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Monday, June 18, 2012

Dr Who (5th) Cosplay: Getting Started

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.
my sketch

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. :)
Sonic Screwdriver

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

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. What a cool idea. This is going to look fab.

    small geek unuseful info- Peter Davidsons' daughter played the young lady in episode 'The doctor's daughter' with David Tennent. They have since got together and have a baby girl. The doctors' daughter and granddaughter. very sweet and cool.


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