A couple of weeks ago, we showed you Abigail L. Dela Cruz's fabulous retro Sailor Moon designs. But Dela Cruz also plays with her own original characters and those of her fellow artists working online. Among her most striking characters are a serene koi spirit and a fox spirit who loves to toy with the moon.
Abigail L Dela Cruz
Having originally run in the '90s, in some ways Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon serves as a marker of the decade's anime, manga and even cosplay aesthetic. But what if Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Venus, Sailor Jupiter and the rest had debuted during the era of rocket ship and death ray-laden sci-fi? Abigail L. Dela Cruz has imagined just this sort of Sailor Scouts assemblage, which dons five of the crew in translucent sparkly fabrics, chunky space helmets with shiny visors, ringed gloves and boots, plus radio antennas and ray guns aplenty. Check out Dela Cruz's first batch of retro-style Sailor Scouts (and cross your fingers that she'll eventually get to Tuxedo Mask) after the cut.