Sailor Venus
Sailor Moon

Cosplayer: Debbie Ella

Variant: Manga

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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!

2nd 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. ^^


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perfectly_purple - 3rd January 2010
Venus! ^_^ So pretty! Chain will be an awesome addition!

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angel aiko - 3rd January 2010
nawwwwwwww i hope you can come to expo you'll make such an amazing Venus *___*

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Debbie Ella - 3rd January 2010
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

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

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Solaria - 3rd January 2010
oooo looking forward to this 8D Venus chain x3
PS I think you put the wrong year for the event xD

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Debbie Ella - 3rd January 2010
HAHA so I did! I've not quite gotten used to it being 2010 yet! Thanks for catching that! ^^

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OrgXIII-Namine - 8th January 2010
You will make such a pretty Venus! :D

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Zedela - 25th January 2010
Wow* Sailor Venus* X3 Thank u for commenting on Sailor moon btw ^_^

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Debbie Ella - 4th February 2010
Thanks guuuuys! :D I hope so at least. :P

Jinxy: you're very welcome, you make an adorable Moon! :D

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Ranma1-2 - 26th March 2010
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?

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Debbie Ella - 26th March 2010
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! ^^

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Ranma1-2 - 26th March 2010
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

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Raye-chan - 31st March 2010
Awesome ;) i cosplayed as Sailor Mars for October 2009 MCM London Expo - good luck with your progress x

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

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Debbie Ella - 9th April 2010
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

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RanmaSyaoran - 10th April 2010
Woo, looking very nice so far 8D

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Solaria - 7th May 2010
Looking uberly sexy 8D
The orange is so perfect *3*

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Ranma1-2 - 8th May 2010
Wig looks utterly Gorgeous. :)

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Lady-Aira - 8th May 2010
:O This is looking great hun!! I envy you!!

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Debbie Ella - 8th May 2010
Aaaw shucks! Thanks guys! ^_______^ Not much time left 'til we all get to hang out! :D

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Uni - 10th May 2010
You look amazing! And the craftsmanship is fantastic! <3

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Feather-to-Earth - 11th May 2010
Wow this looks really awesome!!! You make such a perfect Venus ^_~

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Archer - 19th May 2010
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

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Debbie Ella - 19th May 2010
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! ^^;

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Archer - 23rd May 2010
I will certainly try and find you at expo :D What day are you wearing this???

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

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Angelphie - 31st May 2010
You looked fantastic - love your hiproll, and the brooch and chain looked awesome.

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Shenny - 3rd June 2010
You looked so lovely :D

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CrystalNeko - 3rd June 2010
You looked so cute and pretty! You really suit Venus~ I had no clue this was you!

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perfectly_purple - 3rd June 2010
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

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Ranma1-2 - 3rd June 2010
You were such a beautifull Venus. :)

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

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ElegantAura - 3rd June 2010
Aww You make such a beautiful Venus, You definately did her justice ^_^

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

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Mangamad - 4th June 2010
Smexy sailor. ^o^

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Debbie Ella - 4th June 2010
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! ^^

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RanmaSyaoran - 4th June 2010
I'm glad I got to see this in person! And what a fantastic wig!

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Defrain - 5th June 2010
i managed to catch your guys bit as i was preping behind the crowed looked awesome :P

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Dusttee - 6th June 2010
You looked fantastic.
You make a great venus

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Solaria - 6th June 2010
Truly Truly stunning Venus *3*
<333

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

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Debbie Ella - 6th June 2010
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! ^^

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ProbablyHeather - 7th June 2010
Oh my gawd! The fabric you used looks perfect and you look stunning as Venus <333 xxx

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Kouji - 9th June 2010
venus was always my favorite and you just look awesome *____*

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Archer - 10th June 2010
You looked amazing in the masquerade :D I loved seeing this costume, you made a brilliant Venus.

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FusionRose - 14th June 2010
This is the best sailor venus cosplay i've seen, well done.

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nosferatu - 26th July 2010
Pretty *_____*

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Debbie Ella - 4th August 2010
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

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Captain_Marvelous - 24th September 2010
You look amazing! :) this really makes me want to get round to doing a scout :(

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Debbie Ella - 24th September 2010
Thank you! You should, it's such a fun costume both to make and wear. ^_^

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

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misfit_mosher - 25th September 2010
SAILOR V!!!
<3

love it=3
<3
!!!

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Chibi - 11th October 2010
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

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Debbie Ella - 11th October 2010
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

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Chibi - 11th October 2010
Yay sounds like a plan! :D

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Fables - 14th April 2011
Wow, you look so pretty! I love it :)

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Grethe_B - 15th June 2011
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)

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Debbie Ella - 16th July 2011
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?). :)

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

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Eloraborealis - 5th October 2011
You look so pretty! Hands down the best Venus cosplay I've ever seen! :D

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ToroSonyCat - 12th October 2011
You make a wonderful Venus, I love it!

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Sephirayne - 18th November 2011
Amazing Venus. You are spot on.

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Siouxsie James - 6th September 2012
Awesome cosplay :D

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MoonCrystalPower - 9th December 2012
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.

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Debbie Ella - 23rd January 2013
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! ^^

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