Why I chose to be Kaylee
Kaylee was one of my earlier costumes. I love her as a character, and I saw some resemblance. My first attempt consisted of a jumpsuit a friend found that I modified and made a jacket inspired by hers to go with it. But the jumpsuit was a little small for me, and there were so many Kaylees running aroud DragonCon, so I decided to retire her.
Slowly, I saw fewer Kaylees at DragonCon, and my hubby bought me her parasol from the first episode. It made me want to cosplay as her again.
My plan was to make the jumpsuit from scratch, down to dying the fabric. But I have never dyed a thing in my life and I know how impatient and exacting I can be. So, for the green jumpsuit I decided to trust and buy the base suit.
Source: Firefly and Serenity