I made a whopping four costumes in 2016, which has to be some sort of record for me I think.
Also I don’t think I even have photos for two of those.
This sat in drafts for ages soooo, just gonna click publish >.>
Look how many!
They are just so adorable ;_;
Even though they do tend to tell a lot of the same stories (especially Mr. Hines, since I’ve seen him so many times) their interaction is just so charming I love going to the panels still.
They just all obviously enjoy being around each other.
Sometimes I can’t handle the cuteness.
Sometime in the afternoon I changed into Pertwee. I couldn’t decide between a Jo and Pertwee, but last year I saw only one other Three the whole weekend, so I decided to go with that. I did see more Threes this year, like… 4 of them over the weekend.
Jey took these pics for me in the evening before I changed for the evening.
I really didn’t take anyone’s pic this year! When I wasn’t in a panel I did actually prowl for things to take pics of, but I think it was just the times that I happened to be out and about that nothing really struck my fancy (except for when something did, but I’d be rushing somewhere).
Not that there weren’t lovely costumes, lots of really nice Tens, Elevens, and Twelves. Plus their companions. But I’ve never found Amy/Clara’s clothes particularly compelling.
Idk who took this, but it makes my 6 year old costume look good. Remaking this is definitely on the Someday list.
Makes me a little d’oh that I didn’t bother putting too much makeup on, ends up looking girly :/
Spent the morning in classic companion panels, then off for a pic with Mr. Barrowman!
What a sweetheart!
I’m soooo glad the pic turned out okay ’cause he pulled me into that hug and my mind was going “Bwah what? Ack smile!”
They Gallifrey studios this year and it was muuuuuch better. These people are very streamlined, the tickets have numbers so you know what group to be in. The only thing is the first person who sold me the ticket didn’t explain the process, and told me that my Sunday ticket was the same as a Sat ticket, but the reality was it was if there was time after the Sat people had gone (there was a conflicting panel on Sunday 8D;;). Even so, everyone else was so organized and professional. So so much better than Froggys.
So after my photo I went and changed.
Took this pic ’cause I wanted to see how it looked in natural lighting. If I got enough of my girly makeup off.
Clearly, I didn’t. But I also decided I didn’t really care at that point. Plus, panels.
Before I changed at night Jey took some hallway pics for me though.
So flattering XD
It’s basically a new costume though! New shirt, different trousers (still storebought trousers though), different waist coat. This fabric was my original waistcoat choice, I almost finished it and then I decided to do the two versions with Lyn and I didn’t have enough of this one. So I had to use my second choice fabric for that duo.
Then I went out for a ladies dinner for Valentine’s day, and so missed the masq completely.
He was hilarious, as expected.
He moves around soooo much though, it was hard to get a good picture.
I LOVED his story about meeting Lucas, super cute.
I really don’t know what most of these photos are in relation to, he’s super spastic so these are just the ones that weren’t blurry!
This I remember. He asked his assistant for his drink. And then was like wtf why is it orange. They put something in it but he didn’t know what, and it was a little fizzy and he drank it anyway. But he made a big production out of it, it was cute.
Another classics panel!
Cute pic of Ellis George at closing ceremonies. Her ribbon collection was massive, she probably got every single one!
All in all I did have a good time, but mostly because I went to a lot of very enjoyable panels. I didn’t cos much, I didn’t run into many people I knew (I think my general crowd is slowly not going anymore :/) so it was strange in that way.
Still debating on next year!
Last Gallifrey post!
The shoot Oscar did with me for Jo 😀 I looooove Jo, even though I don’t think I’m that suited for her, I always love being her.
I don’t really have any commentary on this shoot D: I’ll just ramble in general then.
I really like the shape of my trousers, and I’m glad the fabric worked out.
As anyone who has watched the commentary knows, Katy’s suit was made out of wool. I’m allergic to wool, but found this faux stuff. Sometimes it looks like fleece… but I think overall it worked out.
So this shoot was after my Katy/UNIT encounter, and my brain had melted, so I really was like “Durp” for photos.
Aimee to the rescue!
Photos with friends are always better 😀
Fun fact, the rings I wear are the same rings I wear for Roberts!Master.
I’m… really not sure what I’m doing here.
Seam lines! Not that you can see them too well, but rest assured, I was well aware of them.
This might be my Fave 8D
The Doctor’s ladies.
“Doctor” pose XD
And I know I posted that one already, but I love it, so you get it again!
Wonder Con was last weekend, so gotta finish up these last few Gally posts! Shalka Doctor! Oscar took fabulous photos 😀
I’ll post the shoots Oscar did for me next though.
This was panel day!
I pretty much sat in the main programming room all day.
I thiiiiink I got into costume straight off, but honestly I don’t remember, I may have changed during a brief break. Anyway, first thing was the Billie Piper interview at 10:00! So with her and Arthur Darvill, since they were the big ticket guests, they did two interviews, one on Sat and one on Sun, and encourage you to go to one or the other but NOT both, which works out pretty well! I went with the Young Justice panel on Sat, which was the same time as the Piper and Darvill interviews on that day.
Anyway, Piper’s was really informative. I didn’t know anything about her really, other than she was a pop star prior to her Rose role, and there was a lot of “Why are you casting a pop star!” negativity when she got the role. So I had no idea she was one of those young manufactured pop stars, who are chosen for their looks and then trained to sing. Sounds like she had a really busy life, and that maybe she’s not too happy about spending her childhood like that, but has come out of it really level headed and a gracious human being. The thing I remember the most about her Who related things was how crazy Smith and Tennant were together, nothing specific, just that the two of them got on like a house on fire, and acted like it. Also she had some very nice things to say about Eccleston, which made me happy since where Who is related I feel like I only hear negative things.
Then Darvill’s interview! Which… he was very zoned out, tired, and possibly hung over during. He said he was out with his LA friends very late the previous night. So basically he just rambled, and it was sort of fun, but made me wish I’d gone to his Saturday panel. Also in the Q&A someone called him Rory and he was just like “Arthur. MY name is Arthur.” Not rude, but very deadpan and firm, like… he was tired of being called Rory and of all this convention malarkey.
Then there was a music demo, and I know I skipped out on this so I either went to go eat or I got into costume here (see, this is exactly why I’m trying to be better about the whole con-report-in-a-timely-manner thing).
I got back about… halfway through Annette Badland’s interview, which I’d wanted to see so boo. I LOVED her in Boomtown. She seems really nice, and seemed very genuine when saying she really enjoyed her time on Doctor Who, and also seemed quite disappointed when answering a question about coming back, about how she was really just a skin suit so she couldn’t come back ;_;
Then there was a classic companion panel with Katy Manning, Nicola Bryant, and then surprise participant Daphne Ashbrook. Honestly they just all talked like old friends, and are all crazy and said random things and made probably everyone in the audience want to be their friends 😀
Then was “The Two Doctors,” in which basically Paul McGann and Colin Baker shot the breeze.
How does he sit like that?
And I got my photo <3 And more hugs, from Katy and Mr. Levene <3 <3
And then Oscar took some lovely pics of me and Aimee, which I’ll post soon!
Then we wandered in for the closing ceremonies and had a big dinner with our SoCal peoples.
Also Aimee has a post with lots of pictures here!
Part two! Aka, Saturday! I got semi into costume in the morning then went down to walk around before the Paul McGann interview.
THIS KID. So perfect, and then the head tilt. Parents, you’re doing a good job. Adorable, while freaky.
THE CUTEST. I love them all so much ;_;
Richard Franklin, talking about how he was originally more a one-shot character.
John Levene has the most charming smile, I love this man.
Katy Manning’s crazy face <3
So then Manning switched to sit between Levene and Franklin, and that couch was really hard to get a picture of, but I wanted one of them all together, so this was the best I could do.
Omg when they started talking about Pertwee and Delgado and Levene and Manning were all tears and memories I thought I was going to start bawling right there.
This group, I don’t even know how to describe it, they just exude joy and kindness and love and happiness. They are just all wonderful human beings.
Well then I went to McGann’s signing
And brought my photo from last year or the year before (uh… when was that…?).
That smirky face.
Then to the room to change!
I took one last pic of my hair, I really liked those braids…. before sacrificing them:
I did like them…
Anyway, gobs of makeup later, I went down to “Doctor Who: The Wilderness Years” panel, talking about the years there was no Who on the tele (basically a huge Big Finish plug).
And saw this lovely femme Six! I have a feeling I’ve met her before…? Time test…ium? Or something like that ;_; here on lj.
Super cute though.
Then off to Cornell signing!
(augh, I ironed the coat but… sitting in it cause giant wrinkles ;_;)
I got this photo, taken by Scott Sebring in… 2011? signed 😀
Us Alt-Doctors have to stick together. Also, look how freaky I look with flash 8D (non-flash version on my flickr).
Then omg *fabulous* Black Guardian!
I LOVE IT!
This is one of those costumes I’ve always wanted to do because it needs to be done, but now I can rest easy, because it was done fabulously.
Then took this quick cellphone picture before semi de-robing and going to the Young Justice panel (my semi de-robing was to swap out the coat for my standard velvet blazer, which looked a bit waiter-ish but oh well).
The YJ panel was fun! Lots of great personalities.
Then Oscar & I were picked up and went to dinner, and when we came back he took some very lovely photos of my Shalka Doc, which I will post separately, and we hung around a bit and talked to random people, and was told by Tony Lee I was the first Shalka Doctor he’d seen and nice job, so that was nice, though it must have been a ships in the night thing because this coat has been worn at Gally for the last three years, just on different people. Anyway! End Saturday!
No actual sewing in this post, but part one to my Gallifrey report! Better late than never! ;_; I think I say that every year.
After that I went out to dinner w/ Molly again, came back to Oscar arrived and Aimee returned and basically chilled. A nice end to Day One!
So I decided to make this Jo for Gallifrey, I flip flopped on it for awhile because I wanted something new, but didn’t know what I might have time for, etc.
But it ended up working out, I found something that looks like wool but isn’t wool at the local fabric store, for a reasonable price, so then I had to 8D
So I had this pattern:
Which seemed pretty close, despite being 30 years off.
I cut out the relevant pieces, changed the trousers to be more belled than stove, cut out a muslin and tried the whole thing on. The trousers were almost perfect from the get go, which was nice, and the jacket really only needed adjusting in the lapel and collar. Oh and the back, she’s got a yoke with this pattern doesn’t have. But I flat patterned that in for the muslin and only had to change the height by an inch or so.
My lone progress pic, and on its side no less.
Hopefully I’ll finish by this weekend 😀
2013 is over!
Here’s what was new, cos wise:
Suuuuuper scaled back on the production this year, apparently. I didn’t necessarily feel like I did less though.