Frederica la Noir

Costume :Inara Serra
Variant :Training House Dress
Source :Serenity
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2014

Costume Photos

counterfitting firefly credits

Inara and Simon


Inara and Simon

Inara and Simon

Simon and Inara

Inara Serra "Far from Firefly"

Inara Serra *Rare fruit*

Inara and Kaylee

Inara Cosplay

yay a decent reference ^_^


Costume Information

Cost : £53.49
Time Taken : 16hours

♥ About Inara ♥

"Inara is a companion from Firefly/Serenity, she's beautiful and well educated. She is strong willed, with a big heart"

♥ About the Cosplay ♥

I first made this for LFCC 2011, as Inara is one of my fav characters from Firefly and I've wanted to make this outfit for ages, so figured where better to cosplay her :). I made the skirt from 2meters of deep red fabric [still need to add the gold embroidery]. The red jacket I originally made from 1/2meter of red cherry blossom brocade I then remade the jacket in 2014 using better red brocade and used the original jacket as lining :). The gold top I made from 1/2 meter of gold Princess Satin. The necklace I made from butchering 2 sale necklaces from New Look, also made the earrings from the remains, but need to remake them so they're correct. The new wig is a heat style-able wig that I have styled using curling tongs and bobby pins to make the wig usable for my other Inara costumes. :)

♥ Budget/Cost ♥


♥ Worn to ♥

LFCC 2011
LFCC 2014


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by Numta on Sunday, 19 December, 2010 - 00:59
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so going to be making a kaylee cosplay to go with this :P

by gaming_goddess on Saturday, 1 January, 2011 - 16:01
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You do realise that if you rock this, you're going to have to do Adria? :P
You're going to suit this so much - can't wait to see pics :).

by Quinzel on Tuesday, 21 June, 2011 - 19:45
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;P I shall try my best then.
^_^ I'm really looking forward to doing this! Hopefully oneday can get a whole group of Firefly people :') .. I can dream xD

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 21 June, 2011 - 20:35
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Sweet I love Firefly! Look forward to seeing it :)

by Wyrdsister on Saturday, 25 June, 2011 - 23:16
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Can't wait to see this! :D

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 - 07:18
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You look lovely, cant wait to see the dress :)
If I was able to go I would've done my Zoe cosplay, but not much time or money to make it, maybe at Kita some day ^^

by RevolverKitty on Sunday, 26 June, 2011 - 15:07
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just with the make-up test alone i can see how much you're gunna suit this!!

I adore the fabric too!

by isamiaella on Monday, 4 July, 2011 - 21:55
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Oh wow, you're going to look so amazing O_O

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 - 07:50
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Beautiful! <3

by Alyx on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 16:46
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Met you on Sunday at LFCC (I was River). Amazing costume :)

by smileywaveygirl on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 20:52
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Beautiful. Loved that neckless :)

by Wyrdsister on Monday, 11 July, 2011 - 21:17
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You look amazing!

A full Firefly group sometime would be amazing. I have half an urge to do Simon...

by Stubbled Grapes on Tuesday, 12 July, 2011 - 19:34
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Beautiful Costume!!! I saw you and gamingodess at the cosplay portrait booth! Sorry I didn't even say hi to you guys, I was determinded to get to a stall right as they grabbed me for photos, so i quickly rushed off haha

by ElegantAura on Tuesday, 12 July, 2011 - 20:00
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Thankyou Everyone ^_^ I can't wait to get this finished with the detailing and get some more photos! xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Friday, 15 July, 2011 - 16:08
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This looks great!

by InfiniteJester on Thursday, 10 July, 2014 - 12:28
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You look so stunning. Love the new photos.

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 13:28
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I thought you looked gorgeous in this and love the new photos!

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 16:24
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Superbly done - wish we'd seen you there.

by Starbucks dad on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 - 18:24

To-Do List

add gold patterning round hem of skirtHighPlanned

Shopping List

Red fabric£6.00Bought
Red Brocade fabric£2.50Bought
2 New look Necklace for chopping up£6.00Bought
1/2meter Gold Fabric£1.50Bought
lace front wig £34.99Bought
New brocade fabric£2.50Bought


Lacefront wig (Posted 16th July 2014)

this was my first lace front wig and I have to say I am impressed! it's amazing the difference a lace front can make to the overall look of a costume,

New jacket vs. old jacket (Posted 16th July 2014)

new fabric using original pattern then using original jacket as lining :)