River Tam (Reaver Battle Dress) - Serenity




I decided to make this costume as I am a huge Firefly fan.

I made the dress with help from my mum. We spent three hours attaching the nailheads one evening!

The fabric was a very lucky find: after an unsuccessful trip to a big local fabric store, we happened to pop into a bargain warehouse on the way home and found the perfect fabric for under £5 (for both layers). I found the boots on eBay and got a wig from a local shop.

The weapons were made for me by Ruxtano (http://cosplayisland.co.uk/overview/Ruxtano).

Worn at:
LFCC 2011
LFCC 2012
MCM Expo October 2012
LFCC 2014: I entered the masquerade for the first time. I also met Summer Glau and she said I looked awesome (*squeeee*)


Nomes posted on 7 June, 2011 - 20:15
Much love for Firefly. :) I'm looking forward to this.

Mungojerrie posted on 30 June, 2011 - 23:12
This looks amazing!

gaming_goddess posted on 8 July, 2011 - 18:01
Looking forward to seeing this at Lfcc - the dress looks brilliant!

smileywaveygirl posted on 11 July, 2011 - 21:56
Thanks for the comments :) really happy with how the dress turned out. Got to make the weapons for next time I wear it, and get a better wig.

Frederica la Noir posted on 11 July, 2011 - 22:04
Hi! Thanks for commenting on my Inara, it was lovely meeting you at LFCC, your River is so well done! Great job! :) xxx

nanahara posted on 5 July, 2012 - 17:24
very nicely done ^^. I don't suppose you'll be wearing it on the sunday of LFCC? Cause that's when me and my friends are doing a Firefly group and would be cool to get some pics with you

smileywaveygirl posted on 8 July, 2012 - 01:35
Only just seen the comment above. I will be wearing it tomorrow. Would be great to meet up with some other Firefly cosplayers :)

Progress Journal

30th June 2011

Update: Dress finished!

I have finished making the dress (with the help of my lovely mother). We spent the entire evening putting the studs on, so so many of them!

I have a wig, just got to sort it out a bit. I'll get a photo once I've got it all done.

Unfortunately, I won't have the weapons when I wear this at LFCC next weekend.