The manga and anime series Black Butler is well known and loved by the fans. The story revolves around the young Ciel Phantomhive. He lives, together with his butler Sebastian Michaelis, in 19th century London, the Victorian age.

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His story is admittedly quite tragic. Because Ciel Phantomhive lost his aging at the tender age of 10 years during a fire in his parents’ house. He was kidnapped by a diabolical sect and then abused for a month for cruel rituals. This understandably evoked a huge amount of hate in the child and he evoked a demon as a result. With this demon he makes a pact. He shall serve him as a butler and help him to carry out the revenge campaign until all his tormentors are extinguished. Once this is achieved, the demon receives the soul of Ciel Phantomhive as a reward. Ciel gives the demon the name Sebastian Michaelis, inspired by the name of his former dog.

The contract stipulates that Sebastian Ciel must never lie to the demon and should serve him as a protection and weapon in the fight against his declared enemies.

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Due to the tragic death of his parents, Ciel is left on his own at a very early age, but learns amazingly fast to manage the family business and has to do special assignments for the Queen as a “watchdog”.

Phantomhive household

Sebastian takes the protective function very seriously and accordingly hires special people to take care of all kinds of things in the phantomhive household. At first glance, they are all completely unsuitable for the actual function, they are clumsy and awkward, and some may wonder how the maid, the waiter, the cook and other members of the staff ever got their position. But if you take a closer look at the people, you will find that they all have special qualities, skills and knowledge, which ultimately all serve a single purpose, namely to protect the young gentlemen. Let’s just take a look at the whole troop:

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Bardroy (also called Bard)

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He is the chef and has absolutely no talent at all. However, before his career as a cook with the Phantomhives, he was a good and experienced soldier. After a lost battle he was hired by Sebastian. Due to his existing contacts to the best weapon builders, he is always well equipped and knows how to use the weapons efficiently in case of doubt.

Finnian (also called Finney)

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Finney is the gardener of the Phantomhives. During an earlier captivity, experiments were carried out on him and as a result he now has extraordinary powers. At that time Sebastian had freed him from captivity and now the “Gardener” protects Sebastian, Ciel and the whole estate out of gratitude.


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She is the incredibly clumsy housemaid who stumbles from one accident to the next. She has a very sensitive weakness of vision – to be more precise, she is hit with extreme wisdom. The practical side effect, however, is that she can see excellently in the distance and is therefore an excellent markswoman who rarely or never misses her target. Therefore she has even worked as a professional killer.


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Tanaka used to work for the Phantomhives as a butler and now seems to be just a harmless old guy who drinks lots of tea and does nothing else. However, he is a master of the katana and also has a huge knowledge of all matters and the history of the Phantomhive family.


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Snake works as a lackey in the household of Ciel. Before that he was a contortionist at Noah’s Ark Circus. He had lost his home in a fight and so Ciel took him in. Since that time he has accompanied him faithfully.

The personality of Ciel Phantomhive

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It is only understandable that Daniel’s personality has changed due to the death of his parents, the subsequent imprisonment and the associated abuse by the occult sect. The previously cheerful, carefree and open-minded child has become a suspicious youth with a cynical and cold attitude towards life. He always shows himself proud, tough and serious. Therefore he suppresses even the smallest smile wherever he can and tries to stir up his hatred, because his only goal in life is to take revenge on his tormentors.

Since he is so obsessed with this hatred and the desire for revenge, he sees in his fellow men merely chessmen who may or may not be useful to him in his plan. Correspondingly, his fellow men are only of value to him if they are beneficial to his plan. Those who cannot be useful to him are at best ignored.

As for the queen, his loyalty is legendary. It is a serious offence for him if one harms the Queen or even speaks ill of her. In addition, he wants to clear up or avenge every murder in Victorian London.

His relationship with his faithful butler is conflict-ridden. Sometimes you think that he gives him extra tasks he will fail at, just to criticize and humiliate him. But Sebastian takes it all calmly and is faithful to him. What Ciel absolutely can’t understand is that Sebastian jokes in serious situations, because even here he can’t bring up humor. All in all the two of them stick together like glue and can rely on each other in serious situations. Basically, Ciel likes Sebastian, but he does not want to admit this at all.

External appearance of Ciel Phantomhive

Ciel appears almost feminine from the outer appearance. Because he is delicately built and rather slender and small. His hair is dark and forms a strong contrast to his very light skin. His left eye is light blue, the right one is covered by an eye patch, because

One can see in this very clearly the sign of the pact with Sebastian Michaelis, or the Demon. In each ear he wears a blue ear stud.

External appearance of Ciel Phantomhive
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Ciel Phantomhive wears expensive and elegant clothes throughout – fitting to his noble origins. Although the cut and design are striking, the colors of the clothes are muted. He especially likes to wear black, grey, possibly also blue, brown or dark green. The clothing is rich in frills and fringes and the like. On his middle finger he wears a family heirloom, a golden ring, which is very close to his heart.

He prefers shoes with a small heel to appear larger than he actually is, since he is rather small for his age.

Ciel Phantomhive Cosplay Costume

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To recreate the figure of Ciel Phantomhive in cosplay is a lot of fun, because the Victorian clothes are simply a real eye-catcher. In the well-sorted online Cosplay Shop there are a lot of options for complete costume sets or single parts. This includes a high quality wig, contact lenses to match the eye color, make-up and other accessories to complete the costume.