Monday, August 3, 2009

Femme!Five: An intro and the case of the celery

It's been a long time since I last posted anything but I really haven't had much to show. I'd been in a crafting funk for quite a while. It's okay though because I've moved into my new place and I'm working on a huge project. Well not huge but considering I plan to make the whole thing from scratch it's alot to undertake.

For months I've been wanting to cosplay the fifth doctor. He's MY doctor but also I love his crazy style. If you've never watched Doctor Who I suggest you go do that now....

He's played by Peter Davison who's an adorable cricket loving timelord. I also adore five with his companions Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan.

But anyways on to the crafting! I really wanted to cosplay five but I also wanted to put my own twist on it. Some DW cosplayers do femanized version of their favorite male characters, this is something I just love! So I began planning my own femme!Five. Now it's been done before so it had to be something diffrent, not just five in a skirt with long hair. I began sketching months ago until I finally decided on skirt, sweater vest, puffy cap sleeve shirt, and celery in my hair instead of on the jacket. The plan is that this than go three ways: a super cutesey five without the coat, thus showing off the puffy sleeves, sexy five sans sweater showing off the suspenders, and a more typical five with jacket over everything. I'm going to a TARDIS (a Doctor Who convention in Lombard) in November for the whole weekend so I needed some options.

If you've never watched DW the fifth doctor wears celery on his lapel. No one really knows why, he's had a few excuses but personally I think he just thought it'd look good. I wasn't about to wear real celery in my hair cause ew! I knit this celery after trying out a pattern on livejournal and adapting it to my own (hopefully) more realistic version. I then hand felted it some to give it better stability and less stitch definition. I then dipped the leafy parts in kool-aid dye to make them look more lifelike. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out and will probably be selling them eventually.

I then simply attached it to a clear headband and called it a day! I thought it would look really odd but turns out it looks adorable and I'm almost gutsy enought to wear it out on a normal day!

More later, I've got the shoes and shirt to show off and I'm half way through the coat as well as slowly knitting the sweater :)


  1. Love the celery and can't wait to see more.

  2. I know this is an older post, but could you please post the pattern, or at least explain how you adapted it from the livejournal version? I've just made that version, and while nice, isn't quite life-like enough for me. Yours is too awesome!