Cosplay Couture Tenth Doctor

From the archives October 2013:

A Cosplay Couture interpretation of the Tenth Doctor

Costume (tailored pre-existing suit) and styling by Courtney Coulson   

Photography by Luke Milton

Shot around a graveyard in Nedlands

This was our first exploration into Cosplay Couture, therefore the costume is accurate as I had worn it for a while as a normal cosplay. The reinterpretation all came down to presentation and style. Wedge heels, make-up and hair, oh yes the hair. To me that’s 10’s signature, it had such a presence and we really wanted to play around with it.

The earrings are symbolic, the roses, well they’re a reference to a certain companion obviously and the chain of rings are reminiscent of Gallifreyian font. as well as the general look of 10’s TARDIS.

Also 3D glasses make great accessories!

-Courtney Coulson

Our first location shoot ever and filled with happy accidents. The very English-looking doorway featured prominently here was actually discovered while sheltering from the rain but it provides a wonderful backdrop for bringing out the Doctor’s colours. My favourite thing is by far the hair though, which quickly became a character of its own.

-Luke Milton

Detroit Become Human: RA9

The android uprising in Detroit was a stunning and unprecedented event that shocked the world, but not everything is as it appears to be. Return to where the story really began and unravel the mystery of RA9. Follow the friendship between Elijah Kamski and Carl Manfred, see alternate pathways for the main protagonists as Markus questions what he really is, Connor becomes a manipulative machine, and Kara protects a human Alice.

An alternate retelling and expansion of the events of Detroit Become Human with an emphasis on realistic AI.

Read the story here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/25360276/chapters/61490368

The Body Electric

Set nearly a decade after the conclusion of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Body Electric is a fanfiction that explores an alternate reality in which Data adopted Timothy, the boy left orphaned after the tragic accident on the S.S.Vico. Timothy has long since moved beyond the traumas of his past and has just graduated from Starfleet Academy, but his first away mission ends in a devastating encounter with the Borg. However everything is not as it seems and what Data uncovers will change life on the Enterprise forever.

Read the story here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/24398101/chapters/58853530

Between Gods and Beasts

Between Gods and Beasts is a fanfiction that was the result of an extended practice of lucid dreaming. This story is a Divine Comedy-esque exploration of the world of Ridley Scott’s Alien prequels and a morality tale of the dangers of fan devotion.

Written between 2019-2020

View the story here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/18192500/chapters/43033124

Related artwork:

Cosplay Couture Sherlock

From the archives, October 2013

A cosplay couture interpretation of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes
Costume (coat and hat) and styling by Courtney Coulson
Photography by Luke Milton

Translating the BBC Sherlock Holmes into a fashion interpretation was surprisingly easy, it’s such a beautiful and iconic costume to begin with. The coat remains relatively unchanged from the original as does the scarf and purple shirt, though they are made of finer quality materials.All I really had to do was add the leather pants and boots to give it more of an edge.

As for hair and make-up, I made my hair as fluffy as possible, though mine is shorter than Benedicts’, the make-up was fun because Benedict’s face has a lot to draw from. I emphasised my cheeks and my upper lip and eyes and yet kept it subtle to maintain an androgynous look.

We shot in various parts of the city of Perth, most of the locations were lucky discoveries, amazing what you can find when you just wander around.

-Courtney Coulson

This shoot was all about exploring the city and poking around all the back alleys that we’d normally quickly walk past. We were focused on a very urban feel, but then it was nice to veer into the more serene setting of the church steps as well. This was the first time shooting while a lot of other people were around but it’s amazing how comfortable you feel and how much you can get away with while brandishing a camera.

I had no other equipment other than the camera itself so shooting on the exposed rooftop was especially challenging with all that direct sunlight. This was definitely a baptism of fire.

-Luke Milton

Covenant Minute 32

In which I am joined by Curtis Bloes of Time Bandits Minute to discuss novelisations, and just what exactly is a “sound”?

Find Curtis here:

https://www.facebook.com/TimeBanditsMinute

Citations 

Spoiler study enjoyment. (2011, August 11). The Mary Sue. https://www.themarysue.com/spoilers-study/

Find my old podcast The Book Was Better here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrmJufJdpkvrHzQFZBU2NbFRkJyd7YkyM

Alien Day Special 2022 (no soundtrack version)

Happy Alien Day 2022, and happy ten year anniversary to Prometheus. Enjoy my audio commentary for the film in which I gush about how beautiful it is, continually compare it to 2001: A Space Odyssey,  go on a surprisingly personal journey with this film and of course, delve into AI and philosophy.

*This version of the commentary is just my narration to be paired with the movie.