Arthur Dent

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Last Updated: 11-30-2014

When I was getting the fabric for my Christmas Invasion Tenth Doctor, I knew that the PJs would be remade with more accurate fabric. But that didn't mean they'd go to waste. Really, the two cosplays aren't that different. Arthur simply has more fun props.

Since I'm not really going for any Arthur that has been portrayed on film or TV, I have a lot more freedom when it comes to the fabrics. :)

"Not bad for a man in his jim jams. Very Arthur Dent. Now, there was a nice man."

The wig was originally my Tenth Doctor wig. Since then it has become my general guy wig. Nothing special about it. I bought it off eBay.

The pyjamas and dressing gown I originally made for my Christmas Invasion Doctor, but they work for a lot of others too. The fabric is from the nursery fabric section at Jo-Ann's. I sewed it with the wrong side out so the stripes wouldn't be so strong. The pattern is Butterick 6837, which has the pattern for the dressing gown as well. It was made with anti-pill fleece from Jo-Ann's. It's got a wonderful texture. I added the blanket stitching to the edges before finishing things up.

Right now the towel is borrowed from my hubby. It's white with "Don't Panic" embroidered on it. I'm pretty sure he got it from Think Geek. I'm hoping to either find or make a blue towel with yellow stars on it. ;) The slippers were bought from Amazon. They have really great soles which work indoors and out. I just needed to add some insoles after wearing them all day long and killing the heels.

The Guide is the last piece to be finished. I have Kindle Keyboard (no 3G, just wi-fi) and I am putting a selection of Wikipedia on it to serve as the guide. I'm also thinking of going through the radio series and picking out the snippets when a Guide entry is read. I have a simple black leather cover and have put "DON'T PANIC" in "large, friendly letters" in silver using Lumiere Metallic.

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Character Arthur Dent
Series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Costume Views 1070
Favorites 1
Comments 0
Upload Date 07-18-2011
Debuted 10-28-11 (Halloween @ work)

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