Last year at this time leveraged some existing items I already owned to create a Seventh Doctor costume for Halloween.
“How did that go?”, you’re wondering.
Have you ever read those posts?
No, you haven’t. That should give you a clue as to how drawn out the process became with the resulting not-being-done-in-time-for-Halloween costume, becoming a still-not-finished-by-the-50th Anniversary Convention costume and latterly a “might’ve worn it in August to meet Sylvester McCoy in Glasgow, but the jacket hadn’t arrived” costume.
Anyway, this year I just wasn’t going to bother at all until during a tidy up I came across some costume parts that I’d entirely forgotten about…
Back in the first half of 2010, there was a flirtation with the idea of crafting a replica Judge Dredd in the style of the comic book, before a licensed version existed and back when the only movie replica would have come complete with Stallone-sized cod-piece. Due to problems reliability of the supplier it never really went anywhere and the parts sat in a corner, forgotten.
So historically I have a helmet, shoulders, belt buckle and badge, and a bit of chain which is only awaiting some gold paint.
I’m missing a bodysuit, belt, gloves, boots and pads for the shoulders and elbows. Off to eBay to spend the minimum amount possible…