Guides – From the Rim to the Core

All you need to know to before breaking atmo to the Browncoat Ball!
No-Sew Browncoat Ball Costuming

No-Sew Browncoat Ball Costuming

by Kass McGann of Reconstructing History - a great resouce for costuming ideas, patterns, reference books, help or inspiration. We are unbelievably privileged that Kass has written this costuming guide for the Browncoat Ball! Every year, the famous Browncoat Ball  is held in a new city.  You going?  What’s that you say?  You don’t have anything to wear and you don’t know how to sew? N...
Dress Like a Companion Without Sewing

Dress Like a Companion Without Sewing

Saris and Lehenga Choli by Kass McGann of Reconstructing History Everyone remembers that provocative scene in the pilot when Inara takes a sponge bath. But do you realise what she’s wearing is a sari?  Nothing complicated about this.  It’s just a sari wrapped to cover your important bits. And that’s not the only time she wears one. In the movie when she waves Mal for hel...
Firefly's Best Chinese Curses

Firefly's Best Chinese Curses

You have to be a little careful swearing in a Core world such as ours.  Alliance around here will write you a ticket for it due to our no-swearing ordinance . Or at least...they will if you swear in English. #1 in our opinion Shove All the Planets in the Universe Up my Ass (War Stories ) 太空所有的星球塞盡我的屁股 ・ Tai-kong suo-yo duh shing-chiou sai-jin wuh duh pee-goo Or perhaps... Stupid Inbred S...
Policies - The Gorram Rules

Policies - The Gorram Rules

Drugs and Alcohol DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) AND FEDERAL LAWS MANDATE THAT DRUGS SUCH AS MARIJUANA, ECSTACY, COCAINE, HEROINE, AND OTHER, SIMILAR ITEMS ARE ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES. The Browncoat Ball (BCB) and 2018 host committee, the DC Independence Brigade, do not authorize or endorse the use of drugs while engaging in any BCB activities or in areas in use by the BCB event. We reserve the right...

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