Zoë Washburn




Well she started as something I was going to wear to the Serenity premier with other friends dressed as the crew. I bumped it up to complete by Dragoncon 2005 since I knew there would be Browncoats there.

The vest wasn't the pain in the ass I thought it was going to be. After deciding to use a vest pattern instead of a princess seamed dress top I cut out a mock up and drew on where I thought the seams were. That went well. Turns out she has buckles on both sides. It was terribly annoying preparing each strap, buckle, and stay. 32 pieces total.

Had to make the back piece twice because the machine tried to eat the fabric when I tried to top stitch the back seam.

Found the shirt, its courderoy and it has a nice rich color when photographed. Altered the pants quite a bit with fit and taking things off them.

I've made two holsters. The first one was made in one night due to time constraints. It fit right and served it's purpose but it could have been neater... The second one I spent 2 days on and did a much better job on. Also got to update the back bullets with 12 instead of 10 like previously thought. The bullets now stay in without any help from tape or glue.
I also like the arm strap. It is fun to wear it in real life. I carry around a sawed off toy shotgun with sound effects.

Got the wig from ebay and I LOVE it. People mistake it for my real hair. O_o
The boots are my own.


Views 2173
Last Updated 6 years ago
Created 14 years ago
Series Firefly
Character Zoë Washburn
Variant Heart Of Gold Episode


Pezzidge Aha, I knew it was you! I randomly saw your comment on one of Volpin's Daft Punk pictures, and thought... "That Dante looks really familiar". So it warranted a tiny bit of investigation, which is when I realized, I have run into you in this costume a few times at Dragon*Con '10 (I was in Kaylee's Prairie Harpy dress, I think). I don't think I ever got the chance to fully compliment you on this costume - it looks absolutely fantastic. You really look a lot like her!

Narnian Totally awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love, love, love it!!!

Laerai What a fantastic Zoe. I heart this so much!

Phoenix_Kasai Awesome job Gabi! You did a fantastic job.. AGAIN! You look so much like Zoe its not funny! Plus I think you probably have her attitude down perfectly ;) And you got a pic with Shepard.. amazing! Love this!

Attentea OMG Zoe! You look awesome!!!

hmwsg x Thanks for the comment! I hope to have it done in a few weeks. I just want to say I LOVE your Zoe outfit--I even thought the wig was your real hair until I read your description, its extremely convincing and a great find! I'm also jealous you met the Adam and Summer ;-;

EgnirysFaye Ohhh great job!

Lady Muramasa I liked that show! The movie was great too. Zoe was my favorite, Awesome Zoe!

viiictoria This is bad ass! You make a great Zoe!

ryuuenx I remember you as being the kick-a$$ Zoe from MegaCon! That wig really does look nice!

TrueDMCGoddess9 OMG!!!! Zoe!! I love Firefly/Serenity!!!