Character | Super Sailor Neptune
Series | Sailor Moon
Construction Notes // The shoes are painted with leather paint and sealed with acrylic gloss, and the ribbons are just tied around my ankles to keep them secure. The skirt is two circle skirts pleated but un-ironed down, finished with a pearl hem. The bows are all fake bows stuffed with a bit of batting, heart is a clear soap mold cut out and spray painted on the inside, the fuku is interfaced and the bias tape is hand sewn on. The sleeve armor is made out of clear plastic folders from staples, the tiara are styrene and craft foam covered in gold lame with a opal gem I found in the bead district glued on, which stays on with little hair clips. The necklaces are ribbon with a gold star stud attached. The gloves and leotard are double knit white, and the leotard is doubled over on my chest to create the 'armor' look the sailor fuku's have. The rolls on my sleeve, gloves and hips are made with patience and batting. The skirt, fuku, glove rolls and bows are all made of matte satin. Wig purchased from Ebay. Mirror & Sword & Violin made by the one and only Lionel Lum.
Personal Notes // This is one of those costumes that I know is well within my skill level, but emotionally very taxing on me, I felt like no matter what my costume looks like I'm always going to be upset I didn't literally summon it with my planetary powers. Michiru and Haruka are the first time I ever saw a lesbian couple on TV as a kid, and even back then it really had a big impact on me. Also, I've been obsessed with deep sea creatures and the ocean ever since I was a little kid which is another reason Michiru is one of my fave moon ladies. Thank you so much Bunny for wearing Uranus with me, and Nicole & Adam for shooting us and making my Moon Dreams come true!!!!