I wanted to share my Pink Barbie Dalek Dress I wore to Dragon*Con this year. I'd like to say thanks to Nathaniel C. Propes for his image and Geeks are Sexy.com for featuring me on their site.
*so happy* Also a thanks to Epbot.com for the photo feature.
My running joke was that (since I'm pink and mostly likely in the Barbie universe) that I would EXFOLIATE! haha...good times. The second time wearing my Dalek I chose to wear it with my pink Haurko wig since I love how comfortable that wig is.
I wanted to showcase my plunger of pretty, pink, bedazzled, doom! I felt the rinestones and the pink paint really brought that prop to life. I had a blast screaming EXFOLIATE at random con-goes and Doctor Who fans alike! While dressed as my obnoxiously pink dalek I met the 7th doctor himself, Mr. Sylvester McCoy!
I was sooo excited! I think I was the first cosplayer to notice him at the bar drinking Gin and Tonic with his handlers.
I watched his Doctor Who panel and I must say he is a pretty funny and witty man. I quite enjoyed it.
I drew my original concept last September. I fell in love with the idea of a Dalek dress, and mine HAD to be pink. I stuck as close to my drawing as I possibly could.
My boyfriend did all the wiring for my headband and I LOVE how it lights up in the dark. The little Dalek ears are just clear plastic shot glasses I bought at the dollar store. Then lightly coated with a semi-transparent spray paint for the LED's to bounce off of.
These are my materials for my Dalek spheres. You can buy them at Joanns and they're already cut in half. I had a total of 28 spheres. The little lips were sanded off and then I primed them with a grey primer, gave them a coat of silver diamond dust, and then a clear gloss. They turned out really nice. This blog has a fabulous tutorial on how she made her dress. She shows her process on prepping the spheres and how to get them to hold: http://www.jessieforrester.com/post/9083862684/dalek-costume-tutorial-archive
I am so happy with the outcome of this costume.
Sorry about all the photo watermarks, I used these images on my blog as well. Thanks for looking!