Model/Costumer: Me!Photographer: Houston Is Photography ( www.facebook.com/HoustonISPhot… )
Design by NoFlutter: noflutter.deviantart.com/
I won't lie, I'm loving the resurgance of Sailor Moon! In addition to the new anime, a lot of talented artists are creating some stunning designs of our favorite magical girls! When I saw NoFlutter's designs trickle in on Facebook I was absolutely floored! They were all so intricate, with elements that give them their own personality, but also close enough in design so that you know they're all a team! Sailors Venus, Saturn and Neptune are my favorite scouts in the anime/manga, and NoFlutter's designs of those three are my favorites!
NoFlutter Sailor Venus Costume: The tiara is a Charming Charlies necklace and an Etsy filigree necklace disassembled and reassembled. I also added clasps to various parts to it so it latches onto the wig. (and more importantly comes off so I can wash the wig). For the jacket, I used Simplicity pattern 0516 ( s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/o…
; ) which was modified to get the look I want. The sleeves were stuffed with batting and the spindle shaped creamsickle silk has glitter trim around it to give it a bit more pop. For the stand up collar, I used orange matte satin, stitched on more glitter white trim and sandwiched it with heavyweight interfacing. The corset was made from layers of white bridal satin and creamsickle color silks. I used Rufflebutt's Bunnysuit Pattern to make the corset ( jpridemore.storenvy.com/produc…
). I handstitched on the gold buttons and made gold chains for the corset and jacket that have clasps for easy removal (and allows for the removal of the chains to wash the garments) The skirt has three layers: The most underskirt is white bridal satin, hemmed, with horsehair braid to give it some flounce. The middle skirt is orange matte satin with creamsickle silk trim. I pleated, ironed, and topstitched every pleat there. The Top skirt is the creamsickle silk, made from four pieces~one for the backside, two for the drape on the sides and the last piece for the bustle (which is stuffed with tulle). The white skirt snaps to the middle/underskirt (they're stitched together), which snaps to the corset. All the bows are made from blue matte satin, have heavyweight interfacing and snap on/off the garments. (I also used extra Charming Charlie's jewels from the cannibalized necklace for the tiara). I handstitched two different types of lace on the stockings and found adorable shoes online that fit the look of the character
I love this costume so much! And the fact that so many people are welcoming to this gorgeous design add to the fun! I adore wearing gowns and elegant costumes and this fits the bill. NoFlutter has so many stunning designs, my To Cosplay List grew like crazy! ♥