Variant: Sailor Moon
I wore this particular variation of Sailor Moon to go with Sephygoth's NekoNelle (Sailor Moon: Episode 91) at Katsucon 2010.
- Completed: July 2009
- Debut: Katsucon 2010
- Difficulty: Normal
- Time Spent: 50 (approx.)
- Estimated Cost: $40 (approx.)
- Materials Used: Regular Lycra-Spandex, Heavy Lycra-Spandex, Moleskin, Casa Satin, Velvet Ribbon, Resin
- ♥~Senshi Fuku~♥ I re-worked my Sailor Senshi pattern a bit for this version, including making a new pattern for the bows since they're a bit different than the Super version, as well as creating the pattern for the sleeves. I think the sailor fuku came out a lot better this time around, even though working with spandex is still a little troublesome for me. It's made from a matte spandex (blue & white), and a matte satin for the bows. The bodice and skirt are fully lined and the stripes on the collar are embroidered on.
- ♥~Gloves & Glove Rolls~♥ The gloves are fresh but the glove rolls are still the ones I made for my Super Sailor Moon cosplay, they're a bit big but rather that then too small.
- ♥~Brooch~♥ I used one of the brooches I made for my Super Sailor Moon cosplay. I sculpted the original from Sculpey and then made a mold & resin cast the brooch. 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.
- ♥~Odango Shields~♥ I re-used the odnago shields I made for my Super Sailor Moon cosplay since they were still in good shape at the time. I sculpted the original from Sculpey and then made a mold & resin cast the two odango shields embedding the attachment method into the resin to make it more secure. 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.
- ♥~Earrings~♥ I sculpted the moon earrings and then used some faux pearls and earring studs to make the earrings. I absolutely love how the earrings came out. In most pictures they look like they're floating, which makes me so happy.
- ♥~Choker~♥ The choker was made from some velvet ribbon and a plastic heart I found at a local craft store.
- ♥~Boots~♥ I re-used the boots I had made for my Super Sailor Moon cosplay. 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.
- ♥~Spiral Moon Heart Rod~♥ Even though I have the official toy Spiral Moon Heart Rod, one day I was bored and wanted to make my own to go with my Sailor Moon cosplay. I started it on a whim finished it about 24 hours, just in time for the JapanLA 1 Year Anniversary Party/Cosplay.com Cosplay Contest in 2007.
The Rod is a combination of Polymer Clay, Plastic Gems, Metal Screw, and Wood.
The heart was sculpted separately with a metal screw threading inside and plastic gems were set prior to baking. The bottom of the rod, the bump and bow were sculpted onto the wood after it was sanded. The top "flower" was added last and the screw that was set in the top of the wood was screwed into the heart before the final baking.
It was painted to match the other accessories, like the broaches and the Holy Grail/Rainbow Moon Chalice. The red paint is red enamel which gives a lovely shine like in the anime, the gold is gold leafing, the pink is high gloss acrylic, and everything is sealed with a gloss sealer.
- ♥~Hair~♥ I style my real hair to achieve the look of Sailor Moon's hair
- Styling Time: 10-30 minutes (approx.) each time