We’ve only just said goodbye to Matt Smith and we’re still over half a year away from the first full episode featuring the Twelfth (or Fourteenth, depending on how pedantic you are) Doctor, Peter Capaldi, but we now have our first glimpse at what his costume will be and… it’s pretty awesome.
He’s wearing a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining (a bit like Jon Pertwee’s cape in his first season in 1970), blue trousers, blue vest, white shirt, and black Dr. Martens in a look created by costume designer Howard Burden.
From the official press release, here’s what Capaldi and executive producer Steven Moffat have to say about the outfit:
“He’s woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: “New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”
Filming of the new Doctor’s first episode began earlier this month, and Moffat has promised us 12 or 13 uninterrupted weeks of Doctor Who, so it looks like Autumn will be all about Capaldi. I, for one, think if I were ever going to cosplay (which is very unlikely), this would be the one I’d do because, damn. Would you dress up as this Doctor? How does it compare to his other costumes? Leave us notes like it’s study hall.
For Dan Casey’s commentary on the costume check out this episode of Nerdist News: