DescriptionCosplaying Sailor V is very weird for me. Venus has always been my least favorite scout, so I never would have envisioned myself running around dressed like her.
Anyways, this was the first cosplay that involved something more than just buying the pieces and throwing them together.
For the top I used a white blouse that I already had, and then sewed all the components (such as the collar, bow, and red underarm thingys) to it. The bow was made with foam that was cut in the shape of a bow and then covered with fabric.
The skirt was a bit more tricky. For this I asked my grandmother, a woman with a TON of sewing experience, to help me. I used McCall's pattern number M5591. The beginning idea was the take the pattern and shorten it, since it was a basic pleated skirt. The pattern ended up having TERRIBLE directions, and my grandmother and I spent more time scratching our heads trying to figure out what the directions were trying to say. I really wouldn't recommend this pattern, although it came out all fine and dandy in the end. And it had only cost my 99 cents, so I REALLY can't complain.
I had the great luck of finding the shoes at GoodWill, and they matched perfectly. I just added a strip of fabric at the top.
Gloves were bought as are; I just added some gold fabric.
I went and saw Toy Story 3 in 3-D with my grandparents and them spraypainted the glasses red after popping the lens out. I added some foam to the front, and bam! Cheap glasses. :]