Two impressive cosplays of Sailor Mars and Sailor Mercury from the iconic magical girl series Sailor Moon have been brought to life. The cosplays were uploaded on Reddit and received attention from fans of the series.
The Sailor Mars cosplay, created by user sometimes_mi, was their first attempt at a handmade cosplay. The outfit perfectly recreates Rei Hino’s red and purple Sailor Scout uniform. The photo of the cosplay was taken in a peaceful garden, which is fitting since Rei also serves as the miko (shrine maiden) of the Hikawa Shrine.
The Sailor Mercury cosplay, crafted by user lilarrain, showcases Ami Mizuno’s blue-centric uniform. The cosplayer captures the character’s playful nature by making peace and heart signs. Ami’s character is important in the lore of Sailor Moon as she is the computer genius and the first of the Inner Guardians to be found, befriended, and recruited by Usagi Tsukino, the titular magical girl.
Cosplay is a major part of the Sailor Moon community, with many characters serving as common inspiration for costume-making. Recent examples include a regal interpretation of Sailor Venus, the Guardian of Love, and an elegant portrayal of Sailor Neptune, an Outer Guardian with powers connected to the ocean.
Sailor Moon, created by mangaka Naoko Takeuchi, was serialized in Kodansha’s shojo magazine Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997. It has sold over 46 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga of all time. The series follows middle school student Usagi, who gains mystical abilities through her connection to the Legendary Silver Crystal.
Despite its manga ending nearly thirty years ago, Sailor Moon remains a prominent cornerstone of the anime and pop-cultural landscapes. New entries in the franchise, including the recent movies Sailor Moon Cosmos Part 1 and Part 2, continue to be released. These movies serve as the finale of the Sailor Moon Crystal reboot, which is available for streaming on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix. The manga is distributed in North America by Kodansha Comics.
Overall, Sailor Mars and Sailor Mercury cosplays have captured the attention of fans, highlighting the enduring popularity of Sailor Moon in both the cosplay community and the broader pop culture world.