New photos of one of my earliest works: Prototype Sailor Mars, the last of the prototype senshi available at my etsy shop. The prototype senshi were especially difficult to do because of the details and very specific folds to their skirts. Each senshi has a unique fold. Mars’s is a double fold.

After a Disney princess had modeled Mars for so long, I felt it was time for a change. and I wanted to try out some of the dynamic Crystal poses. Her intro pose ended up looking more like Mars was taking a stroll down the sidewalk.

Who do you think has the best prototype design?

For me, personally, it’s Mars! I love the lace on the bodice and the design of her fuku ribbon. 

I love how all the prototype designs incorporated the planetary symbol of each senshi! I’m particularly fond of Venus’s, which is the Venus symbol overlaying a crescent moon, which is a nod to when Sailor V often used moon-based attacks (it also is a nod to when Venus was the decoy princess) 

I love the Prototype Soldiers (and the Early Final versions seen in the artbooks) so much I don’t know how to express it in words. I really wish they had gone with those designs instead of what we got in the end. I’d love to see the Soldiers animated in those suits, especially Mercury and Jupiter (because Venus is almost identical to Sailor V, and Moon & Mars while lovely, don’t look that interesting)

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