Back in 2019, in the Before Times, Ukraine-based illustrator Kutty Sark celebrated Inktober with a range of Sailor Moon images. They depicted the girls as straight-up witches, yet this is not the blog to be entertaining discussions on whether using wands and magic means Sailor Moon is already a witch, thank you.
Taking that idea and running with it, this team of cosplayers, costume crafters, and photographers set out to bring Kutty Sark’s works to life, recreating the illustrations with a cosplay shoot.
If the overall pitch sounds vaguely familiar, that’s because it was put together by some of the same people behind that ‘90s x Sailor Moon shoot we featured a few years back, and which remains one of the coolest cosplay posts our sadly-departed cosplay site ever ran.
Below you’ll find both the original images, and the cosplay images inspired by them.