Cosplay is an art many Sailormoon fans enjoy. Somehow, dressing up as
favorite soldier gives these people thrills for the duration of that
Halloween, or other special occasion. Some look almost professional at
art and continue to amaze con-goers with their work, like Sailor
(http://www.sailorjamboree.com) or Starcrossed Lovers
However, there's one problem. The Sailor JAMborees are unfortunately
exception to the rule of beautiful sailor senshi fuku. Anyone who's
an anime con can tell you of the overabundance of absolutely terrible
You don't have to take a con-goer's word for it. See for yourself.
look at http://www.fansview.com can show you dozens of "senshi" that
make a blind person wince. T-shirts are replaced for what is supposed
a leotard. The front and back bows are made ridiculously small, and out
ribbon, which is preposterous. I've even seen some SM cosplayers wear
tennis shoes, and wear nonpleated miniskirts.
C'mon, people. I understand you really want to be that soldier for a
but putting together a "costume" like that is ridiculous. There are
of easy, inexpensive ways to make your own sailor fuku:
1) If you want to make it yourself, Method: Cosplay
(http://www.faeriewings.net/method/) suggests Butterick pattern #5781.
2) If you don't have the resources to make it yourself, there are
places where you can buy a nice fuku. eBay is usually a good place to
Also, Setsuna Kou
custom Sailormoon and anime costumes.
3) If you need help on your costume, I recommend joining the COSP list
(http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/cosp). With nearly 900 members,
sure to find someone who can help you with your problem.
Putting a little time and effort into your costume will pay off!
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