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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.

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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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233 comments

  • The Other

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:17pm

    WOW!! 😀
    At last, and I need something to cheer me up, since I’m ill 🙁
    It suits him perfectly, and it’s like Pertwee (My joint 2nd/3rd favourite Doctor) reincarnated!! 😀
    Once again, I’m cetain Capaldi will be a great Doctor!
    😀 😀 😀

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    • TC200

      January 28th, 2014 - 4:03pm

      get well soon

  • starshipalaska

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:14pm

    I’m thinking its too similar to Matt’s last outfit. I mean is the 12th Doctor really gonna be like “Ooh these clothes will never do I need something much better!”, and then settle for that when it looks practically the same?

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  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:54pm

    CB should have waited and made this as well as the otheres.

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    • 100000BC

      January 27th, 2014 - 9:11pm

      Still could; they had to show something for the toy fair and they only showed 10 figures, whereas recently there has been 11 or 12 per series. They could have had an early glimpse at the costume and already started work on the prototypes.

    • 100000BC

      January 27th, 2014 - 9:11pm

      AND, there’s always the unannounced figures released in the TARDIS set…

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      January 27th, 2014 - 9:44pm

      Yeah. Even if it’s a super rare, which is unlikely, it would still be nice.

  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:53pm

    I hope they find a slow-paced and inventive way for him to find it, like Matt did. Sometimes, like Tom and Sylvester, they just ‘happened’ to stumble across a costume that they kept.

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  • Dalek the Supreme

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:52pm

    It’s…not bad, but I think a longer jacket would have suited him better. As it stands, it looks like someone took the ruffles off of Jon Pertwee’s costume. It doesn’t look bad, in fact, I think it looks pretty good, but I just can’t help but feel it’s missing something, like a hat or a longer jacket.

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    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 28th, 2014 - 1:46am

      Actually, the more I look at this costume and think about it, the more I like it. Matt Smith’s costumes were whimsical and out-of-this-world eccentric, like Tom Baker. It’s nice to go back to something, while still being eccentric and Doctor-y, could still be normal and blend into the background.

  • Sebatron

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:51pm

    Love it! Should be easy to make in lego! 🙂

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  • Tardisbob

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:44pm

    I wear dr martens now dr martens are cool

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  • The Big Friendly Button

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:39pm

    Very nice but I do have to agree with booboo that there is something missing.

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  • greyzinychimp

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:39pm

    i’m not sure

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    • Obsie

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:40pm

      Why?

  • thedaleksdeath

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:35pm

    WOW! Very Pertwee! It has the frilly shirt the reed under his coat but he would look good with a black top hat, cane and a cravat!

    What do you think of my suggestions?

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    • thedaleksdeath

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:35pm

      Red*

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:47pm

      “No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord.” – Peter Capaldi

    • thedaleksdeath

      January 28th, 2014 - 6:37pm

      Yes just realised that. But if you look closely it does look like frills but obviously just a crease

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:34pm

    have to admit not that mad on it, but i think it will suit the character well. part of me thinks he should’ve had 11’s purple coat and that 11 should’ve kept the tweed, but i think this will be good for Capaldi

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  • Anonymous

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:32pm

    It’s a cross between the skinhead fashion (the real skinheads, not those that became part of right wing movements) with the crombie and DM and the Mod fashion with the buttoned collar and V neck jumper/cardigan. I like it.

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  • Anonymous

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:21pm

    Love the DMs.

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  • matt9982

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:19pm

    I think he needs a little pin badge or something… But anyway looks great! 🙂

    I have a feeling the Capaldi Era may even become the best! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  • The TARDIS

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:11pm

    Brilliant, I love it. It just feels like it needs an extra something… Fells like anyone could be wearing it whilst walking through the streets, needs something to set it apart. Hat, tie, cravat, pocket watch, anything… just a little more… Doctorishness.

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    • 100000BC

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:14pm

      It is a fact that every Doctor so far has worn a tie, bow tie, cravat or celery at some point.

    • Anonymous

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:20pm

      Fifth doctor was open neck shirt

    • Connor Kelly

      January 28th, 2014 - 6:52pm

      What about the ninth Doctor?

    • 100000BC

      January 28th, 2014 - 10:51pm

      Cravat on the pictures Clive shows to Rose in “Rose” [of the Titanic, etc.]; still counts.

  • 100000BC

    January 27th, 2014 - 8:07pm

    It looks like he needs a sonic, cape, coat or other kind of extra. I expect the waistcoat, shirt or jacket may change throughout the series, or else there will be some sort of addition like a short scarf or pocket watch.

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  • Anonymous

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:58pm

    I like it it has a very Jon Pertwee feel to it

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    • Anonymous

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:19pm

      Fifth doctor was open neck shirt

    • Anonymous

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:20pm

      Sorry replied to wrong comment…

    • The Big Friendly Button

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:31pm

      I got a little bit of Hartnell.

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:51pm

      He is the same age as Hartnell was when he started, believe it or not!!

  • the astronaut of death

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:57pm

    Nice!!

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  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:53pm

    So maybe that’s why matt smith removed his bowtie before regenerating, Peter Capaldi doesn’t have one!

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  • Timelord3

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:51pm

    I love it already

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  • the astronaut of death

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:44pm

    It needs a hat

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  • The ghosts of Pompeii

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:42pm

    This looks very pertwee like and he look like a magician,he needs a cane(maybe sonic)and a bowler hate as well

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  • Obsie

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:41pm

    Brilliant that they have gone for a sensible look. No gimmicks and durable enough to fit any situation. For some reason the lining reminds me of the 3rd Doctor, not a bad thing. Bring it on!

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    • 100000BC

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:36pm

      Yes, I like the sensible aspect of it.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 28th, 2014 - 1:48am

      I wasn’t too sure about it at first and was thinking it was too normal, like what Eccleston and Tennant wore, but looking at it again, it feels very Doctor-y without being too whimsical or out-of-place, like William Hartnell’s costume.

  • the astronaut of death

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:40pm

    Matt and pertwee Combo

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    • Scott’s TARDIS

      January 27th, 2014 - 7:53pm

      I don’t see anything that resembles something that Matt wore here.

    • the astronaut of death

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:44pm

      The jacket

  • 11matt

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:40pm

    I’m loving brilliant so excited 🙂

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  • Gordon Tolland

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:39pm

    Looks fantastic! Still think a bow-tie my have completely set it off…….but perhaps that may come.

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    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:56pm

      After Matt Smith’s Doctor, I think the character needs a rest from wearing bow ties, as the bow tie was Matt Smith’s gimmick. I wouldn’t have minded seeing a longer jacket, though.

  • the astronaut of death

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:38pm

    What of do you think of it booboo

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    • booboo

      January 27th, 2014 - 7:41pm

      looks great, just seems incomplete somehow, something missing

    • Obsie

      January 27th, 2014 - 7:42pm

      Probably a tie.

    • 100000BC

      January 27th, 2014 - 7:54pm

      I imagine there’ll be some variation like Chris’s jumpers and Matt’s bow tie

    • the astronaut of death

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:06pm

      A hat!

    • Obsie

      January 27th, 2014 - 8:43pm

      I refuse to be drawn on the subjects of hats!

    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 28th, 2014 - 1:49am

      I would’ve liked a longer jacket, personally, but I’m happy with what we’ve got here.

  • the astronaut of death

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:37pm

    It feels like a combo of matte and pertwees

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  • Gallifrey Falls No More

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:36pm

    Very Jon Pertwee!

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    • Some bloke

      January 27th, 2014 - 7:38pm

      Everyone says it’s quite Pertwee-esque! LOVE IT! I think it’s brilliant

  • Doctor who

    January 27th, 2014 - 7:33pm

    Brilliant brilliant costume love it

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