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Sailor Senshi Tiara Tutorial

By Kapalaka
Tada!!! I thought this tutorial would be helpful for others since this part of the costume stumped me. I almost bought one of the really nice metal ones, but then I was concerned it would tarnish.

Feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions! Go forth and make awesome Sailor Moon cosplays! :D <3

Original photo in the top right was taken by ~Cobheran and the original image is here. [link]

Also, if you are stuck on how to make your senshi uniform (or fuku) check out Cupcake Cosplay's tutorial! [link]
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Chiarat26's avatar
Ironically I'm going to use this tutorial for a cosplay that is not sailor moon at all
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Mew-Suika-Chi's avatar
Thank you for the tutorial!! I used it to make my tiara for my Sailor Mars cosplay.
TakeuchiSayoko's avatar
What's styrene plastic? Are there any other english synonymes? (I don't think, it's like foam? I kinda doubt it? *haha*) I can't find it in german shops and am quite new to crafting Cosplay-Accessoiries. Thank you a lot for any answer!
SkyeAnnabellaLeeRay's avatar
I believe it is similar to Wonderflex or Worbla. I think it's possible to make this out of craft foam, it might just be harder. :0
Mini-Wolfsbane's avatar
Holy crap! If I'd known there were SM cosplay tutorials on DA, I could've made a whole outfit long ago!! :D
I don't really cosplay, but I've always wanted to dress up as Sailor Jupiter or Sailor Moon for a party or something. Thanks for making this.
Kapalaka's avatar
You're welcome! Good luck!
Lily-Misses's avatar
What material did you use again? Sorry!
Kapalaka's avatar
Styrene, but you could use lots of different stuff. I have seen people use Worbla, but that stuff usually needs lots of gesso finishing to shine. :)
kristen-wish's avatar
Do you put this on before your wig? I'm making a tiara for a different costume and am contemplating what would work better, using the elastic to attach it, or attaching each plastic end of a different tiara that sticks in the hair. :3 
Kapalaka's avatar
I put the tiara on before my wig. :)
KingudamuHatsu's avatar
I am making my first Sailor Moon fuku soon. I love this tutorial. I am also using Cupcake Cosplay's tutorials haha.  Thanks so much! 
x-Curiosity-x's avatar
Could you use Worbla and craft foam to make this as well?
Kapalaka's avatar
Hi there! Yes, in fact I think that Worbla would be even easier to do this with. :D The difference with Worbla though is that you would also have to use gesso to get the tiara super-smooth, otherwise it will have the Worbla texture on it when you go to paint.

I'm very curious to see someone try this with Worbla as I don't think it's been done yet. :D Go for it!
sailrv's avatar
I'm making... 7 of these out of worbla today! I usually use craft foam as a stabilizer, but I think I'm just going to use one layer of worbla to keep them thin. Also, instead of gesso, I'll be layering a few coats os wood glue to seal and make them smooth.I'll post pictures when I'm done! 
Thanks for the tutorial!
Kapalaka's avatar
You are welcome, and it sounds like it'll work out well. I can't wait to see! :D
Deadeye428's avatar
Hi there, first of all thank you for the tutorial.  I was wondering if you could help with sizing the template.  i printed it out to full size and it seems like it would fit a child.  its about nine inches when together.
Kapalaka's avatar
Hi! :D The tiara is supposed to go from temple to temple and is a bit more than 1" wide. How wide is the print-out you made?
Deadeye428's avatar
Thank you for taking the time to reply ^_^  the template i printed out is 8 3/4 inches long and the width on the center line is just under an inch; about 7/8".
Kapalaka's avatar
Hmmm something definitely went wrong with the sizing of the print; the center line is supposed to measure about 1.25". ^_^'
Deadeye428's avatar
yikes.  okay i should be able to mess around and make it larger, thank you so so so much for helping me with this ^_^
MoonPeachBlossom's avatar
Awesome! Thank you.
Chu-Chu-Rocket's avatar
What length should your template be when printed please?

Also thank you so much for this tutorial it's fantastic! I can't wait to follow it once my supplies come in :) 
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