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Geek Chic: Fashion Inspired by Sailor Moon


Fashion inspired by Sailor Moon
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Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to watch much television. Though it has left me conversationally stunted when it comes to discussing ’90s pop culture, there was one glorious exception to the no-TV rule: Sailor Moon.

So far, the Geek Chic column has focused predominantly on science fiction and fantasy, but the world of geek definitely extends far beyond those two genres.  This time, we’re boldly exploring a medium we haven’t covered before: animation (specifically, Japanese animation, commonly referred to as anime). Though there are scores of notable anime series, Sailor Moon is among the most popular.

Note: This post is about the English adaptations of the anime only, so I’ll be using the translated character names/terms, e.g. “Sailor Scout” instead of “Sailor Senshi.”

Need more Geek Chic? Check out previous posts about Doctor Who-inspired fashion (plus part 2 and part 3), BBC’s Sherlock-inspired fashion, Star Wars-inspired fashion, The Hunger Games-inspired fashion, The Big Bang Theory-inspired fashion, The Lord of the Rings-inspired fashion, and Star Trek-inspired fashion.

Know Your Geek: About Sailor Moon

  • Created by Naoko Takeuchi, the Sailor Moon franchise began as a manga (printed animation) and has branched into various media forms including: TV anime series, live-action series, stage musicals, movies, and video games.
  • The anime aired from 1995 to 1996 in the United States and was later picked up by Cartoon Network.  The show is often credited with helping anime enter mainstream Western culture; indeed, Sailor Moon, with her iconic golden pigtails and red odango, is one of the most recognizable anime characters ever.
  • Millions of years ago, Princess Serenity was the princess of the moon. However, she was sent into the future to be reborn as a defender of the Earth. In the present day, the princess has been reincarnated as Serena, a ditzy 14-year-old who has no memory of her celestial past.
  • After Serena learns of her alternate identity as Sailor Moon, she is tasked with finding the other Sailor Scouts (who are the reincarnations of her royal guardians) and ultimately, to find the Moon Princess and restore unity to the galaxy. Of course, neither Serena nor her advisers realize that she is the princess.

Outfits Inspired by Sailor Moon

Get ready to fight some evil by moonlight and win some love by daylight in these looks inspired by the world of Sailor Moon!

The Kingdom of the Moon

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Long ago, during the Silver Millenium, Queen Serenity ruled the Moon Kingdom and her daughter, Princess Serenity, was the crown princess of the moon.  However forces of evil destroyed the Kingdom and Serenity was killed.  The queen survived the attack but sacrificed her life in order to send the spirits of the princess and the royal court into the future to be reborn on Earth.

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Capture the ethereal but regal look of the Moon Princess with a pale pink chiffon dress. The show borrows heavily from Greek and Roman mythology, which you can reference with a pair of embellished gladiator sandals. Cute studded earrings provide a celestial detail, while a golden bib necklace and stack of pearly bracelets are fit for a princess.

Serenity’s floor-length hair is gorgeous but not particularly practical (or possible); for a more accessible look, try out this tutorial for a pretty French braid updo.  You’ll look glamorously royal!

In Civilian Guise

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When they’re not fighting crime, the  girls are typical junior high school students; Amy, Serena, and Lita attend the same school but Raye and Mina study at different academies. They have vastly different personalities but become close friends.

Going from left to right (above), mature, studious Amy is the brains of the group and aspires to become a doctor. Raye is studying to become a Shinto priestess and wields psychic power, even in her civilian form. She has a fiery, hotheaded personality. Serena prefers the normal life of a preteen girl to fighting crime — she adores all things pink and fluffy and loves bunnies. Lita might be the toughest and most athletic of the group, but she also loves romance novels and shopping. She’s a recent transfer to the junior high and is too tall to fit into the uniform, so she wears her old one. Mina, who always wears a red hair bow, dreams of becoming a pop star.

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Although my friends who attended private school assure me that mandatory school uniforms were no fun, I’ve always liked their polished look. If you missed out on (or just miss) wearing uniforms, try out this Japanese schoolgirl-inspired look.

Pair a blouse with an embellished collar and a full cobalt skirt for a sweet and pretty combination; the collar detail and trendy color keep it from looking too much like an actual uniform. For a fun pop of color, carry your books in a bright red satchel that’s scholarly but not stuffy. If you haven’t tested out the trend yet, try slipping on a cute pair of over-the-knee socks that go perfectly with ankle-strap wedges. Finish with adorable extras like bunny earrings and a bow headband!

Sailor Scouts

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As my newfound obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer confirms, I’m a sucker for the student-by-day/crimefighter-by-night premise… and these girls are the coolest champions of good around! When their powers are activated, Amy, Raye, Serena, Lita, and Mina respectively transform into: Sailor Mercury, the Soldier of Justice and Wisdom; Sailor Mars, Soldier of Flame and Passion; Sailor Moon, Soldier of Love and Justice; Sailor Jupiter, Soldier of Thunder and Courage; and Sailor Venus, Soldier of Love and Beauty.

They all have individual powers and defenses that correspond to the virtues that that they represent, their personalities, and the Roman mythology behind their planets. For instance, Sailor Jupiter wields lightning, which references the god Jupiter and his lightning bolts. Sailor Moon (who of course does not represent a planet) has the most special powers, which usually involve magic and moonlight.

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Admit it: whenever that transformation segment came on, you totally twirled around your living room along with the Sailor Scouts. (Or perhaps that was just me…) What’s not in question is that the Sailor Scouts have the coolest crime-fighting outfits ever!

Sailor Moon and company can get away with tiny, floaty skirts because they’re 1) fictional and 2) animated, but you probably shouldn’t traipse around campus sporting such microscopic hemlines. Enter another ’90s mainstay: the skort, 2012 edition. These chiffon tap shorts have a sheer panel in the front, so you get the look of a skirt but the coverage of shorts. Pair it with a bow blouse and cute, walking-friendly wedges.

Now for accessories. A gold torque necklace is a trendy update on the Scouts’ ribbon chokers; it also resembles their metallic headbands. Since opera-length gloves would probably look a bit odd, reference their bright elbow cuffs with an armful of colorful bangles. The forces of evil had better beware!

Tuxedo Mask

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When the Sailor Scouts are in trouble, they are often assisted by a mysterious masked man known as Tuxedo Mask. Tuxedo Mask is the reincarnation of Prince Endymion, the crown prince of Earth and Princess Serenity’s lover.

In everyday life, Serena clashes with a boy named Darien. (Surprise, surprise: he’s Tuxedo Mask in civilian form!) While their early encounters resulted in the exchange of insults, they eventually develop feelings for one another. Although their alter egos frequently fight crime together, Serena and Darien are initially unaware of each other’s secret identities.

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Since I was around four years old when Sailor Moon aired, I don’t really recall much about that time period. What I do remember is that I had an insane crush on Tuxedo Mask. Even at that young age, I appreciated a well-dressed man! With his sleek waistcoat and crisp white gloves, this caped crusader is as dapper as they come.

Snag his polished look with an onyx blazer, pintucked blouse, and patent flats. Scarlet trousers that recall the lining of Tuxedo Mask’s cape add some color. Reference his signature accessories with golden rose ear cuffs and a quirky necklace that resembles his mask.

Artemis and Luna

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Any archetypal hero(ine) worth her salt needs guidance from a sage mentor, and Sailor Moon gets that from…cats. Artemis, a male white cat, is Mina’s pet, while Luna, a female black cat, lives with Serena. They’re no regular felines, though — not only can they talk, but Artemis and Luna are also reborn celestial beings who were once the Queen’s advisers. In the present day, they guide the Sailor Scouts on their quest to protect the galaxy from evil.

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Cats are sleek, graceful creatures, so why not channel that aesthetic into a sassy outfit for a night out? Slip a white bodycon mini over a bodysuit (or should I say “catsuit”?) for a streamlined and sexy look. If there’s still a chill in the air, cover up a bit with hosiery — it’s my opinion that back-seamed stockings are somehow much more alluring than plain ones.

A yellow belt spruces up the black and white outfit, while cat + moon earrings are a direct reference to Artemis and Luna. This graceful silver cuff, in the shape of two fused crescents, alludes to the original home of the two advisers.

What did you think?

Would you wear these looks?  Did you watch Sailor Moon? Who was your favorite Sailor Scout? (I really liked Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Mars!)  Do you agree that the Sailor Moon theme song is one of the greatest in television history? Ahat other geeky inspirations would you like to see? (Next time, we’ll assemble for some Marvel-ous inspired-by fashion!) As always, let me know in the comments! 

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138 Responses to “Geek Chic: Fashion Inspired by Sailor Moon”

  1. 1
    April 28th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I’m absolutely stunned. Sailor Moon was my FAVORITE cartoon character, and I’m in love with the looks you put together!

  2. 2
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW! As a fellow geek, lemme tell you, I was a fanatic of Sailor Moon. Still love it. Don’t suppose you could breakdown each scout’s fashion?? Hmm? Haha. And yes the theme song is awesome.

    P.S. Sailor Mars! Hands down! :)

  3. 3
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE SAILOR MOON ON THIS SITE! Ahhhh! I’ve been obsessed with this show ever since it was on Cartoon Network! So many good memories. <3 <3 <3

    The outfits are super cute and waaaah I'm just so excited! This post is just perfection. Oh gosh. Yes, CF. Yessss.

  4. 4
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH from the bottom of my heart for doing a Sailor Moon fashion inspiration! GREATEST. SHOW. EVERRRRRRR. OF. MY. CHILDHOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. 5
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I’m beyond ecstatic right now– so glad you did this post, Shannon! Sailor Jupiter will forever be my favorite, but I’m really loving the Tuxedo Mask inspired outfit too. And the Artemis & Luna outfit is fantastic (those earrings!!). Awesome job :)

  6. 6
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    My childhood! :D

  7. 7
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    OMG! I love this SO MUCH! Sailor Moon was my absolute favorite cartoon when I was a kid. I have seen almost every episode ever! My little sister and I used to pretend we were Sailor Scouts. Oh the memories!

  8. 8
    April 28th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Oh my goodness thank you so much for posting this!!! Sailor Moon was my ABSOLUTE favorite show when I was little. My friends and I used to dress up and play Sailor Moon and I used to draw outfits based on the clothes they wore! This is to awesome!

  9. 9
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I never really watched Sailor Moon, but I do love these outfits, especially the civilian outfit!

  10. 10
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Plz do more this was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this show and I still do!!!!!!!

  11. 11
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    By far my favorite post yet. Sailor Moon is my childhood, and I love these ideas to bring some of my childhood into my clothing today.

  12. 12
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Sailor Moon was my whole life when I was tiny! I had buttons and nighties and necklaces and… really, everything you could buy. And I still know every word to the theme song. I loved all the characters, but mainly Sailor Mercury for her smarts and Sailor Venus because we had the same hair. And the cats. Thank you so much for this article!

  13. 13
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Loved Sailor Moon growing up! Please please please (a million times please) do a Buffy the Vampire Slayer inspired post. I’d even go nuts for a Joss Whedon mashup post with Dr. Horrible, Firefly, and Dollhouse!

  14. 14
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    That post was awesome!!! BUT Please please please do a post about the sailor scouts in detail!

  15. 15
    April 28th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    OMG I love Sailor Moon! Please can you do more posts on Japanese Anime???

  16. 16
    April 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    My jaw DROPPED when I saw the header. Sailor Moon was on air when I was in elementary school, and I was obsessed. Faves: Venus, Saturn, and Chibi-Usa. Anyone see the live-action show? Mamoru was hot.

  17. 17
    April 28th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    OMFG THANK YOU!!! When I saw the header, I wanted to cry tears of joy!
    You’re not the only one who twirled during their transformation sequence. It brings back SO many memories!
    And you’re outfits were so on point!!
    Sailor Moon is my childhood!
    This oughtta go down as one of the greatest posts of all of history.
    You should do more 90’s anime lol
    Misty from Pokemon, is a nice place to start. Her stylish tomboyishness can surely provide some inspiration

  18. 18
    April 28th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    You should start a series for the sailor scouts in detail…

  19. 19
    April 28th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    ^ omg yes, completely agree ! :D

  20. 20
    April 28th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Wow! I’m so happy you did this!!! I second the above comment of doing an outfit for each sailor scout, that would be great.

  21. 21
    April 28th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!! I am so glad u did this post!!!!!!! this was one of the shows i was obsessed with when i was a child!!! thx for doing this and i am in love with all ur outfits :)

  22. 22
    April 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I’m obsessed with this.

  23. 23
    April 28th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    OMG I DIED. I was hoping someone would do this!!!! Yay!!! Please do more like these, it’ll appeal to soooo many people.

  24. 24
    April 28th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    This post was amazing! I was sooo happy when I saw something about sailor moon! I think you should do a post about each sailor senshi too! I would love to see one about sailor jupiter.

  25. 25
    April 28th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Loovveee sailor moon! Cute outfits!

  26. 26
    April 28th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I am 20 years old, but deep down I think part of me would still sell my soul to be a sailor scout. SUCH a fun part of my childhood :)

  27. 27
    April 28th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    My favorite childhood show! You really should do a post breaking down each one’s sense of style. I personally loved Mina and Rei’s sense of style the most.

  28. 28
    April 28th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Not a fan of the outfits except for the Tuxedo Mask one!! Love that one! Although maybe I can’t appreciate it bc I didn’t grow up watching this ):

  29. 29
    April 28th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am a huge of Sailor Moon (to the point where I own the WHOLE series:D) and I’m so glad you decide to post this!!! Thank you! I can’t wait to try (something similar with) all those outfits you suggested! (:

  30. 30
    April 28th, 2012 at 10:47 pm


  31. 31
    April 28th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I love Sailor Moon!

  32. 32
    April 28th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    YES YES YES Sailor Mars! I second the Joss Whedon inspired posts (I was very excited to see a mention of Buffy, so hopefully after the next one?)

  33. 33
    April 28th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve been following CF for almost 2years now and this is my first comment. I got sooo excited when i saw SAILOR MOON. Brings so many memories.The outfits are amazing. GREAT JOB!

  34. 34
    April 28th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    That was such an amazing article, by far one of my favorites :] And the Geek Chic is definitely the column I look forward to seeing the most!

  35. 35
    April 29th, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Shannon, you just MADE my night! Sailor Moon will always be one of my favorite shows, and I am so glad to see your post on it!

  36. 36
    April 29th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    OMG…this has to be my fave geek chic post!! How I loved sailor moon as a little girl and YES YES YES i was sooo in love with tuxedo mask…i used to think i was the only one cuz he was animated hahahahhaa. I love you so much for this post lol

  37. 37
    April 29th, 2012 at 12:57 am

    I literally just squealed with joy when I saw this post, my roommates all looked at me like I was crazy <3 thank you so much for writing this, I thought I was the only one who even remembered ( read still totally in love with) sailor moon. You just made my day! I think all the earrings are my favorite part :)

  38. 38
    April 29th, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I love the first and last look :D

  39. 39
    April 29th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    This is cute, but I’m sad to see that the Outer Senshi (I’m sorry, should I say Scouts?) were left out. Uranus and Neptune are my favorites, and they, along with Pluto and Saturn, are extremely stylish.

    Though I must say I like Mercury the best because she’s nerdy and Moon because I’m a lot like her (but with Mercury’s smarts).

  40. 40
    April 29th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Thank you thank you thank you for this post!!! I always search the internet for Sailor Moon related fashion but this tops them all. You guys always do a great job here at CF. PS, the original japanese dialogue is wayyy better than the english stuff. Thanks again!

  41. 41
    April 29th, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Can you post the shoes link in the Sailor Scouts outfit? Thanks!

  42. 42
    April 29th, 2012 at 2:53 am

    This is brilliant! You HAVE to do at least one more about Pluto, Venus, Uranus and Saturn + some major villains, though I think one post per character would be muuuuch better.

  43. 43
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:08 am

    You just HAVE to do at least one more! Either a summarizing one like this with Pluto, Saturn (looooooved them!), Neptune and Uranus + some major villains or as it has been suggested one per character (pretty please?).

  44. 44
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:26 am

    This is the greatest fashion inspired post ever! I LOVED Sailor Moon as a kid and even now as an adult! I hope you do another post on the Outer Sailors or even the villians, or more detail about the individual styles of the Scouts! SO GREAT!!!

  45. 45
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:28 am

    omg. i had to make my first comment just for this. I LOVED SAILOR MOON. it was my life when i was a kid. I’m so happy you did this. :D

  46. 46
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:53 am

    I love this series! May I request Avatar: The Last Airbender? :)

  47. 47
    April 29th, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Of course I have to comment on this ! I just went from the anime convention Saturday and had to take pictures of all the Sailor Senshi, among other things.((: I love the outfits and already have variations of them.

  48. 48
    April 29th, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Never expected to see Sailor Moon post here! You did an amazing job! :D Hopefully there will me be more Japanese animation outfit inspirations in the future ^^

  49. 49
    April 29th, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Can we PLEASE have a Geek Chick post of Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

  50. 50
    April 29th, 2012 at 5:18 am

    *squeeeeee* I loved this edition and read it with full, total interest. Sailor Moon used to be one of my favourite anime when I was 11/12 -ish and I always wanted to wear a school uniform, which my mother did not allow me, but I still love the put together school uniform look and sometimes am guilty of wearing it. I also really love how you now find real-life clothing to animated clothing. Could you break down more anime series for the geek chic fashion series, please?

  51. 51
    April 29th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    You are my favorite person right now! Sailor Moon was my favorite childhood show, I even broke my VHS tape of season one from watching it to much. I love the outfits you put together expecially paying attention to our fist crush Tuxedo Mask. Also, have no fear, I too twirled around my room when they all transformed.

  52. 52
    April 29th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Please please please do another post about each senshi! Even their casual outfits in the anime are quite nice :)
    As a kid I liked Mercury, Venus and Saturn the most!

  53. 53
    April 29th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    The real question is: what rational person DIDN’T have a crush on Tuxedo Mask (and Darien with his pastel shirts)?

  54. 54
    April 29th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I’ve been following CF for a long time but this is my first comment! I LOVED Sailor Moon since I can remember and I my heart just dropped when I saw this! This makes me want to watch Sailor Moon again right now! I absolutely love this geek chic series and the outfits :) please do a Pokemon edition…that was actually my childhood defined…and I agree with the requests to do each of the girls :)

  55. 55
    April 29th, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Aaaaah, won’t get any studying done! Thanks to you I had to go download it… And now I want a cat even more….

    Blah. I’m to easily distracted. Love the outfits, and I’ totally behind the Buffy-sugestion! And Grey’s? :)

  56. 56
    April 29th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Awesome post! Love the outfits that you put up :)
    You guys should do a “Fashion Inspired by The Powerpuff Girls” post!! That would be smashing :)

  57. 57
    April 29th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Ahhh these are so wonderful! What a great article! I think the next time I go clothes shopping this might be all I can think about ;D

  58. 58
    April 29th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    This is so amazing! I want/need more! How about sailor moon’s daughter and other secondary characters?! great job!

  59. 59
    April 29th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    When I saw the heading I got sooo excited! This is my first time posting even though I’ve been following college fashion for over a year. I love Sailor Moon, it brings back so many childhood memories! I love this post :) I defintely think you should go into each character into detail!

  60. 60
    April 29th, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Absolutely love this! I watched Sailor Moon all the time when I was younger. Still have some of the VHS tapes. Great outfit ideas! Really love the Luna/Artemis one, those earrings are adorable.

  61. 61
    April 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Thank You! Sailor Moon was a part of my life for years! I was known as the Moon queen at school and JoJo Bunny after Serena’s bunnies. I ended up owning all the seasons on DVD in english AND in Japanese. Dressing up in Sailor Moon costumes for japanese conventions. I have been looking for one way to incorporate a realistic look into my wardrobe that reminds me of my past! Thanks again!

  62. 62
    April 29th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    my little sister and I LOVED sailor moon growing up, you seriously nailed those outfits!

  63. 63
    April 29th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Biggest win ever.

  64. 64
    April 29th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Normally I don’t respond right away to a blog post, but today’s SAILOR MOON fashion inspiration was the only exception!! I love the series, I’ve always collected her plush dolls and I’m happy that you created some cute outfits from the show. :)

  65. 65
    April 29th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    @Nicole: Shelby did a Powerpuff Girls post last fall. Check it out!

  66. 66
    April 29th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    @Amy: Added the link!

  67. 67
    April 29th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I’m so glad you all loved Sailor Moon (and Tuxedo Mask!!) as much as I did! A second post about the individual scouts is in the works.

    Oh the ’90s memories: I have pictures of five year old me going to Disneyland in a Sailor Moon uniform (double geek moment!) And now I cosplay as Sailor Mars :)

    @Libby, Shelby, MonaLisa, & Marianne: I’d like to finish watching Buffy before writing a post, but given the rate that I watch, it should be soon (just started season 6!)

  68. 68
    April 29th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    THANK YOU <3 I love this post so much! I'm 21 and STILL watch & read Sailor Moon. Such an amazing show. Would it be possible to get a follow up post detailing some of their civilian outfits? Those girls know how to dress!

  69. 69
    April 29th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I can’t believe this many people are as excited as I am about this post! This is awesome!

  70. 70
    April 29th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I cried so hard when I saw the header.. College fashion, you are wonderful! I especially fell in love with Luna’s & artemis’s look.

  71. 71
    April 29th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I was too excited to see a Sailor Moon post… I actually couldn’t believe it. I’m 22 years old and Sailor Moon was my favorite cartoon then and is still now. (I have 3 movies on VHS that I still watch occasionally) Thank you so much for a trip down memory lane. It made me smile. Tuxedo Mask will still be my husband one day and I’m the present day Princess Serenity lol (A girl can dream) even though Lita was my favorite.

    I need the theme song to be my ringtone now lol

    Oh B.T.W. The Artemis and Luna outfit is SEXY!!!! and the green shorts/skirt with the bracelets are a must! Great job and I’m looking forward to your other post. (You should do Halloween Sailor Moon ^_^)

  72. 72
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    love especially the japanese school girl look :)

  73. 73
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    YES!!! I also watched Sailor Moon religiously when I was little. In fact, it inspired me to start drawing my own cartoons!
    I love all the outfits!

  74. 74
    April 29th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Probably the best post on collegefashion so far!! love sailor moon!

  75. 75
    April 29th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Cute outfits! I think having something nautical inspired for the civilian guises or the sailor scouts outfits would have been better just because they were supposed to emulate the nautical-inspired Japanese school uniforms.
    <3 Sailor Moon! I think you should include a Queen Beryl inspired look too!! Can't forget the villain!! And she had some crazy dresses too!

  76. 76
    April 29th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    When I was a little girl, I tried to grow out my hair so I could look like Sailor Moon. this post made me BEYOND excited!

  77. 77
    April 29th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Wow, thank you for posting this! I watched Sailor Moon religiously when I was a kid. Love the Tuxedo Mask outfit :)

  78. 78
    April 29th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Omg! This was one awesome column! It reminds me of all of the cartoons I saw in my childhood.
    You guys should do Digimon next. The kids have different styles, so that would be interesting to see :)

  79. 79
    April 29th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I don’t normally comment around here, but I just had to say I LOVE THIS ARTICLE!!! Sailor Moon was my favorite show when I was a kid, and I used to twirl around to the transformations too. I can’t wait to see individual scout fashions, and You should totally do some for the Outer Scouts like Uranus and Neptune! Also just other nostalgic anime shows from childhood would be cool too. I would love to see Digimon/Pokemon inspired outfits.

  80. 80
    April 29th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Greatest Post Ever! My favourite by far so far

  81. 81
    April 29th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    This was my favourite show when I was a little girl! I am so excited that you guys did a post for Sailor Moon :) It brings back so many memories, and nostalgia. I love it! Great job CF once again.

  82. 82
    April 29th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you so so much for doing this! I love all of it. It was such an inspirational part of my life! Fashion wise as well! I do hope you guys decide to more post on Salior Moon! Loovee! :)

  83. 83
    April 29th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    bless this post!

  84. 84
    April 29th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Oh god I squealed like a total fangirl when I saw the heading for this post. I freaking LOVED sailor moon when I was in junior high, and I used to print off pictures from the show i found online, tried my hand at drawing the different sailor scouts, and amassed a huge collection of stickers, all for my ‘sailor moon’s binder. Hell, I still have that binder, and I’m 25!

  85. 85
    April 29th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Sailor Moon!!!!!!!!!!! still obsessed with it!!! Loved this post.

  86. 86
    April 29th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Love this post!!! Definitely watched Sailor Moon as a child, twirled around to pretend like I was transforming into the Sailor Scouts (Mars was my personal favorite), and swooned over Tuxedo Mask. Great outfits (especially Luna and Artemis hehe), and also a fan of getting separate posts of each Sailor Scout in the future! This makes me want to go find all the episodes and rewatch them over the summer.

  87. 87
    April 29th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    YES I watched sailor moon, YES I twirled, YES I absolutely LOVE this post!!! The outfits are adorable.

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    April 29th, 2012 at 11:56 pm


  89. 89
    April 30th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I seriously screamed when I saw this, I remember being obsessed with Sailor Moon when I was little. XD
    But speaking of animation, would it be possible to do a post inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender (it isn’t 90’s, I know, but it’s SO EPIC, teehee~)?

  90. 90
    April 30th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this right now!!! :D So inspired I cannot even tell you!!

  91. 91
    April 30th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    You should do a post on the Avengers for the upcoming movie.

  92. 92
    April 30th, 2012 at 1:31 am

    OH MY GOD!! I was OBSESSED with Sailor Moon! Actually, I still AM! My friend posted the link to this page on my Facebook and I nearly screamed! I absolutely ADORE the Sailor Scout and Tuxedo Mask outfits. And by the way, you weren’t alone in twirling around during the transformation sequence. Totally guilty as charged! I wish you would do a break down of the scouts’ outfits.. INCLUDING THE OUTER SCOUTS! Sailor Uranus = FAVE! :D

  93. 93
    April 30th, 2012 at 1:33 am

    This is beyond awesome! Sailor Moon was my life when I was little!
    I hope you do more anime posts soon!

  94. 94
    April 30th, 2012 at 2:32 am

    This post was AWESOME! Sailor Moon was a big part of my life when I was younger, and helped shape my life as it is. Mixing my former favorite cartoon and my favorite current obession (fashion) just made me so happy.

  95. 95
    April 30th, 2012 at 3:24 am

    These are super cute! I think I’d wear a maxi dress for the first outfit instead, but I love the looks altogether anyways. Sailor moon was my favorite and always will be! Loving these geek chic looks!

  96. 96
    April 30th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    OMG YES THANK YOU CF ! Because of this post I went and watched some sailor moon ( even though I have exams coming up lol)

    …But Y U NO put outer Senshi ? (Pluto , Saturn , Uranus , Neptune) they are also some fashionable girls , you could make some really nice outfits based on Haruka & Michiru ( Uranus & Neptune ) they are both very sylish !

    And again like other posters said : Individual outfits for each Senshi ! I watched the Japanese dialogue , English sub , it is better than the English dub. I love the Japanese school girl outfit ! As a student from a private school I have to say I did not enjoy wearing uniforms , but that;s cuz mine were not nice at all , if they were cute like the Japanese then I wouldn’t of minded it so much !

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    April 30th, 2012 at 10:15 am


  98. 98
    April 30th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    this post just brought back childhood memories! amazing :-)

  99. 99
    April 30th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Oh my gooooossshhh!!! I’m OBSESSED with Sailor Moon. :) I even follow this blog on tumblr called ‘sailormoonoutfits’! She makes polyvores of outfits and they are so spot on. I also really love the fact that they reprinted the manga! I’ve also heard rumors (so don’t get your hopes up) that they are going to re-dub the anime in America. :) Just a rumor though.

  100. 100
    April 30th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Ironically, I was thinking about dropping you ladies a message requesting a Sailor Moon-type post like this! Flawless.
    I absolutely love all these outfits, especially the one based off of their school uniforms! Ohhhhh childhood.
    Thank you so much for doing this post!!
    (Perhaps a My Little Pony one in the future?)

  101. 101
    April 30th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I absolutely loved Sailor Moon! I did the spinning in my room too, one of my biggest childhood dream was to be sailor moon (since I’m a long haired blonde) and she was my favorite.

  102. 102
    April 30th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    LOVE THIS! Pleaaaaase do Inuyasha next !! :)

  103. 103
    April 30th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    this is great!!but please please PLEASE do the avengers next!!!*_______*

  104. 104
    May 2nd, 2012 at 9:18 am

    This is great!!! I love anime!! Awesome job on this one! Ooooo! could you do a Death Note inspired article! That’d be SO cool!! (it’s my favorite anime and it’d be interesting to see how you all incorporate all the male fashions into cute looks for girls!)

  105. 105
    May 3rd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I might be freaking out just a little bit! AH! AH AH AH!

  106. 106
    May 4th, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Clever to think about this !

  107. 107
    May 4th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    As a longtime fan of Sailormoon, I really, really love that it’s being used as inspiration for this post. However, something about the outfits themselves…fall flat? The Moon Princess outfit is pretty, and the Tuxedo Mask one is actually quite cool (because he’s not what I typically think of as stylish, so!), but the others are…eh. It might be unfair of me, but I think that pulling out some Japanese brands for this one — like Lowry’s Farm or Uniqlo — would not be amiss.

  108. 108
    May 4th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Sailor Moon (the original and adaptation) is my favorite show of ALL TIME. This post makes my inner moonie soooo happy. Thanks :)

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    May 4th, 2012 at 10:43 pm


  110. 110
    May 4th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    “Talent in the Southland” recently had an interview with Ron Gan, collector of anime for the Orange Library in CA. They have quite a collection of anime. I confess that its fashion side has escaped me til now. Most illuminating!

  111. 111
    May 5th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I think you should do a Dark Knight inspired by. Or just Batman in general…maybe the old cartoons. :D

  112. 112
    May 7th, 2012 at 12:30 am


    I love how each outfit captures the essence of the original “look” so well, and yet looks so different!

  113. 113
    May 7th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I don’t think my jaw could have gone farther to the floor if it wanted. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sailor Moon. This made me so happy I almost cried. I think an expansion of each individual scout would be awesome and don’t forget those evil-doers in the negaverse. I do feel for the sailor scouts,(especially sailor moon) some heart shaped lockets would be appropriate. Still this was awesome. Can’t wait for more. Oh and i agree with Heather a Fashion Inspired: Death Note would be awesome!

  114. 114
    May 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I LOVE these! All your Geek Chics are amazing.
    You should do one in honor of the new Avengers movie (nothing says geek like Comics) :)

  115. 115
    May 10th, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I am so glad you did an article about this. I think it’s amazing when people try to bring back the best of our pasts. Sailor Moon was the show that got me obsessed with anime and now I’m an anime fanatic (proud of it!).

    I love that you gave the background and summary of the show for those who didn’t watch the show or don’t remember it too well. I appreciate that very much!

  116. 116
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    OMG i love this. I’m 19 years old and I will always love Sailor Moon no matter what age and I thank you for posting this!!!

  117. 117
    May 10th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight…she is the one…SAILOR MOON! I am in LOVE with the Moon Kingdom outfits. Of course Sailor Moon was my favorite character. Love this!

  118. 118
    May 11th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    sailor moon…a fashion inspiration? YES INDEED i am all over that. I loved the show as a kid and i’m now reading the manga. Sailor moon is a legend in so many ways!!!

  119. 119
    May 15th, 2012 at 4:45 am

    This is amazing! Please do a Death Note inspired outfit post!

  120. 120
    May 15th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    OMG how did I miss this?! ;___;

    I can’t remember who I loved most when I was younger–I drawn to different aspects of each of them–but I certainly feel an affinity for Venus now. :D

    Um um, suggestions… How about an oldskool Transformers post? 8D Or any of the other awesome 90s/early 2000s TV series’–Pokémon, Digimon, Zoids, Escaflowne, Gundam Wing, Monster Rancher, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dinozaurs (okay most people don’t know this, which makes me sad), Shaman King, etc.?

  121. 121
    May 26th, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I did my own version of this except I used Neo Queen Serenity since her dress is a lot more form fitting then Princess Serenity

  122. 122
    May 27th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Love all of them

  123. 123
    June 6th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    OMG!!! I totally did a fangirl squee so loud, I scared my Pomeranian. I’m rewatching the entire series right now! In the original Japanese, which is fun! Check out good anime (dot) net and put Sailor Moon in the search bar, pop some popcorn, grab a soda or other sugary drink, and relive your childhood. They also re-released the manga (Japanese comic) version of Sailor Moon and Codename: Sailor V, its prequel for the first time here. And for the record, I would totally wear each and every one of those outfits! Oh, and, Moon Prism Power, baby!


    (All together now! Fighting evil by moonight….!)

  124. 124
    June 7th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I love Sail Moon! I remember watching this show when I was little :) The outfits take the essence of Sailor Moon but then takes it even further to make it fashion-forward and trendy :)

  125. 125
    June 20th, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I loved Sailor Moon! My favorites wher Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars. I can’t believe you included Artemis and Luna too! Thank you.

  126. 126
    July 7th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    please please please do inuyasha!!!

  127. 127
    September 27th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Love these looks! This post was fantastic!

  128. 128
    January 28th, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Let me tell you something… Your work is awesome! The first time I see your webpage was in the HG inspired clothing, and I fell in love with every single outfit! but now I found this! Sailor Moon inspired Fashion!!!!! THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I’m a super mega hiper fan of this anime, it’s my favorite cartoon! I also read the manga recently ;) And when I get some time I remember my childhood watching the anime :’) And answering your questions, I definitely going to try all the outfits!!! :D Beginning with the first one for my birthday <3 My fav scout is and always going to be: Sailor Moon!! I'm like Serena, hahaha well only in personality :D OF COURSE I'M TOTALLY AGREE that SM theme song is the best song in anime history!! ;D <3 But I'm mexican (and that's the fact that you maybe going to found a lot of grammar mistakes :S hehehe), so I'm talking about the latino version that is so much alike to the japanese version, that is fantastic also ;) and the ending song (En mis sueños) also is awesome! It makes me cry :') Another geeky inspiration… maybe Adventure time?? Or Sakura Card Captors, that was good anime, but the costumes that Tomoyo made for Sakura were so cute :)

  129. 129
    November 15th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    You madame, have made a very geeky girl very happy. Sailor moon was my LIFE!!! If you did a Dragon Ball Z or pokemon inspired post, you would be the BEST person in the WORLD.

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