We’re joined by Johanna Mead, Masquerade Director for the Gallifrey 21 convention in Los Angeles, to discuss Doctor Who Universe costuming and cosplay.
We also look at creative reactions to the new Doctor Who logo and insignia, and look at your feedback to episode 10 regarding Second Life and ‘ming mongs’.
@ 1 minute – We announce that, as of this episode, Bridging the Rift is moving to releasing episodes once every two weeks.
Johanna introduces herself:
Time Travel – Episode Ten: Second Life
@ 3 minutes 10 seconds – We look at your feedback to our Second Life discussion:
Draculasaurus explores Second Life: http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/318/dracincardiff001.jpg
@ 6 minutes 15 seconds – We enter the feedback loop to discuss your comments on our comments on your comments in episode 10 on our comments in episode 8, with more on the Possibility Generator and some final words on the ‘ming mong’ question.
Creativity Corner – The New Logo
@ 9 minutes 10 seconds – We talk about our take on the new Doctor Who logo and insignia.
@ 15 minutes 55 seconds – We look at fandom’s reactions to the logo:
Gallifrey Base: http://gallifreybase.com/forum/showthread.php?p=800315
Who Daily: http://community.livejournal.com/who_daily/343253.html
Braxiatel Collection: http://braxiatel.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=art&action=display&thread=126
Attack of the Lens Flare! by Vicar on Gallifrey Base: http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb298/sleep2much/newlogo.jpg
‘Improved’ by Braxietel: http://twitpic.com/kkrrw
Wildthyme on Braxiatel collection posted a screen grab from the Colin Baker opening to prove that lens flare’s traditional: http://www.doctorwhoworld.org.uk/Images/sitegraphics/80%27slgo.jpg
Vectorised without lensflare: http://thegraphicstation.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-3-D-logo-2010-139574827
Darkwing Duck insignia by ManOfBats: http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1926626.html
‘NAFF’ insignia by Tempus31: http://gallifreybase.com/forum/member.php?u=4752
‘Rejected designs’ by redscharlach: http://redscharlach.livejournal.com/193212.html
Vortex of Mirth:
Logo comic: http://vortex-of-mirth.livejournal.com/183911.html
Other Doctor Who strips:
Improvements and Variations:
Luke Pietnik’s alternative colours: http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/lukedalek/swatches.jpg
Swain used the colours from the current logo: http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/173/newlogo51222.jpg
AnthariaJack produced an attractive Nebula background: http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/715/nebula.jpg
Paradox Machine altered perspective: http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp326/Slamu259/logocutoutblackperspective.jpg
(All from Gallifrey Base)
Logo Totem by jlfletch: http://jlfletch.deviantart.com/art/Logo-Totem-140077938
Braxiatel Collection Logo Challenge: http://braxiatel.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=art&action=display&thread=127
Siskoid ‘Bad Wolf’: http://www.siskoid.com/newsdwlogo-badwolf.jpg
Main Discussion – Costuming and Cosplay
@ 21 minutes – Johanna tells us about her role as Gallifrey Masquerade Director and maintainer of the LiveJournal DW_cosplay community:
Gallifrey 21 Masquerade: http://gallifreyone.com/masquerade.php
LiveJournal dw_cosplay: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/profile/
@ 23 minutes 13 seconds – We look at the difference between costuming and cosplay.
@ 27 minutes – We talk about Doctor Who and Torchwood costuming and cosplay, and resources out there for people who want to make or wear costumes:
The White Robot: http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=node/631 http://www.gallifreyanembassy.com/vortex/?q=node/632
The Dalekettes: http://io9.com/5205477/meet-the-dalekettes-a-gang-of-cosplayers-after-our-hearts http://io9.com/5358037/diy-doctor-who-craft-projects
The Weeping Angel at Whooverville: http://twitpic.com/gp5qw
The Family of Blood Scarecrow at Whooverville: http://twitpic.com/gp5su
Johanna’s costume album: http://www.skaro.com/costume_album.html
Nat’s non-Doctor Who costumes: http://jinkies36.deviantart.com/gallery/#Costumes
DW_cosplay community: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/
Cosplay.com – place for anime & other costumers: http://www.cosplay.com/
Source for wigs, wonderflex and other materials: http://www.cosworx.com/
The any-day-now DW costuming archive: http://www.prydonacademy.com/
Some FANTASIC breakdowns of individual Doctor costumes by “Bob”, LJ user “wulfae” shared on the LJ community:
1st Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/135514.html
2nd Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/150399.html
3rd Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/138274.html
4th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/138698.html
5th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/140134.html
6th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/141322.html
7th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/143161.html
8th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/144837.html
9th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/145644.html
10th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/97311.html
Old-School Cyberman: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/150843.html
A detailed reference of the question marks on the Doctors’ shirts: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/261739.html
Ace’s M1 Bomber Jacket Breakdown: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/369363.html (by LJ user warmcanofcoke)
The Doctor Who Scarf: http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/
Johanna’s costuming tips:
If you’re going to buy ONE book to learn how to start sewing, I recommend “Singer Sewing Basics”. It’s a skinny blue hardback, which you can find in most used-book stores (don’t bother buying new, it’s ubiquitous) for about $5 or $6. Singer has a whole series of sewing books, of course, focusing on different topics, including “sewing with special fabrics” and that sort of thing.
And, for the construction-oriented person, you can’t miss a visit to http://www.thistothat.com/ – a great website for determining which adhesives will NOT melt the panels in your Dalek costume.
@ 1 hour 13 minutes 45 seconds – Next time our discussion topic will be Fandom versus Rose Tyler.
If you have any feedback about any of the topics we’ve discussed, please leave comments on the blog at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/ send audio feedback under three minutes to our GoogleMail address, or direct short comments @BridgingTheRift on Twitter.
1 hour 14 minutes 20 seconds – We were hoping to trock out with a song about costumes, but we couldn’t really think of anything appropriate. The closest we got was possibly the most extravagant ‘costume’ to ever appear in Doctor Who – The Cyber-King, as ‘worn’ by Miss Hartigan!
Giant Robot by Time Agency: http://www.myspace.com/timeagency/