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Sailor Moon S
Sailor Moon
Special Variation:
Holy Grail Butterfly Transformation
Year Completed:
Construction Difficulty:
Very Difficult
Second Place Advanced Division Anime Boston 2007 Hall Costume ContestSecond Place Master Division Tokyo Kid Halloween Cosplay Contest 2007
Costume worn at:
Anime Boston 2007
This Costume has been retired
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
♥~Senshi Fuku~♥
I made this from high quality matte spandex (white, red, yellow, & blue), white sparkle organza, wire, foam, and batting. I had to create the pattern myself since I could not find one close enough, I started by studying ice-skating patterns that were similar to get a feel for how to make patterns for stretch and after a lot of experimentation I made the first version of my Sailor Senshi pattern. I also had to draft the pattern for the sailor collar, which came out better than all my previous attempts. The bodice and skirt are fully lined and the stripes on the collar are embroidered on.

This was not only my first attempt at working with stretch fabrics but also my first time working with sheers like sparkle organza, it was truly a learning experience.

As for detailing, this costume was full of it, from the embroidered stripes on the collar to the sparkly translucent sleeves, to the removable wings with a hidden harness...it was a very big and time consuming project.

The brooches odango shields, hair feathers, and earrings are my own sculpt and my first attempt at resin casting. Since this was before we had resin dyes for the non-translucent resins I had to paint all the pieces with an enamel paint and gold leafing to get the right look. The choker was made from some of the matching yellow spandex and a resin heart.

♥~Gloves/Glove Rolls~♥
This was one of my few attempts at making gloves, I was not entirely happy with how they came out and the first few times I wore this cosplay I actually didn't have proper glove-rolls since I had run out of time to make them initially. I did go back and remedy that about 4 months after first making the costume.

The boots are actually permanently attached boot covers: the moons are embroidered on, and the soles are covered in a tan leather for traction and to match her boots.

The wings are made out of white sparkle organza, this was my first time making wings, the edges are fray-checked and ribbon was used as the casing for the heavy-duty wire used as their support structure. I also made hidden/invisible harness/attachment.

Spiral Moon Heart Rod
Holy Grail/Rainbow Moon Chalice
Personal Thoughts:
Ever since I've seen Sailor Moon, I've wanted to cosplay from it and always dreamed of doing this version of Sailor Moon since it was my favorite design wise.

I finally got up the guts to take on the difficult task of making it since I've always been terrified of working with stretch fabric, plus I'm now out of my parent's house so they can no longer forbid me to cosplay her.

This is essentially the same costume as the Super Sailor Moon version but with the wings, the Spiral Moon Heart Wand, and the Holy Grail.
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