How to plan your last minute Doctor Who costumes



Halloween is less than 10 days away and if you’re like me, you haven’t even begun your Halloween costume. Fear not, because Doctor Who Watch is here to save the day!

We did a poll on Twitter, and most people wanted a last minute costume idea for 10 and Rose. But we’ll also include ways to get little items if you want a really last minute Doctor Who costume (ie: just a fez and a bow tie).

As this site is run by a poor college student, I get that budget is often a challenge! So I will try to have the cheapest option available. But, for instance, if you want David Tennant’s exact blue pinstripe suit, you’re gonna have to pay for it. I’m not a genie, otherwise, I wouldn’t have student loans!

Okay, so let’s get this fun post started! First, The Tenth Doctor!


Last Minute Tenth Doctor Costume

While I can’t get you into the BBC costume room to steal the 10th Doctor’s costume itself, nor can I get you David Tennant himself, I can do the next best thing. I will scour Amazon for you so all you have to do is press “select” and wait for the costume to show up at your door.

Going off the picture at the top, we’re going to need a pinstripe suit, red trainers, a white shirt, and a tie.

Now, if you want the exact pinstripe suit, it’s going to cost you. Starting at $59, this looks good enough to cosplay with, but if you’re only planning on wearing it once, here’s a $35 version. Not bad for a suit itself!

Next, we need red trainers. Or “sandshoes” if you like. Here are VANS shoes for $17, but Converse shoes are more like the Doctor’s shoes at $23. Luckily, Converse never go out of style.

Finally, there’s the tie. Here’s a dark Maroon tie for $3. Perfect!

Now, of course, there’s the issue of the long tan coat. Act on this NOW, because we found a screen correct version for $35. You can cosplay in this, and they promise to have it by Halloween!

Now hopefully you already have your sonic, but just in case, here’s where you can get your sonic! THINKGEEK currently has it on sale for $20!

Now you’re ready to save the universe! But of course what is a Doctor without a companion?


Rose Tyler DIY costume

After two seasons, it’s time to come back and save the world as Defender of the Earth in your own version of Journey’s End! You have your Doctor, (who’s about to be hit by a Dalek, sorry about that!) but first, we need to fashion you up.

First, we need a blue leather jacket. Amazon has the perfect one here starting at $28.99. Second, we need that maroon-purple shirt, and we found one for $5! As for pants, here’s black pants for $13, and black boots for $16.

And with that, your outfit is complete! We don’t condone the use of guns, even intergalactic guns, but even without it, any Whovian will know exactly who you are, and what episode you’re from. Go find the Doctor and help take out the Daleks, Rose!

As a special treat, we’re adding one more person to the mix. The Doctor and Rose are fantastic, but what about…a Captain?


Captain Jack DIY

Now ladies and gentlemen, if you choose to dress up like Captain Jack Harkness, you have to know that style comes at a cost. My first suggestion would be to try to find a long trench coat at your local thrift store, but if you don’t have the time and need it now, we have options for you.

The actual Captain Jack jacket comes at $190. We have this Lende Men’s trench coat for $45. If you can’t find the Royal Navy rectangles for the shoulders, feel free to use any kind of fabric. It seems that you can’t find Royal Navy emblems on US Amazon. I’m not too surprised.

The next is a blue shirt that you can probably get out of your dresser, but if you’re looking for a chance to by a new one, here’s a blue button-up shirt for $11, and red suspenders for $7.

This will give you the full Torchwood-looking Captain Jack. Don’t forget your Vortex Manipulator, and it even comes with a 10’s sonic screwdriver, which will save you money if you’re doing a group costume! This comes out at $22.

Going for super-last-minute Doctor Who?

Hot Topic will have you covered. They have the fez and bowtie, dresses to be the TARDIS, 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor , and more. And almost all of them have plus size options. Even just grabbing your sonic screwdriver will be enough! Remember, it’s not about what you wear, it’s about how many lines you can recite off the top of your head!

Looking for a specific costume? Comment or Let us know on Twitter, and we’ll pick one out for you!