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Unread 05-01-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
gearheaded-seamstress
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Retro Space Costume! (Sailor Moon)

Hey everyone~

So I would love to do this cosplay in the near future. But I have no idea where to begin to get this type of skirt shape!

Here is another costume I randomly found on the interweb and its... close to the same idea?

I considered horsehair braid, since I actually have some on hand... Or running wire through a slim casing... Am I on the right track? Am I overthinking it?

Oh, and I did find this post from a couple of years ago... Suggestions on fabric would also help?

Basically any help you have to give would be most helpful!

And, as I have seen in posts before, I know my way around a sewing machine, I have a good bit of experience. Just nothing like this before! :3 Thank you all so much!
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Unread 05-01-2016, 09:05 PM   #2
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Ahh the retro space girls.

I dont think horsehair braid will give you the proper hoop look. You will want to either use hoop boning, or since its a puffy hem, maybe a cheap hoola hoop or irrigation hose (something people use for "cheap" hoopskirts.). A 3/4 circle skirt should give you the right cone shape, as long as the hem is then held out.

Example of pipe for hoops
https://thetangledbobbin.wordpress.c...ee-hoop-skirt/
http://thedreamstress.com/2009/08/th...ter-next-time/

One thing about that style is that it calls for things like PVC, vinyl, shiny spandex, etc. So aside from the actual spandex (white) leotard using things like clear vinyl for the skirt and bow, or pvc for the trims is the way to go.
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