Cosplayer Pirogoeth > Costume of The Doctor (10th) from Doctor Who
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
- The wig is from a friend of mine. At Dragon*Con 2010 (my first one), I was complaining about how much I disliked the wig I was using for The Doctor. She said she had a wig at home that she wasn't using and would be perfect for him. So she sent it to me. I used the FW Ink dying method to dye it a darker shade of brown. I'm thinking of doing it again with some black to try to get it closer. It's crimped at the roots which is great for styling on top. Unfortunately it's not so great on the back and sides. So with a little hot water, a wig brush, and a lot of patience, I got it looking better.
Thankfully I only had to use one pattern for the whole thing: Butterick B6837. It has patterns for both the pyjamas and the dressing gown. I couldn't find any accurate fabric for the pyjamas, so I bought something that was striped in the nursery section and had it facing wrong side out for that faded look. If accurate fabric is ever found, I am so going to get some.
The dressing gown is made from anti-pill fleece from Jo-Ann's. It has the right texture and color and is definitely warm. Piece of advice, don't go marching around downtown Atlanta in a dark blue, fleece dressing gown Labor Day weekend! I used some embroidery floss to add the blanket stitching to the edges when it was almost done for the finishing touch.
The slippers I ended up getting from Amazon. The one problem with doing this in August, there are very few slippers in the stores. They're Isotoner Micro Terry Slip On Men's Slippers in navy. They have soles that are meant to be worn indoors or out. The only problem is the padding isn't meant to be used quite that much at once. I'm going to have to repad them before I wear them again.
I do wear my 'brainy specs' with this despite the fact that he doesn't have them yet because I don't have contacts. I also have a couple of props with me. He does use the sonic briefly to ward off the 'pilot fish'. It ends up being a useful prop to have because if you're not surrounded by other Whovians, people tend to think you're Arthur Dent. So having the sonic out helps to identify you as The Doctor. I also went out and bought some plastic mini oranges to stand in as satsumas. You can't be The Doctor from The Christmas Invasion without at least a satsuma in your dressing gown pocket. ;)
- Personal Thoughts:
- I like doing cosplays that aren't done very often. I saw a fellow cosplayer putting together the pyjamas and dressing gown on LiveJournal (part 1, part 2) and thought about how you never see people doing this one. So I used them as a guide as to what pattern to use and so on and got started.