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Date: 7/10/13 6:42 AM

So I've never been to sci-fi convention before but if watching episodes of the big bang theroy are anything to go by...dressing up is expected.And I am always looking for excuse to dress up.
I'm going to this. Wooo!
So will be making a costume. Anyone else made doctor who costume before, or been to something like this? Can you offer any tips or advice?

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Date: 7/10/13 7:39 AM

At the cons I've been to this year (miscellaneous cons, not Who-specific) there have been A LOT of Who costumes. We saw tons of 11th Doctors, a Weeping Angel, and even a Hello Kitty River Song! Of course, many many Daleks. No Silurians, alas.

There were also a lot of Who-themed ensembles, including this one worn by my friend's daughter, a TARDIS polonaise she made from Spoonflower fabric (I think the blue is also Who):



And a few weeks ago, while researching a totally unrelated project, I stumbled across this costumer's rendition of the Renaissance Cranach-style gown (check out her friend in the background!!!). Too fun!

If I ever clear my costuming schedule enough for a Who costume, it will be Madame Vastra. Just need to figure out the headpiece....

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Date: 7/10/13 8:29 AM

Oh wow! Cool dress.
I'm going for a 1870's kinda look. Taking the 11th doctor outfit and figuring out a female equivalent. I'm thinking if romana decided to co-ordinate with the doctor what would she wear. I wanted to look who-ish without seeming too costume-y.

Using view A without sleeves of mcalls 6770 for my waistcoat.
Using simplicity 2895 for the 'frock coat' if I can figure out how to alter it for a female figure.
using simplicity 2246 for the shirt (stand up collar).
and eliza m swing hop pants for the trousers.

What d'ya think?

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Date: 7/12/13 5:59 AM

I'm thinking if I goes well this year and they do another dw thing next year I might do a 'crimson horror' outfit. Liked clara's dress in it.

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Date: 7/17/13 11:49 AM

I am soo jealous. I love Dr. Who, I wish I could go. I like your pattern piece selection, although I think I like the coat with sleeves, but it would probably be more comfortable all day without.

I assume you have checked out all the Dr. Who inspired fabric on Spoonflower? I would not do the outfit in it, but maybe an added piece like a bag. The Dr. Who dark blue damask is going in my upstairs bath.
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Date: 7/18/13 5:35 AM

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I am soo jealous. I love Dr. Who, I wish I could go. I like your pattern piece selection, although I think I like the coat with sleeves, but it would probably be more comfortable all day without.



I assume you have checked out all the Dr. Who inspired fabric on Spoonflower? I would not do the outfit in it, but maybe an added piece like a bag. The Dr. Who dark blue damask is going in my upstairs bath.

I look at spoonflower with envyous eyes. I just can't afford to order stuff from the US anymore. Shame there's not a spoonflower 'branch' in the UK.

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