Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #3 Arulithia

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Arulithia // Gender: female // Nationality: german

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Character: Madame Red

Comments from the cosplayer:

I’m a 27 years old cosplayer from germany and long-time fan of Kuroshitsuji. I started cosplaying as Ciel but somewhen I found this really adorable artwork from Madame Red and Grell Sutcliff. Unfortunately the dress she wears only shows the part from her head until her hip. So I had to come up with ideas for the rest myself. I was pretty scared since I had never sewn such a big dress with a lot of frills and details before and since I wasn’t very skilled with make-up either it was quite a challenge. There were a lot of tears and blood while producing it. I cosplayed her the first time in 2011 at Leipzig Bookfair. I never expected to get a lot of feedback, but in the end a lot of people complimented me for being a good Madame Red. I felt so honored.
I’ve reworn it at AnimagiC later that year and Japantag 2012 where I made the third place, which was quite surprising *-*
Three of the photos where taken by Niklas Liebig, who’s a really talented photographer and the other two are taken by some adorable friends, Choco and Kyalayah. I’m so thankful they took the time for taking pictures.
I somewhen will do the casual version of Madame Red as well because I think her more psychodelic nature can’t be represented in a ballgown that much and it’s a big part of her personality. It’s so sad what happend to her. May she rest in peace.

This post is submitted by Arulithia, 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.