river from firefly ~ version 2
Rive Tam is a character on the canceled T.V. show "Firefly" and the movie "Serenity". She was a child genius who had her brain "played with" by government officals. She was rescued by her brother and is now a fugitive. Besides being a genius, she is (as a result of the government testing) a psychic, crazy, and a lethal weapon. The outfit I made is from the episode of Firefly called "Safe". You can find pictures of this costume in this image gallery. This costume is featured on multiple pages of the gallery.
I orginally had made this costume the night before a Halloween event, but once that was over, I decided that I needed to go back and spend time making a proper, more accurate costume. You can see my first version here. I'm warning you now, it is not very good.
But that's why I remade it! This costume includes: A red mohair sweater from ebay. I believe it was originally from Express.
The skirt is made from two colors of pink broadcloth from Joanns. Each layer is a complete circle and they are held together by a waistband that ties in the back.
The white tank top is just that, a white tank top
The boots are "gladiator" boots which I bought off ebay. They originally had silver metal plates on the front but I painted them black. The paint is scratching off however, so I have to figure out a way to fix that.
Funny story along with the boots. I noticed a few days ago (about 2 months after I had bought them and worn them for a while) that the shoes are actually two different sizes. Once is a UK size 4, the other is a 5. I started laughing when I realized that because I had been wearing them and hadn't noticed it for 2 months.
These boots were on sale on ebay, and well, they look almost exactly like River's, and they were $100 cheaper than they normally are...so I bought them. I have to paint the gaurds black, but they should fit! A good shot of River's boots are here.
My boots from ebay came! Here are pictures of them
They are slightly too big in the calf, so I'm going to see what I can do about that. I still have to paint the shin part black like River's.
I should probably post these pictures that have been sitting in my camera since forever. I painted the metal plates on the boots black and I even bought a new sweater off ebay that looks so much better than the one I had. Pictures:
Picture of my finished costume. First completed costume of the new year! And much better than my first attempt.