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Title: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on March 03, 2015, 03:47:45 PM
(http://www.blastr.com/sites/blastr/files/styles/content_panes_media/public/images/Firefly031212.jpg)
I am going to consolidate the DCF Firefly post and get all the relevant information in this main post from the other thread so we can easily and quickly see where we stand. Also I made it sticky so it is easy to find.
Archer was last year and everyone loved it so much we wanted to do something like that again when Jojo, our wonderful Browncoat, suggested a DCF Firefly group for this year.

Here was the original list of people picking characters:
Quote
Jojo- Mal or Simon ( I'm flexible)
Vay- River
Kpk- Inara (spelling)
Death rabbit -mal
Stardust- kaylee
Still need a Walsh, Zoe, shepherd, Jayne.

I feel this list is out of date. If you need to change or want to claim a character just post here :)

Updated List:
River - Vay *confirmed
Mrs. Reynolds - persephone
Badger - The Browneye
Inara - KPK *
Mal - Jojo*
Jayne - ducttapecyberman
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Trathor on March 03, 2015, 04:14:45 PM
Hey!  This would be super fun, although I have not wrapped my brain around costumes AT ALL yet.  Life is giving me the fits. 
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: persephone on March 06, 2015, 11:51:07 PM
(http://www.blastr.com/sites/blastr/files/styles/content_panes_media/public/images/Firefly031212.jpg)
I am going to consolidate the DCF Firefly post and get all the relevant information in this main post from the other thread so we can easily and quickly see where we stand. Also I made it sticky so it is easy to find.
Archer was last year and everyone loved it so much we wanted to do something like that again when Jojo, our wonderful Browncoat, suggested a DCF Firefly group for this year.

Here was the original list of people picking characters:
Quote
Jojo- Mal or Simon ( I'm flexible)
Vay- River
Kpk- Inara (spelling)
Death rabbit -mal
Stardust- kaylee
Still need a Walsh, Zoe, shepherd, Jayne.

I feel this list is out of date. If you need to change or want to claim a character just post here :)

Mrs. Reynolds for me. If that's okay?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on March 07, 2015, 01:01:54 AM
Added <3
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: The Browneye on March 08, 2015, 01:18:15 AM
I'd like to do Badger if thats ok.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: KPK on March 08, 2015, 08:31:56 AM
I'm 95% sure I'll still do Inara - just have to try to find reasonable material. I may just commission it though.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on March 09, 2015, 12:35:54 AM
Updated :D I hope Jojo chimes in about Mal soon
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on March 09, 2015, 01:26:28 PM
I can do mal no problem
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on March 09, 2015, 07:30:02 PM
I can do mal no problem

Gotcha added <3 I am so excited for this!
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: crowbars on March 09, 2015, 10:53:57 PM
What date will this take place?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on March 09, 2015, 11:33:22 PM
When did the Archer group do theirs last year?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on March 10, 2015, 11:58:22 AM
They Did theirs on Saturday night
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Voidhawk on March 10, 2015, 03:34:22 PM
They Did theirs on Saturday night

Correct.  And I may or may not have chosen to don my Mallory Archer costume at other times.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on March 10, 2015, 05:15:16 PM
They Did theirs on Saturday night

Correct.  And I may or may not have chosen to don my Mallory Archer costume at other times.

Nothing wrong with that :D
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: ducttapecyberman on March 12, 2015, 07:55:28 PM
I'll be Jayne (from The Message opening). Will have Mal available as a backup costume.
Will also bring a camera (2D / 3D).
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on March 12, 2015, 08:28:42 PM
I'll be Jayne (can also be Mal if preferred). Will also bring camera (2D / 3D).

You can be whichever character you want to be. We may have some overlaps but there are also the options of different scene characters. Like Mal in a dress and stuff like that.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Voidhawk on March 14, 2015, 10:27:17 PM
http://imgur.com/gallery/kP8HuSh
(http://i.imgur.com/kP8HuSh.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on March 14, 2015, 10:39:53 PM
Like it!
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: persephone on June 06, 2015, 06:46:53 PM
(http://www.blastr.com/sites/blastr/files/styles/content_panes_media/public/images/Firefly031212.jpg)
I am going to consolidate the DCF Firefly post and get all the relevant information in this main post from the other thread so we can easily and quickly see where we stand. Also I made it sticky so it is easy to find.
Archer was last year and everyone loved it so much we wanted to do something like that again when Jojo, our wonderful Browncoat, suggested a DCF Firefly group for this year.

Here was the original list of people picking characters:
Quote
Jojo- Mal or Simon ( I'm flexible)
Vay- River
Kpk- Inara (spelling)
Death rabbit -mal
Stardust- kaylee
Still need a Walsh, Zoe, shepherd, Jayne.

I feel this list is out of date. If you need to change or want to claim a character just post here :)

Updated List:
River - Vay *confirmed
Mrs. Reynolds - persephone
Badger - The Browneye
Inara - KPK *
Mal - Jojo*
Jayne - ducttapecyberman

How's everyone's costumes coming? I'm still debating which outfit to choose. But have narrowed it down to three ;)
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on June 06, 2015, 09:18:48 PM
I'm still making a River whether or not the rest of the forums join me XD Browncoat for life
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: The Browneye on June 07, 2015, 02:27:44 PM
Got my vest and hat for Badger . Still working on my pants.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: ducttapecyberman on June 09, 2015, 08:24:11 PM
Jayne's good to go. Making an extra gun, because you can never have too many.
Never leave a Browncoat or your grenades behind!
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Garrison on June 10, 2015, 04:17:57 PM
Every dragoncon forum member should come in the first day at least for an hour in a brown coat for a group shoot
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: MicheVos on July 19, 2015, 09:59:58 AM
I'm new. When and where do costume photo shoots happen?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Nightshadeisis on July 19, 2015, 10:35:37 AM
Every dragoncon forum member should come in the first day at least for an hour in a brown coat for a group shoot

I like this idea and I happen to have one.  If we could arrange this I would totally be on board.  Wouldn't be a polished Independence uniform, but would at least be able to be part of it.  :)
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on July 26, 2015, 03:48:13 PM
I am still on track for Mal.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: JennyBeitz on July 27, 2015, 04:06:06 AM
Are you guys looking for a Kaylee?
I already have a jumpsuit Kaylee that I was planning on bringing  :)

Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on July 27, 2015, 08:53:12 AM
I think we do need a Kaylee. Bring it. There can never be enough Kaylees at least in my mind. I mean really a hot, witty,  mechanic. Does it get any better?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on July 27, 2015, 02:55:09 PM
Vay, and anyone esle can we get and update to who is still in?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on July 27, 2015, 03:14:51 PM
Ok the list as I have been following is:
Jojo - Mal
Vay - River
KPK - Inara
persephone - Mrs. Reynolds
ducttapecyberman - Jayne
JennyBeitz - Kaylee
*Stardust - Kaylee
TheBrowneye - Badger
*Death Rabbit - Mal

* indicate they haven't posted in a while.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: FallenStardust on July 27, 2015, 04:51:29 PM
Kaylee is up for grabs if anyone wishes.  I'm still bringing the costume, but in case I can't link up with the group, there needs to be a Kaylee.

Plus the more Kaylees, the better. ;D
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on July 27, 2015, 05:00:00 PM
If I've missed anyone please chime in :)

The more the better, all these characters have very memorable outfits XD
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Garrison on July 27, 2015, 05:13:32 PM
I'd be willing to wear a brown coat to show my support for the independants
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: JennyBeitz on July 27, 2015, 06:31:33 PM
Done. Bringing my Kaylee :D I'm still pretty new to DCon (it's only my second year), and I found a roomshare, but will likely be solo for the most part. Glad to find some Firefly fans!
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on July 28, 2015, 02:35:35 PM
Do we have an area that we want to meet up?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on July 28, 2015, 02:36:09 PM
Marriot. Main floor Saturday night around 8ish?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on July 28, 2015, 02:42:50 PM
Saturday sounds good not sure about the time because of some of the big events going on...like I may be at the Aquarium but it would help if there was a little more of a DC schedule shared ><
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: JennyBeitz on July 29, 2015, 02:11:15 AM
That time would work. And agreed, I wish there was more of a schedule to speak of :/
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on July 29, 2015, 12:12:07 PM
That time would work. And agreed, I wish there was more of a schedule to speak of :/

It's so hard to plan events around major DC events because we only know the rough days they will happen ><
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: ducttapecyberman on August 04, 2015, 02:15:03 PM
Just Friday left for Jayne now. If any folks wanna join in, I'll be in Hardy Ivey park from 1-2pm with another photographer for an open-to-all session (we'll be shooting in 3D). I can also do another location at another time on Friday if you pick soon. Sat-Mon are booked.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: persephone on August 04, 2015, 11:02:30 PM
Marriot. Main floor Saturday night around 8ish

Saturday is so busy, any chance Friday or. Saturday afternoon?
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on August 04, 2015, 11:16:19 PM
Friday is the room party and Sunday is hangover day
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on August 05, 2015, 06:03:18 PM
Honestly I'd prefer a quick afternoon photo shoot because there are so many things I want to do Saturday lol
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on August 06, 2015, 10:50:22 PM
Just waiting on the chiffon to come in to make her dress cover😅
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Voidhawk on August 07, 2015, 07:33:31 AM
Looks good, Vay!
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Nightshadeisis on August 07, 2015, 04:51:45 PM
That one was definitely a great choice.  :)
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on August 07, 2015, 08:01:57 PM
So to order everything I need will Be around 200 bucks. But the plus side is it all Prime. hooray for 2-day shipping.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Hungsolo on August 31, 2015, 02:37:45 PM
I was hoping someone on this forum could give me some info. I`ve been going to DC for years and want to go as Jayne this year but have never really looked at accessories available from the vendors at DC. Can anyone tell me if someone will have alot of Firefly (Jayne Cobb) items such as, the Blue Sun symbol shirt or replicas of his weapons, gloves or wrist band. I already have the orange hat and will probably find the boots,pants and belt but needed to know my options for waiting to buy at the Con. Thanks to anyone wants to help, Rob.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on August 31, 2015, 05:26:03 PM
I was hoping someone on this forum could give me some info. I`ve been going to DC for years and want to go as Jayne this year but have never really looked at accessories available from the vendors at DC. Can anyone tell me if someone will have alot of Firefly (Jayne Cobb) items such as, the Blue Sun symbol shirt or replicas of his weapons, gloves or wrist band. I already have the orange hat and will probably find the boots,pants and belt but needed to know my options for waiting to buy at the Con. Thanks to anyone wants to help, Rob.

Generally there will be a booth with those shirts....HOWEVER I say generally. The dealer hall is enormous so I believe there is like a 90% chance one of the shirt shops should at least have a Blue Sun shirt...but I don't have a dealer list on me and I cannot review the people setting up :(
Outlook is very good there will be one, but not guaranteed ><
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: ducttapecyberman on August 31, 2015, 08:07:06 PM
Most big cons will have blue sun, and maybe the "starting to damage my calm" shirt. I made my own with fabric paint (see pic). You'd have to be very fast to do that and have it dry in time (2days+) though, but you could try a tshirt transfer otherwise. The cuff you can get sometimes at leather/steampunk/armor vendors, though I got mine cheap from china / ebay. Watch out there though, the first one stiffed me so I had to escalate through paypal for the refund. The rest of items I don't think you'd find, but you can make:
The boot covers I made of black fabric, nylon webbing and plastic buckles. The gloves I used fabric paint and leather dye to change the colour of hardware store gloves. The submachine gun's nearly dollar store just painted black, the pistol I needed to add a fair bit of wood filler/plastic bits/glue to reshape. The knife is layers of wood glued together, and the holster is made from leather (it's easier than you think to work with but you need a good source of leather, and a bit more time).
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: buzzard31581 on August 31, 2015, 08:30:57 PM
I prefer the orange Fighting Elves shirt that I wore for my Jayne costume last year. Jayne is a pretty popular costume, but I wanted to be different. Lots of people seem to wear the Blue Sun t-shirt so I opted for the orange one. Besides that, it matches my hat better, which was also custom made by a friend, with more muted colors rather than the extremely bright yellow and orange most people wear. Just gives it a more dingy look as if it were worn all the time.

Debating if I want too wear the costume again this year. My feet were roasting in those boots last year.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Hungsolo on August 31, 2015, 09:30:05 PM
Most big cons will have blue sun, and maybe the "starting to damage my calm" shirt. I made my own with fabric paint (see pic). You'd have to be very fast to do that and have it dry in time (2days+) though, but you could try a tshirt transfer otherwise. The cuff you can get sometimes at leather/steampunk/armor vendors, though I got mine cheap from china / ebay. Watch out there though, the first one stiffed me so I had to escalate through paypal for the refund. The rest of items I don't think you'd find, but you can make:
The boot covers I made of black fabric, nylon webbing and plastic buckles. The gloves I used fabric paint and leather dye to change the colour of hardware store gloves. The submachine gun's nearly dollar store just painted black, the pistol I needed to add a fair bit of wood filler/plastic bits/glue to reshape. The knife is layers of wood glued together, and the holster is made from leather (it's easier than you think to work with but you need a good source of leather, and a bit more time).
Very cool....thank you for the input and the time you took doing it. I have a Codename Vera army shirt Im taking just in case. I was really hoping to get at least the pistol replica at DragonCon, as I will have most of the clothing (and a goatee  hehe). I plan on getting a real bowie knife (I know it must be sheathed) and get someone to burn the star on the leather and try to modify some gloves. If most of this doesn't come together, I will wait till next year. Im always waiting till the last minute <doh>.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: ducttapecyberman on September 01, 2015, 06:33:10 AM
Solo: No prob. Come to the shoot on friday (1-2pm in Ivey Park ) if you want to see / chat about how I made mine. Anyone else is welcome too - we're shooting in 3D and it's open to all costumes, but I'll be as Jane, so if folks want to get some together in Firefly gear that would be great timing. BTW - didn't check the rules, but most cons I've been to won't let you in with a metal knife, sheathed or otherwise.

Buzz: Yeah, more unique is nice.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Hungsolo on September 01, 2015, 08:10:44 PM
Solo: No prob. Come to the shoot on friday (1-2pm in Ivey Park ) if you want to see / chat about how I made mine. Anyone else is welcome too - we're shooting in 3D and it's open to all costumes, but I'll be as Jane, so if folks want to get some together in Firefly gear that would be great timing. BTW - didn't check the rules, but most cons I've been to won't let you in with a metal knife, sheathed or otherwise.

Buzz: Yeah, more unique is nice.
Unfortunately,I wont get there till late Friday. I picked up the pants today(both white and light tan) they look good but the rest is going to be so-so. Combat boots(all black but may try to add a little tan), gloves (there again all black but may try to modify) and a Belt. I went to a few places but they had no holster or leg strap or boot covers that were close. I found a knife with the ideal holster but the knife isn't close. I looked at the rules and it does say that bladed weapons are allowed but must be sheathed at all times. I will check at the badge pick up before wearing. I may try to tackle making a gun tonight. I don't want to look like crap but if I get close enough I will still wear all this, even though it isn't complete. It will still be fun. Again,thanks for all the help. Rob
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Vayliya on September 02, 2015, 12:09:52 PM
so here is a bad photo of my river dress before I packed it....It's getting real now o.o!
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: Jojo on September 02, 2015, 01:13:53 PM
Captain mal. Ready just need my maroon shirt
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: ducttapecyberman on September 03, 2015, 09:05:24 PM
Va/Jo - looking good.

Solo - no prob. Bummer to miss you at the shoot but if you happen to see me (not too many Bofur / Jon snow with a 3d lens), say hi and I can show you some pics of what I did if it helps. Pistols a little hard to match in a few days, but you can paint the dollar store submachinegun to a near perfect match in no time. Yeah, I just saw the sheathed thing- should be ok. Still good to make a wood backup sometime for other cons orbit you ever want to pose with it out.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: ducttapecyberman on September 04, 2015, 08:16:27 PM
Correction - even sheathed, I got stopped by Hyatt security for my knife, but they let me in because it was wooden. I guess they,re not all up to speed on the con rules or have their own.
Title: Re: 2015 Dragoncon Group Costume - Firefly
Post by: mist on September 13, 2015, 01:20:51 PM
So did you do any group photos? I want to see!