Doctor Who style prediction: what will Peter Capaldi wear?
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With Whovians the world over eagerly awaiting the 50th anniversary special on November 23rd, thoughts are turning to how Doctor Who will change post-regeneration. Peter Capaldi will step into the role after Matt Smith’s final episode this Christmas and there is growing speculation about what his character will be like. Whilst we now know that he will keep his native Glaswegian accent for the role, the all-important costume is yet to be revealed. As Steven Moffat recently stated in an interview that ‘it’s really important that the actor chooses what makes him feel like the Doctor’, we’ve taken a look at Capaldi’s past fashion choices to predict what The Doctor’s next trend-setting outfit will be like. Smart with a Hint of Eccentricity Almost all past Doctors have added a touch of the unconventional to their outfits, letting their otherworldly side come out through a stick of celery, ridiculously long scarf or rather odd hat. We’re not certain that Capaldi’s ensemble will be quite as trailblazing as Matt Smith’s bow tie or David Tennant’s Converse trainers, but we see no reason why he shouldn’t add a touch of the unusual to his costume. After his roles in The Thick of It and Torchwood - yes, the Doctor Who franchise does like to recycle actors - Capaldi is quite used to dressing smartly. He might opt for a simple shirt and trousers combination, with a waistcoat over the top and a cravat for a bit of sophistication. Perhaps he’ll bring back the pocket watch from the days of the Seventh and Eighth Doctors, which was briefly revisited by the Tenth Doctor when he locked up his Time Lord identity to avoid being tracked by the Family of Blood. The Twelfth Doctor’s smart and slightly eccentric outfit could be completed with a well-trimmed beard to highlight his more mature look.
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