- Posted November 14, 2013 by
St. Louis, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
‘Doctor Who’ turns 50
Recorders, Jelly Babies, and Cricket
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer
While I love the many different personalities of the Doctor, the Second Doctor, played by the late Patrick Troughton, holds a special place in my heart. Confident in his abilities and downright cocky at times, he never took himself too seriously. When faced with danger, the mercurial Doctor would play up the image of a hapless bumbler to throw off his enemies only to reveal a darker, sometimes ruthless side that was both a cunning strategist and fiercely loyal to his companions.
The costuming/cosplay aspect of Doctor Who is an important part of the fandom to me. I really enjoy the challenge of researching and meticulously constructing a costume along with the fun of pretending to be the character, particularly through voice and mannerisms. The character of the Doctor is widely recognized at sci-fi conventions and other events, always delighting fans both young and old. I currently cosplay as the Doctor in his Second, Fourth, and Fifth incarnations.