First look at Doctor Who's brand new costume

Posted November 10, 2017

Because this is a really exciting time and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change. Others have pointed out the clothing decisions are nearly anti-fashion, which makes it timeless.

Doctor Who fans rejoice.

"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor", Whittaker told the BBC about being selected earlier in the summer. The Doctor has never looked quite this free-spirited, with the yellow suspenders, turquoise trousers, and rainbow-striped gray shirt adding a colorful vitality to the character.

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Doctor Who's next series is set to air in late 2018.

But Whittaker is also rocking her own style, putting a fresh, feminine twist on the 13 outfits that came before. The suspenders, which some are vocal about hating, is obviously a callback to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor.

Whittaker's costume gives us a lot to ponder. The striped shirt and its coloring call to mind Tom Baker's iconic scarf while the mashup of colors could be an homage to Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor.

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There appear to be references to previous incarnations of the Time Lord in the outfit.

Curiously, some Twitter commenters even went as far as complaining about Whittaker's lack of tie, somehow forgetting that many Doctors, like Eccleston's Ninth, Davison's Fifth and Capaldi's Twelfth, didn't wear one. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are. It's a really handsome photo and the Tardis is well-placed. Three years later, the writers introduced a plot device that allowed them to swap actors when Hartnell's health deteriorated to the extent that he was forced to leave the show. And a British army captain seemingly destined to die in the First World War, but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor's story.

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