11.23.2013

Doctor Who 50th

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As many of you may know, this weekend the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who was celebrated with a special episode aired around the world. The local historic Kiggins Theatre, served as the venue for a celebration event organized by Chelsea, the fabulous lady pictured below. We followed each other on Instagram, but had never properly met since perhaps the showing of the Christmas episode last year, but seeing as how the community in town is small, and we share the same interests, we were bound to get together sometime! 

I finally officially met her the day before, when Ruth and I offered to help set up the odds and ends of the event. It was a fun day of hanging out around the old theatre, and talking to new people, and the more time I spent rolling posters and writing "Bad Wolf" on the sidewalk, the more excited I got. 

The celebration started Saturday morning, and when we arrived the line was wrapped around the block, so many people dressed up, and waiting in the freezing cold. Obviously we have some dedicated Doctor Who fans in town. 

The place was packed from the get go, and Chelsea had set up Dalek pinatas, pin the face on Cassandra, themed refreshments, door prizes, and a costume contest, to name a few. 

I stole some of Sams clothes and went with a Captain Jack Harkness cosplay, and Ruth made a sparkly felt skirt with the tardis and a rose stitched on, and we decided she was "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey". 

Though honestly, I think my absolute favorite part of the celebration was seeing so many children really excited about it. Sometimes I forget it's a kids show at heart, and loved being reminded to sit back and enjoy the magical whimsy of it all. 

Hope you all have a nice weekend! 

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25 comments:

Charmaine Sylvia said...

Looks like you had a blast, I have yet to see this show but after hearing its been around for 50 years I just gotta watch it now haha

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Laura Lee said...

Wow, love all the great outfits...my children and I can't wait to see the new special!

Kristian said...

I love seeing all the creativity of the fans- and fans of all ages! So special.

I was so excited for this episode! It is such fun!

Helen Le Caplain said...

Everyone looks amazing - love your David Tennant take on the outfit and love that circle skirt with the tardis on - very cool!

anneke said...

That looks awesome! I went over to a friend's place to watch it and we had a blast as well!

Seams2Be said...

I've been following your blog for awhile now and absolutely love your style and your blog. My seventeen year old daughter has been trying her hand at vintage style because of you. I'm commenting because we are huge Doctor Who fans. I was very excited to see you are as well. Hope you enjoyed the 50th special. Looks like a great venue to watch it. Love all the cosplays. Thank you for sharing your window on the world.

Sarah DeLicatease said...

Looks so much fun!! I love Doctor Who! And a BIG YAY for Captain Jack Harkness!! John Barrowman's my favourite :)

Helen Mae said...

Great set of photos and I love both your outfits. Everyone in these pictures has put so much effort in; I really think it speaks for how much people love the show.

Jessica Cangiano said...

That really looks like a smashing blast! I agree, it's awesome to see so many youngsters head-over-heels with a classic, super fun show like Dr. Who. It's cool to think how some of them maybe be third generation fans at this point after five decades of The Doctor.

♥ Jessica

Historically Vintage said...

These pictures are great! I'm taking my son tomorrow night in NY.

Heidi Dewhirst said...

Wow, Solanah, you look very cool as Captain Jack! Happy 50th Dr. Who! I'm so glad it's so popular over the pond :)x

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love these pictures!

Cristina said...

This is amazing! I decided to stay home to watch, but I kept getting updates from friends at screenings. I love the Whovians. ♥

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sweet harvest moon said...

AWESOME! I watched it with my family saturday evening :)

Kellie said...

Ooohh my goodness, I would have driven all day to attend this:) Wow! The costumes are phenomenal... your cosplay is completely perfect!

This delightful post completely made my day - thanks so much for sharing.
Oh, and one of my favorite blogs just got ten times better, knowing the author is a fellow Whovian.
Fantastic!!
--K
Accordion to Kellie

Katie Bedlow said...

Everyone made such a fantastic effort!! It was a great episode!
Katie

Claire Cooper said...

I just watched the episode. I love dr who.

justicepirate.com said...

Adorable that there was a gathering to see it. I loved the Tom Baker (Doctor #4) appearance in it because he was always my favorite as a child. It was such a strange episode to me though!!!!
+Victoria+

Veronica Chloe said...

I wasn't able to go see it in theaters, so I'm dying to see it!! I really can't wait!

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Alesha // Old-fashioned Whimsy said...

Looks like you had a smashing time! I love Doctor Who and have been excited for this milestone for months! I was too busy to plan anything big for the 50th but some friends and I were able to get together. The episode was so clever and definitely paid homage to previous Doctors and the show itself, having been around for so long. It was brilliant!

It's amazing to see how Doctor Who can bring so many people together. All across the globe, all excited for the same thing, some being second and third generation fans of the show. It's something very special and makes you proud to be a part of it.

xoxo, Alesha
www.oldfashionedwhimsy.blogspot.com

mags said...

And what a great show it was, so miss David tennant though, best Dr ever.

tubby3pug said...

super cute! Dr who is so much fun

kate

Danielle Hinton said...

What a WONDERFUL event! I'm a little jealous (although I did watch the 50th from my cozy couch with a big pot of tea in my tardis teapot ;) It was amazing <3

Rebecca said...

Looks like so much fun! I'm a MASSIVE Doctor Who fan! xx

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