Wednesday 30 November 2011

Chicago TARDIS - award winning Six

I’ve just got back from an exciting weekend in America for Chicago TARDIS.
You can read my full report of my four days at
Chicago TARDIS below
The headline guests were from the Peter Davison and New-Who eras, so I’m afraid there was little for the fans of Colin Baker.

Most of the weekend I wore various versions of Matt Smith’s costume, but for the Saturday evening I wore one very special outfit . . .

The time was right to premiere my Maroon Six outfit. It is another prototype test piece for my planned screen-accurate Colin Baker coat. To make it into a complete outfit I have borrowed back the trousers from the Purple Six costume I made earlier this year, plus some wedding wear I have.

Around this time I was toying with the idea of entering the Masquerade, a Saturday evening competition for the cosplayers. I’ve never done anything like that before, and I know it can be hotly contested. I then had the dilemma of which costume to wear, since I have so many with me.

Although my Matt Smith costumes are undoubtedly the best at the event (my trump cards of scene accurate fabrics and authentic items is hard to top) I am more proud of my Maroon Six outfit, as it has been highly tailored and finely made. So I decide this is what I want to enter.

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Frocky Horror Show

I wouldn’t normally share something like this, but I spotted this item on eBay and, well . . .

I am always more than happy to encourage others to pick up a needle and thread – in fact I have been contacted by a number of readers who have been inspired to do just that after reading my blog.

Most notably are the parents of a very lucky young boy who now has both a Matt Smith AND David Tennant outfit to play in!
If you haven’t seen this, you GOT to click the links

But the maker of this outfit on eBay has gone a step further by offering his effort for sale.

Here is the item description. I will leave you to form your own opinions.
On offer for sale is a quality tailored bespoke Blue Test Coat outfit very similar to that worn by Colin Baker in the ever popular TV series of Doctor Who and has been made for the use of fancy dress purposes . The costume was made using quality items of clothing. I will list the items so that you are fully aware of the sizes and design labels used in this outfit which would be suitable for a wonderful Colin Baker costume but i must emphasise that this is clearly not a licensed product of the BBC , just a quality outfit :
  1. Grey and cream stripe trousers by cotton traders approx size 32 / 34 
  2. Van heusen shirt collar size 16 1/2 with blue gingham to collar inside and out, along the full length of the front button section and cuffs and grey embroidered question mark to collar 
  3. Blue silk waistcoat large with blue fob chain
  4. One blue and One grey Polka dot long cravat bow tie 
  5. Finally, Multicoloured blue test coat with variety of tartans, blues and grey materials size 40 / 42 approx