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So I'm not 100% certain that I can make it to London May Expo yet, but I'm hoping that I will be able to! I have some left over leotard cotton left over since Uranus so I'll start this as soon as I can. I've not decided if I'll contruct this the same was as UraNep or with a leotard-skirt-thingy. I have the perfect ribbon (ok it might be a bit dark but meh!) that I'll take a pic and upload. ^_____^ What else? Wig, should be a piece of cake! Cyyyyperooous. <3 And shoes. Will probably go for something Kate-style-high heels since I won't be dancing in them. :) I'm also going to give the chain ago, because I really want that chain! :D Yay for massive Moon-group! :D

UPDATE 26 March - It's getting there! I ordered the chain through tsukisales because I know Beth and I know what a great job she does and she finished it yesterday! And I LOVE it! I should get it next week or so and I'm looking forward to it immensely! I've almost finished the leotard but I'm not quite happt with it so we shall see... I hope to start the skirt today though because I have a free day. ^^

UPDATE 3 June - EXPO WAS SOOOO MUUUUCH FUUUUN! I'm so glad I managed to make it, running around as Venus was a tonne of fun! My costume was sort of coming apart at the seems by the end of it though, so expect an updated version soon! I need to remake the entire bodice really, and re-style the wig. ^^; It just kept coming down, so in all the pictures it's not really the signature Venus style, sorry! I also got lots of compliments on my glovetoppars, so if I get the chance I might do some kind of tutorial or something, if anybody still wants it! ^^ Thank you to the girls for doing this group with me, you all looked stunning and I had an amazing time! <3

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perfectly_purple posted on 2 January, 2010 - 23:54
Venus! ^_^ So pretty! Chain will be an awesome addition!

angel aiko posted on 2 January, 2010 - 23:54
nawwwwwwww i hope you can come to expo you'll make such an amazing Venus *___*

Telly posted on 3 January, 2010 - 00:40
Yeah the chain would be lots of fun! I wanna stand out as a Venus. Be the best! ^____^ And I really want to come to Expo and things are looking good since this costume shouldn't been too expensive, with me having a lot of fabric at home. So it should be all good! I wanna Moon-fangirl with you! :D <3

electricdino posted on 3 January, 2010 - 13:09
Just be prepared for me to grope/glomp you... I will be Wataru after all, ;)

Solaria posted on 3 January, 2010 - 13:33
oooo looking forward to this 8D Venus chain x3 PS I think you put the wrong year for the event xD

Telly posted on 3 January, 2010 - 14:04
HAHA so I did! I've not quite gotten used to it being 2010 yet! Thanks for catching that! ^^

OrgXIII-Namine posted on 8 January, 2010 - 12:19
You will make such a pretty Venus! :D

Zedela posted on 25 January, 2010 - 12:50
Wow* Sailor Venus* X3 Thank u for commenting on Sailor moon btw ^_^

Telly posted on 3 February, 2010 - 23:05
Thanks guuuuys! :D I hope so at least. :P Jinxy: you're very welcome, you make an adorable Moon! :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 26 March, 2010 - 16:25
Good to see progress in your journal ^_^ Hey your body is looking good..and so is your body.. :P ..perfect for Sailor Senshi :) I do hope you can come in May.. btw any pics of these sexy heels you found?

Telly posted on 26 March, 2010 - 16:37
Thanks! <3 I'm gonna try and put some more progress pics up later today, just gotta finish the zipper. I wasn't going to have a zipper at first but I made the bodice a bit too tight to get into comfortably so I cheated a put in a small zipper that'll go under the collar. :P I wasn't clever enough to save a picture of them but I might not end up using them anyways. I found a pair of shoes in my wardrobe that I'm gonna paint and use instead probably. I'm going to Japan in two weeks so I'm trying to save as much money as I can. ^^; But apart from the shoes and the wig I have all the material needed! ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 26 March, 2010 - 17:17
That's not cheating, it's a brilliant idea, esp as the sailor collar will hide it so easliy. I wish I had thought of it for mine..I might just do this when I make my Pluto.. btw the see through white lycra thing..the swimsuit I used had a 'modesty' lining made of a streatch white mesh. But I couldn't find this stuff in the rag market when I looked. It might be this stuff, cuz the ad says "ideal for swimwear" http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/White-lycra-power-net-mesh-4-way-stretch-180cm-wide_W0QQitemZ120539334703QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Crafts_Fabric_Textiles_SM?hash=item1c10b4482f

Raye-chan posted on 31 March, 2010 - 20:59
Awesome ;) i cosplayed as Sailor Mars for October 2009 MCM London Expo - good luck with your progress x

Ranma1-2 posted on 1 April, 2010 - 00:04
Skirt progress pic - I have to say..you have a lovely line running from hips out through the skirt. The angle looks perfect. :)

Telly posted on 9 April, 2010 - 20:20
Thanks hun! I'm working on the hiproll at the moment, and it's harder than I thought! I'm doing it a bit different from last time because I didn't like the v in the front. Now I'm worried I'm overdoing it! :S Will post some pics up once I'm done. :P

RanmaSyaoran posted on 9 April, 2010 - 22:58
Woo, looking very nice so far 8D

Solaria posted on 7 May, 2010 - 15:54
Looking uberly sexy 8D The orange is so perfect *3*

Ranma1-2 posted on 8 May, 2010 - 00:14
Wig looks utterly Gorgeous. :)

Lady-Aira posted on 8 May, 2010 - 11:35
:O This is looking great hun!! I envy you!!

Telly posted on 8 May, 2010 - 15:22
Aaaw shucks! Thanks guys! ^_______^ Not much time left 'til we all get to hang out! :D

Uni posted on 10 May, 2010 - 08:09
You look amazing! And the craftsmanship is fantastic! <3

Feather-to-Earth posted on 11 May, 2010 - 20:11
Wow this looks really awesome!!! You make such a perfect Venus ^_~

Archer posted on 19 May, 2010 - 00:38
Wow the progress on this looks great :D I love the hiproll. How on earth did you do it??? Hope you can make it to expo as i'd love to see this costume in person :D

Telly posted on 19 May, 2010 - 09:43
Thanks everybody! You're all awesome. <3 @Archer - Thank you! Yes I will be making it to Expo (unless the ashcloud cancels my flight!) so you must come find me. ^^ It cut half a square of batting, wrapped a thread around it to make it round (made it a bit lumpy so not the best technique) and then I covered it with normal jerseycotton. It's a bit hard to explain! ^^;

Archer posted on 22 May, 2010 - 22:31
I will certainly try and find you at expo :D What day are you wearing this???

Amy-Lou posted on 30 May, 2010 - 19:51
Beautiful Venus! It was lovely to meet you and such a fun group. Great costume, you conquered the notorious hip roll.

Angelphie posted on 31 May, 2010 - 11:50
You looked fantastic - love your hiproll, and the brooch and chain looked awesome.

Shenny posted on 3 June, 2010 - 13:42
You looked so lovely :D

CrystalNeko posted on 3 June, 2010 - 14:17
You looked so cute and pretty! You really suit Venus~ I had no clue this was you!

perfectly_purple posted on 3 June, 2010 - 14:24
You looked amazing! So jealous! XD Seriously though very cool. Also thanks for the advice on re-doing my glove rolls. Your method sounds way easier and looks great! <3

Ranma1-2 posted on 3 June, 2010 - 14:29
You were such a beautifull Venus. :)

Freyarule posted on 3 June, 2010 - 15:08
Your Venus was gorgeous! I especially loved the chain addition :) reminded me of the live action sailor venus!

ElegantAura posted on 3 June, 2010 - 16:51
Aww You make such a beautiful Venus, You definately did her justice ^_^

UnaSpi posted on 4 June, 2010 - 08:59
Brilliant costume! Very nice fabric choices, and you're pretty to boot! So good, I almost wish I went to expo :D

Mangamad posted on 4 June, 2010 - 12:17
Smexy sailor. ^o^

Telly posted on 4 June, 2010 - 12:19
Thank you everybody! *happydance* I'll try and draw up some kind of tutorial/explanation to how I did the hiproll and glovetoppars, since everybody is complimenting me for them. ^^ I'll def be wearing Venus again at some point, but with an updated bodysuit! ^^

RanmaSyaoran posted on 4 June, 2010 - 21:43
I'm glad I got to see this in person! And what a fantastic wig!

Defrain posted on 5 June, 2010 - 13:52
i managed to catch your guys bit as i was preping behind the crowed looked awesome :P

Dusttee posted on 6 June, 2010 - 20:28
You looked fantastic. You make a great venus

Solaria posted on 6 June, 2010 - 20:29
Truly Truly stunning Venus *3* <333

BlusterSquall posted on 6 June, 2010 - 20:33
You're such a beautiful Venus! I love your wig, I love your belt! Everything about this costume is gorgeous~! <3

Telly posted on 6 June, 2010 - 20:52
Nyaaaaah~ Thanks everybody! I'm amused that noone noticed that the chain actually broke! I think the foamboardthing around the chains had dried a bit, since I commissioned it quite a while ago, so when I unpacked it in the morning it fell into pieces. So Chevi and me made a mad dash to the gluegun and managed to fix it up pretty neatly. 'Til I was just about to go off stage, that's when the first bit fell off, and I just managed to get down the stairs before the whole thing came tumbling down and I had to stand there like an idiot with all the bits in my hands! :P Funny, but weird! ^^

ProbablyHeather posted on 7 June, 2010 - 16:42
Oh my gawd! The fabric you used looks perfect and you look stunning as Venus <333 xxx

Kouji posted on 9 June, 2010 - 20:10
venus was always my favorite and you just look awesome *____*

Archer posted on 9 June, 2010 - 22:40
You looked amazing in the masquerade :D I loved seeing this costume, you made a brilliant Venus.

FusionRose posted on 14 June, 2010 - 11:41
This is the best sailor venus cosplay i've seen, well done.

nosferatu posted on 26 July, 2010 - 11:49
Pretty *_____*

Telly posted on 4 August, 2010 - 13:52
Thank you so much all! :D I plan on re-doing parts of it when I get a chance though, I smeared makeup and mess just all over it. :P

Captain_Marvelous posted on 24 September, 2010 - 19:01
You look amazing! :) this really makes me want to get round to doing a scout :(

Telly posted on 24 September, 2010 - 19:06
Thank you! You should, it's such a fun costume both to make and wear. ^_^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 24 September, 2010 - 19:17
I can never quite find the right material for mars :( its either the wrong feel or just to shiny! XD

misfit_mosher posted on 25 September, 2010 - 06:43
SAILOR V!!! <3 love it=3 <3 !!!

Chibi posted on 11 October, 2010 - 13:51
Didn't realise this was you! Also, can't believe I haven't commented on this already D: Looks gorgeous! You make an amazing Venus, wish I could make fukus like that O_O

Telly posted on 11 October, 2010 - 17:26
Haha surprising amount of people don't realise it's me. xD Especially when I wore it last May since the day before I'd been dressed as a version of Death. Bit of a difference! xD Thank you! Well next time I come over I can teach you a couple of tricks. xD I've only gotten good because I've done so many by now. :P

Chibi posted on 11 October, 2010 - 20:44
Yay sounds like a plan! :D

Fables posted on 14 April, 2011 - 18:15
Wow, you look so pretty! I love it :)

Grethe_B posted on 15 June, 2011 - 01:31
ah, you where the cute sailor moon character talking to me and my friends during the cosplay contest photography? =D I remember you! really liked your costume! and thanks for being so kind and talked to us, really appreaciated ^^ I was so nervous for the contest X)

Telly posted on 16 July, 2011 - 14:25
Thanks guys! <3 @Grethe, yes that was me! You looked fantastic too, loved the bow! :D You were great during the show, it was very fun to meet you! Will you be over for any more conventions (in Sweden or England?). :)

Frederica la Noir posted on 12 September, 2011 - 09:51
WOW! You look absolutely gorgeous as Sailor Venus ^^ definitley one of the best Venus's I've seen <3

Eloraborealis posted on 5 October, 2011 - 17:43
You look so pretty! Hands down the best Venus cosplay I've ever seen! :D

ToroSonyCat posted on 12 October, 2011 - 15:54
You make a wonderful Venus, I love it!

Sephirayne posted on 18 November, 2011 - 01:41
Amazing Venus. You are spot on.

Siouxsie James posted on 6 September, 2012 - 07:34
Awesome cosplay :D

MoonCrystalPower posted on 9 December, 2012 - 15:41
It's amazing. You look amazing. I am doing Sailor Venus for a con next year and I must ask where you get your wig from its perfect.

Telly posted on 23 January, 2013 - 13:00
Thanks lovelies! ♥ @MoonCrystalPower I bought it on eBay like 3 years ago! ^^; No idea where to find it now, but if you have any other questions or need some help, let me know! ^^

Chibi posted on 14 May, 2013 - 21:54
Gotta just say it again, best Venus ;A; must make my sailor scout fuku like this for Aya!

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Progress Journal

16th May 2010

T________T Stupid shoes...

Because I don't trust painting a pair of shoes (or rather my lack of skill in it :P) i bought a pair of dark orange/tanned heels off eBay today. It was from a shop so they had lots of sizes and all that jazz. Chose my size, bought it, paid for it... and then found out they didn't have my size anymore. So in the seconds it took between me pressing "buy" and "pay" they sold out... -______- Emailed them, so now I just gotta wait to hear from them. So annoyed!

1st February 2010

Fgfhlfhghlgh

How hard can it be to just find nice orange fabric! There's even TWO fabricshops in the town that I live in now and neither have any nice orange fabric. I refuse any type of satin, and I will not be seen dead in the neon orange stuff. Just... no. I'd like to keep peoples eyes from bleeding please.

So yes. Completely pointless entry, just ranting cuz I'm annoyed.

18th January 2010

AWESOME!

Short random entry;

I love Beeeeth! <3 <3 <3 She's making me the earrings, brosch and chain just as I want them! So I can get sparkly glitter in the resin for my stuffff. :D *happy dance*

I've also got Chuuchan on board for tips. ^^ And I really should start this soon, since I do have most of what I need already! :P

18th January 2010

Change of plans! (for the props, so no worries!)

Scratch that chain, Beth has opened up her store again! SCORE! I'd much rather get stuff off her than anyone else. <3 So yes, getting the earrings, brosch and chain from Tsukisales. Yaaaay! <3

Yeah I probably should learn to do resin props and what-not myself but not for this costumes, that'd cost more and take too much time. :P I've also found a pair off KICKASS sexy heels on eBay so... hehe. Because I think Venus looks much nicer with high heels than with the pumps she wears in some pictures.

Yes, I'm taking liberties. :P

14th January 2010

Wigs wigs wigs...

I can't decide which wig to go for. I want a shorter curly one because it adds volume and looks much better than going for the long wavy ones. I've got two possibles but I can't decide which blonde tone to go for. Probably the milky one because it's a bit more colourful. An ash-blonde Venus just doesn't seem quite right... This is the one I'm thinking of going for, but I'd brush out some of those curls so it's not quite so curly. :P And then obv style it and all that jazz.

Also been thinking a lot about construction. At first I was just going to do what I did for Uranus but yesterday I just realised that "oh right, seams..." On Uranus I hid the front seams under golden lamé, I'd not be able to do that here. So I'll probably head over to Steve's Mars and have a look at how he did it. ^^ Except I'll most likely do the dress-version again, I dunno know yet. :) I will be starting the body as soon as I have a chance, except I don't have a machine anymore so it'll have to be by hand... *sigh* I was going to buy one but mums says she might buy a new one and then I can have her old one. I must save every penny that I have for other things. :P At least there is a fabric-shop in the new town that I just moved into! SO AWESOME! No more driving three hours to buy fabric. <3

3rd January 2010

Good discovery!

And I just realised I have left-over blue and yellow fabric as well. Meaning I already have the white, blue and yellow, along with the hairbow and gloves. I'll start the bodice as soon as I've settled into my new apartment. ^^