Crochet Sailor Saturn Status Update
UPDATE 2/6/23: The fact that I did cell-shading with crochet was ridiculous. That is all.
I finished up the collar of the sailor suit - I don't know - the week before last. I was planning on doing a bit more work on the Silence Glaive before making a blog post, but instead I decided it was time for a break. I can only look at reference pictures of Sailor Saturn for so long without wanting to stab out my eyes with my crochet hooks. I'm probably going to get back to work next week and I think I'm actually going to dive head-first into the bodice and get it out of the way, but until then...here's a post about the collar!
The collar was pretty straight-forward. I was going to do the solid purple collar that the Outer Senshi seem to have in Crystal, but I thought it looked totally boring, so I went back and added the white stripe accents around the edges from the good ol' original anime. This added about an inch all the way around the whole deal, which I think also improved the general appearance.
I made the collar in three purple panels of sc and then invisible seamed the two triangular front panels to the back panel. Then I put alternating rows of white and purple in sc around it for the stripes. The end. Super straight-forward. The response to the pictures I posted on tumblr blew my mind. People were super impressed by the most basic thing I made for this costume. I guess it's really recognizable though? I don't know. No one cared about the Silence Glaive. lulz