Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon
Character: Mizuno Ami
Type: White Dress
Completed: August 2007
Worn at: Photoshoot only
About the character
Quiet yet friendly, Ami strives towards her dream of becoming a doctor, however no matter how hectic her studies may become her friends are always given priority. When not studying, she fights villians as Sailormercury, Senshi of Ice/Water.
Why I love this character
Ami has been one of my most favourite characters since I first discovered Sailormoon! Firstly, blue is my favourite colour, as is the element water, and I completed my degree in IT and now work in IT -and- I have to admit I was a bit of a nerd / loner in high school. I had friends, but I remember spending a lot of time at the school computers during breaks and after school because that’s where I felt most comfortable. I just relate to Ami on so many levels!
Fun facts on this costume
While there is nothing special about this dress, it gave me a good opportunity to break into more artistic photography with my cosplay due to it’s very white, simplistic and generally easy to work with nature. I think the idea carried through well of Ami sleeping/floating on clouds, so it’s given me a lot more motivation and ideas for future photoshoots and costumes.
As for the costume itself, it’s a beautiful flowy dress, it’s a very simple costume, took under a day to make but it is a dress I could see myself perhaps altering in the future for more regular use.