River Tam’s (Summer Glau) Laboratory Costume used in the Joss Whedon cult sci-fi movie Serenity. This costume was used in the exciting opening scenes inside the Alliance Academy Facility when her brother Simon (Sean Maher) rescues her, and again (minus the collar) during a dream state she enters halfway through the movie into her childhood classroom.
The costume consists of a green ribbed unitard with rear zipper and marked “River”, complete with metal plates velcroed onto the hips and legs as well as circular metal hoops which held an apron across her front and back (sadly this is no longer present as the material rapidly deteriorated after production). Also included is a rubber collar which was placed around Rivers neck inside the laboratory, futuristically detailed and painted a dull silver to resemble metal, and fixes together with Velcro at the back, marked inside “River #2”. Also included is the costumers tag detailing its use in the movie and the elements included. It is in great condition but for some slight tarnishing to one of the metal plates which are some of the remains of the degraded apron. There are no sizes marked but approximately a size small.
Here are a series of pictures, from movie collectable specialised site Prop Store, Serenity movie stills and screencaps.
Here's another series of pictures, some with the apron. The last two pictures shows River’s headset used by the Alliance to control River’s telepathy for their own use (Comes with two sheets of production concept designs, both A4 sized).
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