Sailor Venus / Minako Aino
Overall, Venus has probably one of my favorite color schemes out of all the senshi uniforms because it is the most colorful, and full of happy colors! It matches her bright personality quite well! Plus, orange is such an under appreciated color, which made finding a decent orange satin a TOTAL nightmare. Even now I'm not totally crazy about the fabric I picked, but it is what it is! Other than being a bit shiny, it still came out cute!
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Started: October 2016
Completed: March 2017
Wig by: Arda- Venus
Worn at: AnimaticCon 2017, Anime Central 2017
About This Costume
The suit is matte spandex, self-lined for ultimate opacity.
I used peau de soie satin for all of the orange parts (skirt, collar, choker, and glove rolls, back bow) and Casa matte satin for the front and back bow. Casa hasn't had an orange satin since 2014, and even back then it was pretty bright and shiny, so kinda hoping for a nice matte pumpkin shade of orange to come out one of these years so I could redo her pieces. They're not awwwwful, but I would like it to be a bit less shiny.
I went for a thinner manga style for my tiara, which was made using PETG plastic and spray painted gold, and it sticks on with fashion tape. The gem is a Swarovski crystal, and I made my brooch with resin casting.
I have tutorials on how I made the collar and front bow on my YouTube channel. I'm also adding more parts like how I did the skirt! I have two videos for the skirt up so far, but it's pretty involved, so it's broken up into a few videos. More tutorials will come soon- whenever my video editor decides to work again, hahaha
After making Sailor Mars and Neptune, and having a blast in doing so, I became quite the addict for making senshi uniforms and went on to create several more, including all of the inner planets, and most of the outer planets. Only the Moons and Saturn are left for me to do of the main sailor cast!
Be sure to check out some of my patterns on Etsy if you're interested in making one of these looks for yourself! More patterns and sizes coming soon, also!