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Cosplayer Sparkle Pipsi > Costume of Minako Aino from Sailor Moon

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06-23-2014
Series
Sailor Moon
Character
Minako Aino
Special Variation:
Idol
Year Completed:
2013
Construction Difficulty:
Awards
"Best Group" at Japan Expo 2014, with DaydreamerNessa as Idol Rei
Costume worn at:
Anime LA 2013
FanimeCon 2013
Japan Expo USA 2014
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
This costume turned out to be a bit more tricky than I thought, mainly due to dat pleated tutu; It's a 1.5 circle skirt made with satin, 2 layers of extra-thick fusible decorbond interfacing + hours and hours of ironing. What took even longer than all the ironing was figuring out the math to make the pleats the right size to create that over-exaggerated zig-zag look at the hem… yeah I couldn't even tell you how I did it, but I created several small in-scale mockups before I settled on the final pattern. The rest of the costume was just a fabulous excuse to use fresh green confetti dot fabric, my faaaaaavorite color! I made the yellow petticoat myself too, with GLITTER TULLE!! I kinda figured with a costume design like this, the gaudier the better!!

Personal Thoughts:
I love this costume SO much! I get to be an idol AND a magical girl, and Minako is my favoritest character. This is one of those costumes that had been on my wishlist for a super long time, and I'm so happy I finally did it. The hugest of high-fives to anyone who actually recognizes this costume from the show!
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Arda Wigs
Wig Name
Le Tigre Long
Original Color:
081
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