Hey everyone! I've been a long time lurker and now that I live in an area where con's are happening ever other weekend, so I decided to get more serous about cosplay.
The first major project I was going to attempt was a Sailor Senshi fuku because the new revival has my nostalgia kicking in!
While I was doing my research I've noticed that two patterns are constantly suggested are
Green Pepper: Crystal Lake Skating Outfit
Kwik Sew 3671
Also, I came across poro-poro.com
which has custom made professional patterns for basic/super/ and eternal fukus that all look really good. I was a little surprised that her site is never mentioned as an option. My only assumption is that ether no one has heard of them (I kinda discover them by accident), or no one wants to drop 45 bucks for a pattern when the others are around 11 dollars or less.
a few other were mentioned like Faerie Fingers
and the old 90's Sailor Moon Pattern (by simplicity I think) but as far as I can tell they are discontinued and the old one wasn't good anyway.
I was just curious if there are any major differences between the Green Pepper and the Kwik Sew? The only thing I can gather from the packaging is that Green Pepper has thinner straps and maybe a deeper/rounded neck line which would need to be altered but also comes with circle skirt which is rather convenient. While the Kwik Sew has more of the V shape and high neck line that you would want but you have to alter the front so it one piece and not criss-crossed like the original pattern.
Alternatively, has anyone tried the the Poro Poro pattern? What were your thoughts? It seems like a good option for eternal senshi fukus, or if you were a big group who wanted to make sure all your costumes came out looking cohesive (assuming you make copies of the pattern pieces to save money).
Also, are there any alternative patterns people have used that they think work great for whatever reason?
I would love to hear everyones thoughts!