Hotaru Tomoe - Sailor Moon S
Oufit By: Amber (Ammie)
Timeline of Construction: October 2012
This costume was a bit of a spur of the moment suggestion by Ammie. We were talking a few weeks before Youmacon about wearing Sailor Moon costumes to the con and I mentioned being unsure if I wanted to wear something from Sailor Moon because of several factors like the weather. Ammie was planning to make a Mistress 9 costume and she offered to make me Hotaru's casual black dress outfit as a Christmas present so we could Cosplay together. I was really touched by her offer. I really enjoy Cosplaying Hotaru and Hotaru's outfit from S is one that always stood out to me. She made me the little black dress and the grey shawl with a flower adornment and gave it to me at Youmacon. My contribution to the outfit was a pair of black combat style boots, which I had purchased a few years ago but I had never worn, and Pan picked up navy tights for me from H&M. I just re-wore my wig from my Sailor Saturn costume although Pan trimmed the bangs for me to update the look. In July 2015, I replaced the flower on the shawl as the original flower was beginning to fall apart.
We weren't able to wear our costumes for very long at Youmacon due to other costume plans, but when we did wear the costumes we were recognized quite a bit. I decided to bring my Silence Glaive to Youma so I could get some photos of it and it turned out to be a really fun prop. It also made my casual Hotaru costume more recognizable. It's a pretty comfy costume and I've gotten a lot of wear out of it. I'm very grateful to Ammie for the lovely gift!
Events/Conventions this costume was worn to
Youmacon 2012 (Saturday morning), Con-G 2013 (Friday night), Anime North 2013 (Friday) & Atomic Lollipop 2015 (Friday)
NekoRenoChan, DeathCom & Elemental