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January 27th, 2014 233 comments

Costume Revealed! Peter Capaldi’s Era Officially Begins

Peter Capaldi’s era officially begins

The Doctor has a new look as Peter Capaldi’s era officially begins. In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in the costume that will define his time as the Twelfth Time Lord in one of TV’s biggest roles. Sporting 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.


Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: “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 for episode one of series 8 began earlier this month, after 10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first much-anticipated glimpse of Capaldi’s Doctor. Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, commented: “Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is officially recorded in history today with the unveiling of his new costume. It’s sharp, smart and stylish – The Twelfth Time Lord means business.”

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  • Anonymous

    April 14th, 2014 - 8:10pm

    The first doctor – William hartnell
    The second doctor – Patrick troughton
    The third doctor – John pertwee
    The forth doctor – tom baker
    The fifth doctor – peter Davison
    The sixth doctor – colin baker
    The seventh doctor – Sylvester McCoy
    The eight doctor – Paul McCann
    The war doctor (9th body ) – John hurt
    The ninth doctor (10th body)-christiphor eccelston
    The tenth doctor 1 ( 11th body) _ David Tennant
    The tenth doctor 2 ( 12th body)- David tennant
    The eleventh doctor (13th body) – matt smith
    The twelfth doctor ( 14th body) _ peter capaldi


    April 14th, 2014 - 8:42am


  • 123321

    March 8th, 2014 - 8:03pm

    I love the idea, but he’s missing the hting that stands him out? so David Tennant he had sneakers and a long trench coat that made him look smart but also a bit odd…Matt smith, he loves the bow ties and a nice suit, Tom Baker had an unusal large scarf. but then again I guess it’s also based on their personality, but yes he needs something to stand him out maybe a……hat…..or…yea just give him a hat:P

    • Ronnie

      March 16th, 2014 - 9:52am

      Yeah David Tennant just had that zing! With the accessories the twelfth just needs something and I think a hat would sound great

    • Reuben Roper

      April 30th, 2014 - 2:33pm

      A tie, or a chain necklace with the seal of Rassilon on it.

  • Anonymous

    March 1st, 2014 - 8:01pm

    i seen a comment say he needs a hat and i agree he dose

    • The Werian

      March 6th, 2014 - 12:48am

      I like the idea of a hat! I think a top hat would look nice, but it would be difficult to hold on to when they’re running (there’s always running).

    • anon

      March 6th, 2014 - 4:53pm

      Please no hat ever I love the new costume.

    • sammyboi101

      March 20th, 2014 - 6:11pm

      got to love the running!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • artistsurreal

    March 1st, 2014 - 11:06am

    Great costume … cant wait for the ‘fun’ to begin; and discover the new personality and quirks of the ‘reassembled’ Doctor and I am not too sure he needs a hat, though it would be great seeing him ‘choose’ a hat and discard it and or lose it saving the day … hat? yes/no/yes/no … no need, but it could get him into and out of situations/ trouble … oooops my imagination is running away with me; I’ll have to wait … Mr Peter Capaldi is a great choice; have fun Peter; we will

  • The Moffat Paradox

    February 27th, 2014 - 7:13pm

    During the Hiatus before we see Peter Capaldi settling in as the Tardis’s latest custodian I’ve been watching old episodes with all the previous Doctors of the classic era I’ve not seen before (or reconstructions where missing) on DailyMotion.

    Other than the Master/Rani isn’t it time we saw the Meddling Monk again? When last seen played by Peter Butterworth ,who became better known for the Carry On Films, in “The Daleks Master Plan” he was cursing the first Doctor for stealing his Tardis’s directional controls.

    “I’ll get you for this Doctor!! I’ll get you for this!!

    He’s in our timeline been threatening to do that for nearly as long as the series.

  • Anonymous

    February 27th, 2014 - 4:13pm

    the filming pics for sereis 8 have shown capaldi whereing a black shirt in stead of a white

    so is it addapting

    • the astronaut of death

      March 4th, 2014 - 4:08pm

      i saw that

  • GPA

    February 27th, 2014 - 2:40pm

    i wonder if he haas a new sonic screwdriver

    • sammyboi101

      March 22nd, 2014 - 11:27am

      I think he will!

  • GPA

    February 27th, 2014 - 2:40pm

    he needs a hat

    • Teresa

      March 6th, 2014 - 4:52pm

      I agree

    • Jessica

      March 24th, 2014 - 2:57am

      Hat would fall off. Snappy vest would do the trick.

    • Anonymous

      March 24th, 2014 - 8:17pm

      he could get a hat that stays on the head. and is well fitted.

      like a fez!

  • Anonymous

    February 27th, 2014 - 9:39am

    He needs a hat…

  • fish from space

    February 22nd, 2014 - 10:39pm

    just had a thought. if the doctor no longer dies at trenzalore, his grave isn’t there, thus clara couldn’t have jumped into his time stream, she wouldn’t have been in victorian london, [in fact she wouldn’t have saved the doctor from the dale asylum, but assuming he would’ve saved himself] the doctor then would not have gone looking for clara for her to be in the tardis etc. etc.


      February 23rd, 2014 - 7:51am

      Good point 😉

    • Obsie

      February 23rd, 2014 - 10:49am

      Wibbly, wobbly timey wimey; a difficult scenario for humans to understand.

    • the astronaut of death

      February 23rd, 2014 - 7:15pm

      He will probably go back

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