Goodbye, bow tie! Sayonara, fez. The Twelfth Doctor’s costume has officially been revealed, and it looks like Peter Capaldi is gearing up for war!
On Doctor Who, the Doctor’s costume has always been a crucial part of his identity on the show. From David Tennant’s sand shoes to Matt Smith‘s beloved bow tie, the Doctor isn’t the Doctor until he debuts his wardrobe.
‘Doctor Who’ Twelfth Doctor Costume, Revealed
Doesn’t he look fly? Peter opted to ditch the modern trends that were oh-so-adored by his modern predecessors, opting for “a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden,” the BBC says on their official site.
“He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past,” Peter says. “Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 percent Rebel Time Lord.”
It’s definitely a new look for the Doctor, as the last three incarnations of the character have fully embraced modern clothing — Christopher Eccleston even sported a leather jacket! It seems like they’re going for a sharp, classic look that will take the attention away from the costume and direct it straight toward the actions of the Doctor himself.
“New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes,” the show’s EP Stephen Moffat added. “Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over — Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”
What do you think, fellow Whovians? Are you a fan of the new look, or would it be better with some sand shoes, a leather jacket, and heck … even a fez?
— Shaunna Murphy