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04 September 2008 @ 02:43 pm
Beware the Weeping Angels  
Y'all might have noticed that your friendly community moderator has been slacking a bit lately. No updates. No organizing. What the heck was she doing that kept her so busy elsewhere?!


Absolutely MASSIVE amounts of pictures under the cut, sorryCollapse )

This is the 'making-of' post - if you want to read the 'in-costume' post, it's over here on dw_cosplay.
Robynred_red_robyn on September 30th, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Flipping heck. I came across this totally randomly and my jaw has just been hanging off its hinge since the first sentence. I assumed it was a statue, and when I realised it was a costume, I thought "where can I buy me one of those?!" When I then cottoned on to the fact that you'd *made* it, I thought "I need to worship this woman!" Truly, truly astonishing. I always considered myself quite good at coming up with costumes but I pale into insignificance next to this. Astonishing. You have *serious* talent here - I hope that your job involves making clothes / costumes to a considerable extent?!?
mlevinsmlevins on September 30th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
I followed a couple of links (from an inquiry about your Steampunk fairy to your dw cosplay post to this wonderful how-to) and I'm in total awe of your ingenuity and imagination. I heard about your costume while I was in one line or another at D*C but didn't see your costume until the Saturday night at the Marriott. I didn't realize you were also the steampunk fairy, but I loved that too. It was my first D*C and didn't do a costume but I think I'll try some variation of steampunk for next year. Anyway, since you can't have too many shots of your fantastic Blink Angel
gonturan: Dr. Who - *OMG* Donna animatedgonturan on October 5th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
I was there and wish with all my might that I had seen you. That is just incredible what you did. It's fantastic.
maryakargashina on October 5th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
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penwiper337penwiper337 on October 10th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy it has been helpful to you!
Rbhessrandall on October 10th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS. My daughter desperately wanted to be a weeping angel from Doctor Who this Halloween... and while I make her costumes every year, I thought this one might be too daunting. But your step by step analysis here has been a HUGE help, and I can't thank you enough. Excellent work, and I'm grateful that you shared it.
penwiper337penwiper337 on October 10th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! I'm so glad it helped you, and I would love to see pictures when you are done. :)
rather_singular on October 11th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
WOW!!!!! I just found this by googling "weeping angel costume" since I'd like to be one for Halloween. I figured if I had thought of it, someone had done it, and it would be on the internet. That's seriously the most impressive costume I've ever seen - your artistry and attention to detail is AMAZING! I'm also feeling guilty about the fact that you probably spent more time on this costume that I will spend on my thesis. :) I've sent a link to this page to all my Doctor Who fan friends, too. Thanks!
Alexaladdinsane78 on October 24th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
absolutely stunning.. I'm flabberghasted...
Carrie: she tampered in God's domain: dw blinkcoffeechica on October 26th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
I need to pile on more accolades for you, because this is absolutely brilliant. I love it! :-D
Cookiecarebearoncrack on December 25th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on January 28th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
hopefully you can respond, but I have a question.

When you draped the fabric to make all of those free folds, how did you keep the area around the neck so smooth...it's not a seperate peice, right? I am an amateur sewer...a prom dress, out of yellow fabric. A renaissance costume at halloween time...But if you could Email me...ilovebuhnahnuhs@hotmail.com i would greatly appreciate it!
Rynrynnalyn on February 7th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Hi! i arrived here via padawansguide. this was amazing! I'm not a costumer-type, but this was fascinating. Sweet work!
penwiper337penwiper337 on February 7th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)
UNITstrollerman on March 16th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I'm trying to do something similar but for the Host wings.
lostinabox2lostinabox2 on April 25th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
omg... must do <3 <3
that is probably the scariest episode of Dr Who, i've ever seen.

that's truely an amazing costume.
(Anonymous) on July 25th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
My sister and I want to go to a local con as Weeping Angels, what you posted here is a helpful tutorial to your amazing costume.

If I promise to give you all the credit, can my sister and I use this as a tutorial for our own costume?
penwiper337penwiper337 on July 25th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Certainly you can use the techniques I shared! I hope you can improve on the areas that need improvement, as well. :) Good luck, and I'd love to see them when you're done!