Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #7 IHeartExploding

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: IHeartExploding/Female/United States

Social Networks: Deviant Art Facebook cosplay page

Character: Madam Red

Comments from the cosplayer:

First Please excuse bad English.I am IHeartExploding,I love cosplay and believe that any and everyone should cosplay to their hearts desire because it is a hobby meant for fun.I enjoy it wholeheartedly and support all cosplayers of all shapes sizes ethnics and appearances of ant kind.I also encourage and help others out especially new cosplayers because they need compliments not hurt as some people will give others.I enjoy comic books,novels,video games,quantum physics,quantum mechanics,movies,Role playing,Acting,Arts and crafts and many more things.I was cosplaying as Madam Red in this set of photographs,These pictures were taken by my husband Adam L Photography in our back yard in January 2012.I hope that is all you guys needed :)

I really enjoyed this manga,Not a fan of the animated version,I prefer close to the authors canon.I also cosplay as Beast and Undertaker,Madame is my favorite however,It is why i chose to submit these photos.I love the character,Shes said to be so incredibly beautiful,But the character herself is broken and torn in ways that many of us would break just as glass as madam red did and in the end is killed by the second “man” she had come to love.I like that she shows that beauty is only skin deep,That looks are a shell and that in that beautiful shell can be a broken shattered mess on a downward spiral.Proving in the end to look within yourself.Madam Red was once beautiful on the inside as well as out,But by the end she was only beautiful outside and inside losing everything but one thing that ended up betraying her in the end,had made her cold,hardened,bitter,and broken into so many fragments like a porcelin doll knocked off a shelf.
This is why I love this character,and cosplay her.

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This post is submitted by IHeartExploding, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com.
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 Miccostumes.com 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.
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Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #6 Kayla

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Kayla/Female/American

Social Networks: deviantart.com facebook.com

Character: Madam Red

Comments from the cosplayer:

Hi! My name is Kayla, I am 21 years old and from Boston, Massachusetts. I personally love my Madam Red cosplay and had to share it with all of you. I feel like I can personally relate with her and her life. She’s such a lovely and complex character. These photos were taken in Hartford, CT, July of last year.

My Madam Red cosplay was made by cosplayfu.com. I love to wear it atleast once during a convention.

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This post is submitted by Kayla, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com.
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 Miccostumes.com 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.
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Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #5 Diana Garofalo

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Diana Garofalo/Female/Italy

Social Networks: deviantart.com

Comments from the cosplayer:

I’m Diana, I’m a cosplayer since 2004, and I really love kuroshitsuji!My dad loves this series too, so he cosplayed Tanaka-san XD
The first photo is Joker, I love the circus saga!Photo take at Mang’azur 2012, Toulon, France! Then Madame Red, Torinocomics, Italy and Ciel Indian version, at Stupinigi, a beatiful palace near Torino, italy.
I’m planning to do more kuroshitsuji cosplay!!XD

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This post is submitted by Diana Garofalo, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com.
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 Miccostumes.com 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.
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Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #4 Lady Integra

Cosplayer Bio:

Name: Lady Integra/female/Belarus

Social Networks: facebook.com, lady-i-hellsing

Comments from the cosplayer:

Hello, my name is Integra and I’m from Belarus. I did the costume of Doll because she is one of my favourite character from Kuroshitsuji manga ^^ . My friends and me had the action on the anime-festival Higan (Minsk), when we won 2 place. All costumes was made by us.
Then we decided to do the photoset. It was in the Museum of Art (Minsk, Belarus). Great photographer – Anton Timofeev.
I am very happy that I could bring this wonderful character to life ^_^

Video of our defile – Cosband “The III Empire” and “CosMo”. Me as Doll, Oni as Ciel, Dino as Dagger, Lisya as Wendy.

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This post is submitted by Lady Integra, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com.
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 Miccostumes.com 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.
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Black Butler Cosplay Contest – #3 Arulithia

Cosplayer Bio:

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

Social Networks: deviantart.com or facebook.com

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.

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This post is submitted by Arulithia, entered in the Black Butler Cosplay Contest hosted by Miccostumes.com.
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 Miccostumes.com 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.

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