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22 July 2011 @ 03:07 pm
New River Song DotM Costume!  
Hi everyone! :D

So last weekend in Toronto was Polaris 25, a small sci-fi/fantasy convention which while starting with Star Trek, has recently involved a lot of Doctor Who stuff, and I decided to debut my new River Song costume there!

So that was probably my favourite of the pictures that I got from the weekend :D The masquerade photographer loves DW, and liked my costume enough that she wanted to use me as a test model for her masq photos later to make sure her lighting and such was good, aka excuse to grab some awesome photos! Thanks so much pxlbarrel <33

Dress is the All Saints Zeeda dress that I bought. Might be a bit big on me, especially in the waist, but I think that's partially just the fit and nothing a belt doesn't fix.
The big brown belt was made by me. I bought a piece of thick vinyl, hole punched all those holes into it, painted it about 3 times with a dark brown acryllic, weathered it a bit by playing around and bending it to get a leather sort of texture to it and bought the Sam Browne studs used in the real Anina belt! In the end I was really happy with how it came out as an alternative to the real belt.
Pouches and holster were made from a dark brown leather look vinyl that was a miraculously awesome find, not too sure what it actually was but it was a bit different from the normal sort of vinyl. Vortex Manipulator was made form a piece of leather I bought at a local craft store and kinda pasted together. Hope to buy a prop version when it gets re-released in Oct!
Gun was a modified Nerf Nite-Finder. I cut off the pull mechanism and the bottom bit of the yellow at the front where you would hold the extra ammo with a hack saw. It was then covered in a ton of craft foam to make it look as much like her Alpha Meson blaster as possible! :D A friend helped me with a good chunk of the paint job as she helped me figure out how to weather the thing down and get a good paint job on it. I'm actually really proud of how the gun came out, not bad for my first prop!!

More pictures:

Hilarious action pic a la fighting the silence!

Additional picture of my Alpha Meson blaster:

Aaaand some awesome pictures with other Doctor Who costumers at the con! :D

And thats it for now. Sorry for the pic spam, and I hope you enjoyed! :)
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scifilesliescifileslie on July 22nd, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the great photos. You look amazing!!
Jayunajayuna on July 22nd, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :D I'm glad you like it!
Amiably Nothinganimalboything on July 22nd, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh wow.
Jayuna: matt smith :Djayuna on July 22nd, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Rachaelwicked0witch on July 22nd, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
You look great!! awesome job!
Jayuna: tardis riverjayuna on July 23rd, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D I'm happy you like it!
primrodoprimrodo on July 23rd, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
Love it!
Jayunajayuna on July 23rd, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Rynryntha_doghare on July 23rd, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Your costume is epic!
Jayuna: matt smith :Djayuna on July 23rd, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!! :D
the silver lady: River's diary & the sonic screwdriversacciochocolate on July 23rd, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
Those are great pics of you! No apologies needed for the great pic spam! :)
Jayuna: matt smith :Djayuna on July 24th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
Haha, Thank you very much!! :D
Lyn: Baby Doll1ucifer on July 23rd, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
Absolutely fantastic!
Jayuna: matt smith :Djayuna on July 24th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! Your River was awesome as well :D
cartoonmatrix63cartoonmatrix63 on July 23rd, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
great work on that blaster! great pics overall :)
Jayunajayuna on July 24th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D I'm so happy with how the blaster turned out, it was the first prop I've ever made so I was a bit worried
Darling Cryptid: femme 7 at conslytherinquoll on July 23rd, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Awesome costume!
Jayuna: tardis riverjayuna on July 24th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :D
tari telrunyataritelrunya on July 24th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC)
love the pictures and great job on the costume :)
Jayuna: matt smith :Djayuna on July 24th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!!
Deeultimateginge on July 30th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
You look freakin awesome! :)
Rubyrubypigrabbit on August 4th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
The pictures look awesome! You make a really great River Song! :D
From pictures Polaris looked like it was a lot of DW fun, I'm hoping to be able to make it next year!
Stephyadistantshadow on August 12th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm looking to finish this costume myself and making the belt and just wondering where you got the studs for the belt or any info of them. I'm finding some on ebay and amazon but seeing some different sizes and colors.
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