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 :)