Inspired by, of all things, this 2015 post about a Korean fashion store, a team of cosplayers, photographers and videographers got together last month and produced this absolutely incredible Sailor Moon fashion shoot.
The project was assembled by CineCosu Studios’ Dominique Zamora. “I wanted to shoot a cosplay editorial that highlighted not only the scouts as the fun, goofy teenagers they were, but also paid partial homage to the fabulous fashion of the ‘90s”, she tells Kotaku.
“Each of the girl’s outfits was inspired either by fanart or actual clothes worn in the original show.”
“Being a female cosplay photographer in a mostly male-dominated industry, I also wanted to shoot something unabashedly girly”, Zamora adds.
“As Stella Chuu said in our behind-the-scenes video (below), Sailor Moon helped teach girls that it’s possible to be pretty and sparkly and powerful all at the same time. I wanted to celebrate that idea.”
Shot on location at California State University Long Beach, the day wasn’t just about making a video.
Zamora, herself a cosplayer, oversaw a collection of snaps that designer Katie Sipek turned into a 90s teen mag fashion spread—complete with graphics—which you can check out below:
The production involved more names than I listed above, so the final photo here lists the full credits for the team involved in putting everything together.