Inara Serra (Training House Dress) - Serenity


♥ 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 The red jacket I originally made from 1/2meter of red cherry blossom brocade I then remade the jacket in 2014 using better red brocade and used the original jacket as lining :).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

Numta posted on 19 December, 2010 - 00:59
INARA! Awesome!

gaming_goddess posted on 1 January, 2011 - 16:01
so going to be making a kaylee cosplay to go with this :P

Quinzel posted on 21 June, 2011 - 19:45
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 :).

Frederica la Noir posted on 21 June, 2011 - 20:35
;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

Wyrdsister posted on 25 June, 2011 - 23:16
Sweet I love Firefly! Look forward to seeing it :)

Mungojerrie posted on 26 June, 2011 - 07:18
Can't wait to see this! :D

RevolverKitty posted on 26 June, 2011 - 15:07
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 ^^

- posted on 4 July, 2011 - 21:55
just with the make-up test alone i can see how much you're gunna suit this!! I adore the fabric too!

sjbonnar posted on 5 July, 2011 - 07:50
Oh wow, you're going to look so amazing O_O

Alyx posted on 11 July, 2011 - 16:46
Beautiful! <3

smileywaveygirl posted on 11 July, 2011 - 20:52
Met you on Sunday at LFCC (I was River). Amazing costume :)

Wyrdsister posted on 11 July, 2011 - 21:17
Beautiful. Loved that neckless :)

Kestral posted on 12 July, 2011 - 19:34
You look amazing! A full Firefly group sometime would be amazing. I have half an urge to do Simon...

ElegantAura posted on 12 July, 2011 - 20:00
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

Frederica la Noir posted on 15 July, 2011 - 16:08
Thankyou Everyone ^_^ I can't wait to get this finished with the detailing and get some more photos! xxx

InfiniteJester posted on 10 July, 2014 - 12:28
This looks great!

Sephirayne posted on 16 July, 2014 - 13:28
You look so stunning. Love the new photos.

Alias Cosplay posted on 16 July, 2014 - 16:24
I thought you looked gorgeous in this and love the new photos!

Starbucks dad posted on 16 July, 2014 - 18:24
Superbly done - wish we'd seen you there.

add gold patterning round hem of skirt
Red fabric
Red Brocade fabric
2 New look Necklace for chopping up
1/2meter Gold Fabric
lace front wig
New brocade fabric

Total cost: £0.00

16th July 2014

Lacefront wig

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,

16th July 2014

New jacket vs. old jacket

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

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