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Sailor Venus by Dessi-Desu Sailor Venus by Dessi-Desu
Character: Sailor Venus
Series: Sailor Moon

Photo taken by Eurobeat Kasumi Photography

I had to cosplay from Sailor Moon, eventually! Like so many other cosplayers, my first exposure to Japanese animation was Sailor Moon. I ended up picking Venus, after reading Codename Sailor V, and I wanted to do some sort of nod to the original Sailor senshi, and of all the inner senshi I thought she was the one I could pull off well.

I used Cupcake Cosplay's sailor senshi fuku tutorial for help and ideas on handling certain components of the costume [link] My costume is made of lycra for the suit and gloves, and casa satin for all the accents. As described in the tutorial, the skirt is two circle skirts put together and pleated. The collar and bows are all interfaced for added structure. I even satin stitched along the stripe on the collar to make it more polished, but I'm thinking about redoing the collar because I'm not 100% happy with it.

The rings took some trial and error. The first time I put one together, I decided it looked too lumpy. I ended up purchasing some batting intended for clothes (it comes in a thin sheet) and lining the inside of my rings with the batting, before stuffing them with polyfil. I think the end result was a lot more successful, than my first attempt.

The chain belt is my favorite component on the costume. I always loved how Naoko Takeuchi sometimes drew the senshi with their own unique accessories. Each of the gems were casted by me, using casting epoxy, a paint palette for the mold, and red resin dye. After casting, the resin gems were adhered to round wooden discs, which had been painted gold, for the backings. The belt was then put together using several jumprings, which were put through holes that I drilled into the wooden discs, before adhering the gems.

Expect more sailor senshi cosplay from me in the future. These are surprisingly fun to make, and I would like to be able to improve and perfect the techniques I used for my next fuku!
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samiraxjackson Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I love your cosplay your beautiful !
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Chuutan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Amazing! Also, may I ask where you got your chain?
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SailorMappy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty!
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
very beautiful!!!!!!!゚+.(o´∀`o)゚+.
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SailorOdango Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Oooooooh. You look fantastic. I love that you did the manga version with the belt. And the mask is such a great touch. :D
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AmericanPatriot2011 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Your Venus cosplay looks so unbelievably EPIC! :omfg:
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Jarrak Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Beautiful shot, great job! =)
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queennee Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist
you look perfect!
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Lennal Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesomeeeee :heart:
So beautiful!
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Jeishii Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This cosplay is awesome :) I realize the color is in part to the saturation etc. in the photo, but the color seems to be more subtle than a lot of people tend to use for the orange, which I really like for Venus (she was supposed to be more golden originally, and her color should have been golden orange, but a lot of people just do straight up orange due to the anime).

I LOVE the belt - it doesn't look like resin on wood discs at all from the photo. And I love that you even added it - so many people focus only on the fuku and don't add nifty details like Venus' chain :)

The only flaw for me is the size of the front bow, but PGSM pretty much made the giant front bow standard, lol
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