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Sailor Moon cosplayer transforms into destructive guardian Sailor Saturn

Published: 13/Jan/2020 3:00

by Isaac McIntyre

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A talented Sailor Moon cosplayer has shared her take on the anime series’ all-powerful planet-destroying Sailor Saturn, unveiled at Anime NYC.

Saturn was the last of the Sailor Guardians introduced in the popular anime series, and her entrance into the lives of Sailor Moon and the rest of the cast of heroes was certainly an explosive one — alongside Mistress 9, she nearly destroys Earth.

The powerful guardian, known as Hotaru Tomoe before she is revealed as the final member of Moon’s heroic group, is one of the cult favorites from the anime series, so it makes sense she’d be the focus of one skilled cosplayer’s stunning costume.

Madman EntertainmentSailor Saturn is one of the strongest Guardians, able to destroy entire planets with her powers.

Saturn, the final Guardian, revealed at last

In the series, Saturn is often solemn and stone-faced, only bringing out her powers when they’re absolutely needed. While ‘chibith0t’ does throw out a cheeky smile to celebrate her cosplay, for the most part, she gets Saturn’s personality just right.

Chibi’s center-piece for the colorful cosplay is the character’s big red bow, complete with a self-made brooch sitting right in the middle. The costume also gets Saturn’s puffy guardian shoulder pads just right, with them sitting off the arms.

No Sailor Guardian cosplay would be complete without the back-bow either, and the costume gets that just right too — while most of the photos shared from Anime NYC only show the front, you can see glimpses of it around her back.

Reddit: chibith0tChibi brought Sailor Saturn to life, including her brooch, bow, and boots, at Anime NYC.

Chibi, who also regularly dabbles in other anime cosplays from series like Pokemon and Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, also made sure she had all the little details of Saturn’s transformation outfit completed to a tee.

Her hair was pulled back by a gold tiara, like most of the Guardians, her purple boots shone brighter than her bodice’s blue trim — just like Saturn’s in the anime — and her lengthy gloves reached all the way up her forearm, completing the outfit.

“Happy birthday to the Goddess of Destruction herself, Sailor Saturn,” Chibi added when sharing her Saturn photos on Instagram. “Lovely shots of my Sailor Saturn Cosplay from Anime NYC, it was so awesome finally doing a Sailor Scout cosplay!”

With all of the pieces brought together into one cool, calm, and collected Saturn cosplay, it seems like Chibi has knocked it out of the park. Now she just has to find a few other Sailor Guardians to team up with, and Earth will be pretty protected.

Sailor Moon still popular 28 years later

While Sailor Moon’s original 200-episode run across five different shows, including ‘R,’ ‘S,’ and ‘Sailor Stars’ concluded in 1997, the series has seen a revival in recent times with the 2014 release of Sailor Moon Crystal, a 13-episode web series.

Created to commemorate the original run’s 20th anniversary, fans flocked to the web-based retelling of the old story, and the love of Sailor Moon was re-sparked. 

Now, a movie sequel titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal, and set after the mini-series, is due for release in 2020. While it may be 28 years since the show’s first premiere, Naoko Takeuchi’s creation is still going as strong as ever.

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League cosplayer comes out from the shadows as amazing Akali

Published: 23/Oct/2020 8:05

by Andrew Amos

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Ever seen a League of Legends cosplay so good that Riot can’t help but share it with the world? Well, now you have, with Sweet Angel’s take on Akali taking League players by storm.

Akali is one of League of Legends’ most popular characters to cosplay. Whether it be her default skin, or the mega-popular K/DA variant, people love to show off as the Ionian assassin.

However, few manage to grab the eyes of Riot as much as Sweet Angel. The talented Italian cosplayer decided to take on Akali as her most recent project, and while the costume looks simple, it was anything but.

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Akali is one of the most popular League champions to cosplay, but few catch the eyes of Riot.

“I thought it was a simple costume, but it required a lot more attention and time than I thought,” she told fans on her website.

It took Sweet Angel about 100 hours all up to create the Akali cosplay ⁠— and you can see every bit of hard work and time that went into it. From the handmade wig, to the dress, and even Akali’s smoke bombs, Sweet Angel didn’t miss a beat.

Everything that you see was basically handmade. Sweet Angel sewed all of the fabrics together, stitched everything up, and made it tailored not only to herself, but true to life to Akali’s design.

She even designed Akali’s signature Kana, using EVA foam so she can carry it around without too much hassle.

She added every detail to the weapon like she did the costume too, from the leather handle all the way down to the marks and blemishes on the battle-worn blade.

The cosplay is so good that even the official League of Legends account couldn’t help but react. Sweet Angel got a retweet on the cosplay from the near five million follower account, and they don’t hand those out lightly.

As for her next cosplay, Sweet Angel hasn’t revealed her plans just yet. However, she’s got a few more shoots on the way, and if they’re anything like this Akali cosplay, they’ll be worth a gander.