Henshin yo! Sailor Moon Biker Gang Photoshoot

18 Sep

Holy cow, it’s been SO long since I’ve last updated my blog! I’m not sure if I have any readers anymore? Well, I thought I’d pick it back up again since I’ve been doing a ton of fun projects with friends lately!

For my birthday party last May, I made the theme MOON BITCHES, based off of Babs Tarr’s Sailor Moon Bosozoku Biker Gang art below:

Bosozoku Sailor Scouts!

But the party wasn’t enough for us- we wanted to really splash out and do a proper photoshoot with all 5 characters!  My friends and I got together and DIYed our own outfits, and styled our characters in our own little ways… Hope you all are ready for some awesomeness… because here it comes!

 

Photographer: Greg De Stefano, http://www.gregdestefano.com

Photo Editing: Greg De Stefano (Group) & Yume Ninja (Individual)

Sailor Moon: Michelle “Chubby Bunny” Nguyen, IamChubbybunny.com

Sailor Mercury: Mandie Bettencourt, GeekyGlamorous.com

Sailor Mars: Ruby Rocket, www.rubyleighyoung.com

Sailor Jupiter: Yume Ninja, YumeNinja.com

Sailor Venus: Jennifer Newman, instagram.com/jennernugen

 

Some notes on this set up:

We have all been cosplaying for waaay too many years- since back in the early 90s if you can even imagine that far back (yeah we’re kinda old). This project was a great chance to actually properly photograph and document a fun side project of ours, and I’m really grateful we did!

We all DIYed our own outfits out of various things we had laying around. My vest was a remake I did of a plain black one, adding Sailor Moon patches, safety pins, star shaped studs, and gradient painting the bottom blue and pink.

Some examples of the patches:

Vest Details:

Some tattoos:

 

 

We hiked around downtown Los Angeles for the outdoor shots on a sweltering day this summer, and I’m pretty pleased with the shots! We have plenty of blooper shots that didn’t make the cut, like us holding cute cats, walking (falling) on train tracks (near where they filmed parts of The Dark Knight! haha), and chugging 40s. Maybe some of those will creep up if we feel like people would want to see the blooper reel, haha.

We also majorly FAILED at getting good detail shots of our styling. We had a ton of cute Sailor Moon temporary tattoos emblazoned all over us, which you can kind of peek in the first 3 photos. You can buy some of the Sailor Senshi temp tattoos on Yume’s shop here!

Let us know what you think, and comment below! We had so much fun doing this shoot and hope to do more like it in the future!

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10 Responses to “Henshin yo! Sailor Moon Biker Gang Photoshoot”

  1. Cara September 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    That’s what wordpress notifications are for! ;)

    I am in awe of how awesomely these turned out. Makes me wish I hadn’t missed out on the whole Sailor Moon thing when I was a kid (my friends were boys so all we did was play Ninja Turtles).

    • iamchubbybunny September 20, 2013 at 7:05 am #

      Sailor Moon and Ninja Turtles would be a great mashup, haha!

  2. arihoma September 19, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    This is quite something! Totally awesome!!

    • iamchubbybunny September 20, 2013 at 7:04 am #

      Thanks <3 ! We hope to do more fun shoots like this in the future!

  3. Adelia (@adeliacomplex) September 20, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    The cosplay is beautiful! You guys are beautiful! Hahah. No seriously, I loved the artwork when I saw it, and it’s great to see someone cosplay it with so much detail and love!

    • iamchubbybunny September 20, 2013 at 7:04 am #

      Thanks so much <3 We had a lot of fun making our costumes and shooting them <3

  4. mordicai September 20, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Super great stuff.

  5. Jason Bukowski September 29, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    this is amazing stuff. i love the luna and artemis ying yang tat!!!

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