Costume :The Doctor
Variant :Planet of Fire
Source :Doctor Who: Series 5
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2011

Costume Photos

my waistcoat

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Costume Information

a friend mentioned if I can get the waistcoat made then it will be cooler to wear in summer


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Looks great! ^_^

by Lisu-chan on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 - 16:02
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The waistcoat looks great

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 15 May, 2011 - 19:02

To-Do List

sew binding round edgesMediumComplete
sew to front of waistcoatMediumComplete
cut fabric to sizeMediumComplete
sew buttons / buttonholes / press-studsMediumPlanned
buy leather lacesMediumPlanned

Shopping List

cream waistcoat£4.99Bought
Voyage Mirabel Cream Jacquard Chenille Curtain Fabric £20.00Bought
jute webbing£5.40Bought


update (Posted 15th May 2011)

material cut to shape and sewn onto front of waistcoat, jute binding sewn round the edges. Material is lovely, the quality is amazing. The pattern, was never going to be the same as the original. But in a short amount of time, the best I could find.

Fastening removed from waistcoat back, eyelets punched, and need some brown leather laces to fasten. Not sure whether to make button holes, or just attach buttons and press-studs as that binding stuff is thick and difficult to make buttonholes through it.

post arrived (Posted 14th May 2011)

material and jute tape arrived today, so will get on with cutting a paper pattern tomorrow, then find the best design on the material to use on the waistcoat front.

last minute (Posted 11th May 2011)

a new outfit so close to expo, for expo. Yes, I'm crazy. A friend mentioned if I could make The Doctor's waistcoat then it might be a better and cooler outfit to wear all day. I had a cream waistcoat already in stock, which will be ideal for a base. Then I went onto ebay to see if I could find similar fabric. I really doubt I'm going to be able to find exact fabric to match. But I found a similar one. Bought a metre of it, shouldn't need more than that to cover the front. But I do need to find some jute binding tape for round the edges.