Friday, November 29, 2013
I'm a drama student, right? And part of what I love is the part clothes play in telling stories. One of my favorite parts of the Doctor Who Experience was costumes they had on display, the clothes the actors have really worn. For example, one of my favorite little things was seeing the way Clara's belt pilled the fabric on her soufflé girl dress. Check it out, that dress is doing real work.
They had a video playing that showed an interview with one of the current costume designers, Howard Burden. He gave his thoughts on the creation of each doctor's distinctive look, particularly how to achieve the it factor that makes the doctor stand out just slightly from the average population. Like a question mark sweater vest, or Tom Baker's scarf, or David's trench coat and trainers. The Doctor doesn't look like an alien, but he doesn't look quite like a normal guy either. I love that.
Obviously, if these posts are reaching any other Doctor Who fans out there, I'm more than willing to talk about it. So tell me what your favorite companions' outfits are, or what you think we're learning about Matt Smith from this really deep painting. You know, just any thoughts you have to share.