So, you want to make a Princess Sailor Moon costume. Cool. You got ballz. But before you go jumping into a project, you’ll want to break it down, right? I spent a year before I made mine; researching, sketching, and collecting photos to figure out exactly what was going to go into this costume. After that was done, it took me about 6 months to make the monster.
First things first, this costume entails knee high boots, a main bodice where the hiproll, skirts, bows, and boob armor attach to, a choker, gloves, crown, tiara, odango covers, earrings, and wig.
Lets break this down into smaller groups: skirt, bodice, accessories
Let’s start with the skirts shall we?!
The main skirt is a navy blue taffeta. You can tell by comparing her skirt to the other senshi and noting the slight sheen. The skirt isn’t a circle skirt, but rather a pleated skirt (yes the pleats go towards the center) that wasn’t ironed down. So it looks like it’s been gathered. Now underneath the skirt are two layers of “petticoat”, or lace. This lace is made from an organza and is embroidered all along the edges. It has a scalloped edge, but the scallops have scalloped edges, and in each scallop there are two crecent moons.
And yes, these two layers of organza go all the way up to her hip roll! You see them when she goes to fight Beryl and accidentally flips her blue skirt up.
These skirts attach to the hiproll, of course. The hip roll is made from jet set interlock wrapped around upolstery cording and has two (yes, I said two) layers of pearls that go along the inside towards her bodice. The larger set is on the outside and a smaller strand is inside of that.
Attached to THAT is the back bow. It is made out of the same organza as the petticoat and actually has two layers for the center part. And guess what? More of that embroidery from the skirts appears on the two dang near ankle length trailers as they taper down to a point.
So, on to the bodice now. The main bodice itself is the easiest part of the costume. It’s just a basic bodice or leotard out of jet set interlock. You can use a ice skating pattern for that no problem. However there is what I lovingly refer to as boob armor that goes on over the top. Studying the other regular senshi fukus gave me a really good idea of how the boob armor works, but it basically just goes over the top of the main bodice and is also made out of jet set interlock with a thick interfaceing. Now attached to the boob armor is the front bow, collar, and sleeve lace.
The bow is made out of a metallic light pink vinyl and in the center is her brooch. The brooch is a silver heart with a silver holographic background and a clear light pink gem in the center.
The sailor collar is made out of the same material as the main skirt (navy blue tafetta) and has three stripes of small yellow bias tape that runs all along the edge. The collar actually folds under the boob armor.
Lastly, on the boob armor underneath the sailor collar is yet again, some two more layers of that organza embroidered lace. YAY! Aren’t you lucky?!
Okay, so we got all the main parts of the costume now, lets move now to all the accessories.
First of the accessories, the boots. The boots are knee high white vinyl with a pink vinyl “v” at the top and a gold moon in the center. There is an anklet of pearls around each ankle and the best part, is the clear heels!
Her gloves are a satin spandex with two different sizes of pearls sewn onto the top. They end below her elbow. She also wears a silver claddagh ring on the ring finger of her left hand.
The choker is a dark pink vinyl with white pearls in the center and hanging from it is a small gold star with a gold moon right underneath it.
The earrings are a set of three perals that go up along the cuff of her ear, below those hangs a gold star, and below that is a gold moon.
Her tiara is a set of bronze pearls with an unfaceted red gem in the center. The gem is actually set onto a backing the same color of the bronze pearls. The first four pearls closest to the center are the largest, the pearls after that get a little smaller.
Her odango sheilds are a dark pink with silver around the edge and small pearls that go on the edge of the silver part.
Her crown is similar in shape to her regular princess crown. It’s white/pearl in color with a heart in the center. The two sides are like a hear cut in half and then placed on it’s side. In the center of the heart is a pink gem that is a miniature version of the one on her brooch complete with the holographic paper background. Beneath the heart and half hearts is a row of pearls. The very center pearl is the largest and outward from the center pearl they get progressively smaller. The crown and pearls end at her odangos.
Lastly, there is her wig! It’s a dirty blonde color, parted in the back with little curls the come down around the nape of her neck. The bangs are parted in the front and curled, and there are two whisps that frame the sides of her face and come down to about her chin. The parted hair is brought up and around to make her odangos, and attached to her odangos are of course her pigtails of the same color! The pigtails come down to almost the end of her skirt and have some pretty little ringlets at the end.
Have fun making your costume and share pictures!