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Costume :Sailor Venus
Variant :Season 1
Source :Sailor Moon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2008


Costume Photos

Windy Day

Onlooker

Incomplete costume spread out on floor

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £80+
Awards : 1st Prize - Tokyopop Recon Milton Keynes Summer 2007 and Best Anime/Video Game Entry Collectormania 14 2008
Time Taken : 3 years

Description
Still need a little work on it as some of the stitching broke on one of the sleeves hence it the slightly dropped one. but I'm happy to say its pratically finnished

Originally was intended to be worn at Ayacon 2005, however I was naive and thought you could magic costumes up overnight, 3am the day of the con and a broken sewing machine later proved otherwise.

Everything you see thats material here due to the broken sewing machine (Minus shoes and white leotard) has been made from scratch in satin or elastic white cotton mix and hand sewn. Bows were probably the easiest using online tutorials. Skirt was a pain made two of them as the first one was awful cos it was just elastic gathering up the cloth. The white belt took a few failed attempts as well. My mother helped me get the pleats into this one properly (case of sewing them down into place along the top). Other easy tasks were sewing hooks and eyes onto chopped up ribbons to make the necklace and anklets. (Note I have made matching orange anklets now, those where lemon as I originally had lemon shoes as I could not obtain orange ones at the time.)

Brooch is made from flimo (modeling clay you shape and then cook in the oven) which I then used a glossy varnish over. It used to fall off alot till I got some gorilla glue on it, so if you remember seeing a Venus on the Sunday of May Expo 2008 constantly chasing her brooch around that kept flying off, that nit was me.

The orange glove rims where easy yet time consuming as quilting them took weeks litrally.

Anyway I could ramble on alot about this but I'll spare your eyes for now. Any questions or if you need any advice if your making a scout costume I'd be happy to help.

Artemis I bought at Ayacon ^_^

Feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Comments

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Hi! Just dropping in to say hello, and also to say that this costume looked great! :)

by Sillabub on Tuesday, 30 September, 2008 - 00:43
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Yeah that sure is a great costume, yer costume is well made^__^

you got quite a fair amount of votes on the forums^_^

by Anime_Angel on Sunday, 5 October, 2008 - 09:11
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Heya!
Ahh, your sailor venus was EPICCCC ^_^
i cant wait to see you and gaara at mcm, or if we bump into you at MK shopping center again ^_^ [i hope that happens again its always great to see you and gaara]

by Neko-Chan on Monday, 6 October, 2008 - 21:40
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Congrats on yer winning the compotition there^_^

by Anime_Angel on Friday, 10 October, 2008 - 09:26
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Yup we can respond to comments^_^ Yeah I often like to make a huge effort while crossplaying since I often like to look like the anime character rather than have a beard and fat and all lol, Yeah I might do Sailor Pluto instead of Sailor Mars when I get a chance but I more likely will do sailor Mars at some point, but hey, thanks for yer kind comment aswell^_^

by Anime_Angel on Monday, 13 October, 2008 - 14:31
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heyyyy!! i found u! (its aiko from sas) awesome venus btw! hope to see you soon :)

by angel aiko on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 13:25
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YAY another Sailor-moon fan! XD I'm Nina *long haired one* from SAS!

by Uni on Tuesday, 18 November, 2008 - 17:28