- Posted November 11, 2013 by
Easley, South Carolina
This iReport is part of an assignment:
‘Doctor Who’ turns 50
A "Fantastic" Fandom and Friends
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
How I got to do the Ninth Doctor was that I remembered seeing a lot of Tenth Doctor cosplayers at Dragon*Con, but no Nines. Coming off watching Eccleston's season, I felt like his Doctor needed some love and so I put together the costume for Halloween. Over the years I've changed the jacket a couple times, then added a fake Roman nose and a wart.
I've done the character every year of Dragon*Con since for a total of seven years. I've made a lot of great friends in the cosplay group Prydon Academy and beyond. Being a part of a group like that is really like having this great extended family. That's something the show has given me that is unlike anything I get from other shows.
Now I'm a well-recognized Ninth Doctor cosplayer across the southeast and at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles, but the friends I've made are the most worthwhile part of fandom for me. For anyone who wants to see what "fantastic" antics I get into next or follow my creative projects, check out my cosplay page on Facebook--Agent Doctor (https://www.facebook.com/DoctorJohnsCosplay).