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Geek Chic: Fashion Inspired by Doctor Who


Fashion inspired by Doctor Who
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After the first Geek Chic post on fashion inspired by Star Trek, the comment box was inundated with requests for an inspiration post about another long-standing bastion of the science fiction world: Doctor Who.

How do I begin to describe the magic that is Doctor Who? All I can say is that last summer, my best friend convinced me to watch the first episode of the revived program. Six days later, I had watched all six seasons. It’s a family-friendly show with something for everyone: there’s adventure, comedy, romance, horror, drama, and of course, lots of wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey…stuff.

Know Your Geek: About Doctor Who

  • BBC program Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction show of all time and originally ran from 1963 until 1989. After a made-for-TV movie in 1996, there were no new episodes until 2005, when producer Russell T. Davies revived the show; this “New Who” has been incredibly successful and is now run by Steven Moffat. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the program.
  • The eponymous character’s name is simply “the Doctor”, not “Doctor Who”: the title comes from a running gag where he introduces himself with “I’m the Doctor!” and someone inevitably responds, “Doctor who?” He’s a 900-year-old Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey (meaning that, yes, he’s an alien, and no, he doesn’t look human, we look Time Lord; they came first) and he travels in a blue time machine called the TARDIS. For the most part, the Doctor is opposed to violence, so instead of wielding weapons, he carries a sonic screwdriver, which is kind of like a futuristic lockpick/Swiss army knife.
  • When Time Lords are mortally wounded, they don’t die, but instead undergo a process called regeneration, where their physical appearance and personality change, but their mind and memories stay the same. (This is a major reason why the show has run for so long: when the actor portraying the Doctor leaves the show, he can be replaced by a different actor without destroying continuity.) The classic series included the 1st-7th Doctors, the movie the 8th, and the new show began with the 9th Doctor; the current Doctor is the eleventh incarnation of the character.
  • Since all of time and space can be lonely, the Doctor generally travels with at least one companion (typically a young human female). With the past, present, and future at his fingertips, their adventures can vary wildly: one episode they’ll be in the year five billion and the next they’ll be paying a visit to Charles Dickens!

Outfits Inspired by the Doctor

Whether you’re a long-time fan of the classic show or a recently converted Whovian, there’s plenty of fashionable inspiration to be found in a journey through the Time Vortex. Allons-y!

Ninth Doctor

Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor
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The Ninth Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston, is a gruff and grizzled veteran who has just witnessed (and played a part in) the annihilation of his entire species and home planet in the Time War. As the last of the Time Lords, he’s bitter and frequently rails against human stupidity. Nevertheless, he repeatedly risks his life to save the residents of Earth. On one of these missions, he meets Rose Tyler, a 19-year-old human girl. Together they save the planet, and that’s where our adventures with the Ninth Doctor start!

Fashion inspired by Doctor Who - Ninth Doctor Outfit
Product Information: Jacket, Sweater, Pants, Ring, Earrings, Boots

Unlike his previous incarnations, who accessorized with everything from stripey scarves to silk cravats to umbrellas to stalks of celery (yep, celery), the Ninth Doctor has a simple, minimalist sense of style, typically wearing a leather jacket and a neutral-colored sweater.

Capture his basic but tough look with a quilted bomber jacket, an olive V-neck, cargo pants, and combat boots. Then jazz it up with jewelry: This cool wolf ring alludes to the phrase “Bad Wolf,” a recurring theme through the first season, and the rose earrings, of course, refer to Rose Tyler. Whether you wear this outfit to attend lecture or to fight Daleks, you’ll look absolutely fantastic doing it!

Tenth Doctor

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor
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The lanky Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant, is at first glance completely different from his brooding predecessor. He’s charismatic, optimistic, and cheerfully sarcastic, but this bubbly demeanor belies a dark, unforgiving nature. Nevertheless, he’s one of the most popular Doctors (and my personal favorite), due to his cheeky sex appeal, contagious energy, and, of course, his really great hair.

Ten wears either a blue or brown pinstriped suit along with a long duster coat (supposedly bestowed upon him by Janis Joplin), glasses, and Converse All-Stars.

Fashion inspired by Doctor Who - Tenth Doctor Outfit
Product Information: Trench, Top, Skirt, Vest, Shoes, Earrings, Necklace, Glasses

Get the tenth Doctor’s look with a shorter trench coat, pinstriped waistcoat, “brainy specs”, and Converse All-Stars, plus a soft blouse and pleated skirt for a feminine touch. If sneakers aren’t your thing, swap in your favorite pair of comfy flats: this Doctor does an awful lot of running! Top the outfit off with pretty blue stud earrings the color of the TARDIS light and a fob watch necklace. (You’ll have to watch the show to get the watch reference…spoilers!) You’ll look, as the Tenth Doctor would say, brilliant!

Eleventh Doctor

Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor
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The Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith, is the quintessential oddball: he’s been described as an elderly, scatterbrained professor trapped in the body of a gangly young man. He’s got a soft spot for fish fingers and custard (together), a tendency to lie, and an insatiable curiosity that often gets him into trouble. (Also, he’s got the dancing skills of a drunken giraffe.) Nevertheless, he has two hearts of gold and is fiercely protective of his companions, Amy and Rory.

Fashion inspired by Doctor Who - Eleventh Doctor Outfit
Product information: Coat, Cardigan, Top, Jeans, Bowtie, Boots, Hat

Channel this lovable Doctor with a tweedy elbow patch cardigan, pink blouse, olive military coat, and skinny jeans. Matt wears AllSaints Spitalfields boots onscreen, but these heeled boots are just as cute and much more affordable.

Eleven also has a penchant for peculiar headwear (he has declared his fondness for both fezzes and Stetsons). While either of those hat choices might garner you odd looks on campus, you’ll only get stares of admiration when you don this cute cloche hat. Finally, no Eleventh-Doctor-inspired outfit is complete without a bowtie…because bowties are cool!


Doctor Who: The TARDIS
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TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space, and she’s the Doctor’s first and truest love. Although Time Lord spaceships have a Chameleon Circuit, which camouflages the ship to match any time period or location, the TARDIS’s circuit broke during a trip to the 1960s, so she always looks like a blue police box from that decade.

Don’t be fooled by the small exterior, though: the TARDIS is much bigger on the inside – and has personality! In one particularly memorable episode, the sentient TARDIS matrix is transplanted into a human body, and for the first time, she’s able to talk to her Doctor, with whom she’s traveled for hundreds of years.

Fashion inspired by Doctor Who - The TARDIS Outfit
Product information: Dress, Tights, Shoes, Ring, Necklace, Poster

The Eleventh Doctor likes to call the TARDIS “Sexy,” so embrace that nickname with a sweet and subtly sexy look.

This TARDIS-blue dress with sheer sleeves lets you show some skin while keeping it classy. Idris, the TARDIS’s temporary human vessel, wears Victorian-esque clothing, so allude to that era with these 19th century-inspired lace-up heels. Gold swirl-emblazoned tights will set you apart in a crowd of solid legwear; plus, they’re reminescent of van Gogh’s [fictional] painting of the TARDIS. Accessorize with a pavé ring and a key necklace: time to explore the stars with your beloved Doctor!

What do you think?

Would you wear these looks? Do you watch Doctor Who? (If so, who’s your favorite Doctor and why?) I’m thinking of making this a three part series: are you interested in a Part 2 and 3 about the companions? Any other geeky requests? And would you like a jelly baby? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. Count the shadows…and don’t blink!

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195 Responses to “Geek Chic: Fashion Inspired by Doctor Who”

  1. 1
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Omgosh all of these looks are great!! I love Doctor Who so much. Please do continue this with the companions. You could even do villains like the Cybermen and Daleks for fun.

  2. 2
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    yay! I can’t believe you finally got around to this inspiration!!! Now I love CF even more! I hope you don’t stop with just this one publication because there are so many characters…
    Thank you so much!

  3. 3
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    OMG. Thank you for posting this!! Doctor Who is my all-time favorite show! I love the outfits you’ve chosen for all of the Doctors. :)

  4. 4
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I’m so glad someone at College Fashion is a Whovian! Loooove the outfit for the Tardis. No River Song!?

  5. 5
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    love this and the show! tenth doctor is my favorite too. :) i would love to see one of the companions and even the monsters (weeping angels!).

  6. 6
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Oh GOD I have to love CF for thinking of this–and I agree that a continuation would be fun :)

  7. 7
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I love love love this! What about doing the different companions? Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy, Rory, and of course River!

  8. 8
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I was so excited when I saw this post! These outfits are awesome–definitely do more Who-inspired outfits in the future!

  9. 9
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Love love love this! Well characterized.

  10. 10
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Yes! Please do the companions!!

  11. 11
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    You know, I’ve been reading and loving CF for years, but never commented (sorry about that!) When I saw this post show up I was so excited, I just had to share it with you! I LOVE Dr. Who – best fashion inspiration post I’ve ever read! Thanks for this!!

  12. 12
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I audibly gasped with excitement when I saw the title for this post, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Thank you so much!!

  13. 13
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I love you so much for doing this post!! :D

  14. 14
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Hooray! I love this outfits, especially 11 (he’s my male fashion-self, with the hats) but they are all so clever :) Now, for the classics…a Seventh Doctor and an Ace inspired outfit?

  15. 15
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    This is probably my favourite post that CF has ever done, it was AMAZING!!! My favourite Doctor is 10, without a doubt! I would love it if you did companions toom that’s a great idea!

  16. 16
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve been waiting for CF to do Who-outfits for ages!!! Thanks so much!!! Now, time for the Companions, especially River, whose style is superb.

  17. 17
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Sweet Rassilon, best post ever! Oh, God! Thank you for making this, such a nerdgasm for all girls who happen to love le geek.

  18. 18
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Matt Smith = Best doctor ever.

    David Tennant comes in a reeeeeeeally close second though ;)

    Wonderful post! When you get a chance, I agree that you should do a post on the companions!

  19. 19
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Awesome post!!!! I love all of the outfits!! I can’t wait to see a post on Amy Pond “If we’re going to die, let’s die looking like a Peruvian folk band.” :p I love the 10th and 11th doctors…Can’t pick a favorite :)

    Another good show for fashion inspiration is Primeval. It’s another time travel show that was created to compete with Doctor Who. Also, the anime Fairy Tail has adorable outfits as well and would make a cool fashion post.

    Seriously this is the best column yet! Keep up the good work!

  20. 20
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    As a major Whovian, I filled when I saw this. The only bummer was the Eleventh Doctor’s outfit did not have a bowtie incorperated, because we all know, “bowties are cool.” Other than that I loved this post.

  21. 21
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I. LOVE. THIS. Seriously, my favorite of the pop-culture inspired posts since I started following this blog. Thank you! =]

  22. 22
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    This made me so. incredibly. HAPPY! I LOVE Doctor Who and this post is fantastic. I would definitely love sequel posts on the companions, and maybe even other aliens (Dalek outfit, anyone?). Thanks so much for making this. Made my day!

  23. 23
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    oh i love you so much right now! those are amazing! and as Mikaela said, a weeping angel outfit would be nice! thanks xoxo

  24. 24
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Spoilers ;)
    Also possibly one on the weeping angels? Rose Tyler or Pond? Tons of options to keep this going.
    Excellent post, excellent idea.

  25. 25
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve been looking forward to this post for awhile now. It really lived up to my expectations, with fantastic outfits that really do reflect the characters. Great to see the references to Bad Wolf, the fobwatch and of course Matt Smith’s drunk giraffe dancing!
    I would really love another post based on the companions, especially Amy and River. Also I agree with the Weeping Angels outfit too.

  26. 26
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    This is an awesome article! I would love if you guys would consider Merlin and/or Sherlock too. I feel like both shows are ripe for fashion inspiration. :D

  27. 27
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Yes! Companions!!! :)

  28. 28
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    So great! Doctor Who is my favorite show and this hits the nail right on the head.

  29. 29
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I just came back from having a terrible hair cut and this post cheered me up. All of these outfits are brilliant, please do a companions and a villains post! Doctor Who is def one of my top three shows.

  30. 30
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    This is the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen! Please do a part 2 and 3.

  31. 31
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    yayayayaya! part 2 part2 !

  32. 32
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Love this! I really would love to see some inspiration from Amy Pond & River Song.

  33. 33
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I love this. I love you.

  34. 34
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I love the outfits, but I feel a little left out because I’ve never seen the show. It must be good based on what everyone on here is saying. Is this show still on? Is it on Netflix by chance? Thanks!

  35. 35
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Great post! I’m so glad you did Doctor Who, one of my favorite shows ever! Lovely pieces as well.

  36. 36
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Love it! Ten is my favourite Doctor too <3 I love the TARDIS outfit!

  37. 37
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Please do a post on PSYCH fashion. It is my favorite tv show of all time. :)

  38. 38
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    @Alana. Yes, this show is on Netflix! That’s how I began my love affair with Dr. Who.
    Great post, though I would love to see one based on the companions!

  39. 39
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    LOVE that there is finally a Doctor Who post!! My favorite show, hands down. There should be one for the companions next. ;)

  40. 40
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you, THANK YOU so much for this!!! I’m almost dying from squealing so much.

  41. 41
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I love this!! And David Tennant is my favorite doctor!!! I would love to see one for the companions! Would you do looks inspired by The Hunger Games?

  42. 42
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    YES YES YES I WANT MORE! They all look good! I would love to see some companion ones!

  43. 43
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    I love Doctor Who! Thanks so much for posting this. Ecclestone is my favourite Doctor, but Tennant comes in a close second. If you did a Doctor Who villains post, that would be fantastic!

  44. 44
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Haha! Yes! I love this! A companions one would be amazing.

  45. 45
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Wonderful post and lovely outfits! I must show this to all of my Whovian friends. :)
    I would also love to see some looks inspired by Star Wars (Padme has tons of fantastic dresses) and Lord of the Rings.
    Thank you so much for making this column! Keep up the awesomeness!

  46. 46
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I totally agree to the three parts I would wear all these outfits

  47. 47
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    OHMYGOODNESS, thank you so much! I definitely wouldn’t mind a doctor who part two! (Ooh, that even rhymes a little bit)

  48. 48
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Will you be doing more of the Doctors like the first eight? I’d just love to see what you do with the fourth Doctor! And please please please do Sarah Jane Smith and The Brigadier! :)

  49. 49
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    You need to post a part two though, focusing on the companions!

  50. 50
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I love Doctor Who and was super excited to see this post. I loved these outfits but I am a little disappointed you didn’t incorporate the 11th Doctor’s bow-tie or suspenders. Great post though!

  51. 51
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Love this post! The 12th Doctor’s outfit is absolutely perfect.

    I’m personally rooting for a Torchwood post after seeing this because Jack and his coat, Ianto and his suits, and then Gwen’s modern clothing are just so…awesome. :D

  52. 52
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    as said “best friend”, i have nothing but love for this post (and only some regrets for getting you into a series while you were supposed to be going to class and eating.)

    FANTASTICBRILLIANTCOOL job on this, i would love to see a companions and/or villians post (even if the daleks have no concept of elegance). eleven’s look is my favorite :)

    please please find it in your heart to do a “lord of the rings” post. extend it to middle earth in general, and you’ve got an incredibly relevant post for december!

  53. 53
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    This is amazing, thank you so much!
    I especially love the eleventh Doctor’s outfit, the pieces are beautiful and perfectly quirky.

    You should definately make a part two inspired by companions, the ladies (and Jack) all have great style!

  54. 54
    January 25th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Dear Shannon,
    I love you I love you I LOVE you for doing this!! Definitely cover the companions since, as the three doctors, they each have their own individual style’s!

  55. 55
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    LOVE. THIS. <3 <3 <3. There definitely needs to be a companion inspired post!!

  56. 56
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    AHHHH YAY! Whovian fashions that aren’t purely cosplay? So brilliant. Love this new feature!

  57. 57
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Oh my goodness! I loved the Star Trek outfits, but this is EVEN BETTER. I think I’d wear any of those, but especially the TARDIS one.

    And yes, please on the Companions-of-the-Doctor post! Amy, Rory, River, Rose, Donna-the-excellent, Martha! Absolutely!

  58. 58
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Thank you for this!! All the References mad me laugh way too hard. I am totally in support of making it a 3 part series. All the companions have their styles too!! Super excited for it.

  59. 59
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    For the love of all that is geeky, please do a Lord of the Rings and Star Wars post!

  60. 60
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    OMG!!!!!!! I love all these Doctor Who outfits, espically the 11th doctor. Hopefully we can do a some outfits inspired by the companions, and maybe River Song? That would be so exciting because you can tell that each companion has her own distinct fashion sense.

  61. 61
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    ZOMG, thank you so much for doing this! Fashion and Doctor Who… combined. My day is made!

  62. 62
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Love this! DO THE COMPANIONS!!!

  63. 63
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    THANK YOU for doing this, I really needed some geeky girly goodness and this didn’t disappoint!

    The Eleventh Doctor outfit is hands down my favorite even though the Tenth Doctor has always been my favorite. Great post!

  64. 64
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Eleventh doctor and the TARDIS outfits are so adorable!!!! Love them both so much :)
    Great post! Next post Supernatural, Haven, Big Bang Theory ;)

  65. 65
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hey! I really love the outfit chosen for the Tenth Doctor, and I am DYING to get my hands on that vest, but when I clicked the link, it says the link’s broken. Could you maybe relink it or list what store you got it from? Thanks!

  66. 66
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    All of these are perfect!! If I could make a suggestion, please do a 2001: A Space Odyssey post! Such a classic movie with stunning visuals!

  67. 67
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Companion one!! I love Amy Pond, so make it good(;

  68. 68
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Firefly next please!

  69. 69
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I absolutely adore Doctor Who. My Dad introduced me to the 7th Doc, Tom Baker, when I was eight and consequently I fell in love with the reboot in 2005. David Tennant will always have my heart. A few quick ideas for future posts:
    -Doctor Who companions: Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy, River, and maybe the boys? Jack Hartness who now appears in ‘Torchwood’, Mickey, and Rory
    -Characters from the series ‘Firefly’

    LOVE your posts :)

  70. 70
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    this is a fantastic one!!! The TARDIS outfit is super cute. I’d love to see the companions, especially Rose. The Weeping Angels would be awesome as well!!!!

  71. 71
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I’m so glad you guys actually did this one!! Everyone I’ve showed it to thinks the outfits are completely brilliant and perfect for the characters! You guys rock <333

  72. 72
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for doing this post! It is definitely my favorite post you have done. I agree that you should do more on the companions (But not just the women [like donna and rose], do Captain Jack too!).

    Other shows/movies that would be cool: Firefly, Stargate (Sg1 or Atlantis), and Lord of the Rings!

  73. 73
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    SO happy to see this!!! I’ve always wanted to see doctor who inspired outfits on here!!!!

  74. 74
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Fantastic! I’m guessing others will call for a Part II: Companions post too! Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy…there are so many characters! Bonus points if River, Rory, Jack, or Mickey get worked in there as well.
    More importantly, I think that Karen Gillan (Amy) is a great style icon, so I’d love to see her in a style icon or celeb street style post! She has a very girly style, but it’s quirky and just edgy enough.

  75. 75
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I’ll also second Lord of the Rings and Star Wars style. A combined Star Wars/Star Trek post would be HILARIOUS. Force warring fans to coexist! Hunger Games would be great to coincide with the movie release too!

  76. 76
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I loved this post, as well as the Star Trek one! Both great choices, and you’ve done wonderfully with them :) I think other posts about Doctor Who companions and/or aliens could also be quite fun. As for other geeky fandoms, I’d suggest Firefly, True Blood, and the UK Life on Mars (along with it’s spin-off, Ashes to Ashes) – a few of my favorites :)

  77. 77
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    this is by far the strangest inspiration post that I have ever read–and although I doubt I will be tuning into this show ever, I LOVE all of these outfits, especially the TARDIS’s…that has Valentine’s date outfit written allll over it! This is why I love CF; finding the most unexpected inspiration and turning into a legitimate fashion statement. Adore :)

  78. 78
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    YAY! Doctor Who is my favorite TV show!

  79. 79
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve never seen Doctor Who (Don’t know where to start – but I will start somewhere, haha) but I love all these looks! :)

  80. 80
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I’ve been following CF for years and I’ve never commented until now. Doctor Who is such a GREAT show to draw inspiration from: the characters are all bold, unique and well dressed. The looks here are right on par with the Doctors (I love the little spoilers touches ;)

    A part two featuring some of the companions- namely Amy, River and Jack- would be a great touch! Well done :)

  81. 81
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! And I love that you didn’t do the companions, that would be far too obvious. Translating the Doctors’ style into female fashion is genius. In fact, I dressed up as the TARDIS for Halloween so I also love that you included the TARDIS. A win for chic geeks everywhere :)

  82. 82
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    OH MY GOSH I love this. Dr. Who is an amazing show and the outfits are spot-on!

  83. 83
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    This is awesome! I especially love your ideas for dressing up like the TARDIS. I’m not to familiar with Nine or Ten since I started watching the show during season 5, but I would LOVE to see a continuation with the companions or the monsters or anything!

  84. 84
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    more more more please :)

  85. 85
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Do River Song next! LOVE her!

  86. 86
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    These were all so cute! Could someone do a Star Wars or X-men themed post? Please?

  87. 87
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I love the interpretation of the Doctors because doing Amy or Rose would have been so obvious, but I would love to see a part two with some of the companions or creatures. I absolutely LOVE Amy Pond’s style, it’s so chic and classically British. Karen Gillan is so gorgeous and her style is wonderful as well.

  88. 88
    January 25th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I am SO happy you did this! I love basically every outfit.
    You should do another Doctor Who one, but focus on the companions instead!!

  89. 89
    January 25th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Although I would also like to see some outfits inspired by the companions! Amy Pond has awesome style!

  90. 90
    January 25th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    BEST.POST.EVER. Totally sharing this with all my Whovian friends! :) It would be awesome if you did an article on the companions…Martha Jones has some amazing outfits, as well as Rose Tyler.

  91. 91
    January 25th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Favorite post ever.

  92. 92
    January 25th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Look at this!! So many Whovians!!!! There definitely needs to be a part deux now.

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  94. 94
    January 26th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    The tribe has spoken! Looks like companion/monster posts are definitely happening :) I will probably be spacing them out over the next few weeks so that readers who don’t watch the show aren’t bombarded with Doctor Who.

    Also, I spy Lord of the Rings and Star Wars posts in the future…

    @Breanna & Rachel: I would never leave the poor Doctor bowtie-less! It’s in the upper right hand corner of the image :)

    @Lucy: Sorry about the broken link! Here’s the vest (it’s from Mango):;jsessionid=42D2A5AE69D8705A5461B5246CF5EBC2?state=she_006_IN

    @Alana & Evelina: Doctor Who is on Netflix (that’s where I watched it!) and I’d recommend starting with the first episode of the 2005 series, “Rose.” Or you could do what I did and watch the episode “Blink”–it’s a stand-alone 10th Doctor episode that doesn’t really require any prior knowledge of the plot. If you enjoy it (warning: it’s pretty scary), chances are, you’ll enjoy the show as a whole and can then go start at the beginning. Hope this helps!

    Thank you all so much for your kind comments! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and that you love Doctor Who as much as I do!

  95. 95
    January 26th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I almost had a heart attack when I saw this, and it totally made my day! I would looooooooove if you could do the companions (and also try to find something like Rose’s blue jacket in “Journey’s End”. I’ve been looking for one, but haven’t found a match.

  96. 96
    January 26th, 2012 at 12:13 am

    When I saw this post, I mentally screamed for joy! I can’t stop smiling!!!! Very good, but agree with the others that said Doctor 11 should have had a bow tie, because “bow ties are cool!” But I’m looking forward to more Doctor Who themed outfits!!! Thanks for making my day with this post!

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    January 26th, 2012 at 12:21 am


  98. 98
    January 26th, 2012 at 12:48 am

    AAHHHHHH!!!! I was so excited to see this! “Doctor Who” has been my favorite TV show for years!

    I can’t wait to see the companions – you can easily do a couple of those posts! I’ll be honest, I used Amy as inspiration before.

    And for anyone who hasn’t seen the show, I totally recommend starting with “Blink” in season 3 – you really don’t need any knowledge of the show, and when I introduce people to it I start them out with that. As a word of warning, it will make you very wary around statues of angels…

    I would also love to see a post based off of Karen Gillan’s RL style – she does some awesome outfits.

  99. 99
    January 26th, 2012 at 1:15 am

    I love this show! Thank you for doing this!

  100. 100
    January 26th, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I literally squeed when I saw this post. I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and you were spot on with the outfits!

    Thanks for making me love CF even more, and I can’t wait for the Companions post!!

  101. 101
    January 26th, 2012 at 1:55 am

    LOVE IT!

  102. 102
    January 26th, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Hmm, that second link for the vest doesn’t seem to work either.

  103. 103
    January 26th, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I love you for posting this!! Geek dream come true xD

  104. 104
    January 26th, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Can you do Pokemon?


  105. 105
    January 26th, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Thank you sooo much for this post! I adore Doctor Who (mm… David Tennant!)

    Can we maybe entertain the possibility of a BBC Sherlock-inspired fashion post? ;)

  106. 106
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    A geeky non-Who request for future inspiration: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doctor Horrible (or anything Joss Whedon, really)!

  107. 107
    January 26th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    This is brilliant! You do such a good job turning the character’s clothes into wearable outfits…seriously impressed! Love it!!

  108. 108
    January 26th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    and there’s the companions, villains (kay guys, the cat people? I’d love to see that), old doctors and companions, other alien species that aren’t villains…
    I just want this series to go on forever.

  109. 109
    January 26th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Yes! Do more! Wohoo!

    My favorite doctor . . . 9 will always have a special place in my heart because he’s my first doctor, but I have to say I like 10 better. Haven’t seen any 11 yet, but then I haven’t even been watching Doctor Who for a whole year :)

    Brilliant! Fantastic! And thank you for the jelly baby.

  110. 110
    January 26th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I love all of the 4 outfits! But I’m not really a dress or skirt girl… Really need to wear those more :p
    And after this I really have to restart watching Doctor Who!

  111. 111
    January 26th, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I am in love with this post! I’m glad I’m not the only college girl who watches Doctor Who.

  112. 112
    January 26th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Part 2 and 3 please!!!!

  113. 113
    January 26th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Part 2 and 3–yes please!!! :)

  114. 114
    January 26th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Great post Doctor Who is one of my favorite television shows and I think you captured the essence of each Doctor in this post. Also, put in me as a vote for companion/monster post. :)
    I’d also love to see fashion inspired by Sherlock ( book or BBC version). In fact, fashion inspired by fictional characters would be awesome!
    Either way, keep up the great work CF!

  115. 115
    January 26th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Okay, hopefully this link works:

    If not, the retailer is Mango and the product name is “Catalina Pinstripe Waistcoat.”

    Thanks again for all the positive feedback: I really love Doctor Who and it means a lot to me that you guys feel that the post does it justice :)

  116. 116
    January 26th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I think these are absolutely fantastic! Brilliant! Molto bene! I loved all of these! Please do the companions too; I would love a few outfits inspired by Amy Pond and River Song, Martha, Donna and Rose! Maybe even some Sarah Jane for old times sake? I love all the doctors will all my heart (though nine was my first doctor) really appreciate your thoughtfulness in putting together these outfits! And why yes; I would like a jelly baby. ;)

  117. 117
    January 26th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    haha I love that your posts get the most comments on College Fashion…

    Yes, I’d like to see one for the companions as well :D

  118. 118
    January 26th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I literally just screamed. I agree about the companions, though. The Doctor is nothing without his companions! And they’re so very stylish!

  119. 119
    January 26th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Oh my gosh I love doctor who so much it is one of the most popular shows here (I’m English, and live in England) I’d have to say the current doctor (Matt Smith) is my favourite, he’s just so quirky, you can’t help but love him, please please do looks based on the companions especially Amy Pond (the current companion) because she’s supposed to be leaving the show soon. Very good job on the outfits especially David Tennant’s (the 10th doctor)

  120. 120
    January 26th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Also could you please do looks based on Billie Piper and Katherine Tate(both companions of the tenth doctor, David Tennant)

  121. 121
    January 26th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Love love love! The accessories are great. Looking forward to the posts for the companions! (Amy Pond especially)

  122. 122
    January 26th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    perfect timing! i am going to the doctor who exhibit in london tomorrow and was trying to figure out what to wear

  123. 123
    January 26th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Ahhh this is so awesome! made my day! :D

  124. 124
    January 26th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    holy jesus! insane how many responses this got. actually not really since Doctor Who is kind of AMAZING. love this post!!!

  125. 125
    January 26th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    yes!!! companion looks, please!!! :D

    10 is the best <3

  126. 126
    January 26th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    This is beautiful! I am so excited! Please add River in one of the following post. She’s my absolute favorite characters and I love to dress up like her just for my own person kick.

  127. 127
    January 26th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    You’re level of coolness just went up by 10 zillion! I’d love to have 2 or 3 more posts about the companions! These outits are so cute. I wish I had enough money to buy all of it!!

  128. 128
    January 27th, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I love these ideas and I’m so glad that you’re doing these geek chic inspired fashions! I can’t wait until the next one I also though that this would be appreciated on here it’s a Jammie Dodger necklace that I found !!!

  129. 129
    January 27th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I am absolutely inlove with your posts and it made me incredibly happy seeing a Doctor Who inspired post! <3 A 3 part series for the companions is a MUST! (I love Amy's outfits sooo..) yeah! And maybe even an outfit inspired by Rory :]

  130. 130
    January 27th, 2012 at 2:45 am

    It kills me that the necklace featured in Ten’s set is $28 on ModCloth. The exact same – and I mean EXACT, as in the literally… exact… same… necklace… is sold by all of those cheap Chinese jewelry retailers on Ebay for under $2. Yep… Two dollars.

  131. 131
    January 27th, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Love the outfits! Haha the companions would be great :) :) If you love Doctor Who you should check out Torchwood, John Barrowman is such a hottie haha

  132. 132
    January 27th, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I agree with Alexa! Torchwood is great and yes, John Barrowman is such a cutie. His character is a little confusing but he makes the show amazing.

  133. 133
    January 27th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    HOLY CRAP. This has got to be the MOST AMAZING series of posts! Geek Chic is my favorite!
    Whovians unite!
    PS. I love the author :) She’s got a knack for finding the best clothing!

  134. 134
    January 27th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    all the outfits are perfection!!!! i want them all

  135. 135
    January 27th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    i love this, especially the 11th doctor look. very nice.
    could you possibly think about doing a BBC Sherlock inspired fashion, that would be absolutely amazing. can’t wait to see more of the geek chic fashion :D

  136. 136
    January 27th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I, too, gasped when I saw the post :D Great job on all the outfits, my fav. doctor is ten, but style-wise, I’m nine. Please continue with more DW companions’ / villains’ inspired outfits, that would be awesome! As for other ideas, I’d love Star Wars/ LoTR/ Buffy/ Firefly etc

    Allons-y, Shannon! ;)

  137. 137
    January 27th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I know it’s all about Geek chic…and I love the idea! (I absolutely love the last outfit btw) but I was thinking CF should do a KPOP inspired post (considering KPOP has gone Universal in the past 2 years). KPOP is Korean pop music but it’s more than that. It is lively, energetic, and most importantly it is colorful. It would be an awesome to expose some of the international Fashion that is influenced by the KPOP industry, and CF would earn some major style points. For some inspired looks u can look at some of the major bands such as: Big Bang, (definitely) 2NE1, Girls Generation, Wonder girls Super junior, JYJ, Shinee, Miss A, T-ara, 4minute, 2PM, TVXQ, and 2AM. It is just a suggestion for a future CF post- no pressure. <3 XOXO

  138. 138
    January 27th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    @Christine: Oh my Time Lord…I never realized before that I need a jammie dodger necklace in my life. Thanks for sharing!

  139. 139
    January 27th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Omg, you guys are amazing for doing Doctor Who! I’ve been a fan for a long time and I pretty much flipped when I saw this! I miss Nine and Ten!

  140. 140
    January 27th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Love love love love love! I am obsessed with Doctor Who and those outfits are perfect! Can we have a part 2 with Amy, Rory, and maybe River?

  141. 141
    January 28th, 2012 at 6:22 am

    I love you all for this! All the whovian fashionistas are rejoicing around the world ^^

  142. 142
    January 28th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Oh my gosh yes to Companion Fashion! <3

  143. 143
    January 28th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I feel that one of these needs to be done for Moffat’s other show, Sherlock (BBC). The clothes in that are just stunning. Also Merlin, Supernatural, and MOAR DOCTAH WHO!

  144. 144
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    That was seriously amazing!
    Would you please do one for Supernatural too? Would be great for some rock chick style inspiration :)
    And Sherlock Holmes please :D

  145. 145
    January 29th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Love it!!! please do one for Supernatural <3
    thank you :-)

  146. 146
    January 29th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    @Katy, Julia, and Kathy: I’ve never watched Supernatural, but I was at the Comic-Con panel (it was between the Glee and Doctor Who panels, haha), and it looked really interesting. I’ll try to start watching!

  147. 147
    January 29th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    OMG amazing… Love doctor who so much XD The last outfit was gorgeous; please do more!
    I’m gonna second requests for Supernatural, that would be awesome.

  148. 148
    January 29th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Loved the post, especially the outfit for Doctor #10. So cute!!
    Aside from recasting my vote for a Firefly post (diehard fan!) I also think a Sherlock inspired one would be awesome – I´m referring to the BBC miniseries and not the movies, although I love those too : )

  149. 149
    January 30th, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I don’t know if this is necessarily geeky enough, but I would love to see a post about Once Upon a Time! I’m loving everything so far :)

  150. 150
    January 31st, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Ahhhh awesome!!! I would love to see outfit ideas for Amy, River, Jack, Rose, etc. I went as Amy in the policewoman Kissogram outfit for Halloween – way too hard to explain when people asked what I was, though, haha.

  151. 151
    January 31st, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Awesome!! Please please please do Supernatural next!! IT would be sooo awesome!!!!!!!

  152. 152
    February 2nd, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Sooo great, thank you very much!
    I loved all the references to show details!
    Can’t wait for companions.
    Aaaaahhh can’t stop gushing about how awesome doctor who is.
    Thank you!

  153. 153
    February 2nd, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Thank You for doing a Dr. Who Article! Please, please, please follow up with one about the companions!! and David Tenant is my favorite Doctor also!

  154. 154
    February 2nd, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Please do a companion inspired one! I love this so much and I loved Rose’s style, and British style in general. Thanks!

  155. 155
    February 2nd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Wow! This is amazing! I’m definently getting some of these clothes and bookmarking this for future reference/purchases! (: You should totally do more (:

  156. 156
    February 12th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    love this! you should also do the companions though, i’d be really interested in seeing that!

  157. 157
    February 19th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Oh love it!

    But I’m certain you need an Amy pond ensemble and a Riversong in there as well. Maybe some Weeping Angels. A Rory look would make my day. Ok, anything Doctor themed is great.

  158. 158
    February 20th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    OMG !!! i love doctor who !! its my first choice if i had to watch a tv show for the rest of my life, and the clothes are spot on!! my favorite outfit is the tenth doctor (it also helps he my favorite anyway) but more from this would be amazing !!

  159. 159
    February 21st, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve been playing with all kinds of themes… Dr.Who among them on my Polyvore. I’m also having fun with Firefly

  160. 160
    April 7th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    @Tiffany I wish I could “like” your comment :)

  161. 161
    April 20th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I just startedbwatching and I love Doctor Who. The outfits are great. For the next geek chic can it be Avatar: The Last Airbender?

  162. 162
    April 22nd, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Would I wear those looks? Uh, YEAH! I’ve already worn an Amy Pond inspired outfit and a TARDIS inspired outfit. So much fun. <3

  163. 163
    June 19th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Love! Eleven is my favorite, he’s such a fabulous oddball.

  164. 164
    June 23rd, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Lovely. Especially the 11th Doctor’s outfit (female version) happen to know where I can get them from? Email me the details :)

  165. 165
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    OMG. i am such a big fan of the show and i love that you did this post

  166. 166
    August 7th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I recently became a big fan of Doctor Who and you did perfect fem! doctors. The Ten one is fantastic!

  167. 167
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I’ve been on a Doctor Who marathon for the past few weeks and I LOVE these outfits. My favorite doctor is the 10th doctor and my favorite companion is Rose.

  168. 168
    September 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Do one inspired by bananas. Bananas are good.

  169. 169
    November 6th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    you guys should do some for Rose or Amy or Martha ;)

  170. 170
    December 3rd, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I would love to see some pictures for the companions! I love these outfits and hopefully I could be able to name them myself. I’m a big Doctor Who fan so I’m really excited about this :)

  171. 171
    April 20th, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I thought the TARDIS was a 1950’s phone box.

  172. 172
    May 7th, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I think these suggestions for the clothes of the Doctors, but I think you should include the Companions as well and suggest shops and places where you couold find that item or label what style of clothing it is but other wise it is a great idea!

  173. 173
    May 13th, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Orphan Black posts, each post focusing on each clone?

  174. 174
    May 23rd, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Please add dr.who swim wear I would so buy it :)

  175. 175
    June 23rd, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    This is amazing and totally helpful!!!! Thanx!!

  176. 176
    August 11th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Thanks!! This is really cool. I have been a lifelong Whovian and this is helpful if I want to show it!!

  177. 177
    October 17th, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    This is great! I do this kind of thing with my own clothes, and this really offered some guidance! Thanks!

  178. 178
    February 19th, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Wow, you are realy talentet at this, it’s awesome!

  179. 179
    September 25th, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Awesome costumes.

    Kinda like steampunk, kinda not. I wonder when the post apocalyptic look will take off. Hahaha.

  180. 180
    October 14th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    THESE R SO CUTE!XD. Im going to dress like the 10th doctor when I go to
    Comic-Con and im using this idea !!!!!!#imthedocter

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