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PurpleKiwee137
02-17-2011, 10:20 PM
Anyone know what pattern and fabric to use for a Doctor Who (Tenth) suit/coat? What about an Eleventh shirt? (Getting fabric from spoonflower)

There are plenty of buy-your-own pre-made suits out there, but I'd really like to try my hand at sewing the set myself. (I have rather odd proportions.)

The originals materials are AWOL, and I haven't been able to find suitable patterns. (Pun not intended)

Help, DW cosplayers? =)

Breaking down the parts:
http://spinstersandlunatics.50megs.com/images/doctorwho_clothes2.jpg

List of details, pictures, and resources which are helpful for props and colours, but not much in terms of places to buy and patterns:
http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/702493.html

Pumpkiny's DW Costuming blog. Similar to the LJ, but with more.....Britishness?:
http://tennantsuit.blogspot.com/

Very much awesome reference for the suit:
http://static.zooomr.com/images/9734684_05c07b8510.jpg

Shot of the AbbyShot officially licensed replica:
http://uberscifigeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/abbyshotdoctorwho1.jpg

Context shot:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/05/entertainment_enl_1122308685/img/1.jpg

There's quite possibly a billion more shots out there, but I'm getting tired of sitting and staring.



Offhandedly, here are two shots of one of the other DW costume pieces I'm looking to recreate:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TcWHiqyb4Ag/S6ybClozN1I/AAAAAAAAEgk/PNZjFK5OhcQ/s1600/Telegraph+pic-ret.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TcWHiqyb4Ag/TLl8hbhwibI/AAAAAAAAGCc/VKmj9KLfgPc/s1600/Paul+Smith+website.jpg

Yes, it is a Paul Smith shirt. No, I do not have money to buy one.




If anyone can help direct me to patterns and/or stores, I would be eternally grateful.

(Thanks to Kelley for reminding me about the pictures!)

Kelley
02-18-2011, 12:42 AM
Reference pictures ? (I've seen the show - I just don't memorise costumes unless I'm making them)

Making a real suit is a VERY BIG project. It's a big deal for even very experienced sewers. You might be better off buying something used, but it's a trade-off either way.

PurpleKiwee137
02-18-2011, 04:54 PM
Thanks Kelley, I just posted several pictures.

I know it would be difficult, but I want to challenge myself. =)

PurpleKiwee137
02-24-2011, 11:41 AM
Anyone else out there? =(