- Posted August 16, 2013 by
Saint Louis, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Dragon Con 2013
The Doctor of the Future
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
I've put twists on costumes before - saloon girl Query from Batman, Ghostbuster Kaylee Frye from Firefly (which won the Whedon Universe Costume Contest last year), and a genderbent version of Captain Kirk's green wrap tunic have all made their way into my costuming lineup.
This year, I'm bringing something new - my own fantasy for the future of Doctor Who. While there have been numerous depictions of what the Doctor would have looked like had he been female, ideas for what a future female Doctor would wear are rare. My future Doctor, which was a finalist in the "Doctor Who Hub" (formerly "Doctor Who and the Tardis by Craig Hurle") facebook page Design the Doctor contest this past spring, revisits past designs for the Doctor while imagining what he (er... she?) might wear in the near future.
Combining thrift store finds with homemade pieces, I put together a burgundy concoction of Edwardian, 70s, and modern styles. When the whole thing was done, though, there was something missing... a big "yes, this character IS the Doctor" piece. I know it's a little on-the-nose, but I decided to make a blue scarf with the "Police Public Call Box" sign across the bottom. Scarves have a long history in Doctor Who, as any fan will know, and though a future Doctor probably won't wear a TARDIS scarf, I thought it would signal to others that I AM the Doctor, whether they like it or not.