Our first look at Jodie Whittaker’s costume as the Thirteenth Doctor has now been revealed. Each version of the Time Lord’s eccentric fashion sense is a great way to differentiate the regenerations from one another, so this moment is always a big one for Doctor Who fans.
As you can see in the gallery below (which also includes some awesome fan art), the Thirteenth Doctor will wear a colourful, slightly more feminine twist on the dress sense of the previous male incarnations. The Doctor has always loved a long coat and Whittaker sports a cream-coloured number with what looks to be a hood. Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor would also be pleased with No. 13’s boots and braces combo.
The colorful top, meanwhile, is an interesting choice, vaguely harking back to the garish multi-coloured coat of the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker being one of Whittaker’s most outspoken supporters in the role). It’s also reminiscent of the outfits worn by the Twelfth Doctor’s companion Bill Potts, as played by Pearl Mackie. Maybe the Doctor draws her inspiration from her old friend’s look when picking out her new wardrobe?
If you cast your eyes to the left of Jodie Whittaker, fans might notice that the TARDIS has undergone a change, as well. The previous model used throughout Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi’s tenures on the show was a much deeper blue, with white-rimmed windows and a St. John’s Ambulance logo on the door. In contrast, Whittaker’s TARDIS looks much closer to the model used throughout most of the classic series, which should please longterm Whovians.
So far, fans seem somewhat mixed about the outfit, with some jokingly comparing it to Robin Williams’ crazy get-up as the alien Mork in Mork and Mindy. Others, though, are in love with the look and can’t wait to see Whittaker rocking the costume while saving the galaxy when Doctor Who season 11 hits our screens next autumn.
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