Ranma1-2
 


Costume :Sailor Mars
Source :Sailor Moon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2008


Costume Photos

wip pic

side

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Special mention

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Costume Information

Description
For the main body I used a white halter swimsuit, altered at the top and also tailored in at the waist.
I converted a bra into front fastening and covered with white streatch lycra and joined this to the body back and sides.
Then I made the hip roll and arm roll details using upholstery foam and covered them with the white lycra material and hand sewed them onto the body.
Working without a pattern I tried 3 times to make a decent 'rough' skirt shape using old material. Finally when it looked right I used this as a pattern to cut the Red duchess silk material.
Gloves were also made with the same streatch lycra, and the rings were made just like the hip roll.
Bows were simple rectangles machine sewed leaving a small hole to turn them inside out, stuffed with a piece of foam for stiffening, then pinched in the centre and held by a piece of material to make the bow shape, and fixed onto the body.
Sailor collar was made hand sewn on.
Red front bow button/broach was made using a plastic toy with car body filler sculpted into a dome, and all painted red.
Tiara is a cheapie off ebay.
Wig also off ebay.
Shoes -I'm lucky I have small feet so I can just get normal womens sizes, good old ebay again!


I get into the costume by stepping into it through the top, then fasten the bra together, and fix the front bow, which hides the join.


Sailor Mars masquerade performance can be seen on youtube - thanks to Tonyo- here is the web address http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qn84-HBBxtE


Comments

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LMAO STEVE STEVE STEVE AHH best sailor mars ever best LEGS EVER LOL

by ryaoki on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 05:56
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Good to see you came to Cosplay Island :D Fabulous costume, as I have already said!

by HystericalDame on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 05:57
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wuuu steve im from birmingham too just looked, EPICC

by ryaoki on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 05:59
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SAILOR STEVE FTW!!!!

i wish my legs were as good as yours

we <3 you sailor steve!!

by HelloKitty on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 09:19
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I loved your costume, and am even more impressed now Ive learned you made it yourself! It was great ^^

by stripey_dani on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 10:25
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Seriously the BEST Sailor Mars cosplay i have ever seen! You look amazing XD

by Uni on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 14:31
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Reeeeally awesome costume, and performance too! I love the shape of the hip roll, the sleeve puffs and your skirt. Those are tricky bits that you totally nailed!

by Angelphie on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 16:03
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You were AMAZING in the masquerade! The costume is perfect as well *_*
I'm jealous of your legs lol xD

by CrystalNeko on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 17:30
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This is genuinely one of the very best Sailor Scout costumes I've ever seen, so neatly made and with the right shapes. I'm so glad I got to see it!

by Mighty Odango on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 17:43
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GO STEVE!!!

This was the best made sailor i have seen

and honistly it took me a while to work out you were a guy lol

:D

by MangaChild on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 18:34
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I second EVERYTHING everyone else has said!

by Sands on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 19:16
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WOW! *_* Amazing Mars, Everything looks perfect!

by Shazz on Friday, 19 December, 2008 - 22:16
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You guys are so good, thanks for the compliments, wow from really good cosplayers..I'm really flattered.
I've got a few wip pics I'll dig them out and post them here too ..might be useful for others wanting to make their own fuku. I'm all for sharing ideas and tips. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 20 December, 2008 - 02:48
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I third everything that everyone has said.

Excellent Mars costume.

Good to see that you've made it here.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 21 December, 2008 - 10:08
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Just dropping in to say thanks for the nice comment on my Chun Li (and believe me, there are plenty of photos I won't let anyone see...!), and also dammit, man, you're not allowed to have legs that fabulous!

Seriously, fantastic costume, it looks absolutely amazing - very well done indeed!

by Sillabub on Sunday, 21 December, 2008 - 14:59
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Wahhh thanks. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 22 December, 2008 - 02:25
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you were awesome best made sailor senshi uniform ever :) (its the girl in the torn green clothes that was meant to do sailor mars aswell)

by angel aiko on Wednesday, 24 December, 2008 - 12:32
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Hi Angel Aiko I remember meeting you and GunstarVixen in the masquerade queue. Was so cool cos you were very friendly and welcoming to me, and I was thinking woah these are good cosplayers and they're talking to me! ..I met so many nice people, Good memories from that Expo. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 25 December, 2008 - 02:49
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I loved this costume - you pulled it off so well. I know I told you this on the day - but I thought I'd say it again just to reiterate. I remember having a chat with you in the masquerade queue - and later on being completely thrown when I saw you in the changing rooms when I was checking them before they were pulled down. Thankfully, you were fully dressed! I only realised it was you because I saw the costume hanging beside you! =^_^=

And yes, I'm still extremely jealous of your legs.

by Lunar_Kitten on Thursday, 8 January, 2009 - 21:20

Amazing costume, and you look great in it! :)

by on Friday, 9 January, 2009 - 17:57
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Aww thanks guys.
Ahh Leena only you know my secret identity. ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 9 January, 2009 - 23:35
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This is amazing ^.^ you have awesome legs LoL do more :)

*hopefully do lust shots for the sometime in the next 2-3 weeks, wish me luck*

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 11 January, 2009 - 13:07
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:) Thanks.
Pluto is planned later in the year. First I am working on Princess Kraehe tutu costume for the masquerade at Midlands Expo. But if you don't make Midlands you'll have to hope it gets put on youtube.

Yeah sure, Best of luck with your Lust cosplay. It's gonna be very challenging but I think you're gonna have a lot of fun with it. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 11 January, 2009 - 17:00
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Well as one crossplayer to another ^^ its no secret i talked to a few girls and cutting a story short.

Im not amazingly thin theres a slight amount of weight on my chest ^^ im going to push/tape them together to form a however slight cleavage, i will use makeup and stuff to shade and whatnot, and over that use the stuffed bra ^.^ it wont look amazing but should do ok *if a little painful*

If I look half as good as you I will be happy :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 11 January, 2009 - 17:00
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I really loved your Sailor Mars cosplay! Your my crossplay idol :D

by Manga Girl on Tuesday, 13 January, 2009 - 23:31
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ryukredapples, sounds like a good plan. I do believe I will be slightly jealous of your real cleavage! :P Good luck though. I hope I will get to see your Lust at one of the Expo's.. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 14 January, 2009 - 00:38
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Hi Manga Girl, thanks. Crossplay idol!! wow!

I hope you will come and say hi if you see me at a show. That goes for everyone. I think all cosplayers are cool and fun. I hope to meet you all at some point. If I recognise you I will come say hi too, although its not that easy cuz we all look so different each time. :P

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 14 January, 2009 - 00:49
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You should definately get your legs out more, they are rather nice :3 (This is from practically my whole art class too, not just me!)

by Fables on Tuesday, 20 January, 2009 - 14:49
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Ok I will get them out more. ^_^
Thanks for the compliment.

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 21 January, 2009 - 00:20
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Wow ! i still look at this cosplay in complete amazment, it's made perfectly, great job! And OMG at your epic legs lol. And as for May expo, i shall have to get my camera out too, can't miss this photograph opportunity =D

by Holli on Sunday, 25 January, 2009 - 15:53

You are the best sailor mars ever *-*
I think I may have a photo of you mid-dance on my camera somewhere 8D

by goodbyeworld on Monday, 26 January, 2009 - 22:24
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Thank you both. ^_^
Lucy ..I hope the photo's an ok one, otherwise deleeeete. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 27 January, 2009 - 01:08
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Hey there! Just wanted to say 1) thanks for the lovely comment you left on my Mia cosplay ^_^ and 2) daaaaaaamn! You make such a great sailor Mars!!

by Sensei_Kate on Wednesday, 28 January, 2009 - 01:59
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Thanks Kate. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 28 January, 2009 - 15:00

Said it on t'other site, I'll say it again! You are one of THE BEST Sailor Mars ever, and your costume is flawless! A brilliant cosplay, and I can't wait to see more from you ^____^

by Missytetra on Sunday, 1 February, 2009 - 23:57
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Thanks Missytetra. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 2 February, 2009 - 13:08
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Amazing costume, and ofcourse it looks great on you. ^_^

by Deceipher on Monday, 2 February, 2009 - 16:19
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Thanks Deceipher. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 3 February, 2009 - 00:26
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I cheered like crazy for you when you came on stage <3

by Saffron on Wednesday, 11 February, 2009 - 04:17
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i love this costume and you were amazing, though it's slightly depressing the fact that you have wayyy better legs then i do XD

by EmeraldStarlight on Wednesday, 11 February, 2009 - 13:23
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Ahhh, thanks. ^__^ That was so nice to be cheered like that. At one point I cracked up and lost the plot because of all the screams ^^ and had to quickly make stuff up on the spot. You can kind of tell where I loose it on the vid.. I'm smiling and like umm what comes next in the routine?? - oh I'll just do this thing again and no-one will notice.. ^_^ Thanks for your support, it means a lot. ..I hope you are coming to Midlands Expo in a couple weeks. I wanna see you again, and I'm bringing my niece with me this time cus she wants to see all the fun for herself at an Expo.

Emerald, kick that depression..you have your own sexay legs!!! ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 12 February, 2009 - 13:35
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I'm afraid I'm not coming to this Midlands :c I lost my job and am completely broke until I find a new one really u___u
I think your performance was magic and I didn't notice anything off at all ^__^

by Saffron on Sunday, 15 February, 2009 - 00:11
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Oh No! Sorry to hear that Osaka. :( I'm gonna miss you!

I hope your job situation picks up and that I'll see you in May then.

If Tonyo vids the Midlands masquerade I'll post you a link.

Until then... *virtual hug - mmmmmm*..*virtual kiss on the cheek - mwah*...*virtual petting lovely soft hair - ahhhhh* ^__^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 15 February, 2009 - 00:47
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I remember this!!! Aah, you deserved that special mention :D

by Freyarule on Monday, 9 March, 2009 - 19:24
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Thanks Freyarule. It was my debut, and I've gotta say you guys gave me such a lot of love.. ^-^

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 11 March, 2009 - 15:39
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I have to agree on your legs they look fantastic

by 1000014 on Saturday, 21 March, 2009 - 11:33
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Ta. ^^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 21 March, 2009 - 17:28
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Fantastic Sailor Mars,

I love it. ^_^

by RebaSephiroth2 on Wednesday, 9 September, 2009 - 20:13
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Thank youuuuu. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 10 September, 2009 - 00:36
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Amazing, you have actually very nice legs

by Ryzy-San on Saturday, 28 November, 2009 - 13:54
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Thanks Ryzy-san. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 29 November, 2009 - 00:08
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all your costumes are so wonderfull! Its great to see someone how loves his cosplay.

by Naraku on Friday, 5 March, 2010 - 18:40
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Thank you Naraku. ^_^ I try to make my costumes look beautiful. Then I feel really good when I am wearing them. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 5 March, 2010 - 19:44
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So utterly gorgeous!

by kittenaid on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 21:05
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Thank you. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 9 July, 2010 - 22:10
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Just had to come by your page and give a big THANK YOU for the great tip on making glove rolls! I failed so many times at making my gloves for Saturn before stumbling across your progress pics. Now I just need to get pictures with the new improved gloves!
And I think you have the best legs out of any Sailor Mars I have ever seen. That's right, ladies... you will never look as good in your red heels as this cosplayer does.

by Tomecko on Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 04:27
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Thank you Tomecko ^_^ I'm glad it helped.

Oh trust me I have seen some Amazingly gorgeous legs on girl cosplayers. *_* I won't mention names in case it causes embarrasment, but thanks for the compliment. :)
..Now I'm goin over to see how ur Saturn is coming along.

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 15:04
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Love this one a lot!! you look amazing and the way you made this is so much help to me :)

by SachikoYumi on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 00:12
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Thanks SachikoYumi. ^_^
There is always lots of love for SM. It's great to see people constantly wantig to cosplay from the series. :) I'm glad the info helped.
There is also a great SM thread on CosCom with lots of resource ..and nice people. :D
If ya wanna check it out, here - http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?p=3620122#post3620122

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 1 September, 2010 - 00:55
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You make a good Sailor Mars.

by kittyboo80 on Friday, 17 September, 2010 - 00:07
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Thanks Kittyboo. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 2 October, 2010 - 11:20
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Your Sailor Mars is amazing! Great figure ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 16:16
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Thank you Lolita-cupcake. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 16:30
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i love sailor mars :D :D :D you looks ace :D

by J-Po on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 00:55
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FFGamerGirl - Thank you sweetie ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Sunday, 28 November, 2010 - 18:01
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You look so feminine. XD Jeez. Thats really good.

by DuskatNight on Saturday, 26 February, 2011 - 05:20
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Thanks DuskatNight. I was really pleased with my makeup on this one.
For Oct Expo I am planning my Pluto cosplay. Hopefully she will be just as feminine. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Saturday, 26 February, 2011 - 13:28