Costume :Sailor Venus
Variant :Manga
Source :Sailor Moon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

Blow a Kiss

Protector of the Princess

Spin spin!

Senshi of Love

Rolling Heart Vibration

More Venus

Venus Heart

Venus pose



Costume Information

Cost : So far maybe 70ish? Actually make that 90ish. *sigh*

So I'm not 100% certain that I can make it to London May Expo yet, but I'm hoping that I will be able to! I have some left over leotard cotton left over since Uranus so I'll start this as soon as I can. I've not decided if I'll contruct this the same was as UraNep or with a leotard-skirt-thingy. I have the perfect ribbon (ok it might be a bit dark but meh!) that I'll take a pic and upload. ^_____^ What else? Wig, should be a piece of cake! Cyyyyperooous. <3 And shoes. Will probably go for something Kate-style-high heels since I won't be dancing in them. :) I'm also going to give the chain ago, because I really want that chain! :D Yay for massive Moon-group! :D

UPDATE 26 March - It's getting there! I ordered the chain through tsukisales because I know Beth and I know what a great job she does and she finished it yesterday! And I LOVE it! I should get it next week or so and I'm looking forward to it immensely! I've almost finished the leotard but I'm not quite happt with it so we shall see... I hope to start the skirt today though because I have a free day. ^^

UPDATE 3 June - EXPO WAS SOOOO MUUUUCH FUUUUN! I'm so glad I managed to make it, running around as Venus was a tonne of fun! My costume was sort of coming apart at the seems by the end of it though, so expect an updated version soon! I need to remake the entire bodice really, and re-style the wig. ^^; It just kept coming down, so in all the pictures it's not really the signature Venus style, sorry! I also got lots of compliments on my glovetoppars, so if I get the chance I might do some kind of tutorial or something, if anybody still wants it! ^^ Thank you to the girls for doing this group with me, you all looked stunning and I had an amazing time! <3


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Venus! ^_^ So pretty! Chain will be an awesome addition!

by perfectly_purple on Saturday, 2 January, 2010 - 23:54
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nawwwwwwww i hope you can come to expo you'll make such an amazing Venus *___*

by angel aiko on Saturday, 2 January, 2010 - 23:54
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Yeah the chain would be lots of fun! I wanna stand out as a Venus. Be the best! ^____^ And I really want to come to Expo and things are looking good since this costume shouldn't been too expensive, with me having a lot of fabric at home. So it should be all good! I wanna Moon-fangirl with you! :D <3

by Telly on Sunday, 3 January, 2010 - 00:40
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Just be prepared for me to grope/glomp you... I will be Wataru after all, ;)

by electricdino on Sunday, 3 January, 2010 - 13:09
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oooo looking forward to this 8D Venus chain x3
PS I think you put the wrong year for the event xD

by Solaria on Sunday, 3 January, 2010 - 13:33
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HAHA so I did! I've not quite gotten used to it being 2010 yet! Thanks for catching that! ^^

by Telly on Sunday, 3 January, 2010 - 14:04
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You will make such a pretty Venus! :D

by OrgXIII-Namine on Friday, 8 January, 2010 - 12:19
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Wow* Sailor Venus* X3 Thank u for commenting on Sailor moon btw ^_^

by Zedela on Monday, 25 January, 2010 - 12:50
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Thanks guuuuys! :D I hope so at least. :P

Jinxy: you're very welcome, you make an adorable Moon! :D

by Telly on Wednesday, 3 February, 2010 - 23:05
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Good to see progress in your journal ^_^ Hey your body is looking good..and so is your body.. :P ..perfect for Sailor Senshi :) I do hope you can come in May..
btw any pics of these sexy heels you found?

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 16:25
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Thanks! <3 I'm gonna try and put some more progress pics up later today, just gotta finish the zipper. I wasn't going to have a zipper at first but I made the bodice a bit too tight to get into comfortably so I cheated a put in a small zipper that'll go under the collar. :P

I wasn't clever enough to save a picture of them but I might not end up using them anyways. I found a pair of shoes in my wardrobe that I'm gonna paint and use instead probably. I'm going to Japan in two weeks so I'm trying to save as much money as I can. ^^; But apart from the shoes and the wig I have all the material needed! ^^

by Telly on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 16:37
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That's not cheating, it's a brilliant idea, esp as the sailor collar will hide it so easliy. I wish I had thought of it for mine..I might just do this when I make my Pluto..

btw the see through white lycra thing..the swimsuit I used had a 'modesty' lining made of a streatch white mesh. But I couldn't find this stuff in the rag market when I looked.
It might be this stuff, cuz the ad says "ideal for swimwear"

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 17:17
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Awesome ;) i cosplayed as Sailor Mars for October 2009 MCM London Expo - good luck with your progress x

by Raye-chan on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010 - 20:59
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Skirt progress pic -
I have to have a lovely line running from hips out through the skirt. The angle looks perfect. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 1 April, 2010 - 00:04
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Thanks hun! I'm working on the hiproll at the moment, and it's harder than I thought! I'm doing it a bit different from last time because I didn't like the v in the front. Now I'm worried I'm overdoing it! :S Will post some pics up once I'm done. :P

by Telly on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 20:20
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Woo, looking very nice so far 8D

by RanmaSyaoran on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 22:58
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Looking uberly sexy 8D
The orange is so perfect *3*

by Solaria on Friday, 7 May, 2010 - 15:54
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Wig looks utterly Gorgeous. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 00:14
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:O This is looking great hun!! I envy you!!

by Mew Rocky on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 11:35
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Aaaw shucks! Thanks guys! ^_______^ Not much time left 'til we all get to hang out! :D

by Telly on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 15:22
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You look amazing! And the craftsmanship is fantastic! <3

by Uni on Monday, 10 May, 2010 - 08:09
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Wow this looks really awesome!!! You make such a perfect Venus ^_~

by Feather-to-Earth on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 20:11
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Wow the progress on this looks great :D I love the hiproll. How on earth did you do it??? Hope you can make it to expo as i'd love to see this costume in person :D

by Archer on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 00:38
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Thanks everybody! You're all awesome. <3

@Archer - Thank you! Yes I will be making it to Expo (unless the ashcloud cancels my flight!) so you must come find me. ^^ It cut half a square of batting, wrapped a thread around it to make it round (made it a bit lumpy so not the best technique) and then I covered it with normal jerseycotton. It's a bit hard to explain! ^^;

by Telly on Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 - 09:43
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I will certainly try and find you at expo :D What day are you wearing this???

by Archer on Saturday, 22 May, 2010 - 22:31
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Beautiful Venus! It was lovely to meet you and such a fun group.
Great costume, you conquered the notorious hip roll.

by Amy-Lou on Sunday, 30 May, 2010 - 19:51
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You looked fantastic - love your hiproll, and the brooch and chain looked awesome.

by Angelphie on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 11:50
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You looked so lovely :D

by Shenny on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 13:42
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You looked so cute and pretty! You really suit Venus~ I had no clue this was you!

by CrystalNeko on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 14:17
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You looked amazing! So jealous! XD Seriously though very cool. Also thanks for the advice on re-doing my glove rolls. Your method sounds way easier and looks great! <3

by perfectly_purple on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 14:24
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You were such a beautifull Venus. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 14:29
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Your Venus was gorgeous! I especially loved the chain addition :) reminded me of the live action sailor venus!

by Freyarule on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 15:08
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Aww You make such a beautiful Venus, You definately did her justice ^_^

by ElegantAura on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 16:51
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Brilliant costume! Very nice fabric choices, and you're pretty to boot! So good, I almost wish I went to expo :D

by UnaSpi on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 08:59
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Smexy sailor. ^o^

by Mangamad on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 12:17
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Thank you everybody! *happydance* I'll try and draw up some kind of tutorial/explanation to how I did the hiproll and glovetoppars, since everybody is complimenting me for them. ^^ I'll def be wearing Venus again at some point, but with an updated bodysuit! ^^

by Telly on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 12:19
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I'm glad I got to see this in person! And what a fantastic wig!

by RanmaSyaoran on Friday, 4 June, 2010 - 21:43
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i managed to catch your guys bit as i was preping behind the crowed looked awesome :P

by Defrain on Saturday, 5 June, 2010 - 13:52
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You looked fantastic.
You make a great venus

by Dusttee on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 20:28
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Truly Truly stunning Venus *3*

by Solaria on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 20:29
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You're such a beautiful Venus! I love your wig, I love your belt! Everything about this costume is gorgeous~! <3

by BlusterSquall on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 20:33
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Nyaaaaah~ Thanks everybody! I'm amused that noone noticed that the chain actually broke! I think the foamboardthing around the chains had dried a bit, since I commissioned it quite a while ago, so when I unpacked it in the morning it fell into pieces. So Chevi and me made a mad dash to the gluegun and managed to fix it up pretty neatly. 'Til I was just about to go off stage, that's when the first bit fell off, and I just managed to get down the stairs before the whole thing came tumbling down and I had to stand there like an idiot with all the bits in my hands! :P Funny, but weird! ^^

by Telly on Sunday, 6 June, 2010 - 20:52
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Oh my gawd! The fabric you used looks perfect and you look stunning as Venus <333 xxx

by ProbablyHeather on Monday, 7 June, 2010 - 16:42
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venus was always my favorite and you just look awesome *____*

by Kouji on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 20:10
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You looked amazing in the masquerade :D I loved seeing this costume, you made a brilliant Venus.

by Archer on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 22:40
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This is the best sailor venus cosplay i've seen, well done.

by FusionRose on Monday, 14 June, 2010 - 11:41
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Pretty *_____*

by nosferatu on Monday, 26 July, 2010 - 11:49
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Thank you so much all! :D I plan on re-doing parts of it when I get a chance though, I smeared makeup and mess just all over it. :P

by Telly on Wednesday, 4 August, 2010 - 13:52
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You look amazing! :) this really makes me want to get round to doing a scout :(

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 19:01
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Thank you! You should, it's such a fun costume both to make and wear. ^_^

by Telly on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 19:06
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I can never quite find the right material for mars :( its either the wrong feel or just to shiny! XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 24 September, 2010 - 19:17
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love it=3

by misfit_mosher on Saturday, 25 September, 2010 - 06:43
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Didn't realise this was you! Also, can't believe I haven't commented on this already D:

Looks gorgeous! You make an amazing Venus, wish I could make fukus like that O_O

by Chibi on Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 13:51
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Haha surprising amount of people don't realise it's me. xD Especially when I wore it last May since the day before I'd been dressed as a version of Death. Bit of a difference! xD

Thank you! Well next time I come over I can teach you a couple of tricks. xD I've only gotten good because I've done so many by now. :P

by Telly on Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 17:26
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Yay sounds like a plan! :D

by Chibi on Monday, 11 October, 2010 - 20:44
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Wow, you look so pretty! I love it :)

by Fables on Thursday, 14 April, 2011 - 18:15
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ah, you where the cute sailor moon character talking to me and my friends during the cosplay contest photography? =D
I remember you! really liked your costume! and thanks for being so kind and talked to us, really appreaciated ^^ I was so nervous for the contest X)

by Grethe_B on Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 - 01:31
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Thanks guys! <3

@Grethe, yes that was me! You looked fantastic too, loved the bow! :D You were great during the show, it was very fun to meet you! Will you be over for any more conventions (in Sweden or England?). :)

by Telly on Saturday, 16 July, 2011 - 14:25
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WOW! You look absolutely gorgeous as Sailor Venus ^^ definitley one of the best Venus's I've seen <3

by Frederica la Noir on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 09:51
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You look so pretty! Hands down the best Venus cosplay I've ever seen! :D

by Eloraborealis on Wednesday, 5 October, 2011 - 17:43
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You make a wonderful Venus, I love it!

by ToroSonyCat on Wednesday, 12 October, 2011 - 15:54
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Amazing Venus. You are spot on.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 18 November, 2011 - 01:41
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Awesome cosplay :D

by Afireinsidegirl on Thursday, 6 September, 2012 - 07:34
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It's amazing. You look amazing. I am doing Sailor Venus for a con next year and I must ask where you get your wig from its perfect.

by MoonCrystalPower on Sunday, 9 December, 2012 - 15:41
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Thanks lovelies! ♥

@MoonCrystalPower I bought it on eBay like 3 years ago! ^^; No idea where to find it now, but if you have any other questions or need some help, let me know! ^^

by Telly on Wednesday, 23 January, 2013 - 13:00
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Gotta just say it again, best Venus ;A; must make my sailor scout fuku like this for Aya!

by Chibi on Tuesday, 14 May, 2013 - 21:54

To-Do List

BodiceHighIn Progress
SkirtMediumIn Progress
CollarMediumIn Progress


T________T Stupid shoes... (Posted 16th May 2010)

Because I don't trust painting a pair of shoes (or rather my lack of skill in it :P) i bought a pair of dark orange/tanned heels off eBay today. It was from a shop so they had lots of sizes and all that jazz. Chose my size, bought it, paid for it... and then found out they didn't have my size anymore. So in the seconds it took between me pressing "buy" and "pay" they sold out... -______- Emailed them, so now I just gotta wait to hear from them. So annoyed!

Fgfhlfhghlgh (Posted 1st February 2010)

How hard can it be to just find nice orange fabric! There's even TWO fabricshops in the town that I live in now and neither have any nice orange fabric. I refuse any type of satin, and I will not be seen dead in the neon orange stuff. Just... no. I'd like to keep peoples eyes from bleeding please.

So yes. Completely pointless entry, just ranting cuz I'm annoyed.

AWESOME! (Posted 18th January 2010)

Short random entry;

I love Beeeeth! <3 <3 <3 She's making me the earrings, brosch and chain just as I want them! So I can get sparkly glitter in the resin for my stuffff. :D *happy dance*

I've also got Chuuchan on board for tips. ^^ And I really should start this soon, since I do have most of what I need already! :P

Change of plans! (for the props, so no worries!) (Posted 18th January 2010)

Scratch that chain, Beth has opened up her store again! SCORE! I'd much rather get stuff off her than anyone else. <3 So yes, getting the earrings, brosch and chain from Tsukisales. Yaaaay! <3

Yeah I probably should learn to do resin props and what-not myself but not for this costumes, that'd cost more and take too much time. :P I've also found a pair off KICKASS sexy heels on eBay so... hehe. Because I think Venus looks much nicer with high heels than with the pumps she wears in some pictures.

Yes, I'm taking liberties. :P

Wigs wigs wigs... (Posted 14th January 2010)

I can't decide which wig to go for. I want a shorter curly one because it adds volume and looks much better than going for the long wavy ones. I've got two possibles but I can't decide which blonde tone to go for. Probably the milky one because it's a bit more colourful. An ash-blonde Venus just doesn't seem quite right... This is the one I'm thinking of going for, but I'd brush out some of those curls so it's not quite so curly. :P And then obv style it and all that jazz.

Also been thinking a lot about construction. At first I was just going to do what I did for Uranus but yesterday I just realised that "oh right, seams..." On Uranus I hid the front seams under golden lamé, I'd not be able to do that here. So I'll probably head over to Steve's Mars and have a look at how he did it. ^^ Except I'll most likely do the dress-version again, I dunno know yet. :) I will be starting the body as soon as I have a chance, except I don't have a machine anymore so it'll have to be by hand... *sigh* I was going to buy one but mums says she might buy a new one and then I can have her old one. I must save every penny that I have for other things. :P At least there is a fabric-shop in the new town that I just moved into! SO AWESOME! No more driving three hours to buy fabric. <3

Good discovery! (Posted 3rd January 2010)

And I just realised I have left-over blue and yellow fabric as well. Meaning I already have the white, blue and yellow, along with the hairbow and gloves. I'll start the bodice as soon as I've settled into my new apartment. ^^