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
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:
- Crystal at A Stitch in Time includes a DIY set of shoes and her own dress.
- babbleanne on WordPress did a great DIY version using pieces she found herself.
- Alisa at Dragonfly Designs has a bunch of ideas including several shoe options.
- Tess_san on DeviantArt: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/231/3/c/Rose_idiot__s_lantern_by_Tess_san.jp