Monday, October 31, 2011

Doctor Who Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!  I conclude my two week Halloween manicure marathon with the actual design I wore for with my costume...Doctor Who Galaxy nails complete with the TARDIS and Dalek accents.  I was Kiss-a-gram Amy Pond for the weekend, and though not many people knew who I was supposed to be, every once and awhile we would run into another Doctor Who character, or a fan that would recognize Amy, and it made it all worth it.

The Doctor, Amy, and Rose Tyler
The real Amy

Doctor Who, for those that don't know, is a British sci-fi television show about an alien called the Doctor  who travels through space and time in a blue police box called the TARDIS.  He brings along human companions to share his adventures with, and frequently meets important historical figures along the way.  He is technically a 400 year old Time Lord who can regenerate himself to avoid death, so he has been played by eleven different actors since the show's premiere in the 1960's.  But that is just the bare bones of the show's plot, it is so much more than that.  It is everything you want in a sci-fi show and more.  There is heart, humor, and truly gripping twists of conventional story telling.  It's too complex to put into words...those who have watched the show know what I'm talking about, and those that haven't should do themselves a favor and take the plunge...start with the David Tennant seasons, then the current Matt Smith era, and then go back and watch Christopher Eccleston's season.  After that, if you are still in need of more Doctor, you can pick and chose your classic Doctor's as you see fit.

River Song, Rory, The Doctor, and Amy Pond
My favorite Doctor and companion are David Tennant and Billy Piper as Rose Tyler, but I do love Matt Smith's Eleven, and both Amy and Rory.  The only thing holding them back in my mind is the general convulsion and confusing nature the new show runner (Stephen Moffat) has brought with him to their seasons.  I wasn't always completely behind Russell T. Davies' writing, but I was much more enamored with the show back when Tennant was at the helm (err...TARDIS I suppose).

Either way, I adore everything that has to do with this incredible television franchise, and I was happy to be able to pay just a little bit of tribute to it.

Dalek nails...EXTERMINATE!

To create these galaxy nails I started with solid black nails (Finger Paints Black Expressionism), then I sponged on China Glaze White on White.  I then went over that with China Glaze Solar Power.  I sponged just a touch of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Presto Pink to the edges of the nebula designs, and then finished with a sponging of OPI Dating a Royal around the edges to soften the look.  I then put a thin dusting of a Pure Ice glitter and added white stars with a pin and dotting tool.

The TARDIS nail was made using a base of OPI Dating a Royal and Sally Hansen nail art pens in black and white.  The Dalek was a base of Nicole by OPI Not a Gold Bigger and dots of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Bronze Ablaze.

Dang...all of this Doctor Who talk is making me want to go back and watch my favorite parts again (hello end of Doomsday...that scene still makes me cry).

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE these. :-) I need to start growing out my nails so I can do cool designs like you. Any suggestions for us nail biters?


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