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That Butler, In the Circus by Stagsleap That Butler, In the Circus by Stagsleap
:bulletblue:Sebastian “Black” Michaelis, Kuroshitsuji Circus Arc

Ladies and gentlemen
Boys and girls
Step right up, step right up
Come closer, you won't believe your eyes
Behind this curtain,
Witness something you've never seen before,
Heard before, dreamt before
The most amazing show on earth!

:bulletblue:Fanime 2010
:bulletblue:Photo by the wonderful David Yu. Check out his website here:

     When I was invited to be part of a Circus Arc cosplay group as Sebastian, I knew that I wanted to try something a little different. Sebastian doesn’t really get an outfit change when he accompanies Ciel to the circus - he simply changes out his tie for a little ribbon and dons a top hat. Instead I jazzed him up a little, while still trying to stay in character. I just love this outfit!
     The top hat is an actual antique hat made with real fur which gives it that delightful sheen. I opted for this small hat (rather than my larger, taller, felt top hat) because it actually fit my small head and was more in proportion with my body. It’s quite fragile, and is still in the process of deconstructing itself. XD It is trimmed with blue and black ribbons.
     The shirt is a nicely fitting tuxedo shirt by Zac Prosen. I used to wear a men’s dress shirt with a proper collar and large cuffs that require cuff links, but it was far too large for me. I opted for a better fitting short that would look good when I took off the jacket. The ribbon tie is secured with a cameo pin.
The vest is handmade from silver brocade fabric and silk by my mother and I.
     The tailcoat is a Ralph Lauren, yet I changed the buttons to silver, to help them stand out. The coat is actually a very dark blue instead of a black, which I think reads a little better in photos - black has a tendency to lose shape and make the wearer look like a great black blob. :P
     I opted for breeches instead of trousers. I wanted to show off my legs, emphasize Sebastian’s lithe form, and create an overall more attractive line.
     And of course, the pointe shoes. This is the circus after all, and I thought I would play to my strengths and don pointes. It felt appropriate to the character and the situation, and it would be a little something different. The shoes are Grishko “2007s”, and dyed black with fabric markers and paint. The ribbons are back ribbons from the craft store, along with some black elastic at the heel.

:bulletblue: I am a trained ballet dancer, and I dance about 7 hours a week.

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:bulletblue:Fan Art of this cosplay:
Sebastian Michaelis by Yu-Sora "Sebastian Michaelis" by Yu-Sora
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Michaela-Seabrooke Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is a lovely photo. 
Such an excellent costume choice and perfect for our lovely Sebastian. 
IllanaLuna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I am both a ballet dancer and a Black Butler FANGIRL.

I have died and gone to fangirl heavan offically.
zephn356 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Photographer

You might want to check out before Nov 14th this would fit in it well.

XxHomura-KiryuxX Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
TheGamer2013 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
This is an awersome pose!
nasexsavkifs Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. When I first saw it, I was like "O_o Wow, how does she stand on her toes like that?!" And then I read that you're a trained ballet dancer.

Very nice costume.
XxHomura-KiryuxX Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
(I see u-)
nasexsavkifs Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yami Shocked Runs away
XxHomura-KiryuxX Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
reaper-of-lost-souls Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have such lovely legs!! I'm so~ envious!
englandlover279 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student General Artist
ha ha ha
cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool pose!
Kali-Mav Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful cosplay! The pose is amazing, good job!
SunshineAlways Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Everything about this picture is beautiful. <3
repressedgenius Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Best cosplay ever
cookiesandcream111 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Beautiful cosplay <3
Wuya8Rocks Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great *^*
trixy-the-fox312-459 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
JessicaMattes1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
omg love it its awesome ballet and black butler together its awesome :D <3
Lady--Tia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist
OMG thats so beautiful!
MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great cosplay and fabulous shot. :clap:
LolitaLempika Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
JennaPhantomhive Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing :D
Gemiiini Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SunnyFox58 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This is amazing! Oh my gosh!
Nanii20 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
* turns to die * I love ♥
sherlymate Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
omg yES!!
BroadwayBabe120 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Dang, this is AMAZING!
gfaruque Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
wOw! Love it!
OnyxGlow Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
FeliciainWonderland Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hello! I’ll be featuring this cosplay on my blog, sometime within the next few days, (though it could take up to a few weeks)! If you would like me to not post it/remove it, please reply to this, message me here or on tumblr, and I will delete the post! Proper credit will be given to all cosplayers/photographers/editors if you choose to let me use this!
Stagsleap Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's fine, I would love to be featured! However, is there any chance you can reblog it from my own Tumblr page? Here: [link]

Thank you!
FeliciainWonderland Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sure thing, and thank you!~
sampea Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
You look like you're inviting me to do a dance duel, I love it!
vivianenobre Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
holly cow, that's PERFECT *-*
BlackHeartgirl48 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
kyaaa so cute and sexy
soulgatherer666 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Filmographer

cindry-sama Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing~!! That pose is so cool! as well as the outfit. awesomee!
KrazieKittyKiilala Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Love these photos :) their simply amazing
Blackfeather133 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Artist
amazing <3
rlkitterman Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nras6 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
............................................. :iconheckyeahplz:
THIS IS MADE OF PURE WIN..............:iconsebastianplz:
Cloudochan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
awesome pic
OokamiWarrior1234 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love the posture!!
Absolutely AMAZING!! Great picture!! ^^
EuroPrincess Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! u make a really good ballet dancer! great job with the costume! :3
pandaberry6 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
That Butler, at the Ballet. Steals the show.

Fav'ed. Watched. Good luck in the competition! I am going to vote for you right now!
Stagsleap Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

And you know - I feel bad - that competition is old! However, because I'm no longer on Premium, if I edit the description I'll lose all of my thumbnails and such! :
AudeGift Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Cute cute cute! I looooove this so much! I liked the circus in the manga. :3
Alissa5 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
somehow i regret leaving my ballet class for choir....... >3>
oh well... what's done is done....
great cosplay btw ^w^
everything about this cosplay looks absolutely beautiful ;A;
AngelSaphireBlue Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the fact that you are on pointe shoes makes me love this photo even more lol what level are you
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