If you follow me on Twitter - not as Shoeniverse but as my uber-geek self @Dinkyprincessa - then you may have seen this post which shows me in this gorgeous little Sailor Mars outfit. And yes, I had to buy a brand new long black wig with a fringe just for this outfit. The funny thing is, it's closer to my natural hair colour but my own hair never does a fringe (bangs) well so it's not a style I'd ever have. But I do kind of like it, especially with the headband!
"The Guardian of Fire and Passion Sailor Mars! You will refrain from underestimating women! And with Mars Power, you will burn! These high-heeled legs will deliver your punishment!"
— Sailor Mars's speech in Act 5.
I am a wee bit obsessed with Sailor Mars right now...
The costume is not of my own design, but was a gift from the gorgeous people who run Fancy Dress Queen, and you can buy it here for £23.99. If you're unsure who Sailor Mars is by the way, you can read more here (and see below).
Sailor Mars is the second Senshi discovered in the original series. She has the power to create and control fire so that it can be used as a weapon against her enemies. In addition, she can throw magic scrolls and dispel evil spirits by using chants, which she can also do in everyday life. She eventually receives the ability to perform new attacks with the Mars Arrow and the Mars Crystal, which also represent the source of her powers. Sailor Mars also possesses psychic abilities, including premonitions. She is sometimes called by another title, “the Soldier of War”.
The civilian alter ego of Sailor Mars is Rei Hino, a teenaged Shinto priestess who lives with her grandfather. Her training as a priestess gives her a heightened spiritual ability. Like the other girls in the series, she is a teenaged student, but she attends a different school. Her Senshi uniform matches the colour of her priestess robes.
The Sailor Mars costume features a white body with a bright red skirt and sailor collar. A navy blue bow is fixed to the front. Matching gloves and a jewelled headband are included. The costume is excellent quality, super stretchy for a sexy smooth fit, and is actually really comfortable. Available in sizes S (UK 8/10), Medium (UK 10/12), Large (UK 12/14), XL (UK 14) and XXL (UK 16).
If you are looking to show a bit of Anime / Manga goodness this year, then give this one a try. Plus they have LOADS of other awesome and affordable costumes.
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