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Doctor Who thing: when boys cosplay Time Lords

My pal Bonnie — aka bronxbee in comments here — attended New York Comic-Con weekend before last and took a ton of photos. Here I’m sharing some of the Doctor Who-related ones.

Turns out that just like how girls like to pretend to be a Time Lord, sometimes boys like to dress up as the Doctor(s), too:

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Bonnie says this guy

carried his own TARDIS around (it was one of those tent things).

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Bonnie says she thinks the guy in the middle here is meant to be the Master:

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Of this guy, Bonnie reveals

at first no one recognized #9 until he said “fantastic”.

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(Nine is the closest the Doctor has ever come to unobtrusive streetwear. I like to imagine that the Doctor at that point was so wounded and withdrawn that he wasn’t looking to stand out in a crowd. Sucks for cosplayers, though!)

Of this guy and others, Bonnie says:

i’m not sure what’s with the busy beards, but i saw a few #11s with them! (if they were in a straight jacket, i might have understood).

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Photos by Bonnie-Ann Black.


See the rest of the “Doctor Who at New York Comic-Con” series:
merch at New York Comic-Con
the family that regenerates together attends New York Comic-Con together
gender-bending lady fans make the Doctor their own
women really do like Tom Baker’s Doctor
dressing up as the TARDIS
meet the Doctor Puppets and puppeteer/animator Alisa Stern
when pro artists pull sexist bullshit
the littlest fans at New York Comic-Con
fans two-by-two at New York Comic-Con
creative cosplay
TARDIS bags for charity


(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)


  • LaSargenta

    What’s with the clip-ons?!

  • bronxbee

    actually, in at least one episode, #11 *was* wearing a clip on! less dangerous you know, for avoiding things that grab you by the tie and try to strangle, or intimidate or exterminate you.

  • LaSargenta

    Ah. Good point.

    (I did always wonder how #4’s scarf avoided getting caught in anything.)

  • bronxbee

    although at least once, it saved him from falling off a precipice… and he used it to measure trapezoid shapes in Pyramid of Mars… a bow tie, although cool, has never actually proved practical that i can see.

  • bronxbee

    oh, and i meant to say “bushy” beards… although i guess busy applies too.

  • GeeksAreMyPeeps

    Little-known fact: the scarf was a clip-on

  • LaSargenta

    Awesome!

  • bronxbee

    of course!

  • I like the phrase “busy beards.” :->

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