One of my first fandoms was Doctor Who, and Tom Baker is my One True Doctor. So when Loren suggested doing femme versions of the Doctors for Costume College 2014, oh yeah, I had to make it happen. Even better, I realized I could do it with stuff I already had or things I could buy off eBay and later wear to work!
I went for a season one / two look when I realized a burgundy corduroy blazer from my work wardrobe was a reasonable match for the Doctor’s, and I built the look around that with a black and white tweed skirt and a grey plaid vest from eBay, a white T-shirt from Old Navy (instead of a button-down shirt, better for the summer temps), and burgundy boots and black tights, also from my work attire. I used the same brown curly wig as from the Eddie AbFab cosplay, topped with an battered brown fedora I’ve had since college.
The scarf was a perfect find from the Etsy shop Geeks With Scissors — I really did not want to wear 10 lbs. of wool all day, especially since this ended up being the day I taught two classes. This scarf was lightweight, made from strips of poly silk, beautifully replicating the style of Baker’s iconic scarf but in a girly fashion. The last touches were a bag of Jelly Babies I got on Amazon.com, a toy Sonic Screwdriver I already had, and a TARDIS key necklace that I’d made back when I was 12 and had kept ever since.
Our group had Loren as the 5th Doctor, Alyxx as the War Doctor, Aimee as the 11th Doctor, Sarah as the TARDIS, & Karen as Jack Harkness (who, in a sad but appropriate turn of events, missed meeting up with us for pictures).