Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
My friend Red Leaf Cosplay and I decided to day-trip up to Seattle for Mahou Shojou Day in 2019, and we wanted something to wear together. We busted out these in less than three days.
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VARIATION: 2009 Collectors Doll
CONSTRUCTION TIME: ~
The wig is an Arda "Jane" in Black, with some brushing, and light trimming/styling on my part.
The only materials I purchased for this costume specifically were heart applique pieces, trims, beads, and _____, Everything else was salvaged either from my stockpile, or my friend's leftovers/abandoned projects. This kept the cost EXTREMELY low, which was part of the fun and challenge.
The bodice is based off of a Princess Seamed bodice pattern I owned that included the Elizabethan stand-up collar. then, I Frankensteined in the dress base from another pattern I had, and had previously used for my Amalthea costume. There is a Duck Cloth and Zip-Tie-Boning structure layer built into the dress, meaning I don't need any kind of special undergarments. The sleeves were hand-drafted by me.
The cloak is made from a wine red velveteen that I got from a friend. I patterned out and draw on all the cross-hashing, then stitched cord and beads over top. The whole thing was then lined with an insane amount of non-static red lining I had lying around, and embellished w/ gimp braid on the very edges.