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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby Twilight Trekker » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:47 am

Well I just finished painting the recorder: For anyone else doing this here are some tips
* Use wax paper instead of newspaper. (newspapers tear and get stuck to paint easily)
* Find some painting tape that is thinner than normal to do the wrapping and painting the darker color
* I did have a lot of paint brushes handy for touch up work
* To place the dots I had a skewer that I lined up alongside the recorder and made small dashes with a magic marker in the middle of each ribbon color.
* To paint the dots I used a hole punch to punch holes in painting tape and cut the sections bearing 1 hole. This way I could place them where I needed them. You know you've got it right when the mark you made shows through the center of the hole. Then I just painted with a stencil brush and a small flat brush. The small flat brush worked better. When it drys lift both edges of the painters tape at the same time and you will have a perfect dot.

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I still cannot find the rings for the recorder. I have tried to find something to make them at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot and Thrift shops. No Dice! Any ideas?
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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby galacticprobe » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:58 am

Once again this reply is coming a bit late. (Sorry about that.) But other than Hobby Lobby, have you tried looking in hobby shops like Hobbytown USA (if you have any in your area?) Sometimes A.C. Moore's or Michael's is another good place to look. Places like that - especially Hobbytown - have these thin brass strips for all sorts of modelling work. They're usually about 3 or so feet long, and come in various widths from 1/16th inch to close to 4 inches. So somewhere in that variety should be a strip wide enough to match the rings. Then all you have to do is measure out how long you need, cut the strip, and wrap it around the recorder. You'll need a way to affix the ends together, like with a small soldering iron and solder, but it should work.

Another way (which might be easier) is to look for the thin-walled brass tubing those stores have. The tubes come in different diameters, and again one should match those on the recorder. The tubes also come in 3-foot lengths, only this time with a fine-toothed saw (and a little emery paper) you can cut the tube to the right length and sand with the emery paper to smooth the cut edge, and then you can make as many rings as you need, and even some extra. Then all you have to do is slip the rings onto the recorder.

I know this is late, but I hope it's helpful. (And amazing work on that recorder! Now I'm thinking of picking up a cheap one to try this method out on!)

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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby Twilight Trekker » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:04 am

Sorry for getting back to you so late Dino. I have been busy on my church's project that they do once a year !2 Stone At the Movies series. I have been working for about 3 months helping build movie sets for all 8 campuses. It looks awesome. (I will have to post photos elsewhere) And also my husband and I are playing Minions for the 5 week events. We have about 80 - 100 characters every weekend to greet the kids and provide photo opps. It has been a great deal of fun.

I just thought I would post a photo of my finished Doctor from DragonCon16. If you notice I even found the ring he wears. I had such a great time.
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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby galacticprobe » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:57 pm

Hey, Trekker! I'd say you nailed that one! That recorder is beautiful, and those braces are spectacular! They've got my recorder and braces beat, hands down. The wig is spot on as well. (Yeah... you definitely nailed it right on the head!)

Brilliant outfit, brilliantly put together. I'm glad you had fun at D*C. Maybe one of these times we'll be able to make it. Then we can compare 2nd Doctor outfits (and you can see all of the places where mine isn't quite accurate once you're up close). And maybe by then I'll be able to convince my wife to put together a "Doctor's Wife" outfit. (I've been at her to make one since that episode aired, but she's reluctant; not because she doesn't like dressing out for conventions, she's just lost steam over the years after raising two kids, getting them finally launched, and then finding herself - ourselves - re-living it all again with babysitting the grandkid, Stormageddon.)

We'll see what next year brings, and again, that's a brilliant 2nd Doctor in your photo! (And where did you find that ring? My 1st Doctor ring was a Halloween Dollar Store find - which disintegrated some years ago - but I've never been able to find the 2nd Doctor's ring, or one that's even remotely close.)

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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby Twilight Trekker » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:18 pm

Hi Dino, wow I am so happy you liked it. I worked really hard on it as you well know. I actually got the ring from this company RoseGal.com in China. If you download the app on your phone the prices are cheaper than online. However I ordered 4 items based on photos and only the ring (thank goodness) was exactly as described. Oh here is a photo of Paul and I at DC16. If you go to Youtube you will see us in the parade as well. It was so much fun. [attachment=0]FB_IMG_1473040229057 fr.jpg
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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby galacticprobe » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:20 am

Okay... now that is just brilliant! Both outfits are amazing! I'll have to check out that YouTube vid. (I'll try to watch it with the wife. If she sees how much fun it is, maybe we can start planning for next year now, and not have the same problem we did this year.)

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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby Twilight Trekker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:08 pm

Well I never finished this and showed the actual photos of my 2nd Doctor cosplay at DragonCon 2016. So I will make it short and sweet. Here is the bow tie that I had to buy a blouse at a thrift store and dimantle for fabric because I could not find it anywhere else. I used the template shared by Dean above to set up the pattern but I had to make it twice because it was too small. I attached the bow tie to an old bow tie clasp but I would have been better off with a large safety pin because it sat too nicely on my shirt.
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. This is the final shot of my completed recorder but I still wish I had found rings to attach the tassels to. So if anyone out there has a resource for this please share it. I would still love to add them.
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These are the suspenders that I made when to company traded the black ones for red ones. I used yellow puff paint from Michaels and painted the pattern on freehand. I think they looked great.
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. And this is the completed product of both the 4th doctor that I put together for my husband Paul
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and the 2nd Doctor for myself
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as we walked with the Prydon Academy in the 2016 DragonCon 30th Anniversary Parade. The new banner looks great!
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. These are a few of the Prydon Academy post parade photos that were taken.
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. 2nd Doctor Group
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and Doctors with Musical Instruments.
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. the more props you have the more photos you can be in. LOL
Thank you Prydon Academy for making it possible for us to connect and help each other as we create our Cosplay vision. Thank you also for making it possible for us to meet so many wonderful people and facilitate us to show our fandom together in the DragonCon Parade. And thank you for setting up the post parade photo shoots so we can document all the work that we all have put into our cosplay. Absolutely amazing work everyone!

If you are interested in seeing a collection of the Prydon Academy Parade photos and Post Parade photos check out my link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/152626643 ... 9363051680
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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby Twilight Trekker » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:15 pm

Oh and have any of you seen this 2nd Doctor T.A.R.D.I.S. key? I came across this while I was re-watching Troughton's Seasons.
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2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby The14thDr » Tue May 30, 2017 4:17 am

Hey there,

Does anyone have any clearer images of that key? I always thought that the Second Doctor just used a normal Yale-type key, but that certainly doesn't look the case. If we could get more reference material on this, I'd love to give it a go.

Sorry for hijacking your thread slightly, Trekker; I'm just a huge fan of TARDIS keys and other props, and your costume is looking great - the level of detail going into all the pieces is just astounding!

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Re: 2nd Doctor Costuming

Postby galacticprobe » Wed May 31, 2017 12:09 am

14th, that's not a key the 2nd Doctor is holding in that image; he did have a standard Yale-type key. It's his Stattenheim Remote Control for his TARDIS (that the Time Lords gave him - temporarily) in "The Two Doctors". That image is a grab from the end of the story when he's summoning his TARDIS. This was a new item in his arsenal. At the start of the story he was surprised (and angry) when he found it, and its receptacle, installed in his console, shouting into the air at the Time Lords for thinking that he'd "never flown solo!"

The story apparently takes place somewhere between his forced regeneration at the end of "The War Games" and the 3rd Doctor's appearance in "Spearheads From Space". He's in the TARDIS with Jamie and mentions having just left Zoe in her time zone, and has this one thing to do for the Time Lords and needs Jamie's help (or something like that).

The remote was obviously a temporary thing and the Time Lords removed it, and all knowledge of the remote from his memory when they turned him into the 3rd Doctor because, what he's doing with the remote above, is pulling it away from the 6th Doctor who tried to grab it from him while yelling "A Stattenheim Remote Control? Where did you get that? I've always wanted one of those." This indicates all knowledge of the remote was wiped from his memory because if it wasn't, and the remote hadn't been removed, the Doctor (6th) would remember having used it just before regenerating into his 3rd self. But since neither he, nor any of his selves from the 3rd onwards, had or remembered using this remote, it's a safe bet the Time Lords made sure he never knew he'd used it. (The Rani's Stattenheim in "The Mark Of The Rani" didn't even trigger his memory of it, so those Time Lords must have done a really good job of wiping it from his memory.)

It's all wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey. But it's the more streamlined version of the Stattenheim Remote than the one the Rani had. (I think there's a thread about it on TARDIS Builders.)

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