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

1 comment:

  1. It looks rather nice.

    Admittedly it's definitely not Steve Ricks quality (your work is naturally something I adore following), but for a fancy dress costume, it's not bad at all.

    The color shade choices and patterns go rather well together and the
    considering most fancy dress costumes are made from cheap materials like felt, it's definitely not bad what with some of the items being modified street wear.

    In short; it's not perfect and it's obviously not trying to be a perfect replica, but I'm sure it'll be a bit of fun for someone.

    However, I'm reserved in total opinion until I learn of the price-

    Scratch that. I just saw the first picture properly. I can see what you are hinting at now. I stand by my above comments, but I can agree that £175 is asking a bit much for a few thrown together items.

    I suppose it all depends on where the items (e.g. the waiscoat) came from/who they were made by. That and perhaps there is some sentimental value involved.

    Anywho, interesting post. Got me thinking, what with your lack of giving much away on what you think heh heh.


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