Back when Peter Capaldi was announced as the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who, we marked the occasion with Malcolm Tucker GIFs and f*ckity mashups. As much as we hoped the Scottish actor would somehow resemble his creatively foul-mouthed character from The Thick Of It, we also had to wonder just how ridiculous his outfit might look. Some of the Doctors can be a wee bit complicated to cosplay. You know how hard it is to knit a sweater vest with question marks on it?
Now the BBC has released the first picture of the Twelfth Doctor:
A magician’s outfit and black Doc Martins? That’s surprisingly normal for The Doctor (and easy to cosplay). Peter Capaldi describes the Twelfth Doctor’s style in a BBC press release:
“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 sounds like this Doctor demands to be taken seriously. That makes the photoshop at the top of this page — referencing The Alliance Of Magicians in Arrested Development — all the more apt. It’s just one of the magical memes we spotted on Tumblr after the Doctor Who news broke.
We’ve collected our favorite photoshops of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor below. As always, you can also view them as a single page.
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“That moment when the Doctor is actually old Tuxedo Mask” — Harry Hagaren