1: Hair – Blonde, straight, centre-parted, no bangs, collar-bone length.
2: Jacket – deep purple leather windcheater with elasticated cuffs and a zip-up front. Waist length.
3: Top - deep pink sweater, scoop-necked and long enough to pop out of the bottom of the jacket to keep your bum warm.
4: Trousers – black. Straight legged or boot cut. Something a bit swishy around the ankle, is what we’re after here.
5: Shoes – black and shiny, round-toed and ready for running about it. Let’s not go mad with the heels.
6: Accessories – well apart from the massive Dalek-shooting gun, everything else is pretty minimal. No necklace or rings, some gold hooped earrings which remain tucked behind the hair. Warrior Rose keeps things simple.
And if all of this seems a bit obvious, you can always copy the Union Flag T-shirt look (with attendant ringlets) in the photo at the top.
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Sigh. I know I shouldn’t expect the Doctor Who Tumblr not to reinforce bullshit about how to cosplay, but…
That list might as well say: 1 - Be White.
I’d kind of love to see a whole bunch of women of color enter as Rose. Of course, it would probably start a shitstorm of ignorant assholes commenting that they should cosplay as Martha instead of Rose.
But then, I desperately want to see, say, a female South Asian Doctor. And we never will.