Doctor Who

On Fandom and Cosplay

The past few years cosplay has become a big part of our family. We’re heading into our 4th Emerald City Comicon and this year it’s bigger than ever. Even my 70 year old father-in-law has decided to join us in costume! He totally came up with the idea himself and has been excitedly working on his cosplay. We were joking the other day that he could end up being the oldest cosplayer at ECCC!

So, amongst the feverish costume building that I’ve been wrapped up in, my awesome wife took the time to write a really great article that compares the fandoms of the sports and geek worlds. Here’s a link to her article ‘Fandom’ in which I think she did a fantastic job writing. I hope you enjoy it.

She also took the above photo, which I like because it focuses on the fan taking a picture of a cosplayer (who just happens to be our daughter!)

Did I ever mention I’ve been building a TARDIS in my basement?

Yeah, so this has been a very long project and It’s not fully finished (more lighting, console doodads and wall covering to do) but I’m so happy with the progress I couldn’t help but share a quick teaser. It’s going to serve as the interior set for a parody webseries my geeklings have dreamed up! Yeah, we’re a little Doctor Who crazy in this household.

(More info and pics to come soon, I promise.)




Here are some of my other Doctor Who related projects you may be interested in too:


TARDIS duct tape bag

Skarobucks Coffee Wallpaper

I Love Sonics and Coffee Wallpaper

TARDIS iPad duct tape case


Emerald City Comicon 2013 — Doctor Who Cosplay and Contest Photos

As usual the Doctor Who fandom (Whovians) represented well. There was even an unofficial Doctor Who cospaly contest on Sunday, that was sponsored by Many Hats. My wonderful Dalek daughter took place in the contest. She was entered in the “Best Ancillary Character” category. The votes were made by crowd applause. It came down to her and another character; a very well done Silurian. The Silurian won. I can’t complain, that’s a very difficult costume to do well and it was great (as you can see by the pictures).

Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you The TARDIS Fez

Thanks to the wonders of the interwebs we’ve been posted on Reddit and Cheezburger
Click on the links to give the TARDIS Fez a like vote!



This is a little project my teenage daughter and I dreamed up a while back. I decided to surprise her with it as a Birthday present. She’s delighted to say the least. Features all the coolness of 100 bow-ties and has an integrated LED lantern on top!

Special thanks to Tally’s Treasury whom provided the inspiration and base pattern for the project.





See my other Doctor Who themed projects too:


Skarobucks – Doctor Who Starbucks Mashup – Wallpapers

I love Doctor Who and coffee, as such I now present to you Skarobucks!
For the Doctor Who uninitiated Skaro is the home world of the Daleks. A Dalek is what now appears on the logo.


Dalek Red

I decided to offer these as wallpapers in traditional Starbucks green and Dalek red.
Click on the links below for the best version for your device:

Skarobucks – iPhone 5 – Green
Skarobucks – iPhone 5 – Red

Skarobucks – iPhone – Green
Skarobucks – iPhone – Red

Skarobucks – iPad – Green
Skarobucks – iPad – Red

Skarobucks – Monitor – Green
Skarobucks – Monitor – Red