|Awards :||2nd place at the UCL Sci-Fi & Fantasy Society Christmas party!|
|Time Taken :||One week.|
|I was originally going to make this for Birmingham Memorabilia at the end of November, but coursework deadlines ran away with me. Instead, it's for a fandomy, fancy-dressy Christmasy party with my Sci-Fi & Fantasy Society in Camden this Sunday.|
I've designed a skirt inspired by the TARDIS, but the thing as an entity, rather than just the blue box version; I wanted the orangy-yellow on my bottom half to resemble the interior, for a unique take on the cosplay. Also going to see if I can (somehow) engineer the hat to light up, despite my mother's less than confident turn of phrase: "Love, you are not a physicist. You are a historian."
* Hair - Crazy curls, partially pulled back, with a small, top-hat/fez style 'light' hat off-centred to the right.
* Make-Up - Gold cream eyeshadow, with lots of eyeliner and mascara. Royal blue nails, to match skirt, starry accents added with silver varnish.
* Tops - White, long-sleeved blouse with ruffled front and black buttons.
* Bottoms - High-waisted skirt in royal blue Duchess satin, with several organza petticoats underneath in shades of orange and yellow. Black taffeta sash belt around waist, tied in a bow at the back, with white iron-on letters reading 'Police Box'. Hem of blue overskirt is curved up into a peak, showing off the petticoats, and finished in black satin bias tape, with a St. John's Ambulance patch pinning it up. 'Pull to Open' plaque in white cotton on the right hand side of the 'peak'. On the back of the skirt, two windows, equidistant, made from white, black and grey squares.
* Shoes - Yellow and orange tie-dye tights, extending the 'heart of the TARDIS' interior, and black, heeled brogues with wide satin bows to fasten.
* Accessories - Black velvet 'girly style' bow tie at throat. Another bow in hair? Yale key on chain around neck. 'Hello, my name is: Sexy' patch on left breast pocket? Sonic screwdriver in 'Pull to Open' front pocket.
|Make yellow, orange and yellow-orange petticoats.||High||Complete|
|Make blue overskirt.||High||Complete|
|Apply iron-on letters to sash belt.||Medium||Complete|
|Make light hat and attach to hairband.||Medium||Complete|
|Make 'Pull to Open' pocket and attach to skirt.||Medium||Complete|
|Make St. John's Ambulance patch and attach to skirt.||Medium||Complete|
|Make windows and attach to skirt.||Medium||Complete|
|Test curved hem on mock-up skirt.||Low||Complete|
|Buy tights and sash belt.||Low||Complete|
|Print 'Hello, my name is:' sticker.||Low||Planned|
|Yellow organza - One metre.||£1.50||Bought|
|White blouse - Already owned.||£0.00||Bought|
|Girly bow tie - Already owned.||£0.00||Bought|
|Grey and black paints - Already owned.||£0.00||Bought|
|Black satin bias tape - Approx. four metres.||£1.60||Bought|
|Black taffeta sash.||£1.40||Bought|
|Yellowy-orangey tie-dye tights.||£6.18||Bought|
|Yellow, orange and blue threads - Already owned.||£0.00||Bought|
|Royal blue Duchess satin - One metre.||£5.99||Bought|
|Thin, white elastic - Three metres.||£0.90||Bought|
|Wide, black elastic - One metre.||£0.50||Bought|
|Sponges for paint - Already owned.||£0.00||Bought|
|White polycotton - Half-a-metre.||£0.75||Bought|
|Two-tone organza - One metre.||£1.98||Bought|
|Orange organza - One metre.||£1.50||Bought|
|Black brogue heels - Already owned.||£0.00||Bought|
Accessories! (Posted 10th December 2012)
It's done! Now, for the finishing touches...
"There's a sign on my front door. You've been walking past it for seven hundred years." (Posted 9th December 2012)
Paint job's pretty splotchy, but, as I am no da Vinci, it will certainly do. It's going to be a sonic-pocket on the right hand side of the skirt! :D
Tonight is a good night for progress. (Posted 9th December 2012)
I know there isn’t supposed to be an apostrophe-’s’, but I left too big a gap between ‘John’ and ‘Ambulance’ and it needed filling! I was going to print the logo out, because there are some fancy squiggles between the cross, but I couldn't work out how to PhotoShop it to exactly the right size, so I gave up and painted it instead.
T-24 hours... (Posted 8th December 2012)
Plenty of time…
Mine are the wrong hands. (Posted 8th December 2012)
Sort of set the thing on fire the first time I tried to iron a letter on, #whoops. A hasty dousing later, I flipped to the other side and produced this! Not too shabby for a second attempt...
Something about windows, eyes and souls... (Posted 6th December 2012)
I've printed just your average white cotton with some black and grey rectangles to give my idea of windows. Some of the lines are a bit squiggly, but seeing as they'll be plastered across my arse, I'm hoping no one will notice... They just need drying, hemming, and attaching to the back of the skirt!
Tights, glorious tights~ (Posted 6th December 2012)
They've finally arrived! I guess the postal system is already clogged with Christmas mail...
All I want for Christmas is Who! (Posted 4th December 2012)
Crazy progress! This is how my skirt looks so far. There are three petticoats, all identical circle skirts, in three different shades of organza. They're all shimmery! The blue skirt on top was just a test run to see if my measurements worked; I'll be replacing it with a much thicker, more lustrous Duchess satin, with less hideous shine, and adding all the relevent detail, but I’m pretty impressed with how it’s turned out so far!