Handmines

I recently decided that it would be interesting to make some Handmines, from The Magician’s Apprentice episode of Doctor Who.

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I started with some rubber dishwashing gloves, stuffed them with fiberfill, applied multiple coats of Rust-Oleum® American Accents® Stone Spray, and will be giving it an eye.

Gold & Pearls

Hopefully, the pearls will stay on. Every other time I’ve attached the pearls, my grandson would come along & take them off again!

I’ve also added gold paint to the sides. I know that there’s not supposed to be gold where there are gems & more pearls, but I thought it would be a good filler. 🙂

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Still to be added: gems, braided trim & a bit more paint (both black for the edges & gold).

Tutorial – Missy’s Hair Up-Do from Season 8

I borrowed one of my daughter’s to do this tutorial for how to do Missy from Doctor Who’s hair. This is specifically for season 8.

Granted, my daughter’s hair and my own are past our waist, but this technique will work for shorter hair too. This will also work on wigs but with wigs, you can use glue or even sew the hair into place.

Start with well-combed, tangle free hair.wpid-img_20150920_173305707.jpg
wpid-img_20150920_173446119.jpgSeparate the hair into 2 sections, a top section and a bottom section. Use clips to keep them separated until you work with them.
With the top section held securely, either braid the bottom section or make it into a small French Twist. I usually do my own as a French Braid and wrap the tail around. Add any product you wish to use to hold up at conventions, photoshoots, or other events.

To make the hair higher, I also use a small rat. I purchased mine from LBCC Historical Apothocary & Cosmetics.

Ooops! I forgot to take a photo of her hair with the bottom section done, but you can see what I did in the photos below.

wpid-img_20150920_173725084.jpgOnce the bottom section is done, take the top section out of its clip. Start taking small sections of hair, starting from the front, and begin making loose pin curls. This is where you’ll want to add product too.

And somewhere in there, you’ll want to add another poof or hair rat for height. Missy took her clothing from the Edwardian era and they loved big hair.

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Missy debuts

I debuted Missy at Dallas Comic Con’s Fan Days a couple of days ago (Saturday, February 7, 2015). I loved the reaction I got from everyone! So many people knew who I was and only one person asked me if I was Mary Poppins.

Programming the Cyberwoman

Selfie time! Say something nice!

The costume itself had little issues. The bottom snap on the jacket needs a hook & eye fastener on it as well as the snap. It just didn’t want to stay snapped.

And at the end of the day (we left early because I wasn’t feeling that great), this was my look:

Tired Missy