Rose Tyler #7: New Earth

Confession: I LOVE this episode. Billie is hilarious when she’s playing Cassandra inhabiting Rose’s body, Tennant is adorable and just stretching his legs as the new Tenth Doctor, and you have The Face of Boe and all the cat nun nurses. I love it. “It’s like living inside a bouncy castle!” So I’ve been wanting to do this cosplay since the beginning, with the added bonus that it can be worn without a JACKET unlike most of the Rose cosplays, and I needed a warmer-weather option, living in New Orleans.

Part 1: The Episode

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Part 2: Sources of Info & Inspiration

This outfit is pretty easy; the only real difficult item to find is the DIESEL shirt, which is basically made of unobtainium. I think there are, maybe, four Rose cosplayers who own the real thing? Of course one of them is the amazing Jessica who runs Bad Wolf Closet, and her posts are the first stop for any Rose costume you want to put together, she’s got the best collection of IDed Rose items out there.

I also found some good photos on the LiveJournal TARDIS Wardrobe pages. These gave me a great place to start. More shirt reference photos I found, from folks who have been lucky enough to score their own ACTUAL DIESEL top (links to their pages/images embedded):

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Rose Tyler #6: Aliens of London/World War III

I was really on a roll with Rose costumes, and I found the DIESEL jacket in an XL (finally) on eBay when I was looking for the one from The Christmas Invasion, so I grabbed it even though I hadn’t planned to put this outfit together. Aliens of London & World War Three aren’t high on the list of best Ninth Doctor episodes, but the cosplay ended up being pretty easy, and I’m having a great time collecting Rose items.

Part 1: The Episode

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Part 2: Sources of Info & Inspiration

The primary source for this was Bad Wolf Closet, of course. This post breaks down all the items, with pretty decent photos of most of them, which made it much easier to search for them on eBay – particularly the jeans, which have several details that are present on other styles but can be difficult to find this exact style.  Continue reading

Rose Tyler Cosplay Roundup

I’ve done several Rose Tyler costumes from Doctor Who at this point, so I’m creating a post linking all of them together in one place. I’ll also keep it updated with a running list of Rose costumes I have in progress that will get linked once they are available as posts. As an added bonus, I’m throwing in the extra Doctor Who related cosplays I have at the end, for anyone who might also be interested in those.

Series One Rose Cosplays

Series Two Rose Cosplays

  • The Christmas Invasion
  • New Earth – COMING February 2016
  • Tooth & Claw
  • School Reunion
  • The Idiot’s Lantern (First Iteration & Updated Version)
  • Army of Ghosts – COMING February 2016
  • Doomsday

Additional Rose Cosplays

  • The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End – COMING February 2016
  • The End of Time – COMING SOON
  • Bad Wolf/The Moment (50th Anniversary Special)

Additional Doctor Who Cosplays

Doctor Who U.N.I.T. Troopers

Our beloved Krewe Du Who started up our own “security” forces to help guard our Whovians during the IKOC parade and other KDW events. My husband is one of the UNIT “brigadiers” in charge of all that, so he sorta roped me into joining them from time to time. I have yet to do any official duty as a UNIT trooper, myself, though I love our guys and gals in uniform. BUT I did suit up to join a photoshoot for a soon-to-be-released series of playing cards, similar to the Collector Card runs KDW has done, but with a gaming angle built in, with all of us as “characters”. This sounded fun, so I volunteered (casually mentioned) to be a medic for the game run. This meant… another costume!

Part 1: The “Character”

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Part 2: Sources of Info & Inspiration

There is a completely awesome breakdown of the “new era” UNIT Soldier cosplay on this LiveJournal Doctor Who Cosplay Costuming page. This was our starting point for everything. This thread on SciFiHero.net also has some nice screen caps for reference. Our fantastic UNIT Trooper Brian then put together a guide for our own KDW UNIT members to build costumes, so this is what I started with.

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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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