Closet Cosplay with thredUP: Mal from Firefly

The final item of clothing from my thredUP shopping spree was this awesome brown coat. It’s long, flares out a bit, and will be perfect over dresses/skirts/jeans/anything in the Fall and Winter. It’s also a versatile cosplay piece. I feel like there are tons of opportunities to wear a long, brown coat, even if it’s as a generic pirate or steampunk character. But when I first put it on, Mr. Geek went “Mal?” so here I am. I re-wore the capris I got for my Lara Croft outfit and paired it with my most comfortable pair of boots. Top it with a more girly version of Mal’s shirt, and voila! I’m a true browncoat.

Coat: DKNY Trenchcoat from thredUP.

Capris: Ann Taylor LOFT Capris from thredUP.

Hair/Makeup: Keep it natural. Brown tones are an obvious choice. I put my hair in a side braid because Molly Quinn wore a side braid when she rocked her Mal cosplay.

As I’ve mentioned in the previous posts, I put together a week’s worth of “closet cosplay” outfits based around pieces from thredUP. They’re an awesome online consignment store that only sells new or slightly used pieces, and they’re all a great price. I really enjoyed my experience and recommend you check them out! You can get 25% off your first purchase with code GEEKYHOSTESS25 until the end of August. Take a peek and let me know what you end up with! (And if you haven’t seen my previous posts, take a peek! Let me know what your favorite outfit was.)


  1. This is awesome! By far my favorite from this series (although all were great). 😀

  2. I think this is my favorite too! LOVE the jacket & the boots.

    The jacket makes me think Captain Jack Harkness a bit.

  3. I thought the exact same thing! I originally got it with him in mind to cosplay, but when I looked up his jacket, I realized it isn’t like it at all. I wonder what it is about it that made us both think that?

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