Sailor Mercury
Sailor Moon

Cosplayer: perfectly_purple

Variant: Anime Season 1

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

1st June 2010: Post Expo 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...

25th May 2010: 3 days and counting 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 >.<

1st May 2010: Lycra Acquired 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.

22nd April 2010: Countdown to Expo 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...

14th October 2009: Mini Computer Progress 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? ^_^

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Anonymous - 20th April 2009
I'm looking forward to seeing this, I can imagine it will really suit you =^_^=

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caylithe - 8th June 2009
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 :)

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BlusterSquall - 2nd November 2009
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

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Debbie Ella - 3rd November 2009
Really cool how you're doing all the accessories as well! Look forward to seeing it finished! ^____^

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electricdino - 3rd November 2009
Yay more Mercury Love!!! Can't wait to see this, ^_^

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perfectly_purple - 13th December 2009
Thanks everyone! I'm really looking forward to getting this finished! ^_^

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

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angel aiko - 3rd January 2010
SQUEE i cant wait to see this :3

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Debbie Ella - 3rd January 2010
Awesome mini computer! :O

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FusionRose - 5th January 2010
The mini computer is awesome and adorable ^_^

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Anonymous - 22nd April 2010
omigosh computer! thats brilliant

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Anonymous - 23rd April 2010
oh wow! looks good so far :D

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Amy-Lou - 31st May 2010
It was great to be in the group with you. Your Mercury costume is really lovely.

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electricdino - 3rd June 2010
You looked so cute as Mercury hun... I was squeeing when I spotted you. ^_^

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Yuka - 28th July 2010
Ohh, I'd love to see a finished photo of the mini-computer! It looks great so far! :D

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- - 12th April 2011
Wow that computer is stunning! You sister is talented indeed

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LittleRecordGirl - 12th April 2011
Can't wait to see this finished! x

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Kata-san - 15th June 2011
Lol that computer is awesome, I actually thought it was a DS when I saw it on the front page!