Sailor Uranus
Sailor Moon

Cosplayer: BlueberryTale

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

AyaCon 2013

14th April 2013: Future improvements Had a amazing time as Sailor Uranus along with the amazing Sailor Moon group! Everyone just looked fantastic!
This cosplay went down pretty well, and now planning to take to Ayacon. I'm hoping before then I'll tidy up more of this cosplay. I may redo the front bow to make it slightly bigger and sit better and remake the sailor collar. Despite the improvements I want to work on, I'm overall happy with this cosplay.

Also note to self: Pack an extra pair of nude tights. Mine ripped slightly the morning of the con

2nd April 2013: Finished Still need to do some tidying up, but apart from that, it's finished!

2nd April 2013: Skirt part II To make the skirt, I measured my hips then multiplied by 3 for the pleats. For the length, I measured from my hip bone to my desired length where I wanted the skirt to sit, this was roughly 13/14 inches. For the hem, I double folded the fabric and hand sew along the hem.
For the pleats, I made side pleats along with one box pleat at the front of the skirt, each pleat measuring about 3 inches and pinned them. I then hand sewn the pleats into place before ironing them on a low heat and removing the pins. I hand sewn the skirt to the hip roll, and finished the skirt.

27th March 2013: Skirt Bought more duchess satin needed for the skirt and currently in early stages. I was wanting to make a circle pleated skirt, but because I only got nearly 2 weeks left and I honestly don't want to mess up, I'm just doing the simpler way and adding pleats to the fabric before stitching it altogether. I've noticed Sailor Moon cosplayers either do the circle skirt method or this method, and both work well in their own way. This is my first time making a pleated skirt so hope all goes well!

Already made the hip roll so hoping to have all this done by next week.

26th March 2013: Arm rolls I made these a couple weeks ago, but now I got them attached to the leotard with the use of poppers. Also attached some to the gloves.

Still to:

Make the skirt

Attached the brooch to the front bow

Overall tidy up

14th March 2013: Shoes Couple of weeks ago I said I would try to make boot covers, and that didn't go quite to plan. Boot covers aren't my strongest area and because I only got a few weeks left, I went searching online for other shoes and found these. They are not perfect but they were the best I could find. The other ones I did like and looked more like the boots I needed were either too expensive, the size or colour was out of stock or it was outside the country. So in the end I got these and quite happy with them.

Going to be working on the arm and hip rolls this weekend, and will be working on the skirt next week.

12th March 2013: Gloves Finished the gloves.

Use duchess satin once again, cut out two rectangles on a fold, sew them together then hand sewn the two lines and used wadding for stuffing.

Had a few trial and errors with these things. At first I didn't make it long enough, the stuffing made it shorter to sew together and the stitching wasn't great. So I made it again, this time longer and better stitching and much happier with it now!

6th March 2013: Choker Finished choker as well. Made from duchess satin, and used sew on poppers to keep in place when wearing it.

6th March 2013: Back bow Finished the back bow. Also made from duchess satin and made using the same process as the last bow.

1st March 2013: Boots fail Last week I ordered the boots, and two days later I got a message from the seller saying they made a mistake in their inventory and didn't have the size I needed in stock anymore and gave me a full refund. I asked them if they would have any more in stock and they MIGHT do but it's unlikely.

Seriously, finding the boots is the hardest thing to do for this cosplay so far. I did find another pair of boots, however they are 13cm heels and I struggle to walk in heels as it is, plus I would look near enough 6'0 in them (I'm about 5'9/5'10 and the original boots I ordered were 2cm heel.)

At this point in time, I'm still keeping an eye out for the boots. However since I only have about 6 weeks to get this cosplay finished, I may just make boot covers.

22nd February 2013: Finished tiara Finished the tiara today. Easiest part of the cosplay so far. Made from craft foam, used mod podge as a sealer before painting it with gold acrylic paint and gluing on the gem.

22nd February 2013: Front bow fixed Originally had the bow upside down, so fixed it.

13th February 2013: So far The front bow is now finished, along with the brooch which was made from fimo clay and baked. The sailor collar is still to be sewn together which should be done this week.

13th February 2013: Front bow Finished the front bow. It's made from Duchess satin and hand sewn. Simply made two rectangles and pinched the middle of them and made the rectangle centre to keep them in place.

14th January 2013: . <<< Wig so far
Doj-Con is 4 months away and I still got a lot to do. I've ordered the leotard base so should be here this week. Before the end of January I'm hoping to have finished the Sailor fuku, front and back bows, sleeves and finish styling the wig.

17th September 2012: Wig so far Cutted the wig to the correct length. Still need some trimming here and there but so far so good!

17th September 2012: Wig Bought wig from Coscraft. Currently cutting it to the correct length.

11th September 2012: Let's start! Since Doj-con is 7 months away, I have to make a start!

I found a wig on Coscraft that I'll be ordering this week so hopefully I can styling it next week.
Between now and Christmas, I'm going to:

Style the wig
Make the tiara
Make the front bow
Make the brooch (Both heart and round shaped)
Make the choker
Make the back bow
Make gloves
Buy earrings

Since I should have the whole of January off Uni, I'll be making the rest of the outfit then. Plus it gives me enough time to lose weight and tone up. So by January I will be:

Buying and altering a leotard
Making the skirt (First time making a pleated skirt!)
Making the sailor fuku
Buying the boots

Can't wait for this group!

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LittleRecordGirl - 29th June 2011
Yey! :D

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Irynmudda - 12th September 2012
Aw yeah! Excited :D

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Irynmudda - 22nd February 2013
I never realised how much progress you've made! Looking awesome :D I really need to move my butt into gear.

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Darkiekun - 9th March 2013
Loving the progress keep it up!

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Siouxsie James - 11th March 2013
This is looking cool, good luck finishing it off ^^

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Kacela - 13th March 2013
This is coming along nicely ^^ Can't wait to see it finished!

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PandoraCaitiff - 17th March 2013
I don;t think I've seen a Haruka before, but she's my favourite scout, so I really want to see how this comes out!

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ToroSonyCat - 20th March 2013
Looks awesome so far!

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Lady-Aira - 27th March 2013
Best Senshi <3 (With Neptune of course ^_~) All the best with this! It looks fab so far <3 Cannot wait to see finished!

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JustPeachy - 3rd April 2013
Really looking great! Everything looks so well made and neat :D

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Mr. Sat-Ash - 3rd April 2013
^o^ Looks awesome.

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PandoraCaitiff - 3rd April 2013
Oooh! That's come out great! You need to smirk more though ;-)

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BlueberryTale - 4th April 2013
Thanks for all the lovely comments guys ^^ I'll definately smirk more for the photos at Doj-con!

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ToroSonyCat - 14th April 2013
This looks sooo great finished, you make a beautiful Sailor Uranus!

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puzzledpenguin - 15th April 2013
Great Sailor costume, you look really sharp! Your group shot is really cool. :)

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LolaInProgress - 26th April 2013
You guys looked great!

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blissfulbanana - 29th April 2013
you look amazing <3 good job

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cowiee - 2nd May 2013
Really, really like this! You look stunning :D

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awesomeblossom - 20th May 2013
You look great! I love it :D

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TheDevineDarkness - 12th June 2013
Omgosh awesome cosplay! You look great! ~

- Mistress
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Om_nom_nom - 29th July 2013
Awh! This is no nice! The photos are really good and you look fabulous!

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awesomeblossom - 31st July 2013
Wow I like this a lot! Very accurate, you make a great Sailor Uranus!

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Mothfox - 20th September 2013
Wow a perfect salior uranus and great details :) well done!