Christmas Sailor Mercury

Christmas Artbook version

Sailor Moon

Last Updated: 12-16-2009


Doing a group of Christmas Sailor Scouts with my friends for Yulecon. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find light blue stretch velvet... I really wanted something more aqua blue but the light periwinkle blue was all I could find anywhere.

The wings were originally "Leg Avenue" Halloween wings (because they actually had the nice shape that most angel wings don't have) but they looked really thin when I bought them. You could see through the feathers to the cardboard inside when there was any sort of light source behind them. I'm quite a perfectionist so this bugged me. I tried to order a bunch of feathers in bulk from RainbowFeathers, but they were out of stock! *sigh* Thankfully I was able to find some packaged feathers at Hobby Lobby to spiff up the wings, and I'm really happy with how they look now!

The costume itself is made from a light blue/periwinkle blue stretch flat velvet - not crushed velvet. The trim (although you can't really tell in photos) is a beautiful sparkle fur trim that was cut widthwise in half. This costume used a crazy amount of trim- the circle skirt alone used 4 yards!!!

I made a mistake when I first made the skirt, and the nap on the velvet was going the wrong direction. So I wound up remaking the skirt altogether. It's quite a short little skirt, so I made a set of shorts to go underneath. They are quite comfy! :)

I'm very pleased with how the bootcovers came out. This was my second set of bootcovers, and I think they look really nice. They got a little chewed up around the heel of the shoe when I wore them, but overall I think they turned out well. I'm just happy that all the details on the costume match each other well!

Awards

Grand Prize - Christmas Twist Cosplay Contest - Yulecon 2009 (Christmas Sailor Scouts)

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TR Rose

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Character Christmas Sailor Mercury
Series Sailor Moon
Costume Views 1341
Favorites 4
Comments 5
Upload Date 11-15-2009
Debuted Yulecon 2009

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