At first I my wish was to go as Mercy Hartigan, however the period style dress, lack of time and lack of funds nixed that right away. But one day - especially now that I feel more comfortable with my sewing machine skills. But one day, I will make that dress.
Then I was hoping to dress as the 10th Doctor ( David Tennant). However finding a suitable brown pinstripe suit was just impossible, not to mention a nice pair of red or cream Chuck taylor sneakers in my size. Not to mention, where was I going to get that damn overcoat?
Then I thought I could do a Weeping Angel costume.
Then after taking a look at what I had in my personal costume collection, I decided to repurpose my Ren Faire corset and skirt and work around a steampunk inspired costume.
And to give it a Whovian twist, I decided to come up with my own take on one of the female regenerations of The Corsair, a character revealed to the audience in the Neil Gaiman written episode which I love called "The Doctor's Wife."
(As a side note - an Idris costume ( another character from "The Doctor's Wife epsisode) might be in my future as well. ;)
Since a corsair was essentially a pirate, what evolved turned out to be a steampunk pirate/time lord/lady.
Confused yet? Hope not. It was a blast to make - and I'll use these next few posts to show what I put together.