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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:



Bonnie says this guy

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


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


Of this guy, Bonnie reveals

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


(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 I like to imagine that the Doctor at that point was so wounded and withdrawn that he wasn’t looking to stand out in a crowd.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).


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


  • bronxbee

    of course!

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

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