Cosplayer Shiva > Costume of Sailor Juno from Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
This is the fourth sailor fuku I've made and this time around I really knew what I was doing and was able to avoid a lot of the mistakes I've made in the past and improve my techniques a lot (I really wish I knew about interfacing and the stretch stitch setting back in 2007!). As a result I'm REALLY happy with how this came out, and it only took me a few days to do.
All of the green fabric is from the Casa collection, while the gold bow was an awesome piece of scrap I found in the bargain bin at Joann's. I used my previous Senshi costumes to pattern the bows and collar, which are all backed with interfacing and attached with snaps. The skirt is a regular circle skirt pattern arranged with 2" knife pleats and finished with a serged hem. It's topstiched to the leotard with a stretch stitch. The sleeves are a regular poofy sleeve pattern and their edges and the edges of the gloves are stuffed with batting and topstitched.
I was also glad to revamp my JunJun wig from the circus version I had made back in 2009. It came a lot closer to what I originally wanted back then using lots of emerald wefts from Arda Wigs. I still need to make the headpeice lighter, however, and more manageable.
The tiaras were made for the group by AkaneSaotome and MizukiUsagi made all of our brooches.
- Personal Thoughts:
- I love the Amazon Quartet, especially JunJun, and had always wanted to do their Senshi versions from the Stars manga. When AkaneSaotome asked me to be part of the Asteroid Senshi group she was doing, I jumped at the chance to make this.
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