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My entry for the "Modern Sailor Moon Redesign Contest" here: [link]

I heard "Modern" and I took it *really* literally. I thought, what could I make a Sailor Moon fuku out of using only stuff I could buy at the mall today? So they all have Converse-ish shoes. Sailor Moon is a kind of a cross between Princess Sailor Moon from PGSM and Punk. And once I drew her, I had to do the rest! Mercury is a little emo/goth, Mars is Harajuku style. Venus is a trendsetter as always, and Jupiter very sporty; gotta have shorts under that skirt! They all have shirts with bows printed on them in that "foil" material, all metallic and shiny, and tutus under their main skirts. They each have a transformation pendant, since broaches aren't all that common these days.

I always loved the Moon Staff and Venus's Crystal sword from the manga, so I had to include them. Their designs are very Nomura-inspired. The pose of the the overall picture is a re-interpretation of this piece from a Sailor Moon art book: [link]

Brick Wall: [link]
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stephendareau Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
very very cool
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Triplicate-Squid Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
I can't resist liking the whole piece - it's just so *fun* - even if I don't really think the costumes are an improvement.
Though now that I think about it, I do like that you avoided high heels.
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^_^  I have kind of a love-hate relationship with this piece, myself.  Like most pieces that are "modern" redesigns, I can't help but feel like these are already horribly out-dated after only 3 years. ^_^; 
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IlleCapello Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked Rei's costume the best! :D
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xelianthought Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Awesome. 
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice idea here, they all look so cute xD
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Ivyhunter10 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! I love how you made a new, base look so to say, and then how for each character you made it unique. If i could high-five you through my computer, I would.
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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Moon-Shadow-1985 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014

Have you seen any thing by Eranthe ( eranthe.deviantart.com/gallery… )? 


:)

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MermaidWitch94 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's weird, but in a good way!
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
XD  Thanks!
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tchannekoi Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I agreed with EVERY SINGLE THING YOU DID IN THIS, except for the lenght of that cape. It's begging to be tangled somewhere, in the most obnoxious moments no less. XD OR get in the way by a strong wind in the wrong direction, and then falling over Usagi's head blinding her. :rofl:

BTW, CONGRATS FOR WINNING THE CONTEST!!! Here's some cake to celebrate! :cake:
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I think I just went with it because that's the length it was in the image I was referencing for poses. When I revisit these designs, I'll definitely shorten it to a less dangerous length. XD

Thanks so much! :la:
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tchannekoi Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
^^ You are totally welcome.
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shanejayell Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, very nice.

My only quibble would be giving Usagi a cape. We both KNOW she's gonna either get tangled up in it or trip. Or both. ;)
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, so true! It probably should have been a shorter cape, she'd get in less trouble with it. :XD:
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Lucithea Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow! great restyle!)))) i like it XD
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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AnimeVG-Ninja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I personally love the modernized Sailor Jupiter look. feels perfect. <3
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is a great idea, mixing different styles but keeping true to the original formula, love the way everyone looks and the gym shoes/boots are a cool touch, too!
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Chronicler-of-Soul Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Very nice!
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SLMGregory Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Wow, this totally deserved to win. It's amazing! I love all of their outfits, so tempted to try cosplaying as one of them. I wonder what the outer scouts would look like...Have you ever thought of doing the others too?
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D I'd definitely love to do the outers some day, along with Chibimoon and Tuxedo Mask, it's just a matter of finding the time. ;_;
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SLMGregory Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
That would be super epic to see. :]
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Nice!
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
You're welcome.
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Umagic65 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's funny! I was just gonna compliment that this looks like Pretty Cure when I saw that the guy below me had already! ^^;
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's really interesting, since I've never seen it. :XD:
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Umagic65 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you have time, you should watch it because it's a good show! ♥
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FlerendraFae Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty cool! :D Why does this look like it was inspired by Pretty Cure and Powerpuff Girls Z though....? ^^;
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beats me, I've never seen either one! :P
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FlerendraFae Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol :XD:
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ai-sanura Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did this kill your computer? This would have murdered mine. lol CONGRATSSS though!
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have a pretty powerful machine, but I did definitely get some lag. XD Time for more ram!
Thanks!
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ai-sanura Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too! I just have a lab top and I'm not sure how to open it up and do all of that. I honestly have a powerful machine as well, but sometimes my main program wants to act like it doesn't know how to work. Or save in 300 dpi. -_-
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PGSMaddict96 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :D
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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PGSMaddict96 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I find the senshi adorable. I really like the designs. :D
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princessHinamori1035 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
XD i love this. i would so cosplay as venus in this picture
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
omg, if you ever do I want pics! :la:
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princessHinamori1035 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
XD of course you'd getta see pics if/when i do! :D i getta credit you too on the pics~ >w>
....i so need another job XD so many cosplays i wanna get commisioned!
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome. :D Now would be the time to start putting it together; with Halloween around the corner, you can find tutus in any color of the rainbow. XD Man, I hear that... I'd love to do this costume, but it'll probably cost me a mint: [link] >_<
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:iconprincesshinamori1035:
XD true. hmm i should attempt to find stuff to make it before halloween it'd be the perfect thing to be able to cosplay as in school~
o.o that one's pretty~ hmm i bet you could find a lot of parts to it at a thrift-store/goodwill store. that's where i go to get parts to cosplays if i try to put one together. i got my stuff to put together my Kilala Reno (Kilala Princess) cosplay from those kind of stores. plus the clothing isn't that expensive~ (most of the time)
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Goodwill is so awesome for costumes. ^_^ I've put together a few costumes for under $30 at Goodwill. I should be able to get the skirts and modify them, and probably a shirt that will work. I've also already found an affordable corset on eBay that should work. It's just the cape, bracers, and gloves I'll have to have done custom, and the mask will probably be the big-ticket item. I'd like to get it done in a really durable material, because this would be a signature costume, something I'd wear to everything (like Halloween parties and Renaissance Fairs, as well as conventions). I was looking into commissioning these guys: [link] , though I haven't even asked for a quote yet, since I'm sure it'll cost an arm and a leg. >_o
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i've made two costumes cause of goodwill stores so far XD blue (FRLG outfit/pokemon/girl) and kilala with stuff from them <3
i actually saw an orange/yellow tutu in one today but it was huge so i had to pass on it.
renassiance fairs <3 i was gonna go as Vivi (alabastar outfit) this year but couldn't get the costume so i'm going as an OC dancer X3
-w- my sig cosplay will probably end up being Kilala Reno.. just cause i have her cosplay all set and no wig needed annnd i owe some DA followers cosplay photos of the kilala cosplay [s] has owed them that for a year now [/s]
....money... ;w; jobs need to give more...
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Tabris-The-17th Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
That's incredible! Very nice work.
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much. :D
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OginZ Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Great concept! :)
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