A really funny shooting to express my fan-madness for Doctor Who
I have to admit, I'm not a long time fan of the series, I managed to miss the new series as it was shown here on telly, and the classic series never caught my attention as they showed it.
In Germany, only the sixth and the seventh Doctor were on TV, aroung 1990 - I just started to discover Science Fiction for myself, but managed to miss the Doctor, so it took about 20 years to discover that great programme and fall in love with it.
Like you can see, Tom Baker ist my favourite (together with David Tennant).
I made the scarf about one year ago, it is 4.5 metres long - but since I don't do cosplay (and this is *no* cosplay as well
) - I decided to choose my colours instead of recreating the fourth doctor's legendary scarf.
But theres a funny little story behind it as well ...
In fact, this is the third scarf I made. I started wearing incredible long scarves at the age of 13. I always had a taste of my own when it came to clothing, but I hated scarves, so I had to think about something to prevent spending the whole winter with a sore throat, just because I hatet ordinary scarves so much.
Well, I wanted to learn how to knit (this was in the early 90ies) and a scarf was the perfect piece to start. I went to buy some wool and ended up with several balls of different coloured wool, started work and ended with a 3 metre long thing that I proudly wore because it was of course no ordinary skarf
At the age of 17, I decided that this thing wasn't hilarious enough, so I collected wool remnants, sorted them by colours and started to make a new skarf - now rainbow-coloured and 4 metres long. At that time, I developped a love for large felt hats and coats - which meant I pretty much looked like the fourth doctor, without even knowing it.
Oh ... and not to forget my dad's old suit that I loved to wear (and I still have it) - brown fabric with pinstripes ^^ - so many funny coincidents
In 1999 I went to London and I always have to laugh when I imagine, what might have happened if we stayed there in Winter - everyone surely would have mistaken me for a Doctor Who fan, and I would have had no clue what they where talking about
As I watched the fourt Doctor's episodes, I didn't realise at first, but I remember that I loved his clothes from the beginning. As I found my old skarves at my parent's I had to laugh really hard as I realised.
I wouldn't want to wear the old skarves any more, they are way too colourful, and I only wear black and a little bit of purple - at least if it comes to my everyday stuff.
So I went to buy some new wool, blew the dust off my knitting needles and started making a new skarf. And here we are. Of course, here in Germany, no one notices that the skarf and the hat are a reference to the Doctor because hardly anyone knows the series. And those who do, often know the new series, only, but I really hope that someone will notice some day - and yes, in winter I'm wearing a coat, a hat and my skarf
The rest of the clothes I wear on that picture are made by me as well, which includes a black shirt with tartan pattern, velvet breeches, a violet waistcoat and needlecord jacket with leather ellbow patches. The socks are purchased, as well as the brogues, of course
- and yes, this is no cosplay but some stuff I wear out in the streets
Picture is made by Marc Grimm - a very nice photographer who I infected with Doctor Who as well