While she’s not exactly the Rose Tyler we’ve come to know and love, I was still excited to put together Billie Piper’s costume for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, “The Day of the Doctor”. I’ve heard her referred to as “The Moment” and “Bad Wolf”, so we’ll call her that. This costume was a departure from anything I’d done before, so it was a challenge, and the distressed elements added a DIY component that was new to me. Challenge ACCEPTED!
Part 1: The Episode
Part 2: Sources of Info & Inspiration
— Of course, Jessica over at Bad Wolf Closet has become my go-to source for all things DW cosplay. She hands-down has the most comprehensive list of IDed (and un-IDed) pieces for nearly every character from the DW reboot, and she’s an amazing Rose cosplayer herself. She’s also a fantastic resource for alts and DIY options, especially when it comes to Rose. So I started with her post on Bad Wolf.
— I decided the key pieces would be the boots, the vest, and the overdress. Those things needed to be fairly accurate, while the others could be a bit less so and you’d still “get it”. One of the hardest things about this costume is how distressed it is, and matching ALL of the various beige/tan/whiteish colors of the pieces. Continue reading