ComicCon……a place I have always wanted to go but could never afford. It soon became a place my kids wanted to go to as well. They first expressed interest in going during the Summer of 2012 but it was too late for us to get tickets for Kid Day that year. So we put a plan in motion to head to NY ComicCon 2013.
The kids were so excited when we bought our tickets but didn’t understand that you then needed to wait a few months before the real tickets came in the mail. Costume planning began because they had been watching Heroes of Cosplay on the SyFy channel. They also had me watching the see who was going to be be there on Kid Day. They were hoping for someone they knew and loved.
Skyler was the most picky about her costume. After watching Heroes of Cosplay she became convinced that she was only allowed to wear a costume that was homemade because “mom, store bought stuff is really not allowed and looks tacky”. *I can’t image where she got that idea from.* Watch out Cosplayers, my, then, 7- year old will be coming up the ranks with stick cosplay ideals. She finally settled on revisiting her Sailor Moon costume from Halloween but with major adjustments by mom. She wanted it to look even more real now that she had seen through the end of Sailor Moon R.
Costume adjustments began for Sailor Moon Costume for Kids. Her original boots were long socks over a pair of faux-crocs. This was not going to work for a day of walking around the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. So I ordered a pair Kid’s Red Shazam Boots from Target. Skyler pointed out that they close to Sailor Moon’s boots but they weren’t quite right. Here is how we altered the boots:
- 1 pair of Kid’s Red Shazam boots
- 1 role of white electrical tape
- 2 small g0ld moon cutouts – I made these at work.
- Carefully edge the top of the boots with the white electrical tape.
- In the front center, place the moons, crescent points up, to the front center just touching the white.
The next piece of the costume revamp was the brooch. Using the foam was fine for Halloween but my little cosplayer was having no part of it for ComicCon because it wasn’t shiny enough.
- 1 set of cellphone gems
- 1 brooch cutout – Again, I made this at work.
- Carefully match the color gems to the brooch style you are using. (We used this style.)
- Place the brooch in the center of the front ribbon.
This was a basic tweak but well worth it for the look.
- 1 piece of sticky-back felt
- 1 tiara cutout on 3M backed gold flex – Again, I made this at work.
- 1 oval gem
- 1 strip of elastic
- Measure the elastic and the tiara around the wearer’s head. Be sure to leave space for the elastic to be attached to the tiara. (About 1.5 inches should do it.)
- Peel the backing the the tiara and stick the elastic in place.
- Stick the tiara cutout onto the sticky-back felt to make a soft surface at the back. This will also sandwich the elastic between both adhesives.
I kept this mostly the same but just 1 minor change.
- 1 small moon cutout on 3M backed gold flex – Again, I made this at work.
- Replace the old felt moon with the much nicer golden moon. You may wish to add more felt to make sure the moon points do not touch the skin and scratch it.
I kept the backs of the old ones as a base but the rest was redone.
- 1 set of red cellphone gems
- 2 circle 2″ diameter cutout on 3M backed gold flex – Again, I made this at work.
- Place the new golden disks over the old ones.
- Arrange the red cell phone gems in a circle pattern in the center of the disk.
The scepter was completely redone from last year.
- 2 blocks of pink sculpy
- 2 large moon cutout on 3M backed gold flex – Again, I made this at work.
- 2 scepter accent cutout on 3M backed gold flex – I designed these based on an image online and made these at work.
- 2 set of cellphone gems
- 2 silver golf ball coins
- 1 small wooden candlestick
- Paint the candlestick gold.
- Sculpt the shape of the scepter handle making sure that the base fits into the candlestick. The top should taper almost flat. Follow the directions to harden the clay.
- Over the top of the wand, place the 2 moons back to back with a small piece of cardboard in the center of the crescent to attach the golf coins later. If you need to, you can glue between them.
- Over the piece of cardboard, glue the golf coins back to back.
- Place the scepter accents over the wand, back to back like you did with the moons. Again, glue if you need to.
- Add the cellphone gems in the appropriate places on the scepter accent.
- Place glue into the candlestick and slide the wand into place.
- Place a large clear cellphone gem at the base of the candlestick.
Our adventure continues with NY ComicCon Part 2 – Heroes And Such.