Romana in “Destiny of the Daleks”

Well, sort of. 😛

A brief intro for those who really only know post-2005 Doctor Who:  Romanadvoratrelundar (AKA Romana) is a Time Lady who traveled for a time as the Doctor’s companion.  Her first season was a season-long story arc, “The Key to Time,” and in that season, she was played by Mary Tamm.  However, she did not wish to return for the next season, as she felt that Romana’s character had no further need of growth.  (And her character evolution through that first season was definitely remarkable!)  But since Romana was a Time Lord, she could and did regenerate.  For Romana II (as she is usually called), they cast Lalla Ward, who had played a different role in the previous episode.  (Seriously.  In fact, when she regenerated (off screen), the Doctor became somewhat flustered, having no idea how Princess Astra could have gotten onto his TARDIS, but promising to take her home again right away.)  Despite wearing a couple of different outfits (and bodies) in the regeneration scene, Romana II spent most of her first adventure, “Destiny of the Daleks,” in a pink version of the Doctor’s outfit:

Image from "Tom Baker: The Official Site."  Click image to visit source.
Image from “Tom Baker: The Official Site.” Click image to visit source.

I wanted to dress my Blythe Romana in this outfit, or as near to it as I could come.  Easier said than done for someone who can’t sew. 😦  But I worked out a nice outfit that’s reminiscent of it:

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It would have been better if there had been a paler pink version of that coat, but it’s a really nice coat, isn’t it?  Sadly, the sleeves are small enough that I couldn’t have her wearing the shirt I bought to go under it while wearing the coat.  (It’s the shirt I showed Hangry wearing earlier.)  Etsy is surprisingly light on pink Blythe-sized trench coats.  (That’s a shock, huh?)  Anyway, the coat is by buttoncottage, the pants are by dollcat, and…


These very cool boots are by HelloCoolCat.  They’re not really the right type of boots for the outfit I wanted to recreate — the originals were more like pirate boots, you know? — but these are nice boots, and the right color (well, close to it, anyway) so I think I made the right call.

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Isn’t that cute?  It’s the little plastic box the boots came in.  I thought that was pretty nifty.

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to get this posted for a while now, so I just wanted to, well, get it posted. 😛

Oh, as you’ve probably guessed, I couldn’t find a suitable scarf, and substituted a ribbon. 😛

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