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Topic: "The Angels Have the Phone Box" t-shirt (Doctor Who)  (Read 6623 times)
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« on: March 16, 2010 03:54:07 PM »

If there's any one episode from the new Doctor Who series that everyone goes crazy over, it seems to be "Blink" - possibly because it scares us all pantsless.  Not to mention that it's just a treasure trove of possible nerdy fan crafts!  There's one thing I've always, always wanted to have: that shirt that they mention briefly in the show, the one that says "The angels have the phone box," a line from the Doctor's message back to Sally Sparrow.

I was definitely not the first to think of this - you can find quite a few designs online.  But I didn't actually like any of them.  They were sad and kind of ugly and kind of exorbitantly expensive, especially for being so sad and ugly.  I thought, as all Craftsters do, "I can do better than that!"

Of course, years passed and I didn't actually do better than that; I did nothing at all.  I designed exactly what I wanted the shirt to look like in the hopes of getting it printed special-made from a few custom t-shirt companies, but they were also expensive and had a minimum order of around 8 shirts, which would be difficult to pawn off.  But a couple of months ago I tried freezer paper stenciling for the first time and LOVED it!  So I finally found a shirt that was the right color, fit, and price, and sat down to make it.

The entire thing was done with freezer paper stencils I cut out with exacto knives.  I swear, I am never doing a funky serif font again.  No more serifs.  Ever.  The shirt is a bright teal and the paint is a cool TARDIS blue.

The front:



The Weeping Angel and the TARDIS resting over the text.  I swear, the text isn't bent funny, it's just folding because, uhm.  Boobs.

The back:



The TARDIS key on its little dangly keychain.

I just wore it around campus for the first time today.  I keep hoping that when I wear it, I'll see other Doctor Who fans come out of the woodwork when they recognize the reference...
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010 04:29:21 PM »

It looks fantastic! Very clean. And one of my absolute favorite Doctor Who episodes (up there with Caves of Androzani and Tom Baker episodes...). I thought about making a shirt out of this one, too, because he says "I've got that on a t-shirt" but I don't think mine would be half as well done as yours. Cheesy I love the TARDIS key on the back!

Very well done!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010 02:36:12 AM »

One of my favorite episodes! It's so scary, i closed my eyes when i watched it Smiley)) And now i'm afraid statues:((

Your t-shirt is great! Very good job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010 03:58:52 AM »

I love it. I want one. I totaly agree with the t-shirts on sale being rather sad and ugly.. although that's one of my favourite episodes I never felt tempted to buy one of the t-shirts I saw on sale.
I'm so wisting yours, though! (if only they made the fitted girls' shirts in sizes I can wear withough looking like a wiener sausage.. even XL looks like something a slim teenager would wear from my perspective *sighs*)
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010 08:15:26 AM »

I luff it I luff it I luff it.

I really like your style, it's cute.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010 05:03:36 PM »

Thanks, guys, for the kind words!  <3
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010 06:15:24 PM »

this is great! wayyyy better than my sharpied brown army surplus shirt!
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