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« on: November 07, 2011 08:17:12 AM »

This Halloween was our six month old baby's first Halloween, so we knew that we had to start her off right. It took months of brainstorming and polling people, but finally I thought up the perfect costume for her which we were able to keep a secret ...

The Tardis from Doctor Who -


Complete with her very own Doctor, the 10th Doctor David Tennant!

The photo is dark, but I assure you, the suit was navy blue, the shoes were maroon, and the tie was burgundy.

I made the Tardis and the sonic screwdriver, all from scratch. The Tardis is not the most current one because we realised pretty quickly that my husband could better pull off David Tennant than Matt Smith, so we matched her to her appropriate Doctor.



Also, the Tardis is to scale! I figured out how wide it needed to be to be comfortable on the baby, then did lots and lots of math to scale everything else down properly. There were some structuraly things that I had to omit to keep it from being too heavy on her.

My husband cobbled together the Doctor's costume partly from his own wardrobe, and partly bought things - like he had to buy the proper shoes. The Physic Paper was a small leather wallet with white card inside. I was most impressed that he shaved off his whole beard for the costume - now that's commitment!

Here is the Tardis foam interior, and some of the vinyl cut-out pieces:


and here is the Tardis without the baby inside - this gives a better detail shot. You can see the arm opening on the side.


I have to say that it took a lot of trial and error to see what she would be comfortable with but in the end it was worth it as she wore the Tardis for over an hour with no complaining. 

The Sonic Screwdriver was really fun but also a pain to make. In the end, it took:
* a dowelling rod and some other bits of wood
* a brass plumbing fixture
* a fake pearl bead
* a bit of flat acetate
* a black drywalling screw (it should have been a drill bit but I thought it a waste to buy a brand new drill bit then make it unusable for one night, so instead I reused a drywalling screw)
* a flat marble (we couldn't find a blue one, so I coloured the back of a white one blue with a permanent marker before attaching it)
* acrylic paint
* silver paint
* brown marker
* electrician's tape
* and a glue gun



and some reference photos:



and me? I don't really look like any of the companions, so I was Amelia Earhart. The story goes that the reason that I went missing is because the Doctor showed up one day and whisked me away with him. The leather flying helmet is vintage from 1915, but I made the goggles from a broken plastic container, some leather scraps from a jacket that I'm altering right now, and a little buckle.


Needless to say, they were a huge hit at the Halloween party! It was also very obvious which others guests watched Doctor Who - when fans caught sight of the Doctor and a baby Tardis they just freaked out.

Thanks for looking, and don't forget to vote for your favourite costume in the contest!


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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011 08:24:12 AM »

awww maaaaaaan <3 <3 <3


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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011 09:00:54 AM »

ADORABLE!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011 11:11:03 AM »

So awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011 12:22:26 PM »

OMG!!!! ^_^ This is the best baby cosume ever. You did an amazing job! <3 The sonic srewdriver is so realistic looking.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011 02:43:38 PM »

Great job on the costumes but I have to say.....that baby is the cutest, sweetest lil darlin' I've ever seen!
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011 10:06:27 AM »

Thanks everyone! I'm so glad that other people like this costume as much as we do. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011 01:36:04 PM »

Aww, that's adorable! Love it!
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011 06:57:04 PM »

This is way too adorable!! Love it!
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011 06:05:36 AM »

LOVE IT!!!! What commitment on Hubby's end, shaving off beard. He does make a great David T! That I must say is the cutest baby costume I have ever seen! You did an awesome job! I hope you won (win) the contest! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011 09:06:16 AM »

Those are GREAT
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011 05:05:47 PM »

Thanks Guys!
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2011 06:34:45 AM »

Ok not only is your baby absolutely adorable, but this costume is probably the best baby costume I've ever seen!
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011 08:04:17 AM »

While not a Dr. Who fan myself, I was telling my best friend about this costume.  I got as far as baby and Tar... and she squealed "Oh my god, a baby Tardis?! Show me!!".  She absolutely loved it.  She also told me that your hubby was totally passable as the Doctor and that the accessories you made were perfect.  Great job!
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2011 10:27:32 AM »

That's awesome!
I've been getting friends sending me links of places that it's popped up on the internet too - lots of different blogs and tumblr photostreams have been featuring it. It's fun seeing how much people like it!
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2011 06:28:03 PM »

My girlfriend found this on the dailywhat the other day and showed it to me, I hadn't seen this on here until now. Let me tell you, you have the absolute cutest wee girl imaginable and the tardis costume is so fantastic! Fabulous work, you should be very proud of yourself and your lovely family. =)
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2011 07:06:10 PM »

How cool to finally find the original source of all the pictures floating around the Internet!

The Tardis hat is hilarious, and I love that you actually made a sonic screwdriver... really impressive!
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2011 08:07:25 PM »

Oh, my gosh. A baby TARDIS! So cute! I'm in love with the sonic screwdriver!
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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2011 02:13:25 PM »

Thanks guys! I'm still getting e-mail from friends and family telling me, "I saw your baby on this website! She's famous!" It's pretty funny - It's not  like she's really famous, but it's nice knowing that other people appreciated our sense of fun!

And don't forget to vote for your favourite Halloween costume! Vote for me!
(But seriously, even if you don't vote for me still vote - there are some amazing costumes this year. My othere favs are the Maitlands from Beetlejuice http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394431.0  the woman dressed as a steak http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394034.0 and the kid who wanted to be an anglerfish http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=394688.0  But there are so many good ones!)
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« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2011 09:07:02 PM »

First off let me say awesome job on everything. The baby is the cutest thing ever.. Seeing the Tardis costume standing on its own makes me want to try and build a lifesize one for my bedroom.. And people call me a nerd now.. Just wait
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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2011 11:13:55 AM »

LOL! I have a friend who suggested that I use this as a decoration in her room now so that's what we're doing with it. I would love to see a life-sized one! I bet that you could do it!
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2012 08:41:54 PM »

This is so adorable! I featured it on Dollar Store Crafts: Dad and Daughter Doctor Who Costumes
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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2012 07:29:58 AM »

So cute!!!!! Baby tardis!!! love it
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2012 11:15:37 AM »

TOO TOO CUTE!!!!
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