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Postby pennausamike » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:40 pm

This Firefly/ Serenity volume was created to consolidate online references and interviews, auction results and episode examples
about the efforts of the three Costume Designers behind the look of the TV show and movie wardrobes.

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This volume is also a companion reference for the "My Pretty Floral Bonnet" Costuming/Props Presentation for BCB Gettysburg of 2017
which was meant to involve the audience in the TWO major influences on the creation of props and costumes for ANY film production.

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Jill Ohanneson was Firefly's original costume designer, who designed the first three episodes.
Jill brought on Shawna Trpcic as her assistant for the pilot.
When the show was picked up, Ohanneson was involved in another job and declined "Firefly", suggesting Trpcic for the job,
which gave Shawna the opportunity to move up to her first job as a Union Lead Costume Designer.

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Included are interviews with the costume designers (mostly Shawna Trpcic) and images and final bid prices from Shawna's art auctions.

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I also have two interviews with BDM designer Ruth Carter, with one being specifically about Serenity.

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I have collected a number of the auction photos for the BDM costumes,
thinking I'd like them in a book I can hold rather than floating on the cloud or buried in a hard drive.

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To the particulars; this book is 193 pages, about 20,000 words of text and over 900 color pictures,
shipped priority mail in the U.S.A for $125.00.
There are a handful of typos and one minor mistake. Consider it an Easter egg...
This is a fan-made piece, only two exist as of now, so not a commercial venture at all.
I'm selling this at a loss to finance another project.

Mike
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Re: Firefly/ Serenity Costume Book For Sale

Postby taimdala » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:12 pm

Wow! I didn't get a chance to read this at the ball, Mike, but daammmmmmn Mister! You did a fantastic job getting all that info typed up and set with the images and then printed. How much did it cost to print this?
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Re: Firefly/ Serenity Costume Book For Sale

Postby pennausamike » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:14 am

taimdala wrote:SNIP
How much did it cost to print this?


If you wanted a totally brand new one with the current available discount, it would cost $186.02 plus shipping.
I forget what I paid, but it was more than the $125, less than the $186.

I know it is a lot for a book, but it is a lot of info and color in a unique format.

Thanks,
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Re: Firefly/ Serenity Costume Book For Sale

Postby taimdala » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:18 am

Thanks for getting back on this, Mike. It's an awesome book.
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Re: Firefly/ Serenity Costume Book For Sale

Postby dsears30 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:06 pm

Damn, your a man of many talents. Now I need to check my Christmas budget
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Re: Firefly/ Serenity Costume Book For Sale

Postby pennausamike » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:31 am

dsears30 wrote:Damn, your a man of many talents. Now I need to check my Christmas budget


Well, if your Christmas budget fits, it will help with my next Mixbook project;
wrapping up the Firefly/ Serenity behind the scenes/ locations book.
That's already over 200 pages!

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