Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dr Who (5th) Cosplay: The Sweater

With only a couple weeks to go before GenCon I'm hoping to put the finishing touches on my DrWho cosplay asap.  As you recall, I'm doing the Fifth regeneration of the doctor as portrayed by Peter Davison.

Each regeneration of The Doctor has a specific outfit, a unique 'look' that they maintain throughout. For Davison it was a variation on a cricket outfit.  Part of that is the white sweater. 

You're wearing a vegetable!

While he wore more than one sweater (the stripes were slightly different on each) I have opted to go with this one as I like it better and clearly others did too since it's what he wore when he and Tenant (10th Doctor) did their Christmas special together a few years back. 

also, this one has no horiz stripes at the waist

So I started with this sweater, a hand-me-down from my mother-in-law. It's all cotton so it should be comfortable and breathable in the heat of the Con.


I bought embroidery floss in the requisite orange and blue colors with which to make the stripes.
 



The color and thickness of the floss seemed good when I put it up against the sweater, but I hadn't realized till this point just how small/ fine a knit the ribbing on the sweater was.


I had originally tried a chain stitch where all of the chains were on the underside and the stitches were long.  I knew pretty early it was a bad move, but it sat like that for weeks before I wanted to mess with it again.


Fortunately, all of the original stitches pulled out easily (I did that on purpose) and I set about making much smaller, much more regulated chain stitches around the neckline.

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I'm really pleased with how it turned out.



I'm hoping to get the jacket finished soon, so I'll have that to share. Also, I got my socks in the mail so I'm stoked about that, too!

Hope your week is going well!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks! I'm super stoked and can't wait for GenCon to be here already!!!

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  2. By the time you have this reply, GenCon has probably passed, still loving your ouftfit so far.

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