Cosplay Tutorial: Amy Pond "The Impossible Astronaut"
This was another blessedly easy cosplay brought on for A-Kon 2011 when I was six months pregnant. You can see my Amy from "The Beast Below" tutorial here if you're interested in that too. The main items to find in this case are cropped pants and a flannel shirt. I had the cropped jeans already amongst my maternity wear, and I got a flannel shirt (I wasn't able to find a three quarter sleeve like Amy's, so I rolled up the sleeves of a regular one) in the men's section of a resale shop.
Then you start writing on your arms. Hash marks everywhere. I had them on my neck, arms, anything that was visible. I also put a pen on a string like Amy's (washable marker in my case) and held it to the string with masking tape. Yes, this was a high class operation. That let me add to the marks when I got bored or I washed my hadns and things started to fade.
As you can see, by the end of the day, the costume had worked so well, I'd even found a couple of Doctors. GERONIMO!