March 27, 2010
I know this has been featured on Columbia’s CosplayHolic site but I just couldn’t resist. This is Chibiusa’s first sailor seishi form in the Sailor Moon S series (might also be based on the manga). I love this cosplay for so many reasons. For one, it’s once again an infamously poorly cosplayed character done so amazingly well. Everything from the hair details (which I learned can be formed when wrapped around Styrofoam balls), to the pose, to the proportions of the actual costume is impeccable. Even the coloured contacts were chosen well because they don’t look creepy like most red coloured contacts do. My only quails with this cosplay is the apparent lack of tiara but beyond that great job on the cosplay! I just wish I knew who the cosplayer was.
“Creator Naoko Takeuchi describes Chibiusa as a precocious brat who likes pulling pranks. She is the daughter of Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba. Her real name is the same as her mother’s, but is called Chibiusa in Japanese (and Rini in English) to avoid confusion between the two. Her name in the English-language version of Sailor Moon, Rini, is a diminutive of “Serena”, the name of her mother. She is known for having pink hair put into a unique style that resembles rabbit ears on top of her head.” – Wikipedia: Chibiusa
Sorry kiddies I’m getting tired of the character summaries and my cosplay comments come up awkwardly short. So from now on you’ll be seeing these wiki-blurbs. Hurray.
April 12, 2009
A cosplay blog is never complete without a Sailor Moon cosplay and what better than an amazing group cosplay. And I’ll be honest. Group cosplay is probably one of the most difficult things to do well. But these three girls pulled it off flawlessly. Not only are the costumes amazingly detailed but the hair, poses and well look in general (because everybody knows SailorMoon is infamous for the not-so-attractive-cosplayers) are spot on. Even their accessories (which aren’t featured in this picture) were beautifully crafted. I wish I had more room to gush about their cosplay but I’ll leave it at this.
Unless you’ve never seen the light of day, you’ve probably heard about Sailor Moon. Basically it’s about a group of girls who receive powers of the planets to defend the earth from the evils trying to take over. The “Outer” sailor scouts (in quotations because Jupiter is oddly an “inner” scout) don’t show up until the Sailor Moon S series. Sailor Neptune (on the right) is a quiet and timid girl who is known for her urethral beauty. Sailor Uranus (on the left) is the tomboy and is the lover of Sailor Neptune (yes there are lesbian connotations here). In the English series however, Neptune and Uranus are portrayed as very close “cousins” to get around the whole young audience issue. Sailor Pluto on the other hand is the gatekeeper of time. She is very graceful and “old-souled”. Although the three are basically a part of the sailor scout gang, they portray very different powers and also often tag along as “outsiders”.
note: The cosplayers are actually the previous Sailor uniforms before the above pictured uniforms were implimented for all the scouts (minus the gold lining). Pluto didn’t have sleeves, the ribons were short, and neptune and uranus didn’t have the semi-transparent sleeves either. Just for consistency sake.
Edit: Thanks to Columbia the webmaster of Cosplay Holic for informing me that these are the uniforms from the musical of Sailor Moon. I confirmed with the original source to make sure it wasn’t the cast of the musical. These are indeed cosplayers who did a top notch job. Thanks again!