Costuming can make such a difference in television shows, especially when it comes to Doctor Who. Examine the first five Doctors…and then look at the 6th Doctor. It’s quite amazing by the costume differences. The Fifth Doctor’s costume for example, gets away with the striped trousers because it’s rather plain. Everything is light colored, the cricket sweater isn’t over the top, and the frock coat blends perfectly with the coloring of the trousers and sweater. In fact it suits the Fifth Doctor because he was a cricketer, and he was a rather Edwardian like Doctor. The 6th Doctor, well he certainly was not like any other Doctor. And perhaps that’s why John Nathan-Turner decided on the colors of the costume, to match his loud personality. Colin did have some decision on the costume as well, but what came out in the end, was not what he had in mind. I don’t want JNT to look like some bad guy, he kept the show running, and he came up with some great companions. Costuming was just not his thing, no matter what he believed.
In this article, we are going to dive deep into the TARDIS, and look at the wardrobe of those that have traveled alongside the Doctor. This is supposed to be a fun little article, just appreciating some of the most recognizable outfits in the world of Who, both classic and new. The outfits the companions tended to wear were slightly revealing, but also at times beautiful. Some were also questionable, especially the decade known as the 80′s, which was already known for poor style, except for a few things here and there. Outfits have always been of interest to some degree, especially to those who love to recreate costumes just for fun, or even for cosplay.To this day, no one can forget the scene of Zoe in her tight sparkling catsuit on the spinning console in The Mind Robber, Jo Grant’s many short skirts, and the introduction of Leela alone in her leather outfit. This is the top ten companion outfits that were throughout the entire series, old and new.
This article was first posted on May 31, 2013