This year continues to be very successful for the costumes I have been making.
Back in February I won Best In Show for my Ultimate Six Frock Coat, and last month I showed how one of my clients won a Best In Show at a costume competition for her Romana costume
Well I have now learned that a another of my other clients has been strutting his stuff and winning a competition too!
Late last year Bret, asked me to help him get his Fifth Doctor costume together.
He was looking to assemble the later Season 21 variant, and I was able to make him the Frock Coat, the correct trousers and a hatband.
Bret told me:
My Frock Coat, Trousers, Braces and Hatband by Steve Ricks are top notch; the quality and fit are excellent and accurate to the last degree, well worth what I paid. It is a comfortable and easily recognizable costume that is a joy to wear! The Jumper is by Bob Mitch and I blocked the Panama Hat myself.
He debuted the complete costume in late March at WonderCon in San Diego where he met up with a number of other Doctor Who cosplayers.
It’s cool to see the classic Doctors are still remembered alongside the usual Tenth and Eleventh Doctors.
There was also a Stolen Earth
style Rose Tyler on hand.
Bret then attended a Doctor Who Costume Ball
at Whimsic Alley, a Harry Potter themed store in Los Angeles.
Up for grabs was Best Alien, Best Companion and Best Doctor.
The Best Alien prize was won by Bret’s girlfriend Jaqueline for her Novice Hame outfit (see left
There were about 15 entrants for the Doctor, with the majority being modern incarnations (Nine, ten and Eleven).
Not aware there was a competition taking place he hadn’t intended to enter, but after friends encouraged him, he reluctantly agreed.
Judging was by the attendees by applause and the prize was a copy of the just released Doctor Who Character Encyclopaedia
Well done Bret!