Starlightslk

Variant: PJ's

I always thought Usagi's PJ's were cute and they are totally my favorite style of PJ's, so I figured why not. I had been planning on making them for years but never got around to it till 2009.

I love the fact that the PJ's are super comfy and actually functional. So comfy in fact they've become the actual PJ's I bring to conventions for sleepy time.

Basic Info

  • Completed: May 2009
  • Debut: Otakon 2009
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time Spent: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Estimated Cost: $55 (approx.)
  • Materials Used: Flannel, Cotton, Felt, Embroidery Floss

Clothing

  • ♥~PJ's~♥
  • Made from a light pink flannel trimmed in a hot pink cotton, I made all the piping and covered the buttons so that they would all match since I couldn't find packaged hot pink piping. The bunny on the pocket is an embroidered on appliqué I drew based on Naoko's illustrations in the manga. The bunny appliqué was tricky and my sewing machine kept messing up and it took a bunch of times before I was frustrated with the machine satin-stitching around the edges and I ended-up hand-embroidering it.

    The PJ's were completed in less than a day, tho the bunny accenting took more time; making work on it bleed over into another day.

Accessories

  • ♥~Hair Ribbons~♥
  • I have 6 Swiss double-face satin pink ribbons, 3 of which get tied in each pigtail; all ends are fray-checked. I found as close a color match as I could to the reference pictures. (I think I literally bought ribbons for the hair at least 2-3 times before being happy totally with the ribbons.)

    The pre-tied bows are mounted on bobby-pins so they can be attached to my hair.


  • ♥~Slippers~♥
  • The slippers were found in Vermont and I added the pompoms to them.

  • ♥~Slipper-Socks~♥
  • I have cute matching pink slipper-socks that have a bunny embroidered on each ankle. I know she doesn't actually have pink slipper socks with a bunny on each ankle in the series, but she totally would have gotten them if she had seen them in the store like I did...

Props

  • ♥~Bunny~♥
  • One of the first things I got for Usagi's PJ's was a cute bunny plush from Target back in the spring of 2009. It was so adorable that I had to get it! And when I got home I discovered that it's pink accenting matched the material I had gotten for the PJ's beautifully. That inspired me to actually work on making the actual PJ's!

Hair

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

  • Styling Time: 10-30 minutes (approx.) each time

Photos

Photos taken by Sephygoth, & Starlightslk (auto-timer)