Monday, December 16, 2013

Billie Piper and Queen Elizabeth I costumes from Doctor Who's Day of the Doctor...

Fans of Doctor Who were not only were treated to David Tennant reprising his role as the Tenth Doctor in the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, but they also got the chance to see Billie Piper return to the iconic British sci-fi series, even if it wasn't as his Companion 'Rose Tyler' but as the sentient interface of 'The Moment' doomsday weapon for John Hurt's 'War Doctor'.

Original costumes from The Day of the Doctor on display
Doctor Who Day of the Doctor costumes
Doctor Who Billie Piper Queen Elizabeth Day of Doctor costumes
Doctor Who Billie Piper Moment interface Queen Elizabeth costumes
Doctor Who Day of the Doctor exhibit
Original Doctor Who Day of the Doctor costumes
Billie Piper Queen Elizabeth I Day of the Doctor costumes
In addition we also got to see the background to the Tenth Doctor's previously mentioned marriage to 'Queen Elizabeth I', with Joanna Page playing Her Royal Majesty.

These original costumes designed by Howard Burden and worn by the actresses in the anniversary episode were photographed on display at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay, Wales on December 9, 2013. I know that my regular visitors and the costumers out there will especially like the intricate period style Elizabethan gown.

Original gown worn by Joanna Page as Queen Elizabeth I 
in The Day of the Doctor
Queen Elizabeth I gown Day of the Doctor
Doctor Who Queen Elizabeth I costume
Doctor Who Day of the Doctor Queen Elizabeth I costume
Doctor Who Queen Elizabeth I costume
Day of the Doctor Queen Elizabeth I costume Doctor Who
Queen Elizabeth I gets embroiled in the Zygon invasion of Earth when one of the shape-shifting aliens impersonates her and the Tenth Doctor has to establish which Queen is the real article.

Costume worn by Billie Piper as The Moment Bad Wolf interface 
from The Day of the Doctor
Billie Piper Moment Bad Wolf interface costume Day of the Doctor
Billie Piper Bad Wolf costume Doctor Who Day of the Doctor
Billie Piper costume Doctor Who Day of the Doctor
Billie Piper Bad Wolf costume Doctor Who Day of the Doctor
In this special episode 'The Moment', or 'Galaxy Eater' weapon, projects a holographic image of Rose Tyler's 'Bad Wolf' persona to interact with the battle-weary 'Dark Doctor'.

The Moment doomsday weapon box prop from The Day of the Doctor
Moment box prop Doctor Who Day of Doctor
Moment weapon prop Doctor Who Day of the Doctor
Doctor Who Moment weapon prop
Also on display in the Doctor Who Experience foyer was the forbidden doomsday super weapon, 'The Moment', prop used in the episode, which the 'War Doctor' was playing to use to end the Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks.

If you're a fellow Whovian, be sure to check out all these other fantastical Doctor Who costumes, models and props on display at the Doctor Who Experience.

Doctor Who The Day of the Doctor TV poster
Doctor Who Day of the Doctor poster
Watch the episode now: The Day of the Doctor [HD]
Buy the episode: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD Combo)

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