“Doctor Who” Contest – Gary Barclay

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Today we feature our latest entry for the Who North America Doctor Who Cosplay Contest from Gary Barclay of Anderson, Indiana presenting the Paul McGann, eighth Doctor Who.

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I grew my hair long during the winter and posted this question on Facebook, “Should I cut my winter hair and get a Spock hair cut?” An overwhelming response was for me to portray the 8th Doctor and so I have at a few conventions. 

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I have found the black velvet coat at the Goodwill store. I removed the buttons from the one side and sewed the lapels back on each side. Then I had bought buttons to match the style of the 8th Doctor’s coat and I sewed them in the correct areas.The pants, shirt and plain gray vest came from the Kohl’s Department Store. I removed the collar stays, turned up the collar and ironed down the tips. I had bought the vest material at the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store and buttons at came from Hobby Lobby. Then I paid the Bestway Cleaners Inc to modify the vest. The black shoes came from the Payless ShoeSource. My wife made the cravat from material from the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store. The stick pin is simply a button with a safety pin holding it on to the cravat. The pocket watch came from Amazon. I made a sonic screwdriver out of a Hello Kitty wand, key chain ring, the cone from the end of a pen and the spring from that same pen. Later, I bought the official 8th Doctor’s sonic screwdriver. My hair is somewhat curly like the 4th Doctor’s so I brushed it out to make it look wavy like the 8th Doctor’s hair. Then I had my wife use a curling iron on my hair around my forehead to look like the 8th Doctor with the curls in the front. My eyebrows are blonde so I had to color them brown with an eyebrow pencil.

2014.08 WHO Contest Sq ENTER 2The deadline for entries is midnight (EST) on September 9th, 2014. Voting runs from September 10th to September 16th, and the results of the Popular Vote and the Judge’s Choice will be revealed on September 17th.

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