Monday, December 5, 2011

Chicago TARDIS 2011

Hello hello oh thy neglected blog of awesome. Fear not, I have not abandoned costumes and in fact have much to share! I put a TON of time into a certain group costume for this year's TARDIS and I tried to take enough pictures that I will indeed be posting a "making of" in the very near future!

Until then,

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The making of a TARDIS

Arguably one of the most iconic images from Doctor Who is the TARDIS. It's a time traveling machine which can change into any shape desired, sadly it'd been broken and stuck in the form of a police public call box for quite some years now.

Now I know there's been alot of girl TARDISes and Daleks of late. Originally I thought I wouldn't do it because it's done so often now. That being said I started sketching one day of what I thought would be a great TARDIS costume. This was the sketch I made during my history 402 class:
It is indeed a horrible scan and my drawing skills are no match for...erm...anyone with talent but this was my preliminary idea. This of course sat in waiting for quite some time nestled away in my notebook. That is until my local Goodwill received a bunch of brand new items from Target and I came across the perfect dress. With tags still attached it was worth the $5. I originally planned to take it apart to an extent and reassemble it to fit better but it seems one always runs out of time and never gets everything quite finished. Oh well.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hello and welcome to my brand new journal all about costume making!

So I'm finally doing it, I've wanted to start keeping record of my adventures in cosplay making for ages! Lately I've been thinking that depending on how the museum job market is going and where my career goes I may in the future want to do some costume designing. Even a local theater could be tons of fun. Before I even attempt that though I'd like to prove my worth and ability at recreating something from vision or the big screen. For now my interest is really centered on the long running British sci-fi series Doctor Who. I've long time been a fan but only in recent years have I really gotten into cosplaying various characters from the series.

Hopefully this journal will be a place where I can document my trials and tribulations and how I've gone about making things. Whether something comes of my recording it all or not it'll be fun anyway.