The Doctor's Tardis console (dress version)

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  1. DRD 1812

    DRD 1812 New Member

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    Just wanted to share my interpretation of the Tardis console from Doctor Who (the Tenth Doctor's Tardis). I had a lot of fun making it and wearing it.

    The idea itself is not mine. Got it from two people on other sites.

    Me sitting down, fanning out the skirt so it looked as console-like as possible.
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    General reference picture:
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    The crinoline helped make it poof out. The shirt represents the time rotor.
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    Full skirt. Figuring out the size, shape and colours of all those little pieces (and then making them) took more time than I had anticipated, but it was worth it.
    Used piping for the cables and wires, but because I was finishing this up the night before the Con, I didn't have time to attach very many. There are also some gadgets missing. I'll add them eventually.
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    First half (panels 1, 2 & 3):
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    Second half (panels 4, 5 & 6):
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    Planning stage:
    When I had all the planning done and had lined up all the pieces of paper (which helped with placement and proportions), it was all a bit overwhelming. Lots of paper. It was great to see the number of pieces of paper diminish as they were replaced with sewed-on fabric.
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    Used mesh-like crinolin material for the metal grating that is on two of the panels:
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    Reference pics:
    These are some of the pics I used for figuring out what went where. It got a bit complicated when I realized not all of the stuff is stationary and the same panel will not look the same in all reference pics (especially those removable spheres). One of the tougher aspects was figuring out what order the panels went in. There was a bit of putting pictures together like a puzzle to figure it out. Kinda fun though. And worth it, too.

    Panel 1:
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    Panel 2:
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    Panel 3:
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    Panel 4:
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    Panel 5:
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    Panel 6:
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  2. Terrasolo

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    I can honestly say i have never seen anyone do this before. Fantastic job. I love that you eve got a fabric with messy to be the metal creating over the green crystal bits. Very cool, very clever.
     
  3. Rassilon

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    I was at the Armageddon Exp in Melbourne Australial 2 months ago with Dalek Caan and this sort of costplay is a big hit with the girls, excellent costplay DRD 1812
     
  4. DRD 1812

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    Thanks!

    It was fun to see other Tardis (blue box version) costumes there. Especially when another Tardis asked what I was dressed as.
     
  5. Risu

    Risu Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I agree with Terrasolo, I've never seen this done before and I think it's really cool. Good job!
     
  6. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    nice job!
    I'm guessing from your username that you're also a Farscape fan? :D
     
  7. DarkJedi1500

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    Cool idea, although if I was a girl I probably be a little worried about nerds trying to press the buttons on the skirt.
     
  8. Laamberry

    Laamberry Well-Known Member

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    awww it's cute!
     
  9. DRD 1812

    DRD 1812 New Member

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    Thanks, everybody.

    Ha ha. Nah, nobody tried to push the buttons.

    Yep! You too?
     
  10. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    absolutely!
    I got a John Crichton costume together this year :)
     
  11. Interceptor6

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    Great idea!
    You should add a "roving" pair of binoculars with velcro!
     
  12. Prefect42

    Prefect42 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    BRILLIANT! I'm not often in the costuming section but this thread title caught my eye. DRD 1812, your costume looks wonderful. Congratulations.

    Ted.
     
  13. aeryn

    aeryn Active Member

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    wicked cool. now to get you, idris and tardis in a shot together!
     
  14. SailorEarth

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    How cute! I never would have thought to dress up as the Tardis console but it looks great :)
     
  15. CAndrewNelson

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    Just when I think I've seen it all, someone on this site comes up with a wonderful new quirky idea. Brilliant!
     
  16. Primrodo

    Primrodo Sr Member

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    Great idea and execution!
     
  17. DRD 1812

    DRD 1812 New Member

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    Thanks for the wonderful comments, everybody!

    Awesome! Any pics?

    That's a great idea. And maybe one of the Doctor's sledgehammers! Made out of something a little lighter, of course.
    Something that I had wanted to do, but ran out of time, was make a tote bag that looked like the computer screen. The bag part would be the screen and the strap would be the part that the screen is attached to (the rotating piece with the bronze circles).

    That would be so much fun! I did manage to get a picture with a couple of Tardises. One came up to me and said she "felt we should get a picture together." Another one I asked if I could get a picture and when she asked me what I was dressed as I told her, "I'm you." And I gave her a hint or two and then she got it.
     
  18. DRD 1812

    DRD 1812 New Member

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    That's nice of you to say. Now I wish I could take credit for the idea itself. :D
     
  19. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    got this one. forgive my sombre face, I was feeling quite ill when this was taken!
    Just searching for the pics someone took of me at a con............

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  20. DRD 1812

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    Wow, Nobby, that looks fantastic!
     
  21. Geber Teg

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    Amazing! This is such a creative idea. Beautifully executed! :D
     

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