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Started by russellsuthern, May 22, 2018, 08:36 am

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elkad

May 31, 2018, 02:46 pm #45 Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 02:49 pm by elkad
I was looking over the screencaps of the cowl & cap & his has a trim that is ether made of a thin fluffy carpet, or a type of rope.

I looked around for the rope, I think its called "Neotrims Tubular i Cord Crochet Rope,Woven Viscose Jewellery Trim 8mm Plaited", according to the rope I found on E-bay.

https://www.ebay.com/i/231218019749?chn=ps

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OH! BTW, I was wondering which Timelord are you basing your costume on?

Sorvan

Quote from: elkad on May 31, 2018, 02:46 pmmade of a thin fluffy carpet, or a type of rope.


The place to look for these kind of things is sewing stores in their Notions area.  There's a huge variety of "Sewing Trim" and "Sewing Ribbon" out there.

Colin

meantimebob

I'd say it was upholstery trim.

russellsuthern

Hi guys,

I'm basing my costume on the one Tom wore (albeit briefly) in "The Deadly Assassin" as I am eventually going to be using it for my 4th Doctor Cosplay thread. Although it will have a few modifications dictated by my own whims.

I have already started decorating the cap & collar. I simply used gold decorative rope that I got from our local fabric shop.

Fabric shops have an amazingly varied selection of decorative trim, ribbon, rope, cord etc, so there are many different looks you can go for.

The selection was so great, I spent ages picking the one I wanted & I think it looks okay.

Photos will be up soon.


Thanks for your interest,

Russ

russellsuthern

Jun 02, 2018, 06:53 pm #49 Last Edit: Jun 02, 2018, 06:55 pm by russellsuthern
Hi all,

Pretty much finished the cap.
Here it is with it's forehead ornament & decorative trim:



TC 17.jpg   TC 18.jpg

TC 19.jpg   TC 20.jpg

I also decided to make a staff to go with the costume.
The main body is composed of broomstick handles & the butt end is a wicker ball:

TC 21.jpg   TC 22.jpg

The hand grip is some left over material from my robes:

TC 23.jpg

The tip is the end of an old curtain rail:

TC 24.jpg

I like to call it my Rod Of "Russell-on"  :)  (I'll get me coat...)

TC 25.jpg   TC 26.jpg


I have also added the decoration to my collar.
Decorative rope & the Seal Of Rassilon:

TC 27.jpg   TC 28.jpg

TC 29.jpg   TC 30.jpg

TC 31.jpg


The only thing I need to now is spray the cap & collar with some gloss fixative or varnish, then paint my staff.
I'm going to use a combination of metallic gold & bronze which I think will go pretty well.

Hopefully pictures of the finished article will be up within a week or two.

Hussah!!

Thanks for reading,

Best regards,


Russell

TichePotato

Aha! I'm not alone in thinking that curtain-ends would make for good staff tops. Can't wait to see the robes.

galacticprobe

Jun 04, 2018, 04:44 am #51 Last Edit: Jun 05, 2018, 04:52 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: TichePotato on Jun 03, 2018, 12:20 am
I'm not alone in thinking that curtain-ends would make for good staff tops.

Indeed. They're called "finials", and come in a variety of styles from ones like Russell used, to studded balls like the control ball on the 2005 console during the Eccleston run. (I think one even looks like Gandalf the White's staff-head, which is similar to Russell's.)

Quote from: russellsuthern on Jun 02, 2018, 06:53 pm
I like to call it my Rod Of "Russell-on"  :)

Oh... my Glob! (And I though my puns were bad! :P) ;) ;D ;D ;D

Quote from: russellsuthern on Jun 02, 2018, 06:53 pm
The only thing I need to now is spray the cap & collar with some gloss fixative or varnish...

Russell, see if you can find some of this gloss top coat:
FolkartClearcote-Gloss.jpg

It's by a company called Folkart. Many modellers use this as their top coat (before the decals go on) to give the model a glossy surface - great for decal adhesion because they stick better to a glossy surface, and it seals the model's paint job. More importantly, this stuff doesn't yellow over time. (Modellers will go over this with a "dullcote" to seal on the decals and give the models a more "realistic" look, again because this brand's formula is non-yellowing.) And it's not expensive... which is also why modellers like it because it gives them more money to buy more models with!

You can usually find it in craft stores, or hobby/modelling supply stores. (I've even heard people say they've found it at Walmart and the like.) It comes in spray cans like above, or in bottles roughly an inch in diameter and 3 or so inches tall. Most of the Folkart line is acrylic so if you've got an airbrush, one of those small bottles can have its paint thinned with water for use with the airbrush. (A little Windex-like cleaner in the airbrush once you're done will clear out the paint and leave your airbrush nice and clean.)

A few light coats of this over your collar and it should shine like the Dickens, and never turn yellow.

Quote from: russellsuthern on Jun 02, 2018, 06:53 pm
then paint my staff.
I'm going to use a combination of metallic gold & bronze which I think will go pretty well.

Hopefully pictures of the finished article will be up within a week or two.

Hopefully sooner! This sounds like something I really want to see! (Yeah... I know; no rushing; never put time limits on anyone's build. I've duly smacked myself for the comment. It just sounds like it's going to look so cool!)

Everything is looking smurferic so far, Russell, and I hope some of my babbling was helpful.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

russellsuthern

Hey Dino,

Thanks for the advice.
I'm not too bothered about the exact kind of spray. Any kind of glossy varnish or lacquer will do. It's  the price that I'm most worried about, as I am Mr Thrifty.

I looked in WHSmiths (basically a newsagents with ideas above it's station) They were selling a small can of gloss spray fixative for £8, which I thought was a bit steep, so I tried Wiko's which had a big can of spray lacquer for only £4.50, which I thought was much better.

It was a nice sunny day, so I spent this morning in the garden.
I sprayed my staff gold, then I gave my collar & cap several coats of lacquer.
Best way to do it is to use lots of light coats, building it up over a period of time.
It's drying now. On a nice sunny & breezy day it won't take any time at all.

I can safely say that both me & my costume are completely lacquered!

(There you go- another pun for you, Dino!)


Cheers,


Russell

Volpone

Curtain robes?  Curtain rod?  I shall write the TV Guide blurb for your cosplay:

It's curtains for the Doctor, when he takes on...The Deadly Assassin! 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

russellsuthern

Ha!

And I  thought my puns were bad! ;)


Russ

galacticprobe

Jun 05, 2018, 05:01 am #55 Last Edit: Jun 05, 2018, 05:02 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: Volpone on Jun 04, 2018, 03:19 pm
Curtain robes? Curtain rod?...

It's curtains for the Doctor, when he takes on...The Deadly Assassin!


Quote from: russellsuthern on Jun 04, 2018, 11:39 pm
And I thought my puns were bad! ;)


We've both been outdone, Russell...
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(Here's one for that emoji badge from "Smile"!)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

russellsuthern

Well.... It's finished.


Here's some pictures I hope you'll like:


tc 11.jpg   tc 12.jpg


tc 13.jpg   tc 14.jpg


tc 15.jpg   tc 16.jpg


tc 17.jpg   tc 18.jpg

I'm very happy with how It's turned out :)

Thanks for reading.

Best regards,


Russell

The14thDr

Absolutely brilliant! I don't think there's anything else I can say that hasn't been said already. Genius use of items around you to complete this on a budget.
"Would you like a jelly baby?"

Volpone

Random thoughts, in no particular order: 
-THE BOOTS!  You've got the Wellies on!
-These costumes are amazing in that no one piece is particularly spectacular, but when they all come together they're just wonderful.
-Knowing your background and looking at the way you hold the staff, one wonders if the Time Lord ceremonial robes are a link to their more warlike past.  While the...collar?  Mantle?  You know.  While that thing is fairly impractical now (like many things whose purpose is lost to time (no pun intended)), I could see where it could be practical armor.  It protects your head and neck from behind, it protects the head and shoulders from overhead chops, and the skullcap provides another level of protection.  If it was buckled on it could be a decent piece of protective gear.  How's the peripheral vision?  It doesn't look as bad as you'd think it would be.  Furthermore, the different colors would help identify colleges on the field of combat. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

russellsuthern

Thanks for the comments guys.


Volpone:

Of course I'm wearing boots- It rains on Gallifrey too, you know! ;)

I know what you mean about the whole being greater than the sum of the parts- I was really pleased when I finally put it all together, & I felt very regal!!

I was very intrigued by your hypothesis that Timelord ceremonial dress harkens back to medieval battle armour...
I hadn't thought of it before, but it does make sense...

Interesting stuff!!!

Cheers,

Russ