Eternal Sailor Moon (Musical version) - Sera Myu

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Worn AtLondon MCM Expo October 2012


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Me and a friend have been planning to do cosplays from the Stars musical for a while now. I've always loved this version, and it will come with difficulties, but I'll manage.

This is my dream cosplay. I will be doing Miyuki Kanbe's version - in memory of her <3

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Zedela posted on 7 November, 2011 - 00:01
Awesome! I can't wait to see this you will look so pretty! X3

ToroSonyCat posted on 8 November, 2011 - 18:54
I can't wait to see this! :D

Telly posted on 27 February, 2012 - 01:29
Excellent, another Myu cosplayer! Sleeves look lovely, look forward to your progress! ^^

Ranma1-2 posted on 13 April, 2012 - 23:54
Good progress Steffi. :) Which pattern are you using?

Mameido posted on 14 April, 2012 - 00:17
Thank you Ranma! I'm using the Kwik-Sew Misses' Leotard 3836 This pattern contains the "underbust seam" (omitted for the Myu outfit) and a v-neck as well as a v-dip on the front and back with a skirt that is straight along the bottom (rather than having the sides higher). Basically the ultimate Sailor Moon pattern :D

Ranma1-2 posted on 14 April, 2012 - 01:20
Kwik sew 3836 - wow you found one of those! These patterns are all getting harder to come by. I feel fortunate to snag 3272 off eby recently. :)

bako_neko_tokyo posted on 12 July, 2012 - 12:44
this cosplay is looking awsome already, can't wait to see it when its finished

Siouxsie James posted on 14 July, 2012 - 06:57
Progress looks awesome!! ^^

Freyarule posted on 26 July, 2012 - 22:00
This looks gorgeous! :D

otakugirl posted on 6 September, 2012 - 13:55
This looks amazing, i cant wait to see it all together. its gonna be epic

Zedela posted on 10 September, 2012 - 20:23
Oh! I'm loving the wings progress! not to mention the outfit in general so far! :D Keep up the gorge work* ^^

gaming_goddess posted on 8 October, 2012 - 09:00
This outfit is so super cute and I love how shiny it is :D Really brillant cosplay :)

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Progress Journal

Accessories (Posted 17th September 2012)

Both front brooches are complete, so are the odango covers (though I need to put some elastic on that!)
Just need to finish the earrings (which are half-done), the "feather" headband and modify the tiara.

So the accessories are almost done! Just been a bit busy with life stuff, so progress has been slow! I've also been practising the dances for the masquerade - and it's safe to say I know the whole dance! :D

Various #2 (Posted 4th September 2012)

I've started making the accessories, looks -okay- so far (I hate working with Sculpey!)
I've finally bought all three feather boas and trying to attach them onto the foam board using white sewing pins (only thing that will go through the "rope" in the middle and attach firmly onto the foam board base). Need more pins, so only 1/4 done.

Boot covers are finally complete, need a little tweaking in one, but they're complete with pink trim and gold moons.

I styled the wig, making the pigtails straight (and hairsprayed them so their stiff and won't get messy!) I also cut the fringe and made the buns look better.

I'm VERY close to finishing, bit slow because I still need to buy a few things - and without them I can't complete things.

I'm also in desperate need of those needle fasteners (ones like on the back of badge pins), not only to attach to the front bow, but because I need these to attach the hip rolls). I've literally tried every way possible to attach the bloody hiprolls onto the bodice - snaps, velcro, stitching! Garrrh, so needle fasteners it is! I also remade the hip rolls because the others became worn after trying attachement methods and they looked like shit and bumpy as hell. The new ones are better!

I'm happy with my wings most of all, they're so fluffeh! Turning out better than I thought! <3

Various (Posted 18th August 2012)

> The wings are about half-complete, covered them successfully in dazzle dust hologram fabric. Set some money aside so I can buy the feather boas! I also used the same fabric to make the front bow, which is now complete - though I need to attach a pin to the back of it, though.

> I still need to draft out the pattern for the back bow, but can't do that until I've completed the wings as the bow bow is supposed to be larger than the front, I believe.

> Finished the glove rolls, man I hate stuffing those things! Also did he wristbands and the fit snugly!

> In the process of attaching the hip rolls onto the bodice!

Next, I plan to start making the accessories, drafted out the pattern for them, though, so I can make them out of sculpey, using the patterns as a guide! I really need to purchase some long, white, invisible zips so I can finish the boot covers!!

Wings and Bows (Posted 26th July 2012)

Started drafting out the shape of the wings onto the foam board, realised I only needed to use one as it was high and wide enough (I bought two foam boards). Ah well, I'll go return the other one on Saturday so I can use the money to get other little tidbits for the cosplay!
So, both wings are done in terms of being cut out from the foam boards. Have yet to sand down the second one.
I also drafted out the pattern for the bows, the first one I did didn't look so great, so I had to spend ages gathering different reference pictures and geting the perfect "shape" and the second draft is much better. Though this draft is for the front bow, not sure if I have to make another draft, but bigger for the back bow. We'll see when I've finished the wings!

Fabric Shopping (Posted 25th July 2012)

Sooo, went fabric shopping yesterday and finally bought the Silver Dazzle Dust fabric that will be used for the wings and two "winged" bows. I bought like, 5 metres, don't know whether that's too much or too little! I also bought two foam boards which need to be cut into my desired shape, then covered in the pretty, rainbow-y fabric! Then I can see how much I need!
I also bought some more (2 metres worth) of Glossy Lycra in order to make boot covers for Myu Moon. My boots are white anyway, but I've had Gogo boots before, and the black lining on the underside ends up scuffing when you walk and leaving black lines across your boots. So no good when I'm doing a dance routine! So boots covers will help a great deal!
Yaaay, so that means I actually have things to work on now! Though, unfortunately, I didn't buy any dotty fabric for the gloves... because the two shades of pink that WAS available was too dark, and the other too light... Urgh, so I'm just using my Magenta Foil Spandex and then sticking dots onto it later! XD

Hip Rolls (Posted 25th July 2012)

Hip rolls took me ages to stitch, accidentally over-stuffed the pink hip roll! But it looks good! Did the gold hip rolls, made it way too thin - but I re-did it and it's a little thicker, though not as thick as the pink one - major dissapoint. Oh well. I ended up looking at the reference picture for Miyuki Kanbe and notied her pink hip roll IS slightly larger than the gold one! SCORE!

Sailor Collar and Gloves (Posted 25th July 2012)

I completed the collar and added three rows of gold trim. For the gloves however, I made a first pair, but they ended up being too small and too thin - so second time round I double up the fabric and made it wider. So now they're both complete!

Skirt (Posted 11th April 2012)

The three-tiered skirt has been constructed where i has been half-pleated, hemmed, has the sequined trim all attached and the side seams stitched together. I have also stitched some snaps to the crotch seam of the leotard pants.
I now have to stitch the skirt onto the leotard pants, then stitch that mass onto the leotard bodice itself. So hopefully this will all be done by this week Friday! I can't wait to take a picture and show you guys!

Bodice (Posted 25th February 2012)

So the sleeves had been gathered, trim stitched on and stitched to the leotard as well as the sides of the leotard being stitched together. The sleeves aren't as puffy as they should be, but it was my first time making a pair of sleeves, I didn't even have a proper puffy sleeve pattern, so I used my own initiative. Still turned out nicely though, at least it has some puff.

Leotard and Sleeves (Posted 7th February 2012)

Finished cutting and doubling up the material for the leotard, just needs ironing. Drafted the pattern for the puffy sleeves, finished doubling up, just needs to be gathered and have the trim attached!

Pattern and Fabric (Posted 30th January 2012)

So, a while ago I started modifying the pattern, I think it is to my liking, not sure about the Sailor Collar however, but I'll get to that later on.
Yesterday I bought the fabric for this cosplay, I haven't got all of it, just half of what I need, I'll buy more whenever I need it.
Over the next few weeks I will do as much progress as possible - however, it might be a bit slow this week as I have an exam on Thursday I'm rapidly revising for!

Pattern (Posted 10th December 2011)

Managed to get the pattern today, sadly, it's for an Xmas present, so I can't take it out the packaging and have a good look at the process for it. This pattern is perfect for any Sailor Moon cosplay! It has the v-neck on lower front v-shape, it has an underbust seam, and the skirt is the same length all the way around (unlike ice skating patterns which have the skirt shorter on the sides).

Starting point (Posted 8th November 2011)

Sooo, I've never written a journal for a cosplay on this site before, but considering how time consuming, costly and detailed this costume would be, I want people to know the process of this uber complicated costume - especially since I will be entering it in a cosplay competition with Rachel and others so this journal will help me to produce a detailed insight with actual proper progress pictures to submit to judges in the future.

So anyway, Christmas is coming up, and the fiance said he's give me money so I can buy fabric, which I've estimated for it to cost about £80-£100, if I'm lucky, it will be less than that. But I can't start this costume until I have the main fabrics and the new pattern I want. I know I already have a figure skating pattern, but this other one is so much better!

Will probably write a journal entry when I've started construction of the leotard or possibly the accessories, whichever I decide to do first.