Ace Jacket Cosplay

One of my other hobbies is I like to cosplay as ACE the Doctor Who companion played by Sophie Aldred from the 80’s who appeared with Sylvester McCoy the seventh doctor.

My husband started a blog to show all the progress of the jacket and the badges we are collecting and also that him and a friend are identifying the badges as they go. Please go and take a look at Making my ace costume at http://acecostume.blogspot.co.uk/

Last year (2013) I met Sophie Aldred for the second time at Sophie’s World in London and she signed the jacket for me.

2013-09-08 11.26.00 2013-09-08 11.25.23

I decided to embroider the Ace patch on the back of the jacket as I just had a temporary felted patch that my husband put on it.

2014-09-29 19.00.52 edit 2014-09-29 19.00.53 HDR-1 edit 2014-09-29 19.00.53 HDR-2 edit

 

It’s a little dark but here are the pics when I first started the patch, I used hessian with an embroidery hoop and an embroidery needle and then just started sewing with the red and white embroidery thread. I purchased these pieces from Beales department store.

Then the finished A.

2014-11-12 16.16.02 2014-11-12 16.15.52

I then finally attached it to the jacket.

2014-11-14 10.53.14 2014-11-14 10.53.14 HDR 2014-11-14 10.53.05 HDR 2014-11-14 10.53.04 2014-11-14 10.53.44 HDR 2014-11-14 10.53.44

 

For the C and E I kept the yellow felt as from the original I thought that the yellow wasn’t embroidered but I did embroider the edges of the C and E.

I had some shiny gold embroidery thread and from the original picture you can see that there is an edge that is a gold colour.  I embroidered the edges of the C and E.

2014-11-14 10.53.27 HDR 2014-11-14 10.53.26

I hope you like it as it took many hours to complete and I jabbed myself with the needle a few times.

I also recently visited the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff and in the gift shop they have patches and I purchased one and I have attached it to the jacket.

2014-11-14 10.54.15 2014-11-14 10.54.15 HDR 2014-11-14 10.54.06 2014-11-14 10.54.06 HDR

 

Since the last update on the ‘making my ace costume’ blog we have also added the whistle and the Ace Roofing Co patch.

2014-11-14 14.06.45 2014-09-13 10.54.06

 

Let me know if you like to cosplay too………

Happy Birthday Husband

2014-11-14 15.11.31 HDR 2014-11-14 15.11.18 HDR 2014-11-14 15.11.18 2014-11-14 15.11.30

 

I made this card for my husband for his birthday.

I used some themed paper from my collection, I used my musical symbol hole punch on the top and the bottom of the card, and I attached a felted heart and some thread onto the bottom of it as if it were a heart balloon. Then I finished by writing happy birthday and attached a husband sticker from an Anita’s outline sticker pack.

I hope he liked it :-)