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

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

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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.

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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.

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I then finally attached it to the jacket.

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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.

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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.

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

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


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