Cosplay

I am Sailormoon!
Ridiculous amounts of metallic spandex and hours spent hand-sewing on rows and rows of costly gaudy metallic trim? Sign me up!! \o/

Cosplay was always one of those things that was a pipe dream to me — I followed along and (maybe slightly jealously) admired from afar the amazing costumes my friends & others were able to make. And in those days, when the cosplay world was still relatively young, they were some pretty impressive costumes! Wigs hand-colored with sharpies to get the color just right, impressive armor somehow made out of craft foam, wings, ridiculous seamstressing — you name it — it was somehow done. Finally, in my last year of medical school, I set out to somehow engineer the costume I had always dreamed of wearing — Seramyu Eternal Sailormoon. It took me three years, but I can’t describe the feeling of twirling around at Anime Expo 2013 as rows upon rows of painstakingly hand-sewn trim imported from Japan caught the light and sparkled so brightly that my husband later remarked to me that it had all been worth it.

Complete:

In progress:

Plans for 2016:

  • Eternal Sailorceres
  • Finishing Spellthief Lux
  • Finishing Luxanna, The Light

Side plans:

  • Finishing Korra
  • Finishing the hoodie and tights for Vanellope
  • Korra from Avatar: The Legend of Korra – 95%
  • Sugar from Tiny Snow Fairy Sugar – 50%

Dreamlist:

  • Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Princess Serenity from Sailormoon
  • Tarecgosa (Dragon Aspect-y version) from World of Warcraft
  • Sailorceres from Sailormoon (manga) (to go with Sailorjuno with Sara)
  • Satele Shan from Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Princess Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph
  • Princess Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Giselle (Curtain Dress) from Enchanted
  • Yuna from Final Fantasy X
  • Songstress Yuna from Final Fantasy X-2
  • Lux from League of Legends
  • Dragon Trainer Lulu from League of Legends
  • White Mage Rapunzel from Tangled/Final Fantasy crossover fanart
  • Rapunzel from Tangled
  • Mulan from Mulan
  • A Hanfu
  • Big, gaudy, ridiculous things~ maybe the teal dress Ariel wears at Disneyland parks?

Photo Credit: Renato Daluyen