Sailor Moon Costume

Sailor Moon Costume? Some of you may remember the popular Japanese fantasy cartoon that ran for about 6 years in North America. The characters make great costume ideas, and are still going strong with Cosplay and Fanfair and Comicon all around the world.  

Cosplay, Fanfair, and Comicon costumes were once a cult following, but not anymore, with Hollywood, popular video games and HBO television series on board, this has become a popular form of entertainment, not to mention Sailor Moon makes a great costume for Halloween, or any costume party through out the year.

When my daughter’s friend asked me to make a this costume for her, I wasn't sure where to start. I couldn't find a sewing pattern for this specific costume, so I had to be creative...not so fact it was a lot of fun.

Sailor Moon Costume History

  • If you are not familiar with the characters and you would like to know more about the show and the other costumes, click the link to go to wiki/Sailor_Moon.
  • You can make just one costume or have a group of your friends go as all the characters.

The costume was fun and not difficult to make. I couldn't find a pattern specifically for this character so I had to be creative and find an alternative. 

This is how it turned out. You can see from the photo above it turned out quite well...or so I think.

sailor moon costumeSailor Moon Costume

Making the Costume

Here are the instructions for how I made the costume.

What You Need

Fabric I used: Note: The amount of fabric will depend on how large you need your costume and the pattern will advise you on the back.

I used two sewing patterns for this homemade costume, and for the bows, I made my own. Go to how to make a bow .

The Patterns

Both patterns have easy to follow directions. You can see that I used blue satin for the skirt and for the body suit I used white spandex with 4 way stretch.

  • For the vest I used the sleeveless view of this Simplicity Pattern.
Simplicity Pattern 2478
  • For the body suit I used the short sleeve view.
  • Click the photo to see the pattern in full, right from the website.
Sailor Moon Costume Tutorial. DIY Sailormoon

For The Bows

I used red satin for the bows. If you need a tutorial on how to make bows go to this page or click the photo.

how to make a bow

The Accessories


  • For the white gloves Lexy is wearing in the photo, you can purchase from many novelty shops in the local malls.
  • Or click the photo and shop online.

The Boots

  • The red go go boots may be harder to find in the a retail store.
  • If you don't have a pair of go go boots shopping online can save a headache trying to find them.
  • Leave yourself enough time before your party to make sure your online order arrives on time.

The Wig

  • Lexy didn't wear a wig for her costume. You may want a more dramatic look. Here is what is available for Sailor Moon Costume wigs.

Costumes for Purchase

I hope I have inspired you to make a homemade Sailor Moon Costume. For more costume ideas leave sailor moon costume page to Go to homemade costumes page.