Thursday’s Clara Oswald inspired outfit has started a theme, you guys. Yesterday, I realized that this tunic is sort of reminiscent of what River Song wears in the “Let’s Kill Hitler” episode… and there’s that. I now have a Pinterest board that a friend and I are filling up with outfits from TV shows that we can actually create from our closets, and it’s so fun! You’re probably going to be seeing a lot more outfits inspired by TV characters now. I think this is my favorite thing to do, because it doesn’t have to be an all-out perfect cosplay, and it’s a good jump-start for days when I’m feeling less-than-stylish.
I got my husband to be the Doctor for me, and we had a lot of fun posing in Doctor-Who-ish poses. We can totally be in TV, right?
It’s always a lot of fun for me to be the one behind the camera while he poses — although as a filmmaker, he’s not used to actually looking at the camera and making a connection with it, so I have to coax him to get more interactive. I never really thought about it– that’s the thing with fashion blogging, you want to make a connection with the people you’re blogging to, thus looking at/smiling for the camera is a good thing. Whereas in film, you do not under any circumstances look at the camera unless it’s a documentary or interview. I think that his and my photography styles are very influenced by our personal interests — mine in blogging, his in filmmaking.
I’ve noticed that my photos are usually brighter, a little more exaggerated in color, and his are darker and more saturated, perhaps more true to the lighting at the time. For contrast, he set up the camera for this shoot, while I did my own photos for The Impossible Girl post. You can see the difference, right? I’m kind of fascinated by it.
Of course, my hair is nowhere near voluminous enough to really be River Song — seriously, I spent over an hour curling my hair, and teasing it, but my hair has never liked to hold a curl, so just half an hour after I was done, it relaxed to waves. Oh well. This is just inspired, not exact! If ever I were to do a River Song cosplay, I’d have to get a wig!
And this is where we all imagine what if River and the Doctor had more interaction with each other. To be honest, I didn’t really like River when we first met her, although I can’t really say why. But as the show went on, and we learned more about her and she began to interact with the Doctor more, I started to really love her.
Now I really need to watch Doctor Who all the way through again. I am forgetting some of the episodes! Like… why she had a banana in the “Let’s Kill Hitler” episode. It’s in a bunch of the pictures, and I cannot for the life of me remember why.
One thing I’ve noticed while looking for style inspiration pictures: all of the companions seem to really love tights. There isn’t a whole lot of bare leg going on, it seems. Which is perfect for fall! I’m going to start combing the internet for style from Once Upon a Time, too; I especially love Belle, Snow, and Emma’s style. Sometimes, I wish I could just be a stylist, or a personal shopper, or a makeup artist, or… a costume person. I love doing it all.
Target cardigan (old) | Thrifted top (from H&M) | JC Penney boots | Forever 21 leggings
On him: JC Penney smoking jacket | Handmade bow-tie | H&M pants and suspenders | Kohl’s boots and shirt
I hope you are all having a good weekend! We went garage-saleing today, and I scored 6 scarves, a cute belt, a book, and a shirt for $13. To be honest, I paid more for the shirt than I normally would at a garage sale, but the lady selling it was super nice, gave Asa a toy for free (good selling tactic), and the shirt has never been worn and was going for $12 (and was originally $25) but she gave it to me for $8. So, y’know. I’m happy with it, and it will be very versatile this fall and winter!