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Doctor Who Vespiform by alternatecoppa Doctor Who Vespiform by alternatecoppa
My main costume entry for this year's Gallifrey One Masquerade contest. Seeing as how I'm sort of stuck cosplaying the Tenth Doctor (dressing as another character makes me look like David Tennant dressed in their clothes) I decided to try adding a monster/creature from the episode "Unicorn and the Wasp."

While it looks like an ordinary wasp of gigantic proportions, the being is known as a Vespiform and can change it shape to a human form at will. Large as it is, my constructed version of this alien was still only about half the size that it appears in it's episode of Doctor Who.

My choice of scale was based on the fact that I would have transport this huge cosplay prop in my airplane luggage, disassembled, and then reassemble it in my hotel room in Los Angeles. The body breaks down into three pieces- the head, furry midsection, and lower thorax. The thorax length was the largest size my biggest suitcase could carry, hence the base form scale.

It was constructed much like my Avatar puppets using carpet foam patterned off the shapes I was able to draw off the Vespiform action figure from Character Options. The arms and antennae used a bendable wire wrapped in soft foam as their base which allowed them to be posed in multiple positions. The wings were constructed using techniques gleaned from other cosplayers who've made fairy wings and were constructed out of wire, cellophane, and vinyl. The whole thing was bolted into a PVC pipe skeleton which exited by body and then attached to my belt to ride on my waist. Thankfully, it was remarkably light-weight, which is what I was hoping for.

Photos by Scott Sebring :iconbatfriend: - Gallfrey One Con 2010
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:iconobliv-ian:
Obliv-ian Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
absolutely brilliant :)
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:iconichicora-uzumaki:
Ichicora-Uzumaki Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You look like a young David Tennant lol
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:iconmaxoverlord:
Maxoverlord Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There's... Something... On your BACK...
BBAHAHAHAHA sorry couldn't help it
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:iconspidey38:
spidey38 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are inspiringly  good at being the doctor and the Vespiform is fantastic
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:iconcaptnoodles:
CaptNoodles Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
omg he legitly looks like the doctor xD creepy  but awesome
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:iconthefirefox24:
TheFireFox24 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
this is really cool! You look a lot like the doctor in this. almost had me fooled for a second! But really good job!TARDIS - black
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:iconworgen:
Worgen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Even the Doctor has fallen victim to the Giant Asian Wasp. D:
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:iconalternatecoppa:
alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
LOL!
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:iconneva1212:
Neva1212 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
fucking perfect

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:iconrhodosthefoxwolf:
RhodosTheFoxwolf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS THING IS BOSS!
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:iconyuzuki-mizushima:
Yuzuki-Mizushima Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
YOU LOOK JUST LIKE THE DOCTOR!!!!!!
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:iconaskceilingitaly:
AskCeilingItaly Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Season 4 Episode 8!!
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:iconeverch:
Everch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know it's been said already, but... there's something on your back.
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:icondiblet:
Diblet Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
That would be so scary if I just glanced at it. XD I would be like "HOLY SHIT" and then "My god this is so awesome!
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:icontofusnow:
tofusnow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Photographer
Superb detail. This is absolutely amazing!
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:iconcmw83099:
cmw83099 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Wait this isn't David Tennant?!?
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:iconptpending:
PTPENDING Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
dude, you are a nut. I've been looking at your stuff for a while, and you rock.
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:iconshiloh96:
Shiloh96 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's something on your back!! [cit.]
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:iconmaxoverlord:
Maxoverlord Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I just wrote that joke too!

Werrrr
Sorry have we met?
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:iconshiloh96:
Shiloh96 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe we did in a different timeline...
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:iconmaxoverlord:
Maxoverlord Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm

Not that one time with the things...?
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:iconshiloh96:
Shiloh96 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly!  u.u
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:iconmaxoverlord:
Maxoverlord Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH THATS FANTASTIC! rememeber when that thing happened? with that one guy? that would have been hilarious except that it was scary too hha.
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:iconshiloh96:
Shiloh96 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just like everytime xD
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:iconicyandblaze:
IcyAndBlaze Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist
omfg 'das awesome
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:iconjustarandomcosplayer:
JustARandomCosplayer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Amazing !
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:iconstillgotlegs27:
StillGotLegs27 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Okay. That's spooky! :O You look so much like David!!! :D Amazing job! ^_^
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:iconspikedpsycho:
spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Yay Mayor Bee.
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:iconsnapcentino:
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Something about this suggests a Vespiform companion, maybe a youngling who attached him/herself to the Doctor after the hive was destroyed. Imagine the fans, staring in awed incomprehension as half the conversation is buzzing while the other half is timey-wimey jargon. I would scream.
I know you probably get this all the time, but I feel it needs to be said: your resemblance to Tennant is creepy.
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:iconmoonsloth:
moonsloth Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Writer
WASP!
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:iconfireflyandanon:
FireflyandAnon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"..What? Is there something on my back..?"
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:iconi-am-kira-i-am-god:
I-Am-Kira-I-Am-God Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah!! Amazing cosplay :D
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titelfe-art Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
absolutly awesome !
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:iconspaceout626:
Spaceout626 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely incredible.
There's something on your back....
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:iconteamgalaxy18:
TeamGalaxy18 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Wow you really do look like the tenth doctor. And great job on the Vespiform. Love it!
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:iconiltby:
ILTBY Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant
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:icondreamhunterzacky:
DreamhunterZacky Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
do you jump out of the episode..puppy eyes..so great..wow..
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:icontoshokanninja:
toshokanninja Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Writer
completely awesome! made me laugh out loud :-)
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:iconemishly:
Emishly Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are amazing. XD
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:iconacic1:
acic1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Loving this ! Scarily look like David !!
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:icondarkvengence25:
DarkVengence25 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
There are no worlds to express my love for this. Your hard effort is showing.
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:iconpetrichor14:
Petrichor14 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god that is so AWESOME!
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:iconphinbellavsferbnessa:
phinbellaVSferbnessa Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Gosh you do look like David Tennant!
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:iconmaxxor569:
maxxor569 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
sigh i'll get the bug spray.
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AXELFANGIRL8 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :omfg:
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:iconohduckzor:
ohduckzor Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
bahaha this is fantastic
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DoctorsPrettyBaby Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Were you by any chance at the 2011 Chicago Tardis? If so then I have a shot of you and your Vespiform. It went up on my face book page and my great niece squeed how much you do look like Tennant. Ever tried to put up a photo of yourself in cosplay on his FB? Great job with your vespiform and fantastic pose!
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alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Thanks so much! Yes that was me at Chicago Tardis :)
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ringorules Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
uuuuuuuuuuhm...... ARE you David Tennant? jk jk jk!!!! but... YOU'RE SO FRIGGIN CUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconsocuteplz:
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