Doctor Who Accessories
Geek Girl Princess Nightmare
makes and sells these beautiful Doctor Who accessories! Here's what she said about them...
"I always loved doing accessories, I find there is so much detail and so many interesting things to do with them. Right before I went to NYCC this year I was a little bit sick of the same costumes and the same stuff so I decided I wanted to make something special and present it as a preorder item at the convention. I decided to do a little hat. I went back and forth a few times on what I wanted this little hat to be, I knew I wanted to work with crystals, I have always loved working with Swarovski crystal. I went back and forth a lot on the 'something iconic' about it. I read a lot and play a lot of games and there are endless amounts of ideas I had but when I really thought about it, the icon I felt that people recognize and maybe even love the most is the TARDIS. So I made the TARDIS hat. I had a lot of questions about matching accessories so I decided it was time that this is where I wanted to take my company, Princess Nightmare, into accessories (which is actually where I started out). From there I decided to stick with the TARDIS as my inspiration and create four pair of shoes. My favorite pair are the blue ones that say Police Box up the side with the windows at the toes, but I also did blue ones to match the window hat as well, and a pair of black as a mimic of the actual sign on the top of the TARDIS. If these do succeed I will absolutely be branching out into all different geek-styles of Swarovski crystal shoes.
To explain more about the materials and process. I use Swarovski crystal-a lot of times people assume all crystals are Swarovski, which they are not, Swarovski represents a brand and a quality that give a certain sparkle and shine. I get my crystals directly from the company, that way I can guarantee that what I am selling is Swarovski. Some of the shoes also feature a custom made 'Police Box' ribbon. These are not fast projects, there is a lot of work involved, a lot of hours, and a lot of precision work, which for me is a lot of fun :-) The crystals are, however, very expensive, therefore the prices of the shoes range from $150-$300.
I have had a lot of questions as to why I only work with high heels not flats or sneakers. My first answer is about sneakers. They have a porous surface which means the glue does not take properly and they will not last. The second is about flats. Flats do not give the room for detailed work. There is only a little bit of space at the toe and the heel and the designs do not fit properly and do not look right, nor do I think it is really worth people's money to buy $150-$200 flats, if a flat is a shoe to be worn every day the crystal work will indeed hold but eventually the shoe will not.
Because of these reasons, I have chosen high heels, shoes to be worn for occasions, to stand out, perhaps to wear to a wedding when your little black dress is nondescript your shoes can scream what you love, or to a party to stand out, crystals sparkle-they are always noticed! Or maybe even to a convention on a day where getting into full costume isn't worth it but you want something to still represent what you love or are a part of.
I do hope that you all enjoy these as much as I do, and spread the word! If these do well, then I can move on into other fandoms to include icons from books, games, maybe some steampunk and more stuff that we all love!! I have so many ideas ready to go, perhaps even some Limited Edition shoes along the way, as a brand new start to The Princess Nightmare.
These shoes (and the matching hat as well as some other hats) are for sale on Etsy and for updates on where this goes and what may come next you can visit my facebook. :-)"
Doctor Who Accessories for sale on Etsy
Shoes/Hat/Model: Geek Girl Princess Nightmare
Photographers: shoe photos by Ulvid Osis & costume photos by HSL Photography
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November 22 2013