Name: Kaylee
Series: Firefly
Debuted: Katsucon 2006
Status: Active


Kaylee Frye is a cheerful and outgoing mechanic onboard the ship Serenity. It’s hard to keep her down, and she always looks for the best possible outcome. On my good days, I can be just as overwhelmingly cheerful, and I’m certainly geeky enough to relate to that side of her.

The coveralls came out great, and buying a used pair really gave them that authentic look. I’m annoyed that I was never able to get the right fabric for the jacket. Sure, I found something shiny and blue, but it’s not brocade or silk, like the one in the show.

The easiest part of this costume was modifying the coveralls and adding the patches. The hardest part of this costume was making the parasol. There’s no easy way to draw a spiral, let alone paint one with three stripes.

5 thoughts on “Kaylee – Firefly

  1. ana says:

    I’m considering playing Kaylee at dragon con, O’m having tons of trouble finding coveralls. Where did you get those?

  2. diastelo says:

    Hi Ana,

    I picked up a pair of used coveralls from the local Army/Navy surplus store near my college, cut off the sleeves, and replaced the buttons with a zipper. So I didn’t find them in a store exactly as seen in my picture. However, there are plenty of places that sell unlined coveralls with zippers in them. Removing the sleeves can be accomplished with a seam ripper, and the edges folded in and sewn closed. The military styles, without the zippered pockets, seem closest.

  3. Haila says:

    Hey, that’s an extremely cute costume. The jacket looks incredible even though it’s not the same. I’m currently looking for one like it and was wondering where you got yours. If you could let me know, that would be really cool.

  4. Kali says:

    She sewed it. 😉
    With the amount of brocades being sold in the chain fabric stores you’ll have an easy time finding the fabric.

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