Dirk, Tracy - thanks for the welcome.
F Mod - Sorry to break the rules. Thanks for letting it slide this one time. On a related note- in accordance with the rules the link to my post about Time Quest and meeting Tom is now removed. But if anyone still wants to read about my experience meeting Tom, I can reproduce the highlights in text if you want. If anyone wants to read about my entire experience at Time Quest and seeing several Dr. Who London locations then just go to livejournal in the dw_cosplay community and look up my entries on March 23rd (locations), and March 25th (Time Quest - 2 entries).
Marcello - Thanks. I'm flattered- even though I know a little facial expression and lot of of a good costume is doing most of the work for me. Between the KTEH segments and that Comic Con DVD special I've been getting a lot of recognition from fans which is cool. It made for an easy ice breaker when I was across the pond. FYI I was also in my '75 Cyberman costume in that Comic Con special later in that segment. They caught my friends and I during the wait for the Planet of the Dead screening.
Toothy Grin - Thanks. And yes I know I don't really look like Tom but I try. Tim Curry is a new one on me, I usually get told I look like Brandon Fraser or Ron Livingston. (minus the Tom Wig of course)
Pattie Anne - I don't really 'belong' to a Dr. Who group exactly. We're not really formal like the 501st Stormtroopers or Gotham Public Works folks. By happy coincidence over the last 5 years or so I've connected with a great group of friends and we all are really into costuming and cosplay as a hobby. I started with the superhero genre, costuming The Greatest American Hero actually. We enjoy representing characters that meant something to us from our childhood (like Tom's Doctor does for me), the thrill of the costume hunt and working out the details of each project. Our focus has usually been to have fun and to bring a 'wardrobe' quality to the costumes so they would not be a 'costume' per se, but as close to what was worn on set as possible. We started with a retro Super Friends- Style group and moved into doing Star Trek TOS group. I'm really the primary Dr. Who fanboy and Who organizer among us. I got our Doctors group going by responding to a challenge a friend made in 2007 that I wouldn't be able to costume all 10 Doctors at once. We only made eight Doctors for the '07 Comic Con but we got all 10 for SDCC '08 and Gally '09. I've added the 11th since then of course
We're a fun bunch and we enjoy having a little moment of playing dress up while keeping the spirit of these characters alive for the fans. Aside from various Who costume upgrades, I'm looking into finally doing the 1941 Captain Marvel and 1957 Zorro next.
I'll end this on posting the last of my Tom pics which was the outtake from the group photo session. Tom cracked me up when I was about to pose and I lost it, doubling over laughing.