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My Doctor Who Dalek Dress

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I made this ages ago for the 50th anniversary and I've been meaning to make instructions on it, so here they are - my dalek dress. 
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You will need :

For the dress

-1 dress
-Black felt (I think I used about 1/2 metre)
- 12 polystyrene balls
- Basic sewing kit
- Packing tape
- Black acrylic paint
- Multi bond glue
For the accessories
- Plastic headband
- An egg carton 
- A plunger
- A paint roller
 
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Step 1: Choosing the dress

I bought my dress for $6 or something from an op shop (second hand store).. so you really don't need to splash out for it. Mine is a synthetic floaty material over a silky lining.. it's good to have a dress with two layers but it shouldn't matter to much. Mine had these hideous sleeves that I cut off- The only real specifications for the dress are - no frilly bits on the front and no patterns.. You can have fun finding a cool colour because daleks come in just about every colour :)

Step 2: Felt details

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You may not have noticed, but at the tops of the daleks they have this grill thing, which I did by sewing on these rectangles of felt onto the top. The measurements of the rectangles will depend on the size of your dress, but if you have two in the centre and four on the outsides that are about a third of the size, that should be good :) Use some black thread to sew it on.. I hand sewed it because I suck at using a sewing machine, but if you want to, go for your life! Also I've heard that you can buy stick on felt or something like that? Well, if that actually exists that would work as well. 
altomic5 months ago

hey, nice dress.

to attach the balls get thin plastic discs (cut from milk gallon jugs) the same diameter.

put balls on the outside of the dress, discs on the inside of the dress. pin them in place and then staple gun from the inside of the dress.

dalektable (author)  altomic5 months ago

Thank you so much, this is such a good idea!

kretzlord1 month ago

I think I saw you as a mug at 1/2 price books :) Great job, Who For Life!

asaldivar44 months ago
Increíble! spanish congratulation.
Tardis_Girl5 months ago

this is really thank you

dalektable (author)  Tardis_Girl5 months ago

No problem! :)

jhaskins25 months ago
Love it.
ThomasCB215 months ago
A true whovian!
gsaxon5 months ago
EPIC win!
milkdud555 months ago
Pretty cool
dalektable (author)  milkdud555 months ago
Thanks!
RossTheGreat5 months ago
I see what you did there! I heartily approve of creative usernames.
dalektable (author)  RossTheGreat5 months ago
Thank you :)
RossTheGreat5 months ago
Dress is cool too, but I'm a guy, sooooo....
Mielameri5 months ago
Awesome! And I love the tips at the end
dalektable (author)  Mielameri5 months ago

Yay I'm glad you liked it! x

jessyratfink5 months ago
Both the dress and your username are BRILLIANT :D
dalektable (author)  jessyratfink5 months ago

Thank you so much <3 x