsuji is my biggest Guilty Pleasure series. I have loved it for years, and tried to cosplay many of the characters with no real luck yet on finding one I really felt good as. Lizzie has long been one of my favorite characters in the series, and when I saw this illustration I thought it would be a fun project to see if I could crank it out in a week. It has no finished edges, fun distressing, and I have a bunch of cheap white satin and organza that is good for little else without fear of it easily taking damage, so.... why not?
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I purchased the wig (a base w/ two matching ponytail clips) on Amazon, and then did some custom styling work to bring it back to life. It's not a great wig, but the price point was right for what I was doing. The dress is all cheap white satin that I'd bought on BBCrafts.com, and the organza was a cheap material I bought on a 40-yard bolt to split with a friend a few years back. The tights/fishnets were purchased on Amazon as well, along with the gloves. the roses were all made by me using the same white satin as the dress. I really like making flowers but rarely have a good excuse to do so. :) the bodice and skirt are separate pieces, and while I usually fully structure my bodices, I elected to go quick and dirty on this one, and simply wear it over a corset that I made last year. The Rosette ribbons where made by hand using more of the same white satin, organza, and some silver costume satin I had leftover from an abandoned project.