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  • Anonymous said: Hello :-) so I really want to cosplay as Donna noble but I have no idea where to start. Help me out please?

    Most Donna cosplays I’ve seen tend to go for her standard promo shot look: brown pleather jacket, grey tunic, wide belt, dark loose jeans, hoop earrings, and undeterred confidence.

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    So, the safe bet is to go with that look if you’re concerned with not being immediately recognizable as a Donna Noble cosplayer or want something “classic.”

    But if either of those things aren’t super important to you, maybe get creative and go for one of her other less common looks!

    You could try her wedding dress from The Runaway Bride, the pinstriped pantsuit from Partners in Crime, or her casual ensemble from Silence in the Library.

    If you want to go the historical route, her ’20s flapper (or slapper) dress from The Unicorn and the Wasp is especially gorgeous, and the Ancient Roman-inspired look from The Fires of Pompeii seems surprisingly easy to replicate.

    Re-watch Donna’s journeys with the Tenth Doctor; you’ll discover that she has a lot of really flattering and diverse looks to choose from which can suit a variety of cosplay budgets!

    doctor-in-a-box said: I am in love with your gender bent 11th cosplay! Holy Dickens, it is seriously so cute!

    wholockian423 said: Hi! For halloween I'm basically gonna be a genderbent 11th. But I have absolutely no idea where to find a tweed jacket like his to fit my small body. Do you have any ideas?

    Actually, yeah! I cosplayed as femme!Eleven for NYCC two years ago, and this was my interpretation:

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    I bought my jacket from H&M for about $30 a month or so before the convention, but due to the nature of stores like H&M, that exact jacket is not available anymore.

    But, women’s tweed blazers are really easy to find! Try the business casual sections of places like H&M or Express, or go with a thrift store.

    I’m a size 0/XS/tiniest-of-whatever-is-in-stock when it comes to clothes so I feel your concern with trying to find something that fits, but I promise you that it’s actually a lot easier than it feels like to find a small tweed blazer!

    defiantly-standing said: Hello! So i am cosplaying as a genderbent Amy Pond from Time Of The Angels, with the big red jumper and everything. (I'm a guy, btw) and I would just like to know: what would you recommend for the trousers instead of the black miniskirt she wears? Thx for your time!

    Black skinny jeans could be cute!

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    malnourishedmermaid:

    Am I the only one who thinks

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    looks a lot like

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    And let’s not forget, of course, that someone else appeared in that episode too:

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    And there was this statement from Moffat on the matter of Capaldi’s past appearances, as well:

    Steven Moffat has said that…

    That girl in the makeup is actually Karen Gillan

    Yes, we all know that! :)

    No one is saying that Jenna Coleman looks like the woman in the red hood…they are saying that the red hood briefly seen in the trailer looks like the red hood worn by Karen Gillan’s character in The Fires of Pompeii, an episode that was produced far before she was given the role of Amy Pond.

    This post is speculating the return of Karen Gillan’s character based off that glimpse in the trailer. Everyone reblogging this post is aware that the woman in the red hood is Karen Gillan. :)

    malnourishedmermaid:

    Am I the only one who thinks

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    looks a lot like

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    And let’s not forget, of course, that someone else appeared in that episode too:

    And there was this statement from Moffat on the matter of Capaldi’s past appearances, as well:

    Steven Moffat has said that Peter Capaldi’s past appearances in the Whoniverse will not actually be ignored and hinted they may serve as a plot point.

    Speaking in an interview with Nerd³, he said: “We are aware that Peter Capaldi’s played a big old part in Doctor Who and Torchwood before and we are not going to ignore the fact.

    (We’re all probably completely wrong, but…)

    (via would-you-like-a-jelly-baby)

    Slight personal-ish post just to say…

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    doctorwho:


BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.
We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.


Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath*

Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.


While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr.

Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest:

Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil!

Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!” 

Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community? 

While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there. 


With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems.

Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers. 

    doctorwho:

    BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show’s fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series.

    We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen on 23rd August. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.
    Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath*
    Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.
    While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr.
    Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest:
    Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil!
    Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!” 
    Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community? 
    While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there. 
    With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems.
    Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers. 

    sue-sto-helit said: Well, Susan is the Doctor's granddaughter. The Doctor married River. This way, River is Susan's Step-Grandmother. Amy and Rory are Rivers parents so basically Susan IS Amy's and Rory's step-great-granddaughter :)

    I still would not call that canon, though!

    We don’t know if Susan was a direct relation to River, and therefore Amy and Rory, making her simply their great-granddaughter…or if she was related to someone else entirely, which is where the “step” thing comes in. (And if Susan is dead by the time Amy and Rory entered the picture, which she may have been, then there’s no relation there at all.)

    Not to mention, Susan has been around since the First Doctor. I know that on a show where every plot point depends on time travel, that’s not saying much, but it’s still worth noting that River only knew the Doctor in a limited number of incarnations toward the end of his first regenerative cycle.

    Each regeneration seems to operate separately to an extent when it comes to friends and family: some (like Six and now Twelve) seem to even display a bit of post-regenerative amnesia when it comes to companion recognition.

    So even if the First Doctor knows her as his granddaughter, regardless if there’s even a blood relation there, the others may not feel the same way.

    There’s also that whole debate regarding the legitimacy of Eleven and River’s wedding to begin with, so there’s that to consider as well.

    I’d put “Amy and Rory are step-great-grandparents to Susan!” in the same category as those Disney “canons” that say stuff like “Ariel and Hercules are cousins cause of ancient myths!”

    It might make sense to an extent and work based off certain assumptions, but for now, there’s still no definitive proof!