I have so many things to do today! Go home early, eat snacks, and finish the rest of my game.
— Serena Tsukino (Sailor Moon)
Sailor Moon was a childhood obsession that has carried well into my adult life. In fact, being a Sailor Moon fan in 2018 is just as fun as it was over 20 years ago, thanks to a recent revival of the animated series, re-releases of the manga series with improved translation, and high-quality collectibles that are irresistibly charming.
I’ve rounded up some of my favourite Sailor Moon finds from all over the Internet so you, too, can get your hands on some Moon Prism Power!
This amazing Sailor Moon dress from Hot Topic is a must-have if you love letting the world know you’re a Sailor Moon fan. It’s cute yet sophisticated, and has become my favourite dress to wear at the office. Bonus: It’s currently 40% off!
This mesmerizing Moon Wand by Bandai is the closest you’ll get to feeling like Sailor Moon. They’re not kidding around with the term “Proplica” — it really does feel like an authentic replica that you can also use as a prop for cosplays. Personally, I like to have it on display on my desk, especially with the Imperium Silver Crystal sitting inside the crescent. However you decide to use this Moon Wand, you’ll feel like a true champion of justice!
This review of this version of the Moon Wand shows the evolution of toy wands of the past. As a kid, I had the Irwin Cosmic Crescent Wand (released in 1995) and in my tiny hands, it felt so legit. Plus the red gem doubled as a ring! But the Bandai version (released in 2014) took it about 10 steps closer to Moon Kingdom-levels of accuracy. With those sharper crescent points, a crystal instead of a jewel, and a deeper shade of pink, this gorgeous wand helps us right wrongs and triumph over evil!
Get the wand: Bandai Tamashii Nations Proplica Moon Stick (Amazon) »
Let’s face it, Sailor Moon would be a hotter mess than she already is without her feline friend and guardian, Luna. My best friend Hilary gave me this adorable Luna tote bag for Christmas one year, and I was excited to find out it’s from one of my favourite online shops, Society6. I’ve linked a similar one below.
If you were first introduced to Sailor Moon via the animated series like I was, it’s worth deepening your love for our favourite klutzy heroine with her manga origins. The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga is page after page of Naoko Takeuchi’s beautiful illustrations of her original character, along with all the cute bubbles, dreamy stars, and romantic swirls of magic.
The paperback edition was re-released in 2011 with more accurate translations, Japanese-style right-to-left reading, new cover art, the original Japanese character names, and detailed translation notes.
But if you want to go back — wayyy back — to Sailor Moon‘s true beginnings, your collection isn’t complete without the Codename: Sailor V manga. The character of Sailor V (later known as Sailor Venus) was Naoko Takeuchi’s first creation which led to the conception of Sailor Moon.
Sailor Venus has always been my favourite Sailor Scout, channelling powers from the Goddess of Love, coming fashionably late to the team, and rocking a signature bow in her hair. But her origin story has always haunted and delighted me. Sailor V didn’t have anyone to lean on when she learned about her identity and mission as a magical heroine. She had to learn about growth, power, confidence, and the highs and lows of love all on her own.
When she found out the boy she loved had fallen for her best friend, she led them to believe she had died in an explosion and left England and moved to Japan so that they could have a happy, guilt-free relationship without her getting in the way. That’s why by the time she joined the other four Sailor Scouts, she’s widely travelled and filled with wisdom and experience. All that crime-fighting and heartbreak really shapes a person! I can obviously relate to those type of learning experiences (well, more of the heartbreak than the crime-fighting).
Not only did the Sailor Scouts have cool gadgets and weapons, but they also had some pretty accessories. These Sailor Moon earrings by Etsy creator starlitcreation are inspired by Sailor Moon’s look from the original series.
While her earrings are smaller and more subtle, these earrings are a slightly larger version and a nice statement set for when you’re in an enchanted mood.
6. Silver Millennium Canvas Print
Do you have a spot in your home saved for a special piece of art? 🙋🏻 I had my eye on this gorgeous Sailor Moon illustration by @megatruhart for almost two years and I reserved a spot for it atop my bedroom drawer set 🌙 I’m absolutely in love with this print and I’m so happy to finally make it a part of my home 😍 The colours and detailing are breathtaking. The Moon Kingdom has never looked better 👌 Get this print “silver millennium” at @society6 and support the artist! . . . . . . #sailormoon #moonkingdom #society6 #art #homedecor #homedecoration #styleblogger
If you’ve seen my apartment tour video (or have been to my apartment), you know I’m all about minimalism and don’t like to have any personal images on display. Last year, I made an exception and treated myself to this incredible Sailor Moon illustration by artist megatruhart.
This piece perfectly captures the Moon Kingdom and everything I love about the Sailor Moon aesthetic: star-speckled, purply-blue, whimsical grace.
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This compact isn’t Sailor Moon-inspired per se, but when my mom found it at Winners, she knew I’d love it because of the coincidental moon shape. The bling are made of real Swarovski crystals for an extra touch of brilliance. I’ve linked a similar one below.
Compacts are an essential element in the Sailor Moon universe, as they help Sailor Moon (and Sailor V) transform.
Are you a Sailor Moon fan? Who is your favourite Sailor Scout? Let’s chat in the comments section below!
Photos: Thanks, Eric!
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