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« on: June 22, 2009 10:35:58 PM »

So, it only just occurred to me that I can post old costumes on here to share with people. I've made a bunch, but let's start with my favorite! I wore this to AKON last year in 2008.

Sailor Jupiter! I made everything but the leotard and gloves, which all had to be modified to fit the costume.

I'm currently working on a website which will include a pretty complete tutorial, but here's the highlights:

The leotard
was made a v-neck by simply adding a gathering stitch down the front few inches in the center.
The skirt was made from a cheerleading skirt pattern and interfaced completely, and I had to change the direction of the pleats to fit the reference. It was also shortened somewhat and we used snaps in the back to ease the getting on and getting off process. (I wore pink boyshorts underneath for my modesty's sake!)
The skirt roll or band or whatever you call it was spandex rolled up into a roll and basted closed, and then basted onto the top of the skirt.
The bows are interfaced and the medallion in the middle of the chest bow was made from sculpey and then painted green.
The earrings were purchased from Claire's,
The shoes were found at Ross for cheap and then spray painted green using floral paint. That trick was taught to me by my costume professor at my university. It worked really well!
The sleeve puffs were made out of white spandex and stuffed with fiberfill before being attached to the leotard.
The tiara is made of craft foam spray painted gold with a fake jewel glued to the front. It attaches around the back of my head with a piece of elastic.

My friends all made their own costumes as well (with some help from me and the girl playing Sailor Moon--the only ones with any formal costume training!) so that we could be an awesome sailor scout group. Cause it's only fun when you're with the rest of the scouts! Each of our costumes was made a little differently, which you can see if you look closely at the pictures, but I think that they all turned out great! (This was Mercury and Mars' first sewing projects.)

Thanks for looking!

Check out my website: www.embercostumes.com
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009 10:53:37 PM »

I <3 sailor moon! I watched it every morning for years!

Great costume

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009 01:20:43 AM »

You totally rock. Love the costume.

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009 01:23:09 AM »

Jupiter was always my favorite when I was younger. I think because she kicked a lot of butt and didn't take any crap from anybody. I was thinking of maybe doing a Jupiter costume at a con I plan on going to in the future.

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009 08:51:32 AM »

great job- i loved sailor moon when i was 7 Cheesy

they've also made a series with actors in it- i'm sure you'll find it on youtube  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009 08:48:31 AM »

I love the Sailormoon girls. Want to make myself into Mars but it has to wait. Everyone did such a nice job.

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009 01:49:09 PM »

Great costumes and Jupitar is my favourite ^^ too congratulations on all the other costumes too, they did fantastic jobs considering some it was there first sewing experience Smiley
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2009 05:39:32 PM »

yay sailor moon! you all did a wonderfull job on the scouts and seem to have impersonated them well xD and thank you for the tiny bit of directions you posted it will help me in the near future

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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009 12:29:09 AM »

I always wanted an awesome sailor costume! You rock!

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