Geeky Things We Want: This Sailor Moon Wedding Tiara
Good news, Sailor Moon fans. Bandai recently announced a gorgeous premium new item to make all of your wedding day dreams come true: a Sailor Moon wedding tiara.
As of March, you can purchase your own Sailor Moon Serenity Crystal Wedding Tiara, created by esteemed tiara designer Taro Kamitani, who is known worldwide for his custom tiara creations.
Of course, the luxury of having your own Sailor Moon tiara doesn't come cheap: the tiara's purchase price is 370,000 yen. That's roughly over $3,000 U.S. dollars. But then again, who can put a price on what could be the happiest day of your life? Especially, if like Sailor Moon herself, you stand for love and justice?
For that price, though, you would expect that the tiara contains gold and precious jewels, but, unfortunately, it doesn't. However, its frame is made of a gold-plated brass with Swarovski crystals and synthetic pearls decorating it. Also, the tiara isn't a factory-made product: each one is lovingly put together by Japanese craftsmen.
You can pre-purchase the Sailor Moon Serenity Crystal Wedding Tiara from Bandai's website.
If you're going to spring for the tiara, you could also complete your Sailor Moon wedding day ensemble with pretty soldier earrings, too.
For those of you less subtle about your fandom, perhaps you'd be more interested in a complete Sailor Moon wedding, like this bride did, complete with Sailor Guardian bridesmaids.
Bandai has been releasing special Sailor Moon merchandise, such as the tiara and jewelry, since last year as the popular anime series celebrates its 20th anniversary. Other celebrations included the addition of the series to online streaming, as well as a brand new rebooted series, Sailor Moon Crystal.
Sailor Moon is one of the most beloved and widely known anime series in the world. The re-release of the manga volumes in 2011 put the series on The New York Times Best Sellers List with the first printing of the series selling out in just one month. The anime series has been broadcast worldwide and remains a favorite with fans. The original manga series also spawned three films and 39 video games.
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