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Cosplayer NyuNyu > Costume of Sailor Iron Mouse from Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

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04-12-2014
Series
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
Character
Sailor Iron Mouse
Year Completed:
2013
Construction Difficulty:
Difficult
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About this Costume
Construction Details:
The main part of the outfit was made from a heavy white stretch knit fabric. I sewed bra cups inside of the fabric for support. Black bias tape makes the straps and details. The sailor collar is a detachable piece made from satin. The star is a Christmas ornament that was cut up and painted.

The fluffy fur parts on the shoulders, gloves, and boots were made by stuffing tubes of faux fur with batting. I wear opaque white tights and black cheer briefs ("spankies") with this costume. The gloves were bought and altered.

The old boots are actually vinyl shoe covers that I made. They got pretty worn, so I replaced them with actual boots later. The fur trim tube is sewn to a sock and worn under the shoe.

The tail is made from a heavy wire, covered in masking tape, and then covered with a tube of fur fabric. This was a different fur from the rest, stretchy and very low pile. One end of the tail is attached to a belt around my waist and the other end is tied with clear fishing wire to the choker around my neck.

The most difficult part of the costume was the wig. If you've ever seen a Sailor Moon wig tutorial, the process was very similar to that method. Pure white extensions were not to be found, so I used two white Sepia wigs; one as the base and the other chopped up for extensions. Some hair fiber was added to the back of the base wig to make a full pigtail part. The rest was used to cover styrofoam to make the large sausage curls. The curlie-cues were styled with lots of Got 2 B Glued and stabilized with a bit of clear thread. My favorite part is the little mouse ears! I like how they are very three dimensional and not flat! They were made with Wonderflex as a base and covered in fabric and sewn into the wig. The gold jewelry (in the wig and the choker) was made as well from beads and wire. No patterns were used.
Wig Details
Wig Brand
Sepia
Wig Name
Perfect
Original Color:
White
Wig Quality Rating
4 / 5.00
Styling Notes
The most difficult part of the costume was the wig. If you've ever seen a Sailor Moon wig tutorial, the process was very similar to that method. Pure white extensions were not to be found, so I used two white Sepia wigs; one as the base and the other chopped up for extensions. Some hair fiber was added to the back of the base wig to make a full pigtail part. The rest was used to cover styrofoam to make the large sausage curls. The curlie-cues were styled with lots of Got 2 B Glued and stabilized with a bit of clear thread.
Wig Review
I recommend the Sepia wigs as a brand that is true white and not silvery white. This wig had more layers than I would have liked for this project.
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