Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #80 Mary Garvaglia

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Mary Garvaglia/Female/American

Social Networks: You can find me on Facebook as Gureru Hotness Satokurifu.

Character: Grell

Comments from the cosplayer:

All of these photos were taken this past Spring.  The first two pictures were taken at NoBrandCon in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States. The third and fourth pictures were taken by my mom at our home and the fifth is from NoBrandCon. My “deathscythe” was actually my very first cosplay prop. (Not sure if you can actually see it, though.) The chainsaw is made out of a shoebox, curtain rod and ends, gorilla tape, crazy glue, cardstock, a fly-rod box, and foam coolers.
First, second, and last pictures are “normal red” Grell, and the third and fourth photos are Cheshire Cat Grell from Ciel in Wonderland.
I started ‘officially’ watching Kuroshitsuji, in January of this year. And decided to try out a few different attitudes. Grell Sutcliffe,.. Well, his outlook on life, his personality, they kind of got stuck to me somehow.  At least three times a day, I find myself wiggling my rear end like Grell, or I’ll do something that reminds me alot of him.
I chose to cosplay Grell Sutcliffe because not only is he flamboyant, he reminds myself of me a few years ago.  Completely useless at everything. Nobody liked me. Like Grell in the fist few episodes, I wanted to die. I enjoy cosplaying as Grell because I can actually be myself. Again, just like Grell, RED is my favorite color. I’m going to quote Grell on this. “Red is such a pretty color. It’s perfect for hair, for clothes, for lipstick.”  Cosplaying Grell for the first time, is like trying on a really demented looking hat, in front of someone. In order for me to perfect my “Grell voice,” I actually had to get sick, with Laryngitis, on the four hour ride to the convention.  The whole time at NoBrandCon, I could not talk. Whenever I tried to talk, it sounded like someone let a mouse free in the halls. It took me about two weeks to actually get my voice back, and when I did, I was very surprised to hear that when I get excited, I sound JUST like Grell.
Grell Sutcliffe is the only person I will cosplay from now on.
This post is submitted by Mary Garvaglia, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by
Winners and Prizes of the Contest:
One winner will be chosen out from every 15 contestants.
  1. First Prize: any costume from our Black Butler costume catalog
  2. Second Prize: any wig from our Black Butler wig catalog
  3. Third Prize: $20 Cash Coupon
  4. Winners after third will all get $15 Cash Coupons

The voting process:

  1. You can vote for the cosplayer by Facebook likes and Google Pluses. Each Facebook like or Google Plus will be counted as one score.
  2. In addition, the organizer acts as another judge. We will govern some votes and vote for the top 20 contestants. I.e., the best entry (in our opinion) will get additional 20 scores, the second will get 19, third 18, and so on.
Read this post for more details about the rules and how to join.