Series: Kuroshitsuji Worn to: Sakuracon 11 Status: Retired Difficulty: 4/5
My friend Krystal and I wanted to do another costume pair and she was very into Kuroshitsuji at the time. Despite being much older than Lizzie, I thought her costume designs were absolutely adorable and full of detail. Although Krystal and I originally planned on making different Ciel and Lizzie costumes, we stopped planning immediately once we saw these Valentine's Day editions. They're so cute!
The most challenging part of this costume was arranging/matching all of the prints and patterns. While I didn't match the reference exactly, I am happy that everything coordinates (somehow). The dress is lined and made of diamond home decor fabric. The pink underskirt is about 4.5 yards of pink satin, though I used the reverse side. I bought a petticoat but added a few additional yards to give it some extra poof. The bodice is made of the same brown suiting of Krystal's Ciel outfit and includes boning. In the reference, the front of Lizzie's torso isn't shown so I "designed" the front myself. It was also my first time making/using piping! I also made all of the trim myself.
The front and back bow were made using my favorite bow pattern and the cookie on the front was made by my friend Kayla and glued on. The ruched skirt piece in the back gave me an unnecessary amount of trouble. I dyed the fabric 4 times though I wasn't able to achieve the color I had hoped for and it's now a yucky greenish brown color - definitely my least favorite part of the costume. My favorite part of the costume is the tiny cake hat, which was made by Kayla!