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Simple Doctor Who Costume: "I've Seen The Silents"

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Doctor Who is, of course, one of the most awesome programmes, notching up five decades on the screen so far.

Unfortunately, a lot of the really scary costumes are major, big-budget projects. Daleks and Cybermen are very cool, but lots of folk lack the time, money or just the space to build a major costume. 

One of the most impressive recent monsters are The Silence, but they're another big prosthetic project.

But...

What about somebody who has seen a Silent? Now, that's another proposition...
 
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Step 1: The context

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The thing about Silence is their effect on the memory - as soon as you look away from them, you don't just forget what they look like, you even forget you saw them.

The next time you see one, though, while you are looking at it, you remember what is going on.

At that point, the Doctor's companions started keeping a tally of how many Silence they see, writing it in the most obvious, un-loseable place they could;  their own skin.

Step 2: The actual Instructable...

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You need a pen.

Well, anything that will mark your skin will do - board marker, sharpie, ball point - but the best option is probably an eye liner pencil.

Up and down both arms, and on your face if you feel like it, mark groups of tally marks.

That's it. 

Costume done.

doodlecraft3 months ago

That's how I dressed up at my last Doctor Who party! :) Fun idea!

Kiteman (author)  doodlecraft3 months ago

Thanks!

dremmettbrown11 months ago
Oh I will...
dremmettbrown11 months ago
This is so cool... May just have to try this on the day of the doctor
Kiteman (author)  dremmettbrown11 months ago
Cool - post pictures if you do!
Honus11 months ago
Well that is just about the easiest/lowest budget costume ever! It would be interesting to see how many Whovians you would run into on Halloween...