As Doctor Who will be returning to our screens this coming Saturday it seems like the perfect time to share more photos from my most recent visit to the Doctor Who Experience costume exhibition in Cardiff Bay, Wales back on April 20, 2015. Here's a selection of outfits worn by the Doctor's plucky traveling Companions, new and old, across time and space.
If you';re a fan of the actress and the character she plays, you can also check out more Clara Oswald looks from flapper dresses, to Victorian-era and Medieval gowns here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
You can also see these Doctor Who Companion costumes in more detail from previous visits.
On this visit to the exhibition they had this new 'Rose Tyler' outfit worn in the second season episode 'The Idiot's Lantern', where she and David Tennant's 'Tenth Doctor' faced off against 'The Wire', an alien criminal hiding in television transmissions during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation celebrations in 1953 Britain.
The character returned in the revival's second season episode 'School reunion' and also received her own spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, which ran for five seasons until the actress sadly passed away from cancer.
I believe the pink outfit on display this time was from the 20th anniversary special, 'The Five Doctors', from 1983.
Ace was the explosives-loving sidekick of Sylvester McCoy's 'Seventh Doctor' and this final season collection of episodes found the TARDIS materialising at a secret World War II naval base in Northumberland and facing vampiric human 'Haemovores'.
Personally I love Jenna Coleman's 'Clara', but I do think it would be great to see some alien Companions again sometime soon. Let's see what the new ninth season has in store for us.
In the meantime find out more about the Doctor's friends and allies with this book: Doctor Who: Companions And Allies