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Official Sailor Moon Halloween Costumes
She is the one named Sailor Moon!
The popular manga and anime series from Japan, Sailor Moon, has become a world-wide phenomenon. Now you can dress up as your favorite Sailor Scout - Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus - for Halloween!
Sailor Moon - Manga, Anime, and Live-Action Franchise
Sailor Moon (or as it is translated from Japanese, Pretty Soldier Sailormoon), is a franchise created by manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. The story follows 14 year old Usagi Tsukino, who is transformed into Sailor Moon, a guardian of the Earth and later the galaxy.
Sailor Moon's friends, the Sailor Senshi, battle the forces of Dark Kingdom, who destroyed the Kingdom of the Moon, long ago. They are aided by the mysterious Tuxedo Mask. Each Sailor is named for a planet in the solar system, including Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter, along with a corresponding trait.
The original manga series spanned 52 chapters and ran from 1991 to 1995. The anime series ran for 200 episode, from 1992 to 1997. There were also five animated shorts, and three theatrically released films: Sailor Moon R: the Movie, Sailor Moon S: The Movie, and Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie. There was also a live-action series in 2003.
During a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, Takeuchi announced a reboot of the Sailor Moon anime series was in production, with broadcasting beginning in 2013. A revised edition of the manga series began to be republished in 2011, with fourteen volumes in all.
Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino
Soldier of Love and Justice
As a normal teenager, Usagi is a bit of a crybaby who is lazy when it comes to school work and studies. She loves ice cream and playing video games. Her family lives in the Azabu Jūban district of Tokyo, including her mother Ikuko, father Kenji, and brother Shingo. Usagi has a boyfriend, Mamoru Chiba. After rescuing a cat named Luna, she receives a magical brooch which transforms her into Sailor Moon.
In a past life, she was Princess Serenity, the Moon Princess of the Moon Kingdom. In the future, Usagi learns, that she will be known as Neo-Queen Serenity. As the Soldier of Love and Justice, her attack power centers around the moon, love, mystery and light.
Tuxedo Mask / Mamoru Chiba
An orphan who lost his parents in a car crash, Mamoru Chiba has blocked out his childhood memories. He is the boyfriend of Usagi Tsukino, who is a few years younger than him. He suffers from headaches and visions whenever Usagi is in trouble, which usually leads to him unknowingly transforming into Tuxedo Mask
A mysterious man in a white mask and black tuxedo with a cape, Tuxedo Mask swoops in to help (and sometimes save) Sailor Moon when she's in trouble. Previously the Crown Prince of planet Earth in a former life, he was in love Princess Serena. Their love was forbidden but in the 20th century, they have found each other again through reincarnation.
Sailor Mercury / Ami Mizuno
Soldier of Water and Wisdom
Sweet and super intelligent, Ami is the brains behind the sailor scouts. A bit insecure, she tends to be a bit shy around those she doesn't know. She attends school alongside Usagi but is far more studious. She loves science as well as pop culture and romance novels. Ami lives with her mother, who is a doctor.
As Sailor Mercury, she represents wisdom, justice, and water. She is able to find water with ease, as well as create it or manipulate it as she needs. Her direct attack is called Shabon Spray or Mercury Aqua Mist.
Sailor Mars / Rei Hino
Soldier of Fire and Passion
Ambitious, practical, and fiery, Rei longs to become a singer and model. She plays the piano and guitar in addition to singing. She has a tempestuous relationship with Usagi, frequently sticking her tongue out at the other girl. She lives with her father, a famous politician, and her mother died when she was young.
As the Soldier of War, Flame, and Passion, Sailor Mars' fiery personality reflects her abilities. She is also in possession of psychic abilities, able to sense danger and subdue evil spirits. Sailor Mars can create and control fire.
Sailor Jupiter / Makoto Kino
Soldier of Lightning and Strength
Very tall for her age, Makoto is also strong and has a bit of a temper. She loves sports and practices martial arts. Makoto also loves to cook and shop. Although she is a bit of a tomboy, she dreams of getting married and owning her own bakery and floral shop. She was orphaned when she was younger.
The Soldier of Protection, Thunder, Courage, and Caring, Sailor Jupiter has the ability to harness lightning. She has a short antenna that extends from her tiara that helps her summon the lightning.
Sailor Venus / Minako Aino
Soldier of Love and Beauty
Athletic and talented, Minako is cheerful and a romantic. Irrationally boy-crazy, she is also a bit over-ambitious at times. She has traveled beyond Japan, living for a time in England, as well as visiting China and Greece. She lives with both her parents, loves to play volleyball, and is always attending additions in her quest to become a teen idol.
The Soldier of Love, Hope, and Beauty, Sailor Venus is like the squadron leader when it comes to the under scouts, under the leadership of Sailor Moon. She uses her Crescent Compact to gain energy for her attacks, as well as using it as a weapon.