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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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  • driftwooddrwho

    January 28th, 2014 - 10:40pm

    If he left the coat open it would be perfect 🙂

    • Steve Bryant

      January 29th, 2014 - 11:56am

      Just so we get the facts right, Peter Capaldi is NOT wearing Dr Martens shoes. They are a pair of black smooth leather brogues made by Loake exclusively for The British Boot Company in Camden. Mr Capaldi bought them in the shop recently. If you want to take a closer look go the BBC (that is British Boot Company!!) website

  • Steve Jarvis

    January 28th, 2014 - 7:12pm

    The look… Different and exciting, stylish but not too flamboyant. The clothes give him an air of dignity and class that is quite suited to the role… Personally, I would be happy with a wardrobe like that for myself. A longer coat would work but might have the effect of making him look too twee. Well played and I also love the boots.

  • Eternal

    January 28th, 2014 - 6:44pm

    I like it overall – I could do though with a longer jacket/coat.

  • matt9982

    January 28th, 2014 - 5:58pm

    I think he should undo the top button on the coat, I think it would look better.

    All it needs is… A little colour. It has the red but that’s only underneath. He needs a pin badge or something I think.

    Overall: Doc Martens are cool

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2014 - 5:19pm

    OK everyone let’s rank the doctors costumes best to worst

    1. The 11th doctor
    2. The 4th doctor
    3. The 10th doctor
    5. The 12th doctor
    6. The 8th doctor
    7.the war doctor
    8. The 3rd doctor
    9. The 5th doctor
    10.the 1st doctor
    11.the 2nd doctor
    12.the 6th doctor
    13. The 9th doctor

    • Anonymous

      January 28th, 2014 - 5:26pm

      Ooh mist 7th I’ll put him in the 11 spot

    • The Monitor

      January 28th, 2014 - 5:33pm

      That is a tough one. You have correctly identified the worst “costume”, the 9th Doctor. It is not even a costume. and is just atrocious when compared alongside the others, particularly in the many multi-Doctor collages. At least all the others are not everyday outfits.

      McCoy is missing – probably in the bottom half.

      Bear in mind that Pertwee and Baker had noticeable variations on costume, but I guess their “overall look” is the same.

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      January 28th, 2014 - 7:11pm

      You’re so mean to Colin baker

    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 29th, 2014 - 4:29am

      In my opinion:
      1. Matt Smith’s (2010-12)
      2. Tom Baker’s (1975/1976-77)
      3. John Hurt’s
      4. Matt Smith’s (2013)
      5. Sylvester McCoy’s (The TV Movie)
      6. Paul McGann’s (The Night of the Doctor)
      7. Jon Pertwee’s (Various)
      8. Tom Baker’s (1978-79)
      9. William Hartnell’s
      10. Paul McGann’s (The TV Movie)
      11. Patrick Troughton’s
      12. Sylvester McCoy’s (1987-88)
      13. Peter Davison’s
      14. Christopher Eccleston’s
      15. Sylvester McCoy’s (1989)
      16. David Tennant’s
      17. Colin Baker’s (It was way too obvious for my style, I’ll admit, but even he hated it.)

    • Dalek the Supreme

      January 29th, 2014 - 4:31am

      Shoot! I forgot Capaldi’s and the final Baker’s! I’d put Capaldi’s between Tom Baker’s (1978-79) and William Hartnell’s, and Tom Baker’s 1980-81 costume between Davison’s and Eccleston’s.

    • Obsie

      January 29th, 2014 - 8:51am

      I don’t think The Monitor was being mean to Colin Baker, rather the outfit which was forced upon him.

    • TC200

      February 1st, 2014 - 12:22pm

      mine is
      1. pat
      2. tom
      3. tennant
      4. colin
      5. sylvester
      6. peter
      7. eccelstone
      8. war
      9. mcgann
      11. capaldi
      12. bill
      13. matt

    • Anonymous

      February 1st, 2014 - 1:44pm

      I never got Collins out fit

      The 6th doctor was a rather dark doctter with crazy colourful clothes

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2014 - 5:17pm

    The title of this artical says that his era officially begins. So in future will his start date be 2013 or 2014?


      January 28th, 2014 - 5:47pm

      I guess 2014, since it’s when he officially begins his time as the Doctor in his 1st ever series with series 8.

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      January 29th, 2014 - 7:54am

      Well he’s not going to start in 2013 is he?

    • 100000BC

      January 29th, 2014 - 3:39pm

      He Already has started in 2013- TTimeoTD
      But not TDayoTD, as he was uncredited and the regeneration was in TTimeoTD.

  • CyberSlave2014

    January 28th, 2014 - 4:30pm

    Anybody know when Doctor Who returns?
    My guess is March or April.

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      January 28th, 2014 - 4:32pm

      September day

    • Anonymous

      January 28th, 2014 - 4:51pm



      January 28th, 2014 - 4:54pm

      As much as I personally would prefer March or April, it sadly won’t be until August or September 2014.

      WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ????????? !!!!!!!!!! 🙁

    • Anonymous

      January 28th, 2014 - 5:03pm

      I can answer that well it is all down to the 50th really

      Due to the 50th that had to take the usual filming spot for the Xmas special so the Christmas special had to be filmed when the series would normally be filmed meaning a later filming time for series 8 meaning a later air date

      So blame the 50th

    • Some bloke

      January 28th, 2014 - 5:15pm

      Cyberslave, what on earth were you thinking?! ‘March or April’?! They don’t make an episode a day you know! HA

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2014 - 4:20pm

    The red needs to be more visible

  • omegaofthesun

    January 28th, 2014 - 2:14pm

    is it me or has the doctor got a ring on the wed finger


      January 28th, 2014 - 3:16pm

      Yeah, sure looks it. Well spotted Omega of the Sun 😉


      January 28th, 2014 - 3:28pm

      Peter Capaldi is wearing a ring !!.

      Look up this video on YouTube and you’ll spot it on there at 1:01 / 1:29 –

      First look Peter Capaldi’s Costume on set, Doctor Who filming pictures 28/1/2014.

    • Gallifrey Falls No More

      January 28th, 2014 - 3:32pm

      maybe pete didnt want to remove it. i think will hartnell did.


      January 28th, 2014 - 3:49pm

      If the ring is part of his Doctor’s look, it would make Peter Capaldi the 4th actor to play the Doctor to actually wear rings, the others been William, Patrick and Jon.

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2014 - 9:22am

    Epic it does look right on him!

    • dalek105

      January 28th, 2014 - 9:23am

      Sorry that was me

  • Johnny

    January 28th, 2014 - 9:11am

    Looks really good and really suits him (no pun intended!).

  • The Funky Chicken

    January 28th, 2014 - 9:01am

    What?! I hate it!

    • Jacob

      January 28th, 2014 - 4:46pm

      Go away! It looks awesome, just right!

  • NCC-1701-D

    January 28th, 2014 - 8:09am

    He’s wearing a CARDIGAN!

    • The someone from somwhere

      January 28th, 2014 - 5:06pm


    • Anonymous

      January 28th, 2014 - 5:08pm

      It can get very cold in the tardis sometimes

    • RYCBAR123

      January 28th, 2014 - 5:45pm

      Least it’s not a poncho 😉

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2014 - 8:03am

    To neat

    • omegaofthesun

      January 28th, 2014 - 8:33am

      cant believe there’s no sort of tie 🙁

  • Anonymous

    January 28th, 2014 - 8:00am

    Its… Different


    January 28th, 2014 - 7:56am

    VERY Jon Pertwee !! A Scottish Jon Pertwee 😀

    • TheRedCreeperTRC

      January 28th, 2014 - 1:58pm

      Indeed! I loved Pertwee’s costume, and, whilst I still feel like this one needs something extra (a cape, perhaps? Some question marks?), this looks like a great design!

    • The Moffat Paradox

      February 1st, 2014 - 12:50am

      Does that mean a return as well to “reverse the polarity of the neutron flow” and maybe some Venussian Karate thrown in?


  • the astronaut of death

    January 28th, 2014 - 7:12am

    Will it look right in the tardis

    • Anonymous

      January 28th, 2014 - 7:20am


  • CG

    January 27th, 2014 - 11:50pm

    I think I can imagine him taking the coat off sometimes etc when flying the tardis and slipping it back on when off to save the universe, like Pertwee did.
    I am normally a little nervous and worried about ‘new’ doctors, but this time I am not and I’m sure Capaldi will be superb.

  • ZygonTerror

    January 27th, 2014 - 10:51pm

    I like the simplicity of the costume to match a more mature Doctor (in age). I really think they should limit or get rid of the sonic as a regular feature in the show now. It was hardly used in the Classic series and I think by getting rid of it temporarily at least it would be a nice nod to the past as well as creating more challenges for a new Doctor.

    • The TARDIS

      January 28th, 2014 - 7:23am

      Totally agree about the sonic – there is the argument that the Doctor would spend ages getting out of locked rooms, but surely that would be the Doctor’s challenge. Don’t end up in one!

  • Fiona Ting

    January 27th, 2014 - 10:37pm

    I think is wonderful idea of
    the costume which he going to wear
    during the series 8 very soon

  • Big D

    January 27th, 2014 - 10:19pm

    Delighted with the choice of P.C as Doctor but only HoHum on the costume. Whilst I welcome the nods to Pertwees garb I would have preferred a darker, more gothic style (a cross between Pertwees dandy and Count Dracula !!)

  • DrWhoTwins

    January 27th, 2014 - 10:18pm

    Totally Love it, it’s very similar to Jon Pertwee’s Doctor costume.

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    January 27th, 2014 - 10:08pm

    I can see a Pertwee-like Twelfth Doctor! Exactly what we need! 😀

  • Kaiser The Great

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:57pm

    I like the coat he’s sporting in the other photo with Clara way better. Not sure which they are going with.

    • Anonymous

      January 27th, 2014 - 10:01pm

      The one with Clara is Matt a Smith outfit – post regeneration. The blue outfit above is the one they are going with.

  • Ron

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:53pm

    This costume, to me is exactly what we needed after Matt Smith’s rather eccentric look.
    It reminds me a lot of Jon Pertwee, only without the “Miles Edgeworth” cravat.

  • simon

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:50pm

    Looks good I think it looks like a cross between the 3rd,8th and 11th doctors

  • 47

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:46pm

    Very suave. Simple, well tailored,classical, elegant and carries a presence. I like that.

  • Doctor Stu

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:45pm

    Needs a nice long black scarf. Is it just me who could imagine Matt Smith in this?

    • cyberman2

      January 29th, 2014 - 4:37pm

      you’re not the only one

  • doctor who whovian fan no 1

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:43pm


  • Doctor99

    January 27th, 2014 - 9:30pm

    i’ve got exactly the Same coat


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