If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that the two most influential creators of female characters in the 20th century were Sailor Moon's Naoko Takeuchi and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! director Russ Meyer. So really, it was only a matter of time before those two aesthetics combined, and when artist Babs Tarr finally drew the Sailor Scouts as a bosozoku gang (a Japanese term for biker gangs that literally translates as "violent running tribe," which is amazing), it was every bit as great as we all wanted it to be.

Now, we have seen the next step: A group of incredible cosplayers made up of Michelle Nguyen, Mandie Bettencourt, Ruby Rocket, Yume Ninja and Jennifer Newman have brought the violent, bike riding take on Sailor Moon to life.

 

Normallly, stellar Sailor Moon cosplay is something I'd leave to CA's Bethany Fong, but these were too great to wait for Monday! Here's the art from Babs Tarr that inspired the costumes:

 

 

Michelle Nguyen as Sailor Moon:

 

 

Mandie Bettencourt as Sailor Mercury:

 

 

Ruby Rocket as Sailor Mars:

 

 

Yume Ninja as Sailor Jupiter:

 

 

Jennifer Newman as Sailor Venus:

 

 

And all together:

 

 

[via Crunchyroll]