Mio Kuroki

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Mio Kuroki

Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Debuted: Katsucon 2012

Status: Active

Notes

Had a bit of corset!fail, but I’m happy with the rest of this monstrosity.


*photos by droo.ca

Dark Sailor Mercury

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Dark Sailor Mercury

Name: Ami Mizuno
Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Debuted: Setsucon 2011
Status: Active

Notes

2nd Place Hall Cosplay, Journeyman Division – Setsucon 2011

Princess Sailormoon

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Princess Sailor Moon

Name: Princess Sailor Moon
Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Debuted: Anime Mid-Atlantic 2006
Status: Retired

Notes

This costume was a beast to make. First off, making a Sailor Moon wig is a hell of a lot of work. If you ever wondered why commissioners charge $200 a pop, that’s why. Secondly, there’s a ridiculous amount of pearls that had to be hand-sewn on. Finally, I had to search through 4 state’s worth of JoAnn’s to get enough of the trim I needed.

Despite all that work, this was one of my favorite costumes to wear. It was very elegant and didn’t make me sweat to death like the rest of my pleather ensembles. I’d like to do another sailor senshi once I get finished with my commissions.

Nephrite – PGSM

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Nephrite

Name: Nephrite
Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Debuted: Katsucon 2006
Status: Retired

Notes

This costume died. Twice. I came home from Katsucon only to discover that the tissue thin pleather I had been using tore right down the seam on my butt. Luckily the jacket covered it.

It was completely remade for Anime North 2006. This time, the heat and sun actually warped the pleather so much that the costume no longer closes correctly. I give up.

Kunzite – PGSM

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Kunzite

Name: Kunzite
Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Debuted: Anime North 2006
Status: Retired

Notes

This costume is HOT to wear, since it’s pleather and it has that heavy cape. Diastelo pretty much fainted in the middle of the dealer’s room at AN.

This costume was made in conjunction with the remake of Nephrite… all in one week! The hardest part was all the detail on the sleeves, which you can’t see unless I’ve got my arms up.

As stated above, the costume was originally made for Diastelo to wear, but it has been kidnapped for me since Nephrite has been retired. I am currently fixing the shoulder armor (which kind of sucked.)

Kaylee – Firefly

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Kaylee

Name: Kaylee
Series: Firefly
Debuted: Katsucon 2006
Status: Active

Notes

Kaylee Frye is a cheerful and outgoing mechanic onboard the ship Serenity. It’s hard to keep her down, and she always looks for the best possible outcome. On my good days, I can be just as overwhelmingly cheerful, and I’m certainly geeky enough to relate to that side of her.

The coveralls came out great, and buying a used pair really gave them that authentic look. I’m annoyed that I was never able to get the right fabric for the jacket. Sure, I found something shiny and blue, but it’s not brocade or silk, like the one in the show.

The easiest part of this costume was modifying the coveralls and adding the patches. The hardest part of this costume was making the parasol. There’s no easy way to draw a spiral, let alone paint one with three stripes.