[Convention] ‘Doctor Who’ Crafting & Costuming at Chicago TARDIS Offered Cosplay Ideas & Tips

Chicago Tardis Props

Chicago TARDIS 2023 was held over Thanksgiving weekend at the The Westin Chicago Lombard. This is a smaller convention dedicated to a single fandom, Doctor Who.

This convention was chock full of opportunity to improve your cosplay and crafting skills. There was a variety of props, accessories, and even robots on display. All forms of media – from foam to metal – were used in the creation; some from scraps, others from store purchased parts.

Whether you were interested in Daleks, masks, or props, the creators were more than happy to answer your questions and even guide you on how to create your own versions.

About Chicago TARDIS:

Chicago tardis logo

Chicago TARDIS, the Midwest’s largest Doctor Who event, brings together fans every Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the world’s longest-running science fiction television show. “By fans, for fans” is the convention model – organized by fans of Doctor Who, for fans of Doctor Who. Chicago TARDIS has dozens of volunteers that work hard to put the convention together each year.

Alien Entertainment, the company behind Chicago TARDIS, is a local small business dedicated to bringing you new and vintage toys, collectibles, apparel, accessories, and more – all from your favorite nerdy fandoms.  The showrunner and founder, Gene Smith, began Chicago TARDIS because of his love of and desire to connect with the community. Founded in 2000, the convention has been growing in scope every year, with attendance exploding as the show’s popularity in the United States has blossomed.


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