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Firefly/Serenity Costumes: River Tam!

Offline Salan

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Firefly/Serenity Costumes: River Tam!
« on: May 25, 2010, 01:14:26 AM »
So, I was looking over the guest list again. So many awesome people are coming this year, I was literally 'squeeing!'

Due the amount of people coming from Firefly, and my recent decision to finally watch the series, I am making a River Tam costume! Thing is, I'm not sure if I'll be recognized, or if it'll go over well... I've only been to D*Con once before, in 2008, and I was paying more attention to Star Wars stuff than Firefly.

What do you guys think, I mean, is anyone else doing Firefly or Serenity? Any tips on staying in character for a character whom is technically insane would also be helpful.

Re: Firefly/Serenity Costumes: River Tam!
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 11:23:39 AM »
I think the most recognized River outfit might be her dress and boots from 'Serenity' with the two weapons she uses to kick some Reaver butt.  Just my opinion.

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Re: Firefly/Serenity Costumes: River Tam!
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 11:21:01 PM »
Yes Salan,
I completely concur. The outfit used in the Serenity film would be more recognizable than the TV versions. I would also recommend that it you could find any recent images of the weapons that River used in the Reaver scene, I would print them out and maybe purchase some foamcore board then trace the weapons onto the faom then cut out and remove all unnecessary Hollow pieces then Superglue the cardstock print out to the existing foamboard, wait for it to dry, the use these as your substitutes. I have been going to Dragon for 15 years, 3 years as Malcolm Reynolds. This will be my 16th. So, whatever you can do to cut corners and make things lightweight would be a bonus for you.
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Re: Firefly/Serenity Costumes: River Tam!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 01:44:27 PM »
Oooh!  That would be awesome! 

I was looking throught a cosplay website last night and saw an outfit that somewhat reminded me of the ones they put together when there were dressed up in Doctor gear.  :D I loved that episode.  But I'd also be afraid it wouldn't be recognized...

I agree with the others above that the weapons/ensemble from the movie would be most recognizable.  Great idea!  If I could find boots that looked appropriate and were comfortable enough, I would almost go for it, too. :D

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Re: Firefly/Serenity Costumes: River Tam!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 09:11:39 AM »

Those are boots that looked very close to Rivers and are very good priced. I was just looking in the mall last year in the Shoe Dept store and there they were!

I have worn them a few times and they are comfortable enough.
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Re: Firefly/Serenity Costumes: River Tam!
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 09:12:41 PM »
Im a huge fan of most sci fi shows, Stargate,Star Trek,Firefly,LExX,battle Star,Farscape,Etc. i would say you will see more full Firefly groups then you can count. this costume done right will not go un-noticed .
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