Tuesday, October 15, 2013

11 Fem!Doctor Cosplay :) HALLOWEEEEEN

Oh yes.

It's that time of the year again.


Normally I wouldn't be so excited (I almost never dress up), but this year I am on a mission.

Ignore my stupid face :)
Oh yes. The 11th Doctor Cosplay. I was thinking about 10, but my friend Ryan is doing that! So, if you're also thinking of doing a cosplay (for Halloween or otherwise), here's a list of stuff you'll need:

  • Bow tie (red/blue): I made mine in under an hour using red cloth and a sewing machine. An absolute must.
  • Suspenders (red/blue/black): Again, I made mine using red cloth and a sewing machine, but you can buy them or make them out of elastic. It looks really nice if the colour of your suspenders and your bow tie match :)
  • Linen shirt: There is a lot of freedom with this one. A general rule of thumb is to have the shirt a lighter colour than the one of your bow tie (i.e. a red bow tie with a light pink shirt, or a blue bow tie with a light blue shirt). If, like me, you don't have any of those, just use a white shirt. The one I'm wearing in the picture might not be the one I use, but I don't know yet.
  • Bottoms: Also a lot of freedom. I would say black is definitely the best way to go. You can wear long pants like the Doctor, shorts, or a skirt. You can't see, but I'm wearing a simple black skirt that my shirt is tucked into.
  • Shoes: If you can, wear black lace up boots. If you don't have those, flats, heels, whatever would work as well.
  • Coat (optional): The Doctor wears a beige-y tweed jacket with elbow patches. I don't have one, so I'm skipping on it. From what I've heard, they're super expensive to get, so yeah.
  • Fez (optional): I didn't have one, but if you have one, great!
  • Sonic screwdriver (optional): This one is definitely a nice thing to have. Sadly, I don't get mine until Christmas. Also try and get 11's sonic if possible (the one with the retractor claws).
  • Psychic paper (optional): I might whip one up if I have time, but 11 doesn't seem to use it as much as the past Doctors.
Oh yeah: I'm also wearing black tights (the pantyhose kind), cause the skirt's a bit short. Good to consider if it's cold as well :)


I'll post more photos later!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Digital Artsy Fartsy!


I haven't posted in almost two months! That's insane.

Well. Watching Season 7 of DW currently, AMAZING YES. 

America has shut down.
Harry Potter has returned.
Sherlock is still waiting (also starting to watch this!)

It has been a busy two months, evidently.

I have been lazy and I haven't done much physical art lately, but I have been working on a bunch of digital art:

All of these can be found at my new tumblr! (petrichorpages.tumblr.com) [shameless self-promotion, I know]

Schoolwork, is, as usual, beating me up, and I am taking it like a little girl.

Until next time...!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Things Things Things

Where to start?

I started a vlog on YouTube! I'll be posting a new video about every week or so, I hope.

Here's my first! 

Yesterday I did a colour pencil drawing of Karen Gillan [Amy Pond] in one of her pictures for her Radio Times photo shoot. 

I was SUPER excited to find that Peter Capaldi was selected to play the 12th Doctor. He is an awesome actor and I'm sure he'll do a brilliant job.

And today, for the main story. Today I started working at my school's registrar office [paid!]. I'm going to be working there for a week, about six hours a day, so hopefully I'll earn around $176, which will go to buying my beautiful camera I have selected, the Nikon Coolpix S5200:

It's beautiful!

I'm also hoping to have enough money to buy myself 11's sonic screwdriver from the Doctor Who AUS shop [free shipping, woohoo!], which costs AUS $30.

The job at the school is making 800 welcome packets for the entire school population, and all sorts of different papers and labels have to go on them to make sure they get delivered to the right place. Our school's under construction right now, so it's HOT. And things are moved all over the place! 

It's August, which means LAST STAND OF DEAD MEN! I'm getting a copy for my birthday, which is on the 2nd of September! Sadly, my dad is leaving London the day of Derek's signing [30th August], but I'm sure I'll get to meet Derek when he goes down under!

Are any of you going to the signings?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

River Song's TARDIS Diary! + How To!

Hello! Hello! Hello! 

I'm very excited to present to you my newest project: River Song's TARDIS Journal, as first seen in the episode Silence in the Library!

So here's how I did it:

1. I picked out my journal that my lovely sister bought me as a present. It's a very nice journal; it has 365 pages, one for each day of the year, and it's numbered!

2. I measured it and sewed (yes, I know how to sew!) a book cover made out of a cream coloured fabric that I may have... borrowed from my mother....ehehe....moving on....

3. I used this template here (the white bits are the raised bits) and traced and cut them out on cereal box cardboard. I did the same thing for both front and back, but if you wanted to leave the back blank that would work as well.

4. Next, I stuck down the bits of cardboard using superglue, which I promptly got stuck to nearly all my  fingers. I both hate and love superglue. But I really hate getting it stuck to my fingers. *frustrates*

5. It looks pretty messy at this point, but carry on! Then I pulled out my blue acrylic paint and just completely covered the entire journal. Waited for it to dry, and then presto!

Ready to fill with spoilers! I think I may also stain the pages with tea or coffee to make it look nice and old. If I do, I'll post it!

NOTE: If you have fabric glue, USE IT instead of superglue, it's much better. If you have fabric paint, USE IT instead of acrylics, it's much better. I didn't have any, so I had to make do with what I had.

NOTENOTE: This is one of many ways to make this. I combined different techniques that I saw. You could make it out of entirely felt, entirely cloth, entirely cardboard, or even leather if you have it.

Very nice examples:
  • http://thesconesofblood.blogspot.com/2010/08/river-songs-diary-from-time-of-angels.html
    • This one has absolutely beautiful pages. It's the best I've seen.
  • http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=2514.0
    • Nice step by step.
  • http://www.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-TARDIS-journal-244238186
    • Tutorial is helpful!

And if you want to skip all of this, buy it here!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vietnam :)

Hello, and hugs from Vietnam! *longer-distance-than-usual-hugs*

I've been doing SO much stuff, blegh! Eating way too much food... oh my golden god. And it's hot here. *fans self*

Anyways [I've just noticed I use anyways a lot, probably because I have a habit of forgetting what I'm talking about. What was I talking about? Oh yeah.] I've been SUPER excited recently, because of a number of reasons:

  • I bought a wishbone necklace [Daughter of Smoke and Bone fandom!]
  • I bought 6 seasons of Doctor Who for $11.70 [OMFG ISN'T IT SO CHEAP I LOVE VIETNAM]
    • In addition to this, it comes out three or four days before my birthday, and my dad will be in London and he thinks he will be able to get it to me ON THE DAY OF MY BIRTHDAY <3
    • On the downside, he's missing the August 30th signing *cries*
  • Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special is coming up!
    • Because of this, Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 has a bunch of Doctor Who stuff in it, and I think my dad will be able to take pictures and stuff! [they have a TARDIS photobooth!!!!] [have I mentioned how much I love my dad?]

SO that's what's going on with me right now. I've probably forgotten something. Oh yeah.


Monday, July 1, 2013


*drags body to laptop*

I'm tired. I hate packing, so when I do things that I hate doing, I either get tired or hungry. Or both.

I'm leaving tomorrow night, so this is definitely my last post from my house, but who knows? Maybe I take some photos and post them during the holidays :) I'll misss yoouu!

Artwork that I did yesterday:

I guess there's meaning behind it. When there's darkness around you, look for the rainbow :)

One thing I wish I could have done is blended the colours better [I used watercolour pencils and a pen] and maybe layered them a bit more. Not my best, I must say.

Anyways, have a good holiday and stay safe!

*drags body to bed and whimpers*

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Video ded!

HellloOOOOooooOOOOooo! :)

This will probably be my last post before I leave for summer :( which means I just won't be on very frequently...but of course I'll be checking up on you guys whenever I have the chance! *hugs* I just won't be able to talk for long amounts of time - depending on whether I have internet where I'm staying.

Anyhows, ehh my video ded! YAY!