It was all a bit last minute - I didn’t start work on the frock coat until the 1st of February, less than two weeks before I flew out - and the velvet waistcoat was thrown together on the Tuesday Tuesday before, the day before I set out!
I’m pretty darn pleased with the frock coat.
Leaving it this late did mean I got a lot of the subtle details nailed which some others might have missed or got wrong.
One thing in particular I did spot was the bizarre configuration of buttons and buttonholes down the front.
Firstly there are NO buttons!
However, there are a dozen buttonholes - three in each lapel and three on either side around the middle.
The lowest of these is unusually above the waistline seam.
They don’t show up in most photos, but if you look very closely there is a shot in the latest trailer where the lighting picks them out (see left).
This arrangement of holes reminds me very much of the frock coats worn by Tom Baker during his era.
While at Gallifrey, I had the chance of a decent photo shoot courtesy of Scott Sebring, who kindly offers his professional services to the cosplayers free of charge!
Here is my costume in all its glory. Thanks Scott!
|Photo © Scott Sebring|