ElegantAura
 


Costume :Sailor Jupiter
Variant :Original
Source :Sailor Moon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

Sailor Jupiter at your service!

Hey there!

Time to kick some....

Ahhh, the Negaverse!

Here to protect the city!

Ready for Action

Nightwatch

Salute!

Sailor Jupiter

Sailor Jupiter Reference Collage

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : Original: £128 Super: £100
Time Taken : Made on and off over 2-3 months

Description
Sailor Moon was the first anime I ever watched and still has a place in my heart. I've been torn between cosplaying Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus, but I feel I most suit Jupiter so the decision was finally been made ^_^

Worn at: MCM Expo October 2011


Original Jupiter Button Brooch Commissioned from Frederica La Noir :)

Comments

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Yaaay! Sailor Jupiter is my favourite too :D you'll look so awesome as her!!

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 15:57
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Woooo i so can't wait to do this, your going to make a perfect Jupiter!!!

by Feather-to-Earth on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 19:10
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I think you're gonna have lots of men chasing you again :D the sailor scouts are so pretty!

by Sammykins on Wednesday, 9 June, 2010 - 08:47
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Nice to see some more Sailor Moon cosplayers... especially Sailor Jupiter!! I can't wait to see the finished product in October, ^_^

by electricdino on Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 - 15:30
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LOVE!!!!! It's all looking sooooooo perfect!!!! I can't believe we're finally getting round to doing this ^_^

by Feather-to-Earth on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 23:07
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*thumbs up* Love it ^^ I really looking forward to the group on saturday

by Limegreenjelly on Friday, 25 June, 2010 - 23:13
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Looking forward to seeing progress on this x3

by Freyarule on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 19:52
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This looks perfect! Love it

by otakugirl on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 19:57
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I like the boots excellent choice there ^^ Loving progress so far

by Limegreenjelly on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 21:53
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lookin pretty sweet so far!

by callmemilo on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 22:44
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Work looks beautifull so far. I look forward to seeing your finished cosplay.

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 26 September, 2010 - 23:04
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This looks awesome so far. :D I'd love to see it finished!

by CharlieDoryRose on Monday, 27 September, 2010 - 13:03
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Aww thanks everyone, your comments are really motivating me to finish this, i need to get a move on ^_^

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 28 September, 2010 - 22:09
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Its looking really great and I love your boots...they look fantastic cant wait to see this ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 12:48
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This is looking absolutely fantastic! I really love those boots! :)

by LittlePidgey4 on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 13:06
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Your progress looks great, I'm loving the shoes!

by Chibi on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 13:30
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Looking lovely ^^ Can't wait to see all together :D

by Limegreenjelly on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 13:51
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Looking great so far, you are going to be so cute XD
The boots are so lovely!!! =3

by Kacela on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 16:18
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Booties look great! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 1 October, 2010 - 21:53
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I love the transformation of the boots! Really makes it come alive :D

by Freyarule on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 06:29
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Oooooo its all looking so perfect i love it!!!! <3 <3 <3

by Feather-to-Earth on Friday, 22 October, 2010 - 20:20
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So close to the actual character O.O amazing stuff there

by Limegreenjelly on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 23:18
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You looked so awesome, really suited you =]

by Kacela on Thursday, 4 November, 2010 - 12:46
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You look amazing...nice jupiter...everything is perfect ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 13:44
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Yaaaay! You look so awesome as jupiter :)

by Freyarule on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 20:34
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Everyone is too kind, i really rushed this costume so i've got some improvements to make, but thank you for your comments ^_^

by ElegantAura on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 21:51
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Great job hun! see i told you the gloves would look ok! :D

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 16 November, 2010 - 16:50
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You look amazing hun, by far best sailor jupiter i've seen =] x.

by FusionRose on Wednesday, 24 November, 2010 - 01:06
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You look really good in this :)

by Pudding on Tuesday, 17 May, 2011 - 16:36
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oooo can't wait to see the revamped version at Expo :) you make an awesome Sailor Jupitor already :D xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 30 August, 2011 - 19:33
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Great to see you wearing Jupiter again. Seems not not many Sailor Moon cosplays at Oct Expo so far yet. But I will look out for you. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 22:51
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Oh, your enthusiasm makes me want to cosplay Mercury NOW! Can't wait to see you all dressed up Saturday morning!

by Sammykins on Friday, 21 October, 2011 - 07:17
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The remake looks lovely, really neat and crisp lines and you suit her a lot :)

by Amy-Lou on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 09:02
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You make such a gorgeous Jupiter! <3

by NakedSalad on Monday, 19 December, 2011 - 20:49
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Amazing! You look positively stunning!

by CharlieDoryRose on Sunday, 18 August, 2013 - 16:48
 

To-Do List

GlovesMediumComplete
BodysuitMediumComplete
CollarMediumComplete
Green SkirtMediumIn Progress
Jewellery AccessoriesLowComplete
BootsLowComplete
BowsLowComplete
TiaraLowComplete
Purchase & Style WigLowIn Progress

Shopping List

Boots£15.00Bought
Super Heart Brooch (Commisson from Feather-to-Earth)£0.00Bought
Green Contact Lenses£15.00Bought
Button Brooch (Commisson from Frederica La Noir)£5.00Bought
More Dark Green Fabirc ¬_¬£17.00Bought
Dark Green Skirt and Rose Pink Bow Fabrics£35.00Bought
White Gloves£6.00Bought
White leotard£10.00Bought
Brown Wig (FAIL)£20.00Bought
Rose earrings£5.00Bought
*New* Dark Burgundy Wig£9.99Bought
Total£137.99

Journal

Photoshoot In Brighton- Asahi Festival (Posted 30th June 2012)

I had a fantastic weekend, with a mini photoshoot around the city of Brighton!
I'd made a few more improvements to this costume, including a new wig, interfaced bows, and altered the skirt and boots.
Had so much fun doing this shoot although i wasn't the best of models, I did manage to get some good shots ^_^
Unfortunately I've already picked out more faults to be fixed, further adjustment of the skirt are needed (as i rushed it on the morning of the shoot) and I'd like to get some new boots...so might try and sell these if anyone is interested.
Oh and lastly.....WEAR THE FRONT BOW HIGHER YOU DIMBO LAURA! hahaha

Sewing with thunder!! (Posted 20th October 2011)

Still making progress on this! With only just over a week to go, i really need jupiter's thunder powers to get me into gear with this. I had a whole day of pinning and then another of sewing to get the main pieces underway. My bodysuit is almost complete, I'm waiting on finishing my skirt before attaching the hip roll to the suit (which i'm hoping wont be too difficult to manage/figure out) My gloves are done and dusted, and i've made a start on the collar at last! Its been very usesful having made this costume before as i used various pieces as templates for the newer versions (saved soo much faffing around)
Lastly I've been restyling my Jupiter wig! and i swore I said never to style an updo wig ever again after judith and kushi but nevermind, it had to be done as the ponytail wasn't placed properly before. I've reinforced the ponytail with adhesive glue this time which should make it stronger and hopefully stand up higher more like Jupiters ponytail does ^_^

Soo can't wait to finish this cosplay! Sailor Scouts have so much fun at Expo <3

Skirts and accessories! (Posted 6th October 2011)

I'm in love with the colour of my new fabric choice, gorgeous dark green looks way more like the original jupiter colours! Last night i spent the whole evening figuring out the skirt....which i didn't expect to take that long >_< but i've finally cut enough fabric so the skirt can be nicely pleated (more like badly pleated with me) and i quickly realised i needed to get more fabric O_o
Besides that, I've been re-vamping my tiara, got me a smaller stone and decided to raise the middle rather than bevel/score it as i'm terrible at that and thought this way would make the tiara more sturdy....however using the old tiara for the back wasn't the best idea as after re-painting it turned out all lumpy but nevermind, it looks okay from a distance haha
Lastly my re-painted boots! these poor things have suffered many layers of paint...which will no doubt crack and look hideous by the end of expo but until i can afford new boots, these will have to do. Its ashame i didn't just keep them in their original colour as they probably would've gone well with my new fabric >_<
Anyways, over and out for now, I have glove rolls to sew!

Time to Re-generate!! (Posted 4th October 2011)

I've been looking forward to remaking this costume sooo much! and this time I'm determined to use more accurate colours and sensible fabric (god knows what i was thinking orginally)
I've also decided to demote Jupiter from Super to Original as since i wanted to start from scratch i just felt the original needed to be done! So yes I'm more or less starting over again, only reusing my bodysuit and repainting my boots. I've been working on all the rolls and am repainting my boots to match my new dark hunter green fabric!
I've got alot to go yet, and not much time so i've got to get my butt in gear, think like jupiter and battle my way through this cosplay again! Really can't wait to wear this one again <3

Almost there... (Posted 22nd October 2010)

Well its been a while since my last update but i've been working hard trying to figure out how on earth to attach my skirt to my leotard, and I think i've finally cracked it. The collar and bow gave be enough grief as it was, but with some paitence i managed to sew on several poppers to hold eveything in place. Once i've conquered the skirt i can move on to all the rolls for the sleeves, hip and gloves, fingers crossed i'll finish in time, with only a week til expo O__o

A day of wiggy madness! (Posted 8th October 2010)

Today i attempted to style my wig, which i hadasked my lovely friend sam to help me with, but I was in a silly mood and decided to have a go with it myself. After a whole day of brushing, heating and spraying, i managed to start making my wig look like a neatly tidied up ponytail.Not 100% happy with it at this stage but i have still got a bit of time to experiment some more; at least i know its not impossible. I've also completed my choker, after trailing the shops for hours for an ideal star. In terms of the actual costume, i've remade my crappy collar as it was awfully uneven. I need to get a move on attaching everything to my bodysuit now.

Transformation in progress! (Posted 1st October 2010)

Things are finally coming together with jupiter, i bought myself a new bodysuit (as the other one was causing me heart ache) and have finished my boots and my collar (even though that's far from perfect)I also have a wig to style....which is no doubt going to be the death of me (damn ponytail)

Pleats!! (Posted 13th September 2010)

Well I've not been keeping track with this journal like i was suppose to so i seriously suck eggs for that. However I'm finally getting into gear with this costume. I'm currently slaving away at the skirt, with a poor attempt at pleating. I'm not good with an iron as it is, so steaming the pleats on wasn't easy.
I also recieved my base leotard (i'm too lazy to make my own) and boots through the post today so i'm beginning to feel things coming together.
Hopefully i can finish my skirt this week and crack on with the rest asap.