Rose Tyler #2: The Idiot’s Lantern

After the great response I got from my cosplay for Rose Tyler in “The Empty Child”/”The Doctor Dances”, I was itching for another opportunity to cosplay Rose. Thinking about other iconic outfits from her run, and what would be fun and different from what I already had, I decided on “The Idiot’s Lantern” as my second Rose look.

Part 1: The Episode

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Part 2: Sources of Info & Inspiration

The number one resource for a screen accurate version of this cosplay is, OF COURSE, Jessica at Bad Wolf Closet. Here’s her amazing breakdown of this episode’s costume pieces. My problem, however, was that I have NO sewing skills and basically no budget. I was also having ZERO luck finding the jacket on eBay, so I decided to just make a DIY homespun version, cobbled together as best I could from whatever I could find myself at thrift stores, Amazon, eBay, you name it! I can always work on upgrading piece by piece later on if I find things as they become available, right? Or if I magically learn to sew? Haha.

Once again, my absolute BEST resources are others who have thread this path before me. Some great ones to check out:

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