Sailor Venus (Minako Aino)
Last Updated: 07-15-2011
Finally; a dream come true! Being a Sailor Senshi! I don't think I can actually describe the amount of joy that I have knowing that this childhood fantasy is in some form becoming a reality... haha xP
Everything was a bit of a challenge! Finding the fabric alone was a worthy adventure. Our group wanted something that had a bit of subtle shine (but nothing obnoxious) that was slightly stiff for pleating, and had plenty of color variation so we could all match texture wise! When we found it, we were excited! We bought a bunch of cheap satin material and used the under sides for our bows. I really hated the obnoxius yellow color for my butt bow, but it worked out beautifully to me! ^_^
I chose to go with the honey color Venus has in the Manga version, as opposed to the vibrant orange. I grew up with a manga preference, and like that color much more anyway =)
The most difficult part was the skirt by far! Getting the hip angle right, pleating the whole thing and THEN making it, EVERYTHING was a super pain!
Second hardest was all of the puff things! (the shoulders, gloves, and waist things)
My wig is a a Brooke in Caramel from Cosworx! I cut and styled the bangs, and gave it a light straightening, leaving some of the curls with a light wave, as per my personal taste. ^_^
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