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Doctor Who costumes for Halloween

Updated on March 1, 2015

Doctor Who Halloween costume

One of the longest running science-fiction programmes in the world, Doctor Who first started in 1963, starring William Hartnell as the mysterious 'Doctor'. The show originally ran until 1989 featuring seven different actors in the title role. A TV movie starring Paul McGann as the Doctor was released in 1996 and the series made a full comeback in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston playing the 9th Doctor. The current revival has been an amazing success, regularly watched by millions of viewers in the UK and has been televised around the world.

There have so far been 13 different actors to play the Doctor on TV (including John Hurt). Matt Smith finished his run as the 11th Doctor at Christmas with Peter Capaldi taking over ready for the new series this year. Each of the Doctors has his own unique look and they make excellent Halloween costumes.

Photo of Dalek courtesy of williamsdb - wikimedia commons

Favourite Doctor

Everybody has a favourite Doctor. Which one is yours? (Please note, this poll was started before Peter Capaldi became the Doctor and adding his name to the list will reset the votes already received). If Peter Capaldi is your favourite, why not add a comment at the bottom of the page?

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The 11th Doctor - Matt Smith
The 11th Doctor - Matt Smith

The 11th Doctor - Matt Smith

Matt Smith made his first appearance as the Doctor on New Years Day 2010, taking over from David Tennant. The 11th Doctor is a very brash, childlike character with enormous amounts of energy. His costume consists of his brown tweed jacket with elbow pads, dark red bow tie ("bow ties are cool!"), black trousers and black boots. The 11th Doctor has also been seen wearing a fez ("I wear a fez now, fezzes are cool") and a Stetson ("I wear a Stetson now, Stetsons are cool").

Photo of the 11th Doctor courtesy of

11th Doctor costume

All the items you need for your 11th Doctor costume can be found below.

Doctor Who 11th Sonic Screwdriver
Doctor Who 11th Sonic Screwdriver

The 11th Doctor's sonic screwdriver.

Fez Hat - Wool Felt Material
Fez Hat - Wool Felt Material

I wear a fez now, fezzes are cool. Nuff said.


Doctor Who Intros

The Doctor Who intro has changed many times over the years. Have a look at this compilation of all the different intro tunes.

Doctor Who theme tune compilation

The 1oth Doctor - David Tennant
The 1oth Doctor - David Tennant

The 10th Doctor - David Tennant

The 10th Doctor is definitely my favourite. Played by David Tennant from Christmas 2005 until New Years day 2010 when Matt Smith took over.

The 10th Doctor is generally light-hearted, witty and charming, but has been known to show a dark, more vengeful side as well. His costume consists of a two piece suit (either dark brown with blue pinstripes or blue), a shirt and tie and a long, brown overcoat. These are generally accompanied with trainers on his feet. He sometimes also wears dark, rectangular glasses.

Photo of 10th Doctor courtesy of

10th Doctor costume

You can find all you need for the 10th Doctor's costume on Amazon. Alternatively, you can find brown trench coats and pinstripe suits on most high streets.

The 4th Doctor - Tom Baker

The 4th Doctor was always my favourite when I was little. He was so alien, with that strange look in his eyes and his booming voice. He was played by Tom Baker from 1974 - 1981 and is the longest living incarnation of the Doctor as well as one of the more recognisable.

There are two important aspects to any 4th Doctor costume (three if you include the curly hair). The most important one is his scarf. Ridiculously long and multi-coloured, just wearing the scarf by itself reminds people of the Doctor. The second piece is the brown fedora hat.

Along with these two items, all you need is something relatively formal such as a shirt and trousers and preferably a dress coat (either a long dark brown one or shorter red one like in the picture is best). If you can carry a little paper bag of jelly babies in a pocket, your costume is even better.

4th Doctor Costume

Try these items to make your 4th Doctor costume.

elope Doctor Who Fourth Doctor 12' Deluxe Scarf
elope Doctor Who Fourth Doctor 12' Deluxe Scarf

A 12 foot long multi-coloured scarf like the one worn by the 4th Doctor.

Jacobson Hat Company Men's Deluxe Fedora - Suede Finish, Brown, Adult
Jacobson Hat Company Men's Deluxe Fedora - Suede Finish, Brown, Adult

No 4th Doctor costume is complete without his brown fedora hat.


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