Idris - Doctor Who


AyaCon 2013




Possibly the most effort I've put in to a costume to date. I spent years looking for an accurate bodice fabric but eventually gave in and decided to paint some plain fabric (since buying the fabric and making the bodice I first found a more suitable plain fabric cheaper and THEN someone started producing the fabric on spoonflower. Sob.) The fabric painting probably took longer than the rest of the costume combined but I'm happy with it overall!

I lucked out with the skirt fabrics and found all of the suitable colours in Calico Laine, plus a pretty decent lace that wasn't terrifyingly expensive. I also picked up some orange fabric for the inside of the skirt. I went with taffeta, which isn't strictly accurate but I love the orange/yellow shine and thought it went best with the rest of the skirt.

Had a slight breakdown when I realized the doctor who exhibition costume was not the same as the promo pictures- I ended up going with the exhibition style one with the bluer waist sash and no floofy things on the ends of the braid.

I made the bustle myself using this tutorial which was super fun and actually really easy!


jmemmerson posted on 14 May, 2011 - 22:37
LOVE IT! I knew someone would put this up quickly. Would love to see it if it works out :)

CrystalNeko posted on 15 May, 2011 - 12:23

TheStarlightFairy posted on 4 July, 2013 - 20:11

Bambi. posted on 5 July, 2013 - 09:38
Hello Pretty! :D Looks great so far!

InfiniteJester posted on 27 July, 2013 - 18:48
Looks great!

TheStarlightFairy posted on 27 July, 2013 - 22:59
omigod your progress! THIS IS GOING TO BE GORGEOUS <3

Pratatooie posted on 11 August, 2013 - 23:31
This looks awesome! Best of luck with it :D

Amy-Lou posted on 19 April, 2015 - 10:59
Nice work! I adore this design and you pulled it off brilliantly :)

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27th July 2013


Attempt number one at the hair! I think it needs curling as well.

In other news I really hope the temperature drops before aya otherwise I am going to die.

27th July 2013


Just adding some detail pictures in here for people who are interested :D

4th July 2013



23rd June 2013


Today I make a bustle which was surprisingly easy! :D Using the tutorial from here