Friday 12 June 2009

Bonhams costume sale - 16th June 2009

This coming week there is an auction at Bonhams in Knightsbridge of Film and Entertainment memorabilia.

Amongst the James Bond and Beatles items (and Christopher Lee’s original cape from his first Dracula film) are a number of original Doctor Who costumes, some dating right back to the very first season in 1964.
Also on sale are three Doctor costumes; one from Jon Pertwee’s last series; Jon Pertwee’s jacket when he appeared in the Children In Need special, Dimensions In Time; and a near complete Colin Baker outfit (sadly missing the coat).

This is an opportunity I can’t miss, if not to bid, but to at least go along to the viewing and take a closer look, and maybe some decent photos.

Ironically I have just done a replica (to a slightly different pattern) of the Six trousers, so now I will get the chance to check out my work against the real thing close-up. I will take a swatch of the fabric I used and compare it.

The viewing is Sunday 14th and Monday 15th June, so I will go on Monday and take some more detailed pictures, particularly of the Doctor costumes.
In the meantime, below is a full list of the items on offer, taken from the online catalogue so they can be seen all together and long after the listing on Bonhams will have been removed.

I have separated the items by Doctor era, and you can see the rest of the items here:
Here are just the lots relating to the Ninth Doctor era
Lot 19
Simon Day as Steward from Dr. Who: The End Of The World, featuring Christopher Eccleston as The Doctor, first broadcast April 2005.
A full length tunic, trousers and jacket, all of brown and black patterned brocade, jacket with black velvet collar and cuffs, trousers with elasticated braces and inscribed inside “Double”.
Estimate: £800 - 1,200
Sold for

Friday 6 March 2009

New blog

I am probably gonna say straight off that this will be a fairly sparsely filled blog!

I claim no expertise in the wardrobe for this Doctor, but I thought it worth sharing my own experiences in collating a costume.

Essentially I only have one project that is relevant, and it’s not the most exciting, but I did think it well worth showing what I did as I go along.

The Ninth Doctor’s era was short, but memorable. I think by the time we all got around to thinking about wearing a new series Doctor Who costume, the more striking and headline catching David Tennant was on the scene and all thoughts of Christopher Ecceston’s incarnation had already been forgotten.

This was a shame really, as his costume was one of the more accessible and quickly re-creatable of all the Doctors to date.

I’m going to take a look at some of the replica Nine jackets available, with just my opinion as an observer rather than a proactive owner.
That said, I will aim to make this a resource for as many things Nine as possible.

Happy reading!