Monday, September 30, 2013

The Master and Time Lord costumes from Doctor Who on display...

As the 50th anniversary celebrations are fast approaching for Doctor Who and because so many of the otherworldly outfits featured in the British sci-fi show would make for fabulous Halloween costumes I thought I'd showcase as many as I can in the next few days, including these rather theatrical Gallifreyan Time Lord costumes.

Original Time Lord costumes featured in TV's Doctor Who
Doctor Who Time Lord costumes
Doctor Who Time Lord costumes
Doctor Who Time Lord TV costumes
These robes worn by the alien race of long-lived Time Lords the 'Doctor' belongs to, including his deadly nemesis 'The Master', were photographed on display at the Doctor Who Experience exhibit in Cardiff Bay, Wales on May 20, 2013.

Original Time Lord costume from 
1976's The Deadly Assassin episodes
Doctor Who 1976 Time Lord costume
Time Lord costume Doctor Who Deadly Assassin
Prydonian Chapter Time Lord costume Doctor Who
Original 1976 Time Lord costume Doctor Who
When the Fourth Doctor (played by Tom Baker) returned alone to his home planet Gallifrey in 1976's The Deadly Assassin serial, the Time Lords wore these ceremonial robes and accessories designed by James Acheson.

The iconic look of the Time Lords, with their distinctive high collar and cap, has subsequently returned in stories featuring the Doctor's peers. Apparently the red colour of the robes marks the wearer as part of the 'Prydonian Chapter' of the Time Lords, to which the Doctor once belonged.

The Master costume worn by Eric Roberts 
in the 1996 Doctor Who: TV movie
Master costume Doctor Who TV movie
Eric Roberts Master costume 1996 Doctor Who TV movie
Eric Roberts The Master costume Doctor Who
After an absence from our screens of seven years, Doctor Who regenerated as the Eighth Doctor played by Paul McGann and once again faced off against his deadly enemy, The Master.

In this 1996 TV movie incarnation the scheming Time Lord was played by Eric Roberts. This is one of the costumes worn by the actor designed by Jori Woodman, which echoes the look of the classic Time Lords, but with a more oriental theme. Apparently this robe outfit was long thought lost after the TV movie was not a ratings success, so had never before been displayed in public until the Doctor Who Experience exhibition.

If you like The Master's outfit, be sure to also check out the Eighth Doctor Who costume on display. 

Time Lord President costume worn by Timothy Dalton 
in 2009's The End of Time
Timothy Dalton Time Lord President costume Doctor Who
Time Lord President costume Doctor Who
Doctor Who Time Lord President costume
Timothy Dalton Time Lord President costume Doctor Who
For the Tenth Doctor's (David Tennant) last adventure he discovered the fate of the Time Lords as they returned in 2009's The End of Time episode, where the merciless 'Time Lord President' was played by former 'James Bond', Timothy Dalton.

His flowing ornate robes were updated from the classic design by Louise Page, to reflect the horrors experienced fighting in the Time War by being worn over military gear.

If you're a fellow Whovian or want more costume inspiration for Halloween, be sure to take a look at these other Doctor Who costumes and creatures on display.

Buy the TV series: Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin (Story 88)
Doctor Who: The Movie (Special Edition)

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