River: recent commission

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in clothing, cosplay, costumes | No Comments

River

 

A friend requested this River outfit for her appearance at ConNooga 2014. It was a little last minute, but it came together nicely. She helped me research the dress, and while the colors are a little more royal blue than I wanted, she is happy with the result. A later version of the dress may be painted to look like the print that the overlay is supposed to be.  Like the dress in Serenity, the overdress is made of a sheer poly fabric and all seams serged in white – close fitting at the torso and flowing out into a half-circle.  Because of how lightweight the material was, all the seams are reinforced with a straight stitch in blue thread and fray-checked.

The underdress is knit and cut on the bias for extra flow. The lower hem is turned under once, and the seams serged and reinforced. I made the straps with some trial and error, and the top of the dress has a soft bra panel lining to avoid outer seam stitching showing.  She found a prop sword on Ebay that is close to screen accurate.

Photography by Russell Harrison.

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