Sailor Star Maker
Sailor Stars

Cosplayer: Ranma1-2

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

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16th April 2011: painting Finally the details were spray painted with gold paint. Wings were painted with white acrylic paint and masked off during the spray painting part.

16th April 2011: winged centre broach I made the winged centre broach by cutting the shape out of art mountboard using a sharp craft knife. The stars tail was also built up using mountboard.

16th April 2011: stars construction To make the stars 3d I cut the shapes out of thin plastic sheet using a sharp craft knife. Slowly the stars were built up. Pic shows stars half way through construction.

16th April 2011: tiara construction and from the front this is what it looked like. I printed out some five point stars of different sizes and settled on the size I wanted for the star on the tiara. In the pic the paper star pattern is resting in position.

16th April 2011: tiara construction I made the tiara by glueing two strips of plastic together around my head so the curve is right. Then for the rivet detail I used those brass thingies which you often used to hold fingers on paper clocks etc. First drilled holes in the tiara and inserted brass thingies. The bent over tails were long so I cut them down with snippers. Also decided since they will be sitting against my forehead I would smooth them over at the back - with a layer of superglue. Sanded down when it had set completely and then I stuck some thick sellotape across the back so it became nice and smooth.

16th April 2011: choker finished I used like suspender elastic and covered it with purple stretch lycra fabric. Then I punched holes for the studs usingmy leather punch tool. Then added the studs. I added some clear plastic strips to hold the two choker strips in line with each other - held on by the studs. Finally added velcro fastening.
This is the finished choker.
note the remaining purple studs..which are for the arm band thingies and the cross over tummy straps.

16th April 2011: purple studs These are the metal cone studs I bought off eB. I drilled a piece of wood to hold the studs whilst they were being painted. First I lightly sanded the studs to help the paint stick, and then mixed up some arcylic paint as near as I could to the purple fabric I have. Red plus blue gives purple. When dried I coated the paint with future floor polish as a tough clear varnish coat.

16th April 2011: chocker pattern This is how I made the choker. Using ref pics I drew a paper pattern to fit my neck and marked positions for the studs.

1st April 2011: journal progress Lots more done, still some things to finish though - as Kita is upon us I will have to edit the wip pics and journal after the sew sew ^_^

31st March 2011: bra covers finished The covers are sewd onto the bra now. I had to fold over a dart to make the lower parts fit around the boobs. Pretty pleased as they do look kind of like shields. ^_^

Also I added a hook and eye fastener to the collar so now it can be joined easily at the front.

31st March 2011: Making bra covers Are these armour?? umm well making the bra covers/armour.
Started by drawing the patterns on thick paper. Pic shows the final shape after a few edits, comparing it to the ref. On the right are the finished pvc covers, made the same way as the collar.

30th March 2011: Finished collar Here is the finished collar. I cut two identical collar shapes and sewed them inside out around the seam line, leaving one edge open. (cushion cover method). Then turned right side out. It was difficult to get the points of the collar turned right side out - there was just too much fabric seam allowance inside. So I had to pull it all back inside out and trim as close to the seam as I dared. This made it a lot easier to turn it all back right side out. Then I had to sew all around the edges to get the seams to lie flat because the pvc was too springy and made it look like some kind of inflatable!! So finally this is how it looks now.

Prob will fix it onto the bra straps somehow and put a fastener at the front.

30th March 2011: collar patern I started with the base pattern from Sailor Mars and edited it - now has wider front lapels and a better neck line, and shorter length at the back.
Underneath the cloth rough is the pattern copied onto thick paper - so it is easy to trace around and mark out the back of the pvc for cutting.

30th March 2011: Shorts finished Finished shorts. I need to make the crossover straps for them though..

28th March 2011: Shorts pattern rough I just spent ALL day trying to make the pattern for the shorts! Why has it been so difficult? Just kept looking lumpy and puckered. Anyway, after numerous attempts editing my pattern rough I think I finally have the shapes almost worked out. Tommorow I shall cut the fabric and put the proper pair together. I dont have pleather to match the other girls Starlight costumes, so I am going to try with black PVC which I already bought for other things. But if it looks crappy I will try it with black lycra too.
Pic - pattern roughs nearly line needs lowering, otherwise I think they are good to Go!

26th March 2011: Gold pants! Ha ha Gold Pants! ^_^ ..Finished.
I used some of Galaxias Gold fabric to cover my briefs. Just in case bits of white might be spotted I decided to cover the whole briefs over in Gold. Using Stretch Stitch on the machine I sewed the top on to the inside of the waistband then folded it over the no seam is showing. The rest is handsewn around the legs.
So now the shorts can be made loose and open at the top. :)

25th March 2011: Mods to bra The mods shown should bring the base bra shape into line to match the ref.
The normal bra strap is going to be replaced by elastic strip - but retain the hook and eye fastener.

25th March 2011: Base bits Testing collar pattern, base bra, and the underwear to make this costume work - which is covered over by some Gold test fabric - I decided I am going to cover the briefs with the Gold fabric and then have the shorts with an open V front and back - with some ruching to help form the V shape. (the shorts are just stand ins until I make the proper ones).

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Freyarule - 23rd March 2011
Oooooh I'd love to see a trio! Good luck with this :D

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angel aiko - 23rd March 2011
:O <333333333333333333

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Debbie Ella - 23rd March 2011
Gonna be so much fun! :D

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Ranma1-2 - 23rd March 2011
Freyarule - Thank yoooou. Yes I think I can pull this in on time. Maker Will be there. :)

Angel aiko - Awww Cheviiii ^_^ I thought you were gonna bust my chops for failing Galaxia again!! :P Man she is one tough costume to make. But when you see her finally finished it will be worth the wait. ^_^

Telly - Yaaaaay. ^_^ to sort out base items. Ive got some ideas on how to save time with this ;) Progress will be updated in journal.

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eternal_aranel - 24th March 2011
Ooooo will be awesome!!

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Ranma1-2 - 24th March 2011
Thaaaaanks. ^_^
Got some base pieces together, now sewing...

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ProbablyHeather - 25th March 2011
I can't wait to see this!

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- - 30th March 2011
Love the construction of the shorts~
I normaly do that, get an old pair of shorts, a skirt, jacket an use that as a patten :) Much more convenient that them damn pattens you buy. To many numbers and fiddling around ~

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Wyrdsister - 30th March 2011
Shorts are looking good , as always!

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eternal_aranel - 30th March 2011
Wow looks great! Can't wait!
Also I want you flat toned tummy ;_;

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Ranma1-2 - 30th March 2011
Thanks guys, lots more progress today, pics later...

eternal-aranel ha ha ha legs and now tum! :p As I told the other girls..
A while ago I discovered stomach exercises meant for post natal women to regain a flat stomach. The exercises do not put strain on the back so they are really good. (normal situps make my back ache). So I'm glad I found these and that they work for me too.

I do something similar to 1 and 7 on this list, in case you want to try ;)

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Zelda - 30th March 2011
The progress is looking epic, and omg dem abs <3 XD

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Chibi - 31st March 2011
Eee it's looking awesome as per usual :D
Can't wait to see the mini group

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Lady-Aira - 1st April 2011
Loving those sexy shorts!!! Thry look epic on you! <3

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Zedela - 6th April 2011
Hi! We were behind you waiting for the masqurade, you looked completely amazing as always! :D

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Ranma1-2 - 6th April 2011
Thanks. :D
I need to get some pics up now that I have trawled the various photo threads. :P

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Manga Girl - 14th April 2011
I loved you soooooo much for this!!!
I have photos of you all which I will PM to you ^_^

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Ranma1-2 - 15th April 2011
I know ^_^ you and Chevi both were like Cheshire cats whenever I looked over at you. :D
I must get around to uploading pics into the album. Thankies baby. :)

btw Star Maker is zooming toward May Expo masquerade.. I have a mini performance planned if I can get an Expert slot. SM fans will like. Also I will have all the bits finished that werent ready for Kita. eg proper PVC boot tops and gloves. The whole costume is going to sparkle, like Starlight. :P ..Even if I will be a solitary Star shooting across the night sky this time.. I will miss my other two Starlights :( So I will need all the SM love I can get in the masquerade.

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Sephirayne - 16th April 2011
Looking fantastic. I love the photos of the three of you together. Stunning.

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CyanideCustard - 16th April 2011
you looked amazing in this! x

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Ranma1-2 - 16th April 2011
Thanks guys. :)

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Frederica la Noir - 24th April 2011
You guys were awesome at Kita! I love these costumes so much you guys pulled them of spectacularly xx

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Ranma1-2 - 25th April 2011
Frederica_la_Noir - Thanks so much. :) This has to be one of the most enjoyable cosplays Ive ever done. Im doing Maker again for May Expo. I hope it still feels good even though I will be a single starlight.

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seawaterwitch - 11th May 2011
EPIC *___*

You all are awesome ^^b

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Lady-Aira - 24th May 2011
:O Starlight again for may expo?! must come find you :D and good luck for the masquerade hun! Is that for saturday? If so I'll be looking for u as I'm doing masquerade on saturday :)

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Ranma1-2 - 24th May 2011
Mew - Star Maker is Sun masq. But I am also in Sat masq :P Katy Perry - Pink leotard costume so we should see each other in the Sat masq queue. :)