A wedding in the name of the Moon...

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Michelle Nguyen, aka IAmChubbyBunny, is a local purveyor of kawaii accessories to J-Pop culture stores and directly via the Web. She is also a world-class cosplayer. She has a TOKYOPOP connection: she was on staff with our English-language version of Gothic Lolita Bible. She recently got married, and her wedding was an Otaku dream! I had to share, even though I was not invited. No problem, she posted all the details on the Web for world+dog to see. In true cosplay fashion, Ms. Nguyen sewed an incredible dress for herself, and designed the accents for the bridesmaid's dresses as well.

 Incredible detail on the back of the dress...there were design touches like these all over the dress!

Incredible detail on the back of the dress...there were design touches like these all over the dress!

 This is what the finished dress looked like...WOW! Fit for a magical girl for sure.

This is what the finished dress looked like...WOW! Fit for a magical girl for sure.

Here's the Bride with her bridesmaids, who were her "sailor senshi."

 Evil beware! You've been ZAPPED by love!

Evil beware! You've been ZAPPED by love!

Each bridesmaid wore a circlet around their head, hand made by Ms. Nguyen...

 BridesmaidsCirclets

BridesmaidsCirclets

And the dresses were accented by a Sailor Senshi brooch for each, given extra pizzazz with electro-luminescent planetary symbols! Ooh! Shiny!

 Brooches

Brooches

The rooftop ceremony was set up with a very Sailor Moon ceremonial arch...again, Ms. Nguyen and her friends worked on that and other lovely props and decorations, in the true spirit of cosplay.

 TheCeremonialArch

TheCeremonialArch

The wedding cake was perhaps the closest to the style of the anime series, in bright colors, with chibi versions of Usagi and Tuxedo Mask, the latter with his hair painted to more closely resemble the Groom.

 The chibi figures were from Megahouse.

The chibi figures were from Megahouse.

If you want to see more of this impressive, mostly DIY event, you can check it out here and here!

Also check out I Am Chubby Bunny's online store for super-kawaii accessories!

And Ms. Nguyen also is involved with the online Defective Geeks media empire.

Sources: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/12/27/in-the-name-of-the-moon-i-will-marry-you-couple-holds-awesome-sailor-moon-wedding-in-l-a/ and http://iamchubbybunny.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/my-art-deco-sailor-moon-inspired-wedding-yeah-for-real/