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Cosplayer Mr. Robot > Costume of Sailor Mercury from Sailor Moon

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10-02-2012
Series
Sailor Moon
Character
Sailor Mercury
Year Completed:
2012
Construction Difficulty:
Costume worn at:
Anime Central 2009
OhayoCon 2009
Youmacon 2010
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The original plan for doing Mercury was that me and my friends were all going to do a Sailor Moon gender swap (the girl of the group being the Tuxedo Mask). I chose her because she was my favorite character when I saw the show growing up and because blue is my favorite color. What was intended to be a one-time joke cosplay turned out to be a lot of fun, however, so I made my own Mercury costume to replace the one I got off eBay and have somewhat frequently cosplayed her ever since. =P

The base for this is a standard white short-sleeve leotard. From there, its sheets of blue fabric cut and pleated into need shapes. Originally, I was trying to make this out of a T-shirt, but that didn't work out so well, so I ended up getting a leotard for the base.

I meant for this to be capable of changing into Super Sailor Mercury, so with that in mind I made everything removable and interchangeable so it can be changed between the two different forms, and in theory also Eternal and any other form of any other scout I so wish.

I made most of the small bits such as the shoulder guards and hip tube, and purchased some of the things I'm not really good for making such as the wig and the boots.

Definitely have some improvements to make on this. The wig is pretty meh, so that I definitely want to replace, as well as the shoulder armor. Making progress getting in better shape, too, so hopefully that'll help as well.
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