|Cost :||about 60 $|
|Time Taken :||1 month|
Princess Serenity (プリンセス・セレニティ, Purinsesu Sereniti) lived in the Moon Kingdom during the age of the Silver Millennium as the daughter of Queen Serenity, who ruled the Silver Millennium and watched over the Earth. Princess Serenity's guardians and closest friends were Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus, who were princesses of their own respective planets, but lived on the moon with her at times.
Princess Serenity often explored Earth to see real greenery, even though forbidden to do so. On one of her visits, she met the crown prince of the Earth, Endymion, and they fell in love.
During the attack which caused the Moon Kingdom's downfall, Prince Endymion died protecting Serenity. In the manga, she committed suicide out of grief, while in the anime Queen Metaria killed both of them. Serenity's mother, the Queen, was able to seal away the evil which had inspired the attack, but everyone involved was killed. Before her own death, the Queen used the Silver Crystal to give her daughter and others another chance at life, hoping in particular that, this time, Serenity and Endymion could find happiness together. In the live-action series, it was Princess Serenity herself who destroyed the Moon Kingdom, after Endymion was killed during the war to keep the two apart.
Eventually, Serenity reincarnates as Usagi Tsukino in the 20th century. Usagi occasionally takes the form of Princess Serenity during the metaseries, often at climactic moments when more strength is needed than Sailor Moon can access. Usagi discovers her identity as a princess in Act 9 of the manga, Episode 34 of the anime, and Act 25 of the live-action series.
In manga, Princess Serenity's hair is close to white-silver...it's really showed that she is the Crown Princess of The Moon Kingdom Silver Millenium
Serenity- means : peaceful, silent, Princess Serenity's character is more elegant and quite than Usagi's character which is cheerful and clumpsy, it's different personality but it becomes two personality in one body when Serenity reincarnates in Usagi Tsukino form in 20th century
To be honest, I prefer the manga version of Princess Serenity's dress, because it's more with details and nice color gradation....this is the second time I made the Serenity manga dress, the first dress that I made was in 2004, still prototype and not look good in result~ I never find out how Naoko Takeuchi think on her mind about the Serenity dress?? what that kind of sleeves?? and what that kind of model in her dress in up-part? well I find out the solution for the dress (skirt) it's flowy with very very width dress....and look transparent and shimmering dress. But I didn't find the solution for the up-part dress and the sleeves...so I just try to make that two things look good. and also the yarn white-grey wig!!! hahahahhaha~
I think to remake this Serenity-manga, then I do some research....read again the manga series...take a look in artwork book to find how can I make the closer specific dress into realization in human form...but not change the real image based on the artwork!!
THE PROCESS WAS REALLY COMPLICATED AND ALMOST MAKE ME CRAZY~
THE SILVER WIG...!!!
I must order and waiting for 6 month....use two silver wig to be destroyed into permanently odango hair style!! yeahhh I styling that wig by my own~....>_< then because I'm really poor after I bought this wig..then I save this for the right moment~ (photoshoot with the others Planet Princess Guardian) *I'm desperately poor.....huhuhuhw
THE DRESS~ oughh....I finally find out how to make the specific and will be look like the manga artwork....Serenity's sleeves is an armor!! *gubrakkkk~ and the details in her up-part dress is half-armor!! something hard and fit on Serenity's body...so I use bustier-made from light grey material and make the circle shape from craft foam...that I sewed by my hand into the bustier...then added with silver imitation leather, white, purple and gold to make the color gradation....in the artwork the dress is glow in somehow look like white, silver, purple line and gold..really worry for the result with out too far than the artwork * fuih..... then use silver fake pearls for the details and and white string-which have to painted in silver-gold....again and again to make the color gradation~_~ and the other details also do by hand made.....T_T....owhhh may hand....then the sleeves..same way like the circle shape on the bustier, use silver, white and gold imitation leather -___- for the dress-skirt...totally 8 meters material....4 meters organza, silver and 4 meters abutai material, light grey...2 meters light satin for the ribbon -___-
*MOON CRESCENT SIGN...made from gold leather....lol~
*SPIRAL GOLD EARRINGS..handmade....you won't find that gold spiral earrings in accessories shop :P
*SILVER HIGH HEEL.....modify white shoes with silver leather~
*MAKE-UP... humm use the softly make-up buy try to make the Serenity's face look like the moon-human...for the eyes....double fake eyelashes XD, light purple-silver-pink-gold-cream eyeshadow XD XD, peach blush on, and soft pink lisptick+lipgloss~ I tried hardly to make the face-look like the artwork....~fuihhh....
* This costume was my dream ...my biggest dream to realization in human form...for myself~almost in one decade I dreamed to make this costume ^^
and I wanna say ...million thanks for the awesome photographer and the others senshi princess cosplayer....yes we did it!!
here they are my Personal Princess Serenity Photoshoot ~Credit to Alf-Alive...thanks for the beautiful photo...~Hug Alf~!
NB : I think I should make another photoshoot for this costume...XD there's still some of my obsession hasn't reach XD want to help me??? anynone??
anyway I WILL THINK IT FOR THOUSAND TIMES IF I WANNA WEAR THIS COSTUME TO THE EVENT~ that width and long dress has been make me slipped for each minute....Oh....GOSH!!!!
Enjoy the Photos~Dedicated for all Sailor Moon Lovers....Manga & Anime~