-Did you use a figure skating uniform or t-shirt or leotard as a base?
I used a Green Leaf ice skating pattern for my Myu Jupiter costume. I like this pattern -- it's very easy to modify ^^.
-Is your collar attached or removable?
It's a Myu collar, it pretty much has to be attached to achieve that certain look ^^.
-How does your collar attach/is it attached all the way around?
It's sewn all the way around.
-Where did you get the 'button' in the center of the bow?
Another group member of La Soldiers made all of our center jewels, so we would match. I think she made it from Sculpey and a rhinestone ^^.
-Did you stuff the piping around the skirt and sleeves with cotton fluff or batting?
I used batting, but I think mine are overstuffed, so I wouldn't use any of my advice on that subject ^^;;.
-Where's you get the shoes?
;_; I sacrificed my favorite black boots and painted them green. I was *trying* to make boot covers accurate to the musical, but 1) I can't find a matching fabric ANYWHERE, and 2) that's one of the hardest boot covers I've ever tried to make. My try out of green pleather turned out horribly.
-What's your opinion on boot covers?
Made well, they look awesome. Made not so well, they seriously detriment the look of the costume. Even if the boot is not completely accurate, I think that alternative works better than a badly-made yet accurate boot cover.
-How'd you make your tiara?
Lexan painted gold with a rhinestone glued to the center. It Velcros to my hair ^^.
-Do you carry accesories with your costume?
Well, I'm not Moon or Venus, so I don't really have the option to carry a cute kitty with me. So no.
-Anime or manga?
Myu! LOL. . .but if I have to choose, I say manga. I like Jupiter's belt thingy ^^.
-What fabric types?
Spandex for the leotard. Joann's Casa collection crepe for the skirts/collar. Tricot lame backed with interfacing for the bows. And a whole crapload of pineapple pleat lame! XD
-How much did it all cost?
It's a Myu costume. I'm sooooo not going there X_x
-Did you pleat your skirt?
Yup. For how short that skirt is, there's an awful lot of fabric in it >.>.
-Have you ever seen or used the McCall's discontinued Sailor Moon pattern?
Not I, but from online pictures I don't really like the look of it. I think the best thing to do is to start with a base leotard/leotard pattern. Collars and bows are easy enough to make so that you shouldn't need a pattern.
==Live Action Uniforms and Fuku==
-Can anyone tell me what the emblem on their right sleeve is?
No, but I've been trying to get a better look at it.
-How do these collars attach? Seems to be from inside, doesn't it?
I think they're sewn to the under leotard. Those outfits are designed really oddly O_o.
-Does anyone have plans yet to cosplay these new outfits?
Personally, I think those Senshi outfits are hideous. But I like their school uniforms. Problem is, they look very very Japanese while not transformed, so I don't think I could pull off Makoto in that context >.>.
Next Up:Mad Hatter Tamaki (Ouran Host Club), Tuxedo Mask (Sera Myu) and Kaitou Sinbad (Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne)
I declare this The Year of Making Epic Jackets