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« on: June 25, 2010 02:50:33 PM »

So I'm hopefully going to a masquerade next month, and I had settled on going as Romana I (from the classic Dr. Who series- a companion of the fourth doctor who is also a timelord) while my boyfriend liked the idea of being the Doctor. However, in addition to costumes, we need masks. More mask-making for me!


Here is the mask for the Doctor that I came up with. I copied the design from the etchings on the Doctor's fob watch (10th Doctor in "Human Nature"). The background is blue because that's my boyfriend's favorite color, but I have many excuses: 1. The TARDIS is blue 2. The Doctor appears "out of the blue" 3. Blue is often associated with unearthly or heavenly things in part because the sky is blue. Following this logic, the map in Time Bandits is also blue.



This is Romana's mask. With her, it was even harder as she doesn't have necessarily any symbol or design (to my knowledge) so connected with her identity.

The left side is a clock because in the episode City of Death, a French artist draws Romana with a clock face. I used beiges and off-whites to emphasize that this is an antique clock- after all, she's over a century old. The face of the clock was also cracked in the episode, but I just interpreted it differently.

This side isn't as special. The design is from a display screen in the TARDIS (from the first 5th season episode I think). I really liked the look of the white plants and orbit lines against the orange and rose colors. I felt that the design would tie the Romana mask to the TARDIS and emphasize her other-worldliness.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010 05:35:38 PM »

I love these, so much thought and care going into the designs!

Beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010 06:53:46 PM »

These turned out great! Can I ask which masquerade?
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010 07:18:38 PM »

Thank you.  Cheesy


The masquerade I referred to is actually an annual summer party that a friend of mine has. Nothing huge or official.  Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010 08:30:04 PM »

wonderful!! great job!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010 08:33:51 PM »

I love these, so much thought and care going into the designs!

Beautiful.

Check out the other masks under her topics Ludi, you will be amazed.

Britannica, these rock too, I'm a fan for sure.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010 09:25:25 AM »


Britannica, these rock too, I'm a fan for sure.

Thanks. It's very kind of you. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010 09:36:21 AM »

I love the reasoning behind the designs almost as much I love the designs themselves--what a perfect synthesis of aesthetic and meaning!
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