Starlightslk

Variant: Eternal Sailor Venus - Velvet

I always thought that the eternal designs were prettier for for all the other senshi other than Moon, not that Sailor Moon's isn't I just like the colors for the others better. I had been thinking of cosplaying Venus for a while since she's one of my favorites, and with some encouragement from my boyfriend this cosplay came to fruition. ♥

I've had this cospaly done for a while but I wasn't able to get pictures till early April (04/10/2011) because of the weather. It was so much fun to wander around Boston in as Sailor Venus!

Basic Info

  • Completed: March 2011
  • Debut: Dragon*con 2011
  • Difficulty: Normal
  • Time Spent: 50-60 (approx.)
  • Estimated Cost: $140 (approx.)
  • Materials Used: Regular Lycra-Spandex, Velvet-Spandex, Casa Satin, Habatori Silk, Swiss Double-faced Satin Ribbon, Resin

Clothing

  • ♥~Senshi Fuku~♥
  • The main part is made from a high quality White Spandex and Yellow & Orange Stretch Velvet. I drafted the pattern for the leotard, the collar, the sleeves, and the hip "ribbons" myself from scratch, the skirt was an altered circle skirt pattern. I love how full and "fluffy" the skirt is; the way that the fabric drapes is just lovely and I love the look of the stretch velvet, it's got such a gorgeous sheen. *.*

    The front bow is made from a Blue Casa Satin and the butt bow is made from a Yellow Habatori Silk. The orange dangling ribbon is an orange double-faced Swiss satin ribbon that matches the ribbon I used for the choker.


  • ♥~Gloves & Glove Rolls~♥
  • The gloves are purchased but the glove rolls are made to match with orange stretch velvet.

Accessories

  • ♥~Tiara, Brooches, Star Gems, & Earrings~♥
  • Since I was initially supposed to do Venus for an eternals group at Otakon 2009 the matching star gems/jewelry were bought from tsukinohime3 & the tiara base from Catzia's so I would have matched what the group would have had, but when the group fell through I thought why re-do work since the ones I had were already so pretty.

  • ♥~Choker~♥
  • The choker was made from some matching orange Swiss double-face satin ribbon and a resin star that I purchased from tsukinohime3.

  • ♥~Hair Bow~♥
  • I made the bow out of red casa satin, and it's a fully functional hair-bow.

  • ♥~Boots~♥
  • Made from some non-stretch 5in stiletto thigh-high boots that I found with the help of my boyfriend. I cut them down and took them in to properly fit my legs. I added some of the orange stretch velvet to the tops and attached a matching star gem to each.

Props

Hair

  • ♥~Hair~♥
  • I style my real hair to achieve the look of Sailor Venus's hair

  • Styling Time: 5-15 minutes (approx.) each time

  • ♥~Wig~♥
  • Purchased specifically for Dragon*con, since stying my hair like hers in that humidity was next to impossible. I use this wig when on a time crunch. I also don't know the brand or style since the wig shop I purchased it from in Atlanta removed the tag when I bought it.

  • Brand: unknown
  • Style: unknown
  • Color: Butterscotch
  • Styling Time: 5 minutes (approx.)

Photos

Katsucon 2012: Photos taken by Elysiam Entertainment


Photos taken by Sephygoth & Mesoian