We’ve all seen our fair share of poorly-executed Sailor Moon cosplay. But this is really good.
A German makeup artist by the name of Regina has been posting examples of her work, in which she has fully transformed herself into every single one of the main characters from the beloved 1990s anime series (with the exception of Tuxedo Mask, for obvious reasons).
For comparison, here’s the original crew of Sailor Moon’s team of so-called Sailor Soldiers:
And here are Regina’s recreations of the team members:
I can't believe how fast the time flies till I started with this series!!! I absolutely loved to bring this ladies to "real life" ? I can't thank you all enough for your comments and likes ???? ?? #sailormoon #sailormooncosplay #cosplay #cosplayofinstagram #sailormoonmakeup #makeuptransformation #transformation #makeuplover #makeupmafia #makeupmadness #makeupjunkie
Now that’s impressive. It obviously took a lot of time and effort to nail the exact look of each team member. And this is so much better than we’ve come to expect from Sailor Moon cosplay, which has earned a bad name as the go-to sexy Halloween costume for unimaginative party girls everywhere.
For those who are fans of the original show but can’t quite remember all the characters, you might want to see a few of the individual comparisons.
Here’s Sailor Mercury as she appeared in the original series:
And this is Regina’s recreation of the character:
S A I L O R M E R C U R Y Ruler Planet • Mercury Zodiac Sign • Virgo, Gemini Getting older I admire her more and more, because she was like a big sister for the other girls ? Or maybe because we have the same ruler Planet?! ?? • Who is also a Mercury? YSL – Touché eclat Foundation Zoeva- Cream Contour Spectrum Palette Zoeva – Spring Strobe Spectrum Palette LA Splash – Eyebrow Pencils for freckles The Balm – Nude Dude Palette Tammy Tanuka – Freezing Ghost Pigment Make-up Factory- Spectacular Curves Mascara Guerlain – Kohl loose Powder Bleu (Brows) Lips Make-up Factory – Lipliner Rosy mauve L'Oréal – Universal Lip Glow Make-up Factory – High Shine Lip Gloss Dune Rose #sailormoon #sailormercury #sailormercurycosplay #cosplay #thebalmeu #thebalmcosmetics #zoevacosmetics #makeupfactory #lasplashcosmetics #lorealmakeup
Next up is Sailor Venus, who looks like this in the original series:
And now here’s Regina’s attempt to capture the character’s look:
S A I L O R V E N U S Ruler Planet • Venus Zodiac Sign • Taurus, Libra At this time she was the challengingly character to create…Blond is not my favorite ? Too Faced – Tinted Beauty Balm Mehron – HD Contour Palette Bobbi Brown – Rouge Pot Calypso Coral The Balm – Hot Mama Blush Furless – Pigment Shady Zoeva – Matte Spectrum Palette Bobbi Brown – Cobalt Ink Gel Eyeliner Zoeva – Kohl Kajal Blanc The Balm – Overshadow No Money No Honey Make-up Factory – Spectacular Curves Mascara Lips The Body Shop – Lipliner Clover Pink Lancome – Darling Rose Lipstick House of Beauty – Romance #minakoaino #sailorvenus #cosplay #toofaced #mehronmakeup #bobbibrowncosmetics #thebalmeu #thebalmcosmetics #furlesscosmetics #zoevacosmetics #makeupfactory #thebodyshop #lancome #houseofbeauty
Next up is Sailor Mars, who looked like this:
And here’s Regina stepping into the role:
S A I L O R M A R S Ruler Planet • Mars Zodiac Sign • Aries,( Scorpio ) You guys can't imagine how happy I get when I read your comments ??? Unfortunately I couldn't find "closed" red star earrings ? Kat von D – Shade + Light Eye Palette Kryolan- Cream Liner Aubergine Kiko – Water Eyeshadow 208 Maybelline- Angel Wing Mascara Make-up Factory- Calligraph Eyeliner Black for Brows NYX – Matte Lipstick Pure Red as Blush Lips NYX – Matte Lipstick Pure Red + Clarins – Instant Light Red shimmer #reihino #sailormars #cosplay #katvondbeauty #kryolan #kikocosmetics #maybelline #makeupfactory #nyxcosmetics #clarins
It’s really quite stunning. And while you can check out the rest of the team members on Regina’s Instagram account, we’d be remiss if we didn’t leave you with her Sailor Moon comparison. Of course, everyone remembers what Sailor Moon looked like:
And here’s Regina’s version of the star of the show:
S A I L O R M O O N Ruling Planet: Moon Zodiac Sign : Cancer Thank you all for your lovely comments on my Usagi look ??? YSL – Touche eclat Foundation Zoeva – Cream Contour Spectrum Milani – Blush Dolce pink + Luminoso Dior – Nude Tan Highlighter Eyes Natasha Denona – Star Palette House of Beauty – Glow Baby Glow Make-up Factory- Spectacular Lash Curves Mascara Esqido – Lashes in BFF Inglot – Eyeliner 70 Lips La Splash – Velvet Matte Strawberry Colada #sailormoon #usagitsukino #sailormooncosplay #cosplay #yslmakeup #zoevacosmetics #milanicosmetics #natashadenona #houseofbeauty #makeupfactory #esqido #inglotcosmetics #lasplashcosmetics
It doesn’t get much more accurate than that! So when you’re planning your last-minute Sailor Moon costume for Halloween next year, remember to check out Regina’s work for a few ideas. And maybe one of these days she’ll get around to showing us her Tuxedo Mask cosplay…