perfectly_purple
 


Costume :Sailor Mercury
Variant :Anime Season 1
Source :Sailor Moon
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010


Costume Photos

Computer Progress

Computer Progress

Computer Progress

Visor

Mercury Computer

Sailor Mercury

 


Costume Information

Description
Inspired by the stunningly beautiful Sailor Scout cosplayers at Minami 09 (and the appearance of Sailor Scot) I thought I'd attempt one of my own - with accessories! ^_^

Pushed back to May Expo 2010 so I can be part of GunstarVixen and angel_aiko's Sailor Moon group ^_^

Comments

Avatar Image

I'm looking forward to seeing this, I can imagine it will really suit you =^_^=

by Lunar_Kitten on Monday, 20 April, 2009 - 19:07

yay glad you've put this up, you'll look so cute. ^^ if you'd like some group photos I will wear my sailor neptune when you wear this :)

by caylithe on Monday, 8 June, 2009 - 20:29
Avatar Image

When you finish and wear this I am going to hug you like no tomorrow. You're going to be the cutest Mercury ever!
And the most accurate with the visor and mini computer. Squee~! <3

by BlusterSquall on Monday, 2 November, 2009 - 23:21
Avatar Image

Really cool how you're doing all the accessories as well! Look forward to seeing it finished! ^____^

by Telly on Tuesday, 3 November, 2009 - 03:17
Avatar Image

Yay more Mercury Love!!! Can't wait to see this, ^_^

by sensitive-inferno on Tuesday, 3 November, 2009 - 10:42
Avatar Image

Thanks everyone! I'm really looking forward to getting this finished! ^_^

I don't mind being hugged Silver! ^_^

by perfectly_purple on Sunday, 13 December, 2009 - 23:08
Avatar Image

SQUEE i cant wait to see this :3

by angel aiko on Sunday, 3 January, 2010 - 00:53
Avatar Image

Awesome mini computer! :O

by Telly on Sunday, 3 January, 2010 - 01:42
Avatar Image

The mini computer is awesome and adorable ^_^

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 5 January, 2010 - 05:40
Avatar Image

omigosh computer! thats brilliant

by kittenaid on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 20:25

oh wow! looks good so far :D

by Aqaia on Friday, 23 April, 2010 - 07:39
Avatar Image

It was great to be in the group with you. Your Mercury costume is really lovely.

by Amy-Lou on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 19:26
Avatar Image

You looked so cute as Mercury hun... I was squeeing when I spotted you. ^_^

by sensitive-inferno on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 21:05
Avatar Image

Ohh, I'd love to see a finished photo of the mini-computer! It looks great so far! :D

by Yuka on Wednesday, 28 July, 2010 - 15:18
Avatar Image

Wow that computer is stunning! You sister is talented indeed

by SachikoYumi on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 13:37
Avatar Image

Can't wait to see this finished! x

by NakedSalad on Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 - 14:30
Avatar Image

Lol that computer is awesome, I actually thought it was a DS when I saw it on the front page!

by Kata-san on Wednesday, 15 June, 2011 - 02:39
 

To-Do List

SkirtHighComplete
TiaraHighComplete
CollarHighComplete
Front BowHighComplete
Back BowHighComplete
BodiceHighComplete
ChokerMediumComplete
BootsMediumComplete
BroachMediumComplete
GlovesMediumIn Progress
EarringsLowComplete
WigLowComplete
Mercury ComputerLowIn Progress
VisorLowIn Progress
Transformation HenshinLowIn Progress

Journal

Post Expo (Posted 1st June 2010)

I had a lot of fun being in the Moon Group on Sunday and that was made possible by somehow managing to get it finished (with a great deal of help). The boots I bought from Chibi, as she no longer wanted them. All in all lots of fun.

What this costume has brought to my attention is my body issues. It might be because I was surrounded by slender and sexy ladies but every picture I've seen so far from the Masquerade I've hated. I looked short and fat and my face looks weird. My front bow is floppy and my wig looks scrappy. Urgh. Cue a lot of self-hating...

I need to re-make the skirt and reattach some part of the hip roll. I want to remake the gloves using matt gloves and change the glove rolls. But mostly I want to lose some weight before I re-wear this - and by some I mean a lot of weight. Plus I want to look into the body-shaping thing that Amy-Lou suggested would be suitable for this kind of costume...

So plenty to improve on - won't post pictures up unless someone can show me a decent one...

3 days and counting (Posted 25th May 2010)

I've remade the bodice so it's longer - much much longer, like almost down to my knees. I'm going to hand-sew the shoulder rolls on tonight. Thankfully those have already been made. Then if I have time tonight I want to get same_difference to help pin the hip roll to me so I can hand-sew that in place. After that it'll be a case of attaching and hemming the skirt.

Other things completed today are the sewing of the back bow, the popper of which will be added once the bodice is done, and the broach. It's been stuffed, paper-mached, sanded (with a nail file no less) and painted. It won't be perfectly smooth but will be something to improve on. A few more coats of paint and a varnish and I can loop the ribbon through it and viola! the front bow will be done ready to be attached.

Haven't even started the glove rolls. May be an Expo job >.<

Lycra Acquired (Posted 1st May 2010)

So got my lycra today to remake the bodice. I need to make sure that it is longer and the neck line is thinner. Hopefully if I have some time on Monday (as opposed to coursework) I can get that re-cut and sewn. After that everything will fall into place.

Countdown to Expo (Posted 22nd April 2010)

Couldn't get this done for Minami but it's close. Need to pick up more Lycra on Saturday.

Left to do:
- remake the bodice
- reattach sleeves and hip roll
- attach skirt and hem
- make and attach glove rolls
- attach poppers for bows

Biggest thing will be figuring out the boots. I have a perfect pair but they don't quite fit. I'm going to try and alter them but I'm not entirely sure how...

Mini Computer Progress (Posted 14th October 2009)

My sister has been using left over materials to make the mini computer for Mercury and here's how it looks so far! Isn't it great? ^_^