Costume :Captain John Hart
Variant :Rule 63
Source :Torchwood (BBC)
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Memorabilia/MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2013

Costume Photos

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Pistols at Dawn.

Honestly - It's Just Sex, Sex, Sex With You People.

Oh Captain, My Captain!

Partners in Crime.

Big Damn Heroes.

We Aim to Misbehave.

I Lost my Heart to a Starship Trooper.

Ready, Fire, Aim.

Time Warp! - Expo DW/TW Cosplay Meet-Up.

Team TARDIS - DW/TW EMS Cosplay Meet-Up.

John Hart for the Iron Throne!


Costume Information

Cost : Version I, £39.70; Version II, £80.99.
Time Taken : Version I, less than a week; Version II, several months.

The previous version of this cosplay was slung together in about a week for EMS last October, and re-worn for the Saturday of London MCM Expo, but it's getting a complete top-to-toe do-over for Birmingham Expo in March, complete with a femme!Jack :D This is a costume, a character and a convention that really matters to me, so I'm pulling out all the stops.
This time around, I intend to add all the tiny details I passed over before, because I ran out of time, including Vortex Manipulator, more accurate guns, sturdier holsters and scabbard, and accurate braiding on the jacket.



* Hair - Blonde wig, most likely a little blonder than his brown-ish hair in the series, for an attempt at young!John. Loosely curled, and pulled back a little.
* Make-up - Standard base, but with dark, smokey eyes in white, silver and charcoal grey, with lots of eyeliner. Not forgetting the paralysing lip gloss! I'll also have a play with contouring, considering JM's astonishing cheekbones...
* Tops - Off-white/brownish low-necked shirt, covered in stains and muck and with a ripped collar. Cropped military jacket in muddy red with silver braiding on both sides and lots of buttons. Both the collar and the cuffs are a contrasting navy blue material that looks like wool.
* Bottoms - Tight denim shorts and ripped black tights.
* Footwear - Heeled, brown, knee-high leather boots with lacing. Not entirely accurate, but brilliantly sexy.
* Accessories - Samurai sword strapped to thigh, with snakeskin hilt and scabbard. Never actually used in any episode, but still an important accessory. Two black, bulky, futuristic-looking guns in brown leather holsters, fastened to two brown belts with gold studs and strings just above the knees. Silver and green ring, as seen in the episode 'Exit Wounds' and Vortex Manipulator on wrist; it's a little smaller than Jack's ;)


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Cool idea and it looks great :-)

by puzzledpenguin on Tuesday, 27 November, 2012 - 00:31
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Thank you! There aren't very many female John's around xD This costume's getting a complete overhaul for Birmingham Expo next March :D

by CaptainAmelia on Monday, 10 December, 2012 - 01:54

To-Do List

Modify guns - Fill in with clay, spray-paint and dry-brush.HighIn Progress
Make new scabbard, holsters and sword rig.HighPlanned
Modify shit - Dirty, add burns and blood stains.HighPlanned
Modify jacket - Add collar, cuffs, braid, buttons and rips.HighPlanned
Buy blonde wig.MediumComplete
Buy boots.MediumComplete
Distress shorts.MediumPlanned
Track down new sword and scabbard.MediumPlanned
Rip tights.LowComplete
Buy guns and clay.LowComplete
Find dog-tag engraver - Cricky's Tags on eBay.LowComplete
Dye jacket?LowPlanned
Add D-rings to belts.LowPlanned

Shopping List

Red, Jane Norman military jacket.£19.99Bought
Braid for jacket - Fifteen metres.£5.17Bought
D-rings for belt - Already owned.£0.00Bought
30 buttons for jacket.£5.00Bought
Brown leather lace-up boots.£30.89Bought
Bulkier guns.£2.00Bought
Air-dry modelling clay to modify guns - Already owned.£0.00Bought
Brown leather cuff to modify into VM - From Version I.£0.00Bought
Silver ring with green stone - From Version I.£0.00Bought
Ripped, black tights - Already owned.£0.00Bought
Dark, ash-blonde wig.£10.69Bought
Denim shorts.£5.00Bought
Blue fabric for collar and cuffs - Half-a-metre.£2.25Bought
New samurai sword.£0.00To Buy
Dog tags: 'Property of Jack Harkness'.£0.00To Buy


New jacket! (Posted 7th February 2013)

I wanted something new that I could actually attack with a pair of scissors and a glue gun, rather than something from my own wardrobe - Not to mention shorter and tighter - So this is the Jane Norman military jacket I'm hoping to modify into something resembling John's! Needs a load more buttons and that braid, which is proving particularly hard to find, and since it photographs far more orangy than the dirty, blueish tone of the original, possibly a dye bath.

These boots were made for walking~ (Posted 5th February 2013)

Hilariously dreadful photo of the boots for the reboot of this costume, feat. my left thumb. They're not as exact as I could have gone, because of the lacing up the front, but they do have a buckle across the top, they're real leather and they're really, stupidly sexy, so I couldn't exactly pass them up. Also found a perfect pair of pre-ripped tights in Primark for a mighty £1.