View Full Version : Deciding which of Ciel's outfits to cosplay.

03-19-2011, 03:21 PM
So, I'm going to attempt doing a real non-closet cosplay of Ciel for Naka Kon next year. XD But I can't decide which of his many, many outfits to do...

I've (kind of) narrowed it down to:
Anime curry arc: http://images.wikia.com/kuroshitsuji/images/0/0b/Ciel_and_curry.jpg
Alice: http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/2428/36115/13700098_org.jpg
Circus arc: http://www.cosplay.ph/resume/costume/5442.gif (looks kind of hard to make, though =A=)
New zombie arc: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/352/9/0/ciel_and_seb_manga_by_dragonwithgreyeyes-d353zir.jpg (XD)

Does anyone have any advice on which I should do? ;n; I'd prefer something lesser done. Also open to other suggestions, if you have some. :3 I don't have an extremely large budget or amazing sewing skills, though...

03-19-2011, 07:12 PM
If you are going by cost, I bet his Alice in Wonderland inspired one would be the cheapest route. But it's gaining popularity, so you will be seeing it a lot more. His Circus Arc on, as Smile, is getting pretty popular too. I honestly like either the anime one or his newest you linked. I've actually though of trying to convince my friend who cosplays Ciel to let me make her his newest outfit. It looked so cool the second I saw it (that and I was contemplating cosplaying Snake since, while Madam Red is awesome, my costume can get very burdensome with its bulk).

In the end, I would say choose whichever costume you like the most, then decide if you can afford it and have the ability to make it. If not, you might have to go for something less than what you love the most but fits your criteria.

03-19-2011, 08:29 PM
I recently had this same problem. I eventually decided on the newsboy outfit. Of those you mentioned I'd suggest the Alice outfit. I live in Kansas City, so I attend Naka and surrounding area cons and I've yet to see someone doing that one in person. I also considered doing that one but I'm doing Disney's Alice and wanted to do something more different for Ciel.

Anyway on a pattern you can use what I used for Alice for the bodice.

03-20-2011, 01:07 AM
i would say the new zombie arc. it looks awesome and i'd so do it if i had the money.

03-20-2011, 09:29 AM
personally love Smile Ciel. because of its rad kawaii-ness. lol

If you want something less done I'd say go with the curry arc from the anime. I've yet to see it and I love his napoleon hat.

budget costume? oh geeze.... >.> i'd have to say zombie arc. its probably the simplest of the 4. and you'd have the added bonus that its newest, since some people will wait to read the manga rather than the scans online. (i only say that because I used to wait for the hard copy but now i've given up on it because I grow to impatient) I like to call it the Zombies-on-the-Titanic-with-awesome-shinigamis-arc. lol

03-20-2011, 11:22 AM
Nnn, I was kind of leaning towards Alice because it looks the cheapest/easiest but wasn't sure about how popular it was. XD
Shana05, if you haven't seen any then I guess it would be okay~ Don't want to be in the same costume as 495 other Ciels |D
The more I look at the zombie arc outfit the more it draws me in though... >__> I think it's between those two. As much as I love the other two they'd be a little difficult.
Thank you! :3

03-22-2011, 03:19 AM
The Alice one is defiantly the easiest and cheapest, I made mine for less then $20 in one day ^^;;; rest of them you probably have to estimate more then $40 due to a lot of them need special fabric, accessories, and lining. Circus version is the most popular one among them all. And I havnt seen much people cos Anime curry arc and the Zombie arc.

03-22-2011, 06:16 PM
Gah, wow XD That's really impressive ;n;
I think I'm gonna do the Alice. :P Would be easiest for my pitiful skillz (and gives me an excuse for why my Sebastian has given up..)
Thanks to everyone who bothered to help :"D