Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
November 14, 2009
Image Size
549 KB
Resolution
992×1570
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,715
Favourites
31 (who?)
Comments
10
Downloads
676
×
Sailor Moon Redesign by elrothiel Sailor Moon Redesign by elrothiel
This is for the 2nd Annual Sailor Moon Redesign Contest organized by :iconvbabe1:

Apologies for the pose and lack of hands, I didn't use a reference, and I only noticed how awkward she looked when I'd started inking... raaaah!

Okaay.. right, so I added a bit more sailor to her fuku, giving her more of a naval officer type look, but keeping the femininity... which adds (IMO) a bit of a pirate-wench edge... (which I only noticed when I finished!).

I gave her a sailor hat (with winged moon motif) and moved her buns a little further down her head to make room for it, and added red pearls and white wings in place of her old hair accessories.

Like I said, I didn't want to make the costume too masculine looking, so I gave the sleeves and neckline more of a dress style, and added more bows (neckline, stockings and ankles) to make up for the lack of sailor collar (I figured if I'd given her a sailor collar as well, it would have been Sailor Overkill... :lmao: ).

However, with the addition of the bows on the neckline, one big bow in the middle would have looked ridiculous, so I went with the classic crescent moon motif to balance it out. I kept the back bow though.

I took away her boots as I didn't think they went with the outfit, and besides, this is a !redesign! contest... to keep the boots would have been lazy. So, I designed her some new shoes and stockings.

Gloves would have been overkill also, so she is bare-handed. Her tiara is also gone in place of a crescent moon. (Who wears a hat AND a tiara at the same time!?)

Going with the naval officer theme, I gave her a sword which hangs by her side, and doesn't just appear out of thin air, like all her old weapons seem to do.

I kept the original color scheme (red, blue, yellow, white) as I wanted to keep her recognizable and the new costume more easy to accept for hardcore SM fans. I hope they can see the things I changed drastically, I did in the name of fashion! I do not want to be responsible for an ugly-ass costume, and I think this is decent and would be fun to wear.


Wish me luck in the contest people!!!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconssaffr01:
ssaffr01 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
She looks good.
Reply
:iconryu238:
ryu238 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I don't think this is what they had in mind for "Sailor". Still it's good
Reply
:iconlimonkaie:
limonkaie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very sailor style :)
a top and skirt are great
Reply
:iconelianthos80:
elianthos80 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I love the top's design, and the twin tiny bows instead of the big bow on the front are very clever and fitting. Also, sword 8D
Reply
:iconelrothiel:
elrothiel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D So glad you like it! Twin tiny bows were created to keep bows, but have a lower cut neckline without the big massive bow getting in the way.

SWORD indeed! ;) Perhaps its Mamoru's and he lets her use it cos it makes a "certain" part of him smile seeing her fight in a more bad-ass way. :giggle:

Thanks for drawing my attention back to this piece, its made me thought of redesigning her Super and Eternal looks to go with this one. :D
Reply
:iconelianthos80:
elianthos80 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
I love necklines like that, that's exactly why those little bows work so well on it ^^V.


Ah, sword :eyes: . The piercing, the grabbing and stroking the hilt :eyes: . But, yes, double entendre aside some healthy sword fights are aptly heroic :D .

I'd be very curious to see the redesign of her S and Eternal look. Especially the Eternal one (I was never a big fan of it admittedly XD. The Super look and the first original costume were respectively more elegant - the transparent sleeves *_* - and less tacky colour-wise. The Eternal fake wings >.< were great for comedic purposes, but why not real usable wings? XD )
Reply
:iconafreshnewstart:
AFreshNewStart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WANT
SHOES!!
Reply
:iconpegacorn:
pegacorn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the sword, it fits for her title as a sailor soldier. very nice design!
Reply
:iconelrothiel:
elrothiel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you like!
Reply
:iconradioactiveblonde:
RadioactiveBlonde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Ooooh, sexah.
Reply
Add a Comment: