Not Twelve. Thirteen

Well there he is. While we've seen Peter Capaldi hanging out in Matt Smith's former costume a couple times, now the BBC has released this first look at the 12th Doctor's official costume. Said Capaldi, "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." It's nice to see the Doctor referred to as a rebel again, after nearly a decade of him being The Last.

I like it. Of course, it'll be something else to see it in action, but at a first look, it's a solid costume. It touches on, but skews the Victorian/Edwardian look that Smith took, and isn't as formal as Tennant's suits, or as informal as Eccelston's biker chic. The previous Doctor it reminds me the most of is the Third, the often called Dandy Doctor. Capaldi isn't wearing frills and a cape, but it has the same draping and straight lines. And I hope that's a sign that the 12th will drift closer to the Professor type of Doctor.

Now we just have to wait for autumn to see how he gets on.

Via the BBC.
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