Last weekend during the Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey I thought it would be fun to cosplay a lesser known time traveler, Professor Paradox. I figured there’d be plenty of Doctor Who’s, particularly since the tenth doctor had a steampunk flavored TARDIS bridge. David Tennant (the tenth Doctor) was my first Doctor Who, and I’ll always have a soft spot for his portrayal of the character; but I thought it might be fun to show up as a different anachronistic character. I chose Professor Paradox from the Ben 10 series on Cartoon Network. Paradox is a bit more diesel punk, but the later Ben 10 series had him appear as an intentionally (hang a lantern in the dialogue) steampunk time-farer. The first theme was simpler and looked like a real scientist, so I chose to assemble that version. I trimmed out the safety goggles with a little brass to steampunk it a bit, and that’s about the only difference.
I present the source character below as an example.