I stood no chance of getting the frock coat equivalent made, but it was so hot that I was glad about that.
I need to paint the bullet shaped part of my sonic with red enamel paint, but still got some appreciation from other fans. It's a solid heavy piece of skilled work - turned rather than cast. So, here I am ... though I'm sure 99.9% of those there had zero clue what my costume was but I made it for me & not them. Also I am even more of a McGann fangirl than I was before. What a charming man. Most of the Who guests complimented me on my costume - it must be something about a well fitting corset.
Daphne Ashbrook told me I was beautiful, and even included that in her autograph for me ... which was lovely to hear (even if my inner voice says that I'm gilded, stout mutton).
And if you weren't sure, it's a femme version of the 8th Doctor. I only let myself buy brocade, and it's nothing like the screen accurate fabric.
The reason my lacing cord is wrapped to the front is that it originally wasn't but I made it half way along my street & it came undone. Eeeek, had to try to fix it asap, and after that I didn't trust it to stay tied properly behind me.
Stash used 10.5m (with more to be used in the jacket), and 1m brocade bought & used)