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About Alex

Alex is a writer, actor, tailor, and professional loudmouth. He has no professional or celebrity endorsements, though he did once meet Conan O'Brien while dressed as the Tenth Doctor. He's just a guy who needs a healthy outlet for his internalized rage once in a while.

Tipping the Scales: Eleventh Doctor Nirvana

UPDATED 2/10/19 If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that a few months ago I managed to acquire about a meter of genuine Anniversary waistcoat fabric, which I eventually managed to turn into a replica waistcoat that … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Altering the Abbyshot Capaldi Coat

Continued from Part 1! If you remember from the last post, I had altered the body of my coat to a satisfactory size – which included taking over 5″ from the waist and 3″ off the sleeve length. The next … Continue reading

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Part 1 – Altering the Abbyshot Capaldi Coat

Last Gallifrey One, I was very excited to debut my first Twelfth Doctor outfits. I had spent so much time and energy (and money) putting together the three “tartan” looks that I couldn’t wait to show off. There was only one … Continue reading

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Magnoli Clothiers – Tying up the Details

For the serious Doctor Who cosplayer, few resources have made themselves as indispensable as Magnoli Clothiers. Ready to order, custom made, high quality garments made often from custom replicated fabrics, always adding and amending their stock to create what is … Continue reading

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The Capaldi Plaids

When the first Series 8 promo pics were released, many cosplayers were ecstatic to learn that the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, wanted a no-frills, no-nonsense look for his Doctor. A white dress shirt, navy cardigan, charcoal slim-fit pants, black brogues, … Continue reading

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Cosplay Build: The Silver Matt Smith Waistcoat pt. 2

Continued from Part 1! I had never constructed a garment before. I’d done some sewing in the past, so I knew my way around a sewing machine, and I’d done quite a bit of research online, so I was intimidated … Continue reading

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Cosplay Build: The Silver Matt Smith Waistcoat

There are some fabrics that, when gone, are impossible to truly replace. For the screen accurate live-action cosplayer, this can be a major stumbling block. Until Abbyshot released their 7b frock coat, the only real option was to drop the £1500-£2500 … Continue reading

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