We Can’t Get Enough of this Gorgeous Sailor Saturn Cosplay

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Sailor Moon is a seminal anime and manga series that can arguably be considered to have defined Mahou Shoujo. In the series, Sailor Saturn is one of the four Outer Senshi of the Solar System, and was the tenth Sailor Senshi to be introduced in the manga. Her attacks are based around silence and destruction, death, and rebirth. She has the ability to annihilate a planet, or even an entire star system, as well as resetting a system’s evolution to zero. In short, she’s the giant reset button for when the proverbial crap hits the fan. Because she’s more or less the incarnation of death, the other Outer Circle Senshi (a.k.a. Sailor Scouts) are afraid of her. However, in her wave of death and destruction, she also promises life and rebirth to those with pure hearts. Her powers are unleashed through her weapon, the Silence Glaive.

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Sailor Saturn is introduced as Hotaru Tomoe, a quiet and friendless girl in the sixth grade who suffers from a strange illness – she has seizures, personality changes, and hurts people, but has no memory of these incidents. Later, her illness is explained through the revelation that Hotaru had been a host for the evil alien Mistress 9. The series creator has described Hotaru as delicate, quiet, precocious, and expressionless. Long-time fans of Sailor Moon say that Hotaru / Sailor Saturn is a misunderstood character, who is neither “emo” nor evil. Many fans feel that her emotional struggles are deeply justified. Despite all of her personal strife, Sailor Saturn finds the strength and courage to save her friends, even at the cost of her own life.

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Cosplayer Rei Doll has a following that includes many Sailor Moon fans. One look at her Sailor Saturn cosplay and it’s not difficult to see why. In this cosplay, Rei Doll uses some original influences, and mixes elements from Sailor Saturn’s costumes in the manga and the anime. The fuku can be seen as more manga-based, especially the crystal broach. The costume, accessories, little touches, and styling are just beautiful. Rei Doll captures the essence of Hotaru / Sailor Saturn’s quiet and shy personality with her expressions and demeanor. One can easily imagine this “Soldier of Death and Rebirth” wielding the expertly-crafted Silence Glaive in a silent strike of massive destruction.

 

Photography by PredatoR

 

 Written by Guest Contributor: GogoIncognito

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