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Doctor's Caution by alternatecoppa Doctor's Caution by alternatecoppa
If you cosplay, you're likely to find photos of yourself online after a convention. In some you'll look just awful and wish they had never been taken let alone posted on the web. Others however you'll like so much you'll deeply regret that they weren't taken in a better location that supported a character-themed backdrop instead of just a bland hotel lobby.

Such was the case with photo I found of myself on Flickr taken by ThetaSigma: [link]

Not only did I really like the pose I managed to strike it was also expertly taken in such a way as to remain crisp & clear; something the day-glow orange of the suit doesn't always allow. I just wished it been taken down a moody, Who-themed corridor! So why not "make it so?" (Wait that's a Star Trek line isn't it?)

After buying a corridor image from iStockphoto & just playing around for a few minutes in Photoshop I think I managed some pretty good results and gained a renewed faith that generic convention-setting photographs, if shot well, can be manipulated into the kind of themed-portrait you're looking for.

I uploaded a set of progression steps from my Photoshop sessions to my scraps if you want to take a look at the process from start to finish: [link]

I know it's getting to be overkill on all the Doctor Who pics at this point but this one struck me as having come out really well, took only 20 minutes of leisure time to make, and it seemed like a fun way to commemorate my "Best in Show" win for this costume.

Check out the rest of ThetaSigma's Photography on his Flickr account here: [link]
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:iconthatonereallytallguy:
thatOneReallyTallGuy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I can not thank you enough for the detail you put on here and other blogs. I used your waters of mars suit for reference when making my own (first cosplay I ever made too) and your stuff is super helpful. Your cosplay's are always spot on mate. I'm really gosh darned impress. Keep at it!
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alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thanks so much! I'm glad the info was useful :)
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murphyrachelp Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
the bug eyes... yeaah
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JetTheHawk98 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Kinda Looks like Dave Bowman From Space Oddessey XD
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:iconreborn-atheist:
Reborn-atheist Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work on getting the hair to blend! That's always the most difficult part for me.
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:iconconfusedsoami:
ConfusedSoAmI Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing! Of course I'm a novice cosplayer but I've always loved all of your cosplays!
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:iconrain-and-sunshine:
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
that is an amazing costume. and your expression is perfect. wonderful!
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StarlightWhispers Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoaa, you photoshopped this? That's amazing.
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:iconkiryuuyuuki-chan:
KiryuuYuuki-chan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Can I please have some of your epicness?
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ZakkVanBurace Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
OMG.... I'm just speechless... this is perfect!! <3
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:icontz-solo:
TZ-Solo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student General Artist
ROCK! Love it! =D
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ezekial666 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
what...how...hax D:
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LoveLoveLace Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can't believe how much you resemble tennant you lucky, lucky man. I love the editing in this photo! The colors really make it come to life!! And just as always, lovely work C:
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alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thanks so much! I'm already itching to start editing some 'future' photos ;)
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LoveLoveLace Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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TempusPraegnansNovae Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Awesome, man... damn. AWESOME.
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Lari--Chan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Love it so much! Thanks again for your help :)
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:iconalternatecoppa:
alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
You're very welcome and thank you. I heard through the grapevine we have your keen thrift shop eye to credit for first stumbling on a certain pair of mythical trousers. ;)
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igcreator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
very cool yo! coulda fooled me! For a second I actually thought "damn, did they actually find a way into the service corridors of the hotel to take this?" (from where I've worked in many a hotel, it's not entirely IMpossible to find a way in there, it's just well, inconsiderate, but yeah!)
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alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Oh I know! I tried to get access to a hotel boiler room one time just for that purpose but nothing doin'. LOL
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ariasakurae Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Fantastic :D
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orinocou Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, that's nicely done. I wouldn't have known it was a photo manipulation if you hadn't said so. And the photo was taken at this year's Chicago TARDIS! I remember meeting you there!
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alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
How cool! I hope you had a great time, I know I did :)
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ToxicAlice92 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
MY GOD. You look just like Tennant. :blowkiss:
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LabyrinthLadyLover Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh really good!
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twilight-woods Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
This is a good shop, though the lighting on you and the lighting in the corridor don't entirely mesh.
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evangelian007 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
When I first saw this I thought you were cosplaying as Neil Armstrong.
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:iconalternatecoppa:
alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
It actually is exactly the same kind of "Pumpkin" Space Suit real astronauts wear with only very minor differences :nod:
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x-Pleiades-x Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
That`s awsume! You`re on my list of cosplayers I want to meet in real life :DD *feels like a stalker hahah*
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AZenTrefle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Fantastic doctor :)
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are such a good Ten :)
and the manip is really cool! Great job!
Hopefully ill see you agian at GAlly this year! :)
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alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Yep I'll be there! See you soon :)
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aoifasd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Of coruse sweetie! ;) (with my best imitation of River's voice)
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HouseofDoom Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, this looks really good!
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:iconalternatecoppa:
alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Thanks! For a moment I thought your "...because I said so" sig was part of the message at first and was like, "absolutely!" :XD:
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HouseofDoom Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student General Artist
HAAAAhaha.:giggle: That's the general idea.
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KiRaToYa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Oh hey! I remember you! I also remember you posing for this! Again, great costume man, you look fantastic!
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:iconalternatecoppa:
alternatecoppa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Thanks so much! Hope you had a great time at the con too :)
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:iconkiratoya:
KiRaToYa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
I did! Too bad I didn't get to see you win the overall! I'm sure it was awesome though
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ThatsMyAlibi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make for a really fantastic doctor!!
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