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Outfit of My Past – On a Rocket to see Sailor Moon (with drawings)

We’re going to backtrack to my middle school days right now (history lesson time).
In late 1994/early 1995 I found a brand new show that aired in the U.S. but originally aired in Japan in 1992. It was “Sailor Moon”. The first episode was the first I viewed (I suppose I started watching it the day it aired here ever). It was on the WB  (now CW), channel 11 at 6AM. I would always catch the end of Blinky Bill (I woke up at 5:30AM naturally every morning for years and would be ready for school by 5:45AM, the bus came at 6:45AM) and was so excited and became extremely obsessed with the show immediately.

I had already been watching anime in the late 80s (Vampire Hunter D was my first one that understood to be anime which I saw in about 1988/89). I was made fun of in 5th grade for my obsession. However in 1997/98 when I was in 8th grade, it started to air on Toonami after school (which I didn’t watch T.V. so I didn’t watch it other than on my taped episodes) so finally all the kids that made fun of me for it stopped because they started to enjoy and watch it themselves (stupid kids!!). However, by that time I had seen many other anime like Neon Genesis Evangelion and my favorite ever Armitage III, so I became sorta old school by 14 years old (since most kids only knew what they saw on T.V. and I had already had a collection of Japanese fan-subbed VHS tapes I was buying from people). It was through doing this that I found out how BUTCHERED the U.S. version was of the original. I can now only watch the unedited Japanese version with English subtitles (which you can buy here for far too much money but I bought for $20 when it was released) because the English Dub cut out a LOT which is why they made it have “Sailor Says” announcements at the end (which was not in the Japanese version at all).  I do own all 200 episodes on DVD (Stars season was fan-subbed).

Now about these pants and the shirt. I don’t know how many of you get the Alloy catalog at all (which is owned by Delias, but I don’t think it was when I found out about them, but I don’t know for certain) . . .but in 1996 I started to get the Alloy catalog which was for girls and guys offering skate and surf styles. Now it doesn’t have any of that at all, but I used to buy a lot of things from them. I bought this Sailor Moon shirt from them in 1997. The pants I saw in a ’97 catalog of theirs as well and I cut it out to add to my fashion loves scrapbook (no longer own any of them though – got rid of it at age 20 or 21). I’ve mentioned before that I like big pants like bell bottoms and larger. In high school there was a girl who saw how I dressed and said she had a pair of pants for me that she thought I’d like that didn’t fit her. She gave them to me and I was in such delight because I had wanted the pants three or four years earlier. Well. . here they are! My rocket pants.

I missed a piece of hair, oh well. My hair was tied in a knot and bobby pinned to hold it in place. If my hair were much longer I could make the odango style better.
By the way, Sailor Venus/Minako (Mina) is actually my favorite character in the series. I however adore the lovely romance between Usagi and Mamoru (Serena & Darien)!! What can I say? I did marry my high school sweetheart. I will finally be able to read the Sailor V manga and the Sailor Moon manga is being re-released (I read/owned most of them but they were hard to find long ago and I’d love to re-read it) (thanks to my sis-in-law Rin for informing me!!!)

I will always love Sailor Moon because she was the only girl-friend I had in middle school, as sad as that sounds. I felt like I was one of her friends in a time I needed a friend most.

I drew this when I was 13 while looking at a small Japanese release sticker I had (because I can’t draw without reference, sadly. . wish I could). Vicki O’Leary was my pen-name for 6 years (I hate being called Vicki by the way, but used to hate being called Victoria at that time). It was the second anime drawing I did ever. For a 13 year old, I was very happy with the outcome (unfortunately sailor scouts aren’t too modest!).

I had a really hard time drawing Usagi/Serena’s hand here. . but I was 14 when I drew this. I think I was in a rush because it’s really messy. This was from an image in the original manga (comic) if you want to see what the true version looks like (and see how horrible mine is in comparison).

I did this one at age 15 of super deformed characters. 3 are from Sailor Moon, 2 from Neon Genesis Evangelion, 1 from Oh! My Goddess
I was 15 or 16 when I drew Sailor Uranus! I hate drawing bows. You can tell I erased in that area a lot.
I decided it’s been a while since I’ve drawn at all, let alone how many many years since I drew Sailor Moon (about 11) so I thought I’d attempt to draw a manga (comic) version and an anime version of her.
I had a really really hard time drawing this bow on her (did it six times and gave up). Why are bows so hard??I’m so out of practice with drawing.

This one was a bit easier for me (I’m better at just portraits in general). I don’t think my skills have improved much over all these years out of practice.

I know this is a big entry and if you’re read all this, thanks so much.
I had a lot of fun with this entry!!!!
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43 thoughts on “Outfit of My Past – On a Rocket to see Sailor Moon (with drawings)

  1. Victoria, I love this! Oh man. Not only does your outfit give me middle school flashbacks, but your drawings are so great! I mean, yes, hilarious, but in an endearing and amazing way. I love this whole post so much! My first experience with anime that led to obsession was probably Escaflowne. I have an Escaflowne poster!

  2. oh my goodness, i love this post.i never watched sailor moon but i was around during that time..of course! πŸ˜› i love this whole outfit..it's taking me back to the late 1990's..ahh middle school was horrible. ugh. you do some amazing things with your hair!i love your drawings..thanks for sharing them. xoox

  3. I had a Sailor Moon phase too! I didn't catch the tv show often because it was on before I got home from school, but I did have two of the films and still have 5 or so of the comic books. (Including one in French because I'm a nerd like that).

  4. This post is so cool! Oh man, I used to wear baggy pants like that with little T-shirts and Airwalks. I love your drawings too. I didn't watch Sailor Moon, but I loved Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (His and Her Circumstances).

  5. WOW this does give flashes of me when I was in elementary school actually! and middle school! In 2000-2004 about I was in love with sailor moon. πŸ™‚ I still adore the hair styles, love your hair in these photos! I drew a lot of anime as well! good times. :)In Christ,Rebecca

  6. You are so cute! I love your hair like this πŸ™‚ And WOW girl, you can draw! I have a good friend who has a Sailor Moon outfit! I've actually never watched the series before!

  7. Omg you are so cute and awesome all at once!! I friggin' loved this post! I have been wanting to do one like it for awhile, but I don't own much of my old High School clothes because I gained so much weight after I graduated. I really love those pants they are so cool! My friend and I tried to sew some like that because we like you, had the alloy catalogs but could not afford the stuff in them. Gwah I love this post πŸ˜„

  8. ooh the hairdo is sooo cute on you. I remember a lot of people I went to school with dressed identical to this outfit!I love your drawings!! You are so GOOD! I don't know a lot about those characters, but when I was younger one of my good guy friends told me that if I was a cartoon I would be the one with dark hair. HA. I always think of that when I see these characters. πŸ™‚

  9. This is a cute post! I love when bloggers talk about their younger days, since I know that I've certainly changed a whole lot since middle/high school.I've never watched Sailor Moon, but my group of friends in high school were crazy about that show! One of these gals was an incredible artist, and she used to doodle the characters constantly!

  10. I used to wear pants like that all the time in middle school and highschool. You've really brought back some memories for me. I loved Sailor Moon when I was younger as well!! This post is a lot of fun, I enjoyed reading it. Also, you always have the best hair styles. always.

  11. I love, love, love this blog post! My favorite t.v show growing up as a little girl was Sailor Moon, and I still have many of the vh movies! Your drawings are so fantastic and incredibly accurate!

  12. That last one is awesome and I love your outfit πŸ™‚ I was so crazy about that cut of pants in the late 90s and early 00s too – they look great on you and such a cute top as well :)Brilliant time travel πŸ™‚

  13. uhm YEAH your drawing has improved, those last ones are amazing! I think your Usagi hair is amaaaaaazing, and I was super into anime at that age too. My first love was Rurouni Kenshin πŸ™‚ Kaoru Kamiya was my hero! And in Sailor Moon my fave character was Rei, she was just so awesome and very much like my snarky self back then, haha πŸ˜€

  14. Very interesting post…this means I am old because I just learned from you about sailor moon. You have amazing hair skills…I can't believe some of the styles you can do. Very talented and so pretty. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  15. Awww your outfit and hair are too cute!! πŸ˜€ I work for a Japanese language school as a staff of student services. I know many people love Japanese anime, but I was surprised that it's popular among the fashion people, too! ❀

  16. I just stumbled upon your blog through Lulu Letty and I want to say how HAPPY I am to have done so!! I'm following you.I was a tomboy when I was a kid so I didn't like Sailor Moon so much…but I was a Pokemon addict. I played my yellow version for 7 hours once. No joke.

  17. I have to say, I think it's amazing that we have the same name and that I used to do the EXACT. SAME. THING.My dad would actually set Sailor Moon to "tape record" when he got up really early for work, but I would get up early to watch it anyway, and then would watch the tape when I got home from school. He always set it 5 minutes before the show started, so the ending credits of Blinky Bill and that annoyingly catchy song would always be on the tape.I also love your rocket pants, since I'm kind of rocket scientist =].

  18. I have to say, I think it's amazing that we have the same name and that I used to do the EXACT. SAME. THING.My dad would actually set Sailor Moon to "tape record" when he got up really early for work, but I would get up early to watch it anyway, and then would watch the tape when I got home from school. He always set it 5 minutes before the show started, so the ending credits of Blinky Bill and that annoyingly catchy song would always be on the tape.I also love your rocket pants, since I'm kind of rocket scientist =].

  19. Awww your outfit and hair are too cute!! πŸ˜€ I work for a Japanese language school as a staff of student services. I know many people love Japanese anime, but I was surprised that it's popular among the fashion people, too! ❀

  20. Very interesting post…this means I am old because I just learned from you about sailor moon. You have amazing hair skills…I can't believe some of the styles you can do. Very talented and so pretty. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  21. That last one is awesome and I love your outfit πŸ™‚ I was so crazy about that cut of pants in the late 90s and early 00s too – they look great on you and such a cute top as well :)Brilliant time travel πŸ™‚

  22. I love, love, love this blog post! My favorite t.v show growing up as a little girl was Sailor Moon, and I still have many of the vh movies! Your drawings are so fantastic and incredibly accurate!

  23. Wow, this brings me back. I loved Sailor Moon and use to watch it back when the WB was still the WB πŸ˜‰ Your hair looks so cute. It was fun seeing your drawings then and now. Thanks for sharing!

  24. WOW this does give flashes of me when I was in elementary school actually! and middle school! In 2000-2004 about I was in love with sailor moon. πŸ™‚ I still adore the hair styles, love your hair in these photos! I drew a lot of anime as well! good times. :)In Christ,Rebecca

  25. I had a Sailor Moon phase too! I didn't catch the tv show often because it was on before I got home from school, but I did have two of the films and still have 5 or so of the comic books. (Including one in French because I'm a nerd like that).

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