Now with that out of the way . . .
Last Friday, Lauren and I went to a costume party. It was being thrown by a friend of hers for a lovely lady's birthday, and the theme was The Nightmare After Christmas. Undead preferred, characters from the Tim Burton movie even better.
So, of course I went as the Doctor. After all, he's allowed everywhere. Just ask him. This was partially because I already had most of what I needed for the costume, partially because makeup is a challenge when you have my level of face fur, and partially because it's cold out there, and the costume is warm.
Oh - and Tom Baker's birthday was recent. Though I didn't know that at the time, I'm sure that was a reason as well. That's just how clever I am. I plan for contingencies I don't even know about.
I went as Tom Baker's Doctor, specifically. Though he was not my first Doctor (Peter Cushing - you never forget your first), he is solidly one of my favorites, and the first that I watched faithfully.
(For some reason, my Blogspot is not accepting my photographs at the moment. I will remedy this when I can.)
I think I make a decent Doctor. I went to the Salvation Army and picked up a few garments I needed, and the Tigress was kind enough to lend me her scarf. In the process of playing around and being as social as I was able (with frequent trips to quiet corners for head space), I was able to determine that, yes indeed, I still look good in a splendid waistcoat. I haven't worn a waistcoat seriously since . . . well, let's just say a long time.
So, now I am experimenting. More vests and button-up shirts may be in my future, and I plan to re-earn how to sew so I can do maintenance on my future outfits properly. And I know just what my first hand-made waistcoat should be. I've already picked out the fabric, such a lovely harlequin motley . . .
I have been influenced by many doctors over the ages, as I think of it. Doctor Who, Doctor Teeth, Doctor Strange, Doctor Seuss . . . perhaps next week I'll speak more on one of them. But for now, I bid you all a fond fare-ye-well, and remain