Friday, October 22, 2010

Oh yes, I did-- Sailor Moon Earrings & More Cosplay jewelry to come?

For those of you who've been following for a while, you'll know I grew up watching Sailor Moon, and I still watch it on Veoh sometimes when I'm crafting. It's one of those easy going animes that I somehow never manage to get sick of. I think I know every episode by heart at this point, but can still watch it again and again.

I've been trying to perfect the first Sailor Moon transformation earrings. I've seen lots of cosplay earrings, but most of them are hurriedly thrown together, poor quality. A lot of cosplay jewelry out there is meant to be worn only a couple of times, but I wanted to create pieces that last. Who says cosplay earrings can only be worn during cosplay? ;)

It took a couple weeks of research to finally come out with these babies:

^ It's kind of hard to capture the gold dust (see below on details of this stuff). It looks more yellow in this photos, but is actually more gold in real life.


They look like this when worn:


Pretty accurate to:

Not exact, but close. The whole point is you FEEL Usagi's presence reverberating from the piece.

This piece was commissioned by my friend Cassandra-- she's Sailor Moon for Halloween this year! With her permission, I will happily post photos of her here later ;)

I took poly-clay in yellow, and sculpted them to the shape of moons. This was surprisingly the hardest part!! I didn't use a mold (they don't really sell molds this size/shape... :\), so making the pair of earrings as exact as possible was... painful. After they were shaped, I coated them 18K gold dust to give them a "brushed" feel. They kind of look more like metal now than poly clay, which is great. I'm currently working out some things with someone who makes custom metal charms-- maybe I can get a custom moon made? I don't know.

Anyway, this brings up more ideas-- I really think I'm going to start a line of cosplay earrings. Since I'm FANG (FFXIII) for Halloween this wear, I wanted to make her earrings & bracelet-- woo hoo! I'll let you know how that goes, if it goes at all.

Anime-wise, I've also been watching BLEACH. I was SO SO SO tempted to dress up at Matsumoto, even though it's just a black over white kimino and pink "scarf". So simple, so beautiful. Oh well, maybe next year.

Any other anime lovers out there?
What are you for Halloween? WE SHOULD ALL SHARE PHOTOS. IF you guys email me or post links to your photos here after Halloween (OMG esp. if you can include a He Qi piece in there somewhere!) I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to create a photo compilation on FB just for you guys! Let me know what you think.

I also have two CLOVER/PEARL bracelets made and ready to be posted.. but I think I'll wait till tmrw :P

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14 comments:

The Little Dust Princess said...

Aww your hard work paid off! :D It's so so pretty and they look nearly identical! GREAT JOB!

I'm not dressing up or doing anything for Halloween this year. haha Haven't been doing that for ages now! Forgot what it feels like :P

xx The Little Dust Princess

InsideOut Elle said...

whoa, I thought those were real gold plated moons :D

ehehe I know what you mean about simple outfits for dressing up ^_^ I was debating between Rea-l from Ego Proxy and McGee's Alice for the longest time but I went with Alice cause the costume because....I couldn't resist. Plus it's not everyday I can run around with a butcher knife ^^;;

missy joey said...

oh wow, the Sailormoon-themed earrings are fantastic!! are you planning on making a pair for each of the girls? I remember that you made a SailorMars-themed one recently.

and I'm ecstatic that there are more colors of Wild Hearts out! Yay!

Sharon said...

Yes!!! Cosplay jewelries are a great idea. :D
Great job on the earrings, they look identical to the anime ones. Haha.
I <3 Anime.

Elana said...

Omg you have to watch Yamamto Nadeshiko Shichi Henge! It's funny and sweet at the same time, and very nice! Hehe. Anime <3.

April said...

Soo cute!

Calia Yang said...

OMG!!! start a cosplay series of jewelry!!!!!!! PLEASE!!! Matsumoto is HAWTNESS! ^_^

love those SM earrings!

Kittin said...

nice work on the earrings =] i'm also a fan of sailor moon but i don't think i'll ever cosplay as her... black hair just doesn't go blond in one day x.x
I wanted to cosplay as Misa-chan from kaichou wa maid-sama, but the costumes were too expensive. I did get a maid costume in the end though xP it somewhat reminds me of her maid uniform. sadly i think the only jewelry she wore was a metal heart =/

London's-beauty said...

wow pretty earring ^^ I want to dress us this year for halloween but don't know what as.

mint said...

cute!! I like the idea of cosplay jewellery too :) can't wait to see more

mint said...

cute!! I like the idea of cosplay jewellery too :) can't wait to see more

xSimply Reikox said...

The earrings look gorgeous hon! They are wonderfully made; I can't wait to see more of your works in the near future! :)

bunnypewpy said...

I am such a huge sailormoon fan myself. I just bought the dainty key to my heart because it reminds me of chibiusa's key and ginzuishou necklace. Hey now that would be a good idea huh? ^_^

Amanda said...

Those moon earrings really do look like sailor moon's! I've never really dabbled into the world of art clay but it's something I'd love to try one of these days.