- Posted August 14, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Dragon Con 2013
Mad Woman with a Box
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
For me, gender-swapped Doctors (of Doctor Who) aren't about increasing sex appeal. The Doctor is an enigmatic genius, and when I decided to cosplay femme!Ten, I wanted to do more than just copy a costume. I wanted to re-imagine the tenth Doctor as a woman, with all of his-turned-hers quirks, and that's what I hope I've done.
I overdyed a brown pinstripe fabric to create a rich, chocolate brown for a 1950's style dress (the Doctor always seemed so at home in "The Idiot's Lantern," an episode where he and his companion travel to the 1950s, that it seemed an appropriate choice). To my delight, I ended up with hot pink pinstripes, too, riffing on the Doctor's classic light blue pinstripe suit. High-top red Chuck Taylors, a Peter Pan collar, paper 3D glasses, a knee length crinoline, and, of course, the tenth Doctor's sonic screwdriver complete the look.
To get the tenth Doctor's "great hair," a friend will be French braiding my hair up from my neck, and we'll leave a great shag of curls loose on the top and to one side of my head.
This is my second time marching in the parade Saturday morning, but my first with BritTrack (I marched with Alternate History my last Dragon*Con, as a steampunk Star Trek science officer). I couldn't be more excited.