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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!!!
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ssaffr01 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
She looks good.
ryu238 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I don't think this is what they had in mind for "Sailor". Still it's good
limonkaie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very sailor style :)
a top and skirt are great
Eli-ArsNexus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
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
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
Eli-ArsNexus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
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 )
MissKeylara Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
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!
elrothiel Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you like!
RadioactiveBlonde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Ooooh, sexah.
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