Saturday, 6 April 2013

How to Create a Princess Serenity Sailor Moon Costume

Create the Perfect Princess Serenity Costume
Sailor Moon was my favorite Anime as a child, even if the 4Kids dubbing was monumentally confusing. (Zoicite is a girl...right?) Like most anime, the costumes are unique, iconic, and a ton of fun to dress up as and cosplay. My favorite of the costumes is that worn by Princess Serentity, Sailor Moon's past life incarnation and denizen of the lost Moon Kingdom. In this post we'll be looking at all the essential elements of a perfect Princess Serenity costume! Be sure to also check out my Sailor Moon costume guide for the regular costume.

Create the Outfit

Cosplay Fantasy's Princess Serenity Dress

First up you'll need Princess Serenity's signature white gown. There are a number of cosplay sites which sell dresses made to be exact replicas of the one in the show as well as the dress in the manga. They tend to be a little costly, but if you have money to spare I definitely recommend them because they are spectacularly beautiful as well as true to the material.

The one on the left is my personal favorite, which is based on the more silvery sleek dress from the manga. You can also find one which imitates the anime dress' more yellowy design, complete with cute puffy sleeves here.

If you are on a budget and want a cheaper alternative then a simple white or cream chiffon prom dress will also look great, such as this cream one or this elegant white one. The most important thing is to look flowing and elegant! Pick the dress that looks amazing on you.

Create the Hair Style

Sailor Moon Princess Serenity silver
cosplay wig with free white wigcap

Creating the actual hairstyle from your own hair requires the right colored hair, the right length and the right hair thickness, meaning only a couple of girls will be able to pull it off. If you want to try, check out the video tutorial at the bottom of this post. For the rest of us, there are loads of super cute Sailor Moon hairstyle wigs to choose from to easily and instantly pull off the look. 

SureWells Costume Sailor Moon
Long Blonde Wig
Which color you go for really depends on whether your are more a fan of the anime or the manga - in the manga Princess Serenity has silver hair, whereas in the anime she remains blond like Sailor Moon. I personally prefer the silver haired look since it goes so well with the white dress, but both are beautiful.

Whatever your choice, finish off the hair style by decorating the buns with beautiful white flower hair clips, just like the Princess. This part is optional if you are going for the anime look since she isn't always wearing them, but absolutely necessary for the manga version of the Moon Princess! Here are some gorgeous ones with crystal centers fit for a princess! Another elegant alternative is this double white rose hair piece.

Have long, thick blond hair and want to have a go at styling it like Sailor Moon? Check out the video below for a tutorial on how to do it. This requires hair extensions (since your hair would have to be really thick otherwise!), and you can find some good ones here.

And there you have it, one perfect Sailor Moon Princess Serenity costume, great for Halloween and Anime conventions alike. Have fun! If you liked this post and want to see more, don't forget to check out the rest of my blog for more great niche costume ideas for women.

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