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Sailor Moon style bow tutorial

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This is the method I used to make my bows for Eternal Sailor Mercury, and similar to what I use for most of my bows, especially the very stylized Sailor Moon manga bows or any bows where rectangles just don't give the right shape.

This is the pattern I refer to in the tutorial. Feel free to print and use as is, or modify it for your purposes!
The pattern is for a small manga style Sailor Moon chest bow.

Recommended fabrics: matte satin or taffeta

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Earthstripe09's avatar
Thank you so much for this! I'm using it for a Rena Ryuugu cosplay I'm making and this will be perfect for her bows. I was just wondering if you could tell me the dimensions you used for the butt bow? I'm assuming it's just the same pattern scaled up a bit? Thank you again!

Edit: nevermind. Read the full instructions. XP
Drakan98's avatar
for the bust bow on the fold, why does it say 'cut 2 of interfacing?
nyunyucosplay's avatar
Sorry, late reply because I never get on DA, BUT it's because doubling up the interfacing makes these bows look SHARP. :) You don't have too though. Also depends on your fabric and bow size.
Tsukom-Hikaru's avatar
so is the size of the print the size its suppose to be?
rnko26's avatar
very usefull thanks!
The-Quirky-Imaginer's avatar
This is an absolutely fantastic tutorial, thank you so much for posting it!!! :)
MarioSonicMythbusta's avatar
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm making a cosplay of eternal Sailor Jupiter and I needed to redo my bows since they are so floppy XC
EssieofWho's avatar
Thank you for making this! I've been looking for an easy bow tutorial for months... and I now found it! :)
nyunyucosplay's avatar
Yay! Glad to be of help!
benihimecosplay's avatar
woa a bow tutorial i understood! awesome! thanks so much for this <3
nyunyucosplay's avatar
Yay! I tried to make it super clear with the pictures in the text. I'm glad it makes sense. :D
SailorCrafty26's avatar
This looks so amazing <3 I've been using rectangles but this looks so much better with only a little more effort! Thank you for sharing your techniques as always, it helps soooo much!!
nyunyucosplay's avatar
Yayay! I hope to see more Moonie costumes from you soon (and maybe on the little one~!) Rectangles work fine for most bows, but the SM manga bows are drawn so oddly.
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