Here it is at last – Peter Capaldi’s official Doctor Who outfit.
In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in the costume that will define the look of his time as the 12th Doctor.
He wears a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as stylish black Dr Marten shoes.
The look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden and is understood to have been in collaboration with Capaldi himself, as well as key Doctor Who executives including showrunner Steven Moffat and controller of BBC drama commissioning Ben Stephenson.
Commenting on his costume 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.”
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 eight of Doctor Who began earlier this month, after 10.2 million viewers saw the Christmas Day episode in which Capadli first appeared – still wearing the costume of previous incumbent Matt Smith.
BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore said: “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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