This year I've decided to accompany my husband to GenCon.
I've been wanting to go for a couple of years but between scheduling conflicts, money issues, and my issues with large crowds (ack!) this is the first year it has worked out where I am going to go.
Besides signing up for a bunch of painting & sculpting classes so my minis can look spiffier, I've decided to do a little cosplay. There are not a ton of ideas that (1) I could make relatively inexpensively (2) I could make with the talents I have (3) that I would feel comfortable wearing and (4) I would be excited to go as.
Anyone who knows me or my husband knows we are Dr Who fans. The card box at our wedding was even a TARDIS. My first memories of Dr Who were when Tom Baker was the Doctor when PBS would air Dr Who on Sunday afternoons when I was a kid. So, naturally I settled on the idea of being one of the Doctor's various regenerations as my cosplay.
|Peter Davidson as The Doctor via bbc.co.uk|
I narrowed it down by looking at what the different Doctors wore and whether I could pull it off as a female. Then I thought about how hot it is going to be in the convention center with all the thousands of people and narrowed it further. I finally settled on the idea of Peter Davidson's Doctor.
So I've decided to make it more feminine and hopefully cooler for the heat.
|skirt, sweater, and shirt sketches|
And then I tried to figure out if I had enough time to actually put this thing together. I think I do. :)
And maybe, if I have time, I'm hoping to even make a sonic screwdriver.
In the mean time, I've gathered most of the supplies and am making headway on this crazy endeavour.
Next time: starting with the shirt