Of all the outfits that we’ve put together for our daughter Valentine, none perhaps are more notorious than the Doctor Who set. And to be honest, I honestly started this blog to document the project when it was all complete, but I figured I might as well shove all her froofroo dresses in there too. As of the time of writing, she has a costume for all eleven doctors, Madame de Pompadour, and the current WIP is River Song. I’d love suggestions for any others.
It all started with this Eleven costume. I got into Doctor Who when series five started airing and I happened to catch the scene where Matt Smith says “Hello, I’m the Doctor. Basically, -run-.” That was it for me. I was hooked, and three months post partum, which is a dangerous combination. So on a whim I ran out and hunted down the parts for Baby Eleven. We found the pink shirt and jeans at our local outlets, and after poking through eBay, the coat. If anyone’s interested in nabbing it for their kid, it was made by Carter’s and I’ve seen it all the way up through to 2T (which we grabbed for Mark II of this costume).
The suspenders are little kid sized since I couldn’t find baby suspenders, and we ended up having to use clippies on them underneath the coat at first, since she was so small. The bowtie on this version is actually a girl’s hairbow that we tuck under the collar. And finally, the sonic screwdriver is from ThinkGeek.
After we took the initial set of pictures and had fun at the expense of our poor infant, my husband decided to send a couple to ThinkGeek since we’d bought the screwdriver from them and he figured it’d be a funny action shot. We didn’t think they’d get published.
Welp, then this happened: http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/collectibles/d7d8/action/21456ac/
That particular photo not only ended up on Think Geek, but it’s also now in their catalog, has been posted on Reddit, Nerdist, Twitter, Tumblr, God knows where else, and every so often gets pointed back at me with a new caption on it. I just want to say that I think this is exceedingly cool and I think that all you internet people are amazing and awesome for doing so. In fact, I have to admit that when I’ve had a really rough day I look at the “Parenting: You’re doing it right” one and it cheers me up. It’s good to know someone approves. And when she’s a teenager and calling me the worst mother ever, I can use that picture as leverage.
So not only do you have permission to macro the bejesus out of that whobabby picture, feel free to do so with any of the other Doctor Who costume shots of her. As for the other stuff (like the banana) I’ve got first dibs.