Andy of the Prydonian Academy has, bless his ever-patient heart, just reminded me that, gawsh, we were intending to collaborate and put up a massive online archive of Doctor Who costuming pics, reference and recreation advice. We'd gotten as far as agreeing on who would do what, general site layout, pace of rolling out material, etc, etc, and then I got smacked with the Being A Supposed Adult bat and completely lost track of the whole thing. Oops!
We're talking again, the project is back online and this is your heads-up if you'd like to help!
I'm hoping to map the site out and code the essential pages over the holiday weekend. The site is going to be very, very simple because I believe in short load times and code that a complete stranger can understand and manage, in case Andy or I fall under a bus. My site at skaro.com gives you an idea of how simple I like to keep things.
I'll be creating a template page and instructions for subject-matter experts - I'm looking at you, honorarydoctor, etc - so they can easily share all their information and resources on a given costume and then pass the pre-filled page on to us for editing and uploading. If folks are willing to volunteer their time and brain cells, it could mean getting a lot more information onto the site a lot more quickly than previously anticipated.
If you'd like to help, let me know!
(The site will also include an "About the Contributors" page, so your efforts will not go unrecognized.)
I'll crosspost this to dw_cosplay once the site's skeleton is actually online and we're a bit more ready to accept user-generated content - with luck, in a week or so. This project has been languishing since Xmas, so it's time to get cracking.
Crafting a bit of HTML will suit me down to the ground. It's too bloody hot to sew and, even as the house gets packed up around me, the computer will be pretty much the last thing to be put away - and the first thing unpacked!