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Sailor Moon Revealed by straywind Sailor Moon Revealed by straywind
First photo of my surprise Sailor Scout costume from Otakuthon. It was Sailor Moon who was my absolute favourite Scout growing up and probably my favourite anything for a few years. XD Ammie suggested that I do a bow swap with my Sailor Mercury costume so she made me boot covers, glove tops, bows and a choker back when I got my Mercury costume from her. I didn't expect the combo to work as well as it did for Moon. I also didn't think Moon would suit me at all, but looking at pictures of myself as Moon I hardly recognize myself!

Wearing this was so much fun at Otakuthon and I loved that I got to Cosplay with my dear friend Sakura who was a super adorable Sailor Venus. :3 (More photos to come!)

I always remember going to the CNE in like 1996 and seeing the Sailor Moon stage show and being in total awe of the costumed performers (especially of Sailor Moon) so finally Cosplaying the title character nearly 15 years later and feeling like I pulled her off fairly well kinda blows my mind a bit. XD

The costume elements came from a lot of sources (I'm really just a model besides doing a bit of minor sewing and repair work here and there) so here are the credits:

Fuku by - Ammie

Wig sold to me by Rankin24 and was originally made by HezaV

Tiara - Catzia's Collectibles (borrowed from Pan)

Brooch by - Ashlee

Odango Shields by - Starlit Creations

Earrings by - Pan

Photo by - EleventhPhotograph
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:iconshinjiasuka4ever:
shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect wig and SM cosplay here! I see you got something from Catzia's- that's where my wife's Sailor Saturn boots came from, good place!
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straywind Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Catzia has a lot of great Sailor Moon accessories. (^^) I love their tiaras. I own several of them for different Sailor Scout costumes. (^_^)
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If I need tiaras, or more boots, will definitely use them again!
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lonelymiracle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you're such a wonderful Sailor Moon! :heart: I love how your cosplay is complete and everything looks so nice and neat~ The colors and material choices are good too, and that brooch is lovely! I've been looking for a good 1st season brooch that won't kill my wallet ^^; So far the ones I really like are a bit on the expensive side...I'm considering just making it myself, but sculpting isn't my forte >__< But anyway, great job! You're one of my favorite Sailor Moons now~ :la:
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
You're very kind! Thank you for the compliments! My friend Ammie deserves all the credit for the fuku since it was a commission. It was actually a Sailor Mercury fuku and I swapped the bows and boot covers. :3 The blue worked really nicely for Moon too.

I purchased my brooch on Etsy. The seller I bought mine from doesn't seem to have them for sale right now, but I would suggest having a look on that site. (^^) I really like that mine has a bit of an antique look to it.

Best wishes with your Sailor Moon costume! (^_^)
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charcoal-feathers Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
You look so cute! :D
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thanks so much! I really had a blast Cosplaying Sailor Moon. :3
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xKuroHotaru Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
You make an absolutely amazing Usagi! Everything looks perfect- wig, costume, cosplayer , pose- good job!
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thank you for the compliment. I can't take credit for the outfit, but I really loved wearing this. It's possibly the most fun that I've ever had in a costume. X3
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rankin24 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
How are you perfect as EVERY character ever?!
You look so dang perfect my dear! Hellishly jealous of your petite frame, you are a perfect Usagi ^-^
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I appreciate that coming from you who I think is a super pretty and adorable Sailor Moon! Seriously! Thank you so much for selling me that wig! I can't believe how well it worked out. This costume is such a dream come true! <3
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J-Rock79 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
You look great. Any chance we could see a head to toe pic?
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thanks! I will be posting more photos when I find more nice shots from the con. I did a shoot with a photographer friend and I'll post those pictures whenever he's done processing them. That and I hope to do an outdoor shoot before the weather gets cold. XD
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J-Rock79 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thanks for the reply. Looking forward to the rest of the pics.
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starlit-creations Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome cosplay! You look great!

Mind if we put you up as a fan feature on our Facebook page? :D
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straywind Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Thanks so much! I appreciate you sending me those odango shields in such a hurry. They really went nicely with the costume. :3

The fan feature sounds very nice and that would be cool with me. (^^)
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starlit-creations Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are most welcome. Glad we could help. :D

Thank you very much! I'll link back to your gallery, so people can see more of your work.
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dead82 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
C3
lovely
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks for the comment! :3
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:icondead82:
dead82 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
8D
anytime
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g0ldfishl0ve Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You make an amazing Sailor Moon! You are so lucky, you pull off all the senshi equally perfectly! I never would have guessed Moon was your favorite, how cool that you were able to cosplay as her. Lovely job, and agreed, you do look a lot like her.
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straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks for the compliment! I don't think I would be very good as some of the Scouts, but so far I've had a lot of fun portraying everyone (with a bit of hesitation regarding Mercury though). I wasn't sure the pigtails for Moon would look nice on me, but I really lucked out with the wig. I had no idea what to expect after getting into the costume at Otakuthon, but it was a really sweet experience. Definitely a highlight of my Cosplay career. X3

I was gaga for Moon as a kid. I just put off Cosplaying her because of the wig and Saturn was suggested first. Now I can't wait to wear this costume again. XD
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j-eepers Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*_____* SUCH. A GOOD. MOOOOOOOOON. <3
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks Jen! That means a lot coming from you, a great Cosplay buddy of mine. X3
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EmmyLou Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
BECKY! YOU SOOOOOOOO CUTE!! <3
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks Avi! :3 I hope I get a chance to wear this again sometime soon!
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Writer
so let's see...Mercury, moon, and ChibiMoon? Man if I was you I would just do the rest.:D But that might cost a lot.
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
LOL Yeah, I've Cosplayed 4 of the 10 main Scouts now. I have a Super Sailor Chibi Moon costume still to wear and Ammie is going to make me a Sailor Saturn fuku as well and that should be it for me Sailor Moon wise unless the new Anime has some different designs or something. XD Ammie has Cosplayed pretty much every Scout. I don't think I could pull off a few of them like Pluto or Uranus though. XD
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:iconmastersaruwatari:
MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Writer
Why not thsoe two? I think you would make a great Juipter.
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Mostly because Pluto and Uranus are tall and both have more mature auras to them (plus Pluto has darker skin). Jupiter might be kinda of fun but the cost of the fukus really is a deterrent. XD Using my Mercury costume for two Scouts was a real blessing for my wallet. LOL
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MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Writer
oh okay. That makes total sense. That's understandable.
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LittleMermaidCupcake Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You could be her twin! Both of you are soo beautiful! Gotta love Sailor Moon!
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks so much! I didn't expect the whole outfit to work together so nicely. I felt so proud to Cosplay Moon since that character meant so much to me growing up.
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LittleMermaidCupcake Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I know what you mean. She was an epic role model to look up to as a child.:)
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Joeycrick Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My reaction when I first saw this: [link]

HOLY CRAP, you look AWESOME!!! :squee:
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:iconstraywind:
straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
LOL That's quite the reaction! Thanks so much. :3 I was walking on cloud 9 while Cosplaying Sailor Moon. It felt so nostalgic. X3
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Yummixx2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The whole outfit is probably the best I've ever seen in a cosplay. Usually it sucks but this looks good
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straywind Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
That's nice of you to say. Cosplaying a Sailor Scout isn't easy. The fukus are definitely a challenging outfit to make. I'm glad that I commissioned a friend to make mine. It probably would have taken me several months to make this costume otherwise.
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Yummixx2 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome :)
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