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Unread 07-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Pinup dr. who

One day I just thought up this idea for a burlesque dr. who type costume.

I'd like to know what people think about it.

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Unread 07-14-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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It's an interesting design, but I wouldn't recognize it as Dr. Who. Some others might, especially those who fell in love with the fez thing, but I don't see much other connection. You'd have better luck in a group.
The lower half of the costume is kinda lacking. If you had something to create interest in the pants, like a belt chain or whatever... I don't know. It's not really my thing.

Awesome corset, though. Looks velvety.

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Unread 07-22-2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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It doesn't really say Doctor Who. It's more like a play on burlesque's stereotypical points (pasties & underbust corset/waist cincher) with fezzes thrown in. I'm not sure who will say Doctor Who, unless they get the fez reference and really cling to it! They might recognize the Sonic Screwdriver but that's kind of it. Wondering how it could go if you made a bustle skirt in the same blue as the TARDIS with "Police Box" written around the waist/on the back? Assuming you made it in the true style of a bustle skirt. A skirt would feminize it, though I don't know how you feel about skirts! Pin-up is so feminine...

If I had the money for the corset, I would BEG to be able to use it in my burlesque troupe (might not fly with them ~ ). Gorgeous.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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This is a pretty cool idea, but as others have said, I think you need more elements that relate it to the 11th doctor.

The red corset is nice, but I think something lighter and either striped or plaid would be more recognizable. Suspenders also come to mind, and could be worked into a burlesque act, similarly a belt could also act as another "prop". Elbow patches on the jacket is an easily overlooked detail. Maybe pick up Tardis pin to replace your current, which looks to be an artist's palette pin, not sure how that relates to Doctor Who.

It's also rather obvious, and probably a choice made by the model to not change, but a more similar hairstyle is something else that would also help better relate the character.
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