How to dress like a Tardis (without looking boxy)

Image by aussiegall via Wikipedia

So you want to express your Doctor Who fandom via the medium of clothing. Fair enough. You don’t have to look too far to find some stellar examples of Whovian cosplay.

But let’s face it, dressing up in full Gallifreyan Timelord gear simply isn’t practical every day. Sure, it’s cool at events like Armageddon Expo, but sometimes it’s good to tone it down a bit for the office (fezzes may be cool but they might not be appropriate for a staff meeting). And wearing a cool t-shirt for your favourite show is okay but it’s a bit, well, obvious. Not to mention easy. If only you could put together an outfit that is inspired by Doctor Who (or any character, for that matter) but which flies under the radar except for those who share you interests and have a keen eye.

Well, you can! Inspired by the fashion efforts of Disney fans at the Disneybound Tumblr, I have put together a series of Doctor Who-esque outfits. All the pieces are available for sale in New Zealand or at places that ship here. So grab your credit card and “Allons-y”!


Cyberman-inspired outfit

The Tardis


Tardis inspired outfit


  • Silver square cubic zirconia earrings, $45 from Pascoes
  • Tardis iPad cover, $54 from Zippitydoodah on Felt
  • Navy polka dot headscarf, $15 from piccolo on Felt
  • Maya chiffon skater dress, $29 from The Warehouse
  • Koru heart key pendant, $85 from Evolve Jewellery
  • Black skinny belt (of two in pack), AUD $34.95, from The Iconic
  • Next t-bar shoes, $73 from Ezibuy
  • Collection cosmetics nail polish, Sonic Blue, $6.39 from Countdown



  • Cameo ring, $14 from Koyalkapilla on Felt
  • “I’m a little teapot” necklace, $19 from Designsbyme on Felt
  • Pinstripe poplin shirt, $109 from Country Road
  • Stretch crepe jacket, AUD $349 from Cue
  • Spot jacquard skirt, AUD $69.95 from Portmans
  • Advent Bull Boxer boot, $259.90 from Overland
  • OPI “I’m not a waitress” nail polish, $24.90 from Life Pharmacy
  • Origami umbrella brooch, $35 from Madame Fancy Pants
  • Leather best friend studded bracelet, $20 from HAPA

Weeping Angel



  • Dr Who Weeping Angels coin purse, $16.33 from JensSewing on Etsy
  • Stone ball ring, $54.90 from Country Road
  • Stone bangle, $109 from Country Road
  • Baguette hairband, AUD $9.98 from Collette
  • Statue head earrings, $25 from onetrickpony on Felt
  • Pleat tiered dress, $49.99 from Glassons
  • “Be an angel” necklace in silver, $20 from fsbjewellery on Felt
  • Sam Edelman Dayla sandals, $79.99 from Number One Shoes

The Twelfth Doctor


  • Butter London Royal Navy Nail Lacquer, $29.95 from Vanilla Bloom
  • High waist red shorts, $50 from Bombshell Clothing
  • Navy self stripe jacket, $149.99 from Max
  • 481 Nero brogues, AUD $199.95 from Style Tread
  • New tailored elbow shirt, AUD $59.95 from Portmans
  • Steampunk watch and key necklace, $85 from girlsstuff on Felt

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