Out Now: Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition – Costume Design

The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition shines a spotlight on the costumes designed for adventures in everywhere and everywhen.

With such diverse settings from across all time and space, Doctor Who series has always stretched the ingenuity – and resources – of its talented costume designers.

The bookazine features numerous rare and previously unpublished illustrations showing how the look of an episode evolves from sketch to screen, plus exclusive interviews with:

  • Lee Bender (owner of the Bus Stop boutique, which supplied outfits for Sarah Jane Smith)
  • Howard Burden (designer of the Twelfth Doctor’s costume)
  • Ray Holman (designer of the Eleventh and Thirteenth Doctor’s costumes, and Doctor Who’s current costume designer)
  • June Hudson (designer of the Fourth Doctor’s final outfit and numerous costumes for Romana) 
  • Barbara Lane (The Claws of Axos, The Dæmons, The Curse of Peladon etc)
  • Amy Roberts (Image of the Fendahl, Full Circle, The Keeper of Traken etc)
  • Alexandra Tynan (The Tenth Planet, The Highlanders, The Evil of the Daleks etc)
  • Lucinda Wright (designer of Doctor Who Series 1 starring Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor)

Plus, the stars who wore the designers’ creations look back at their characters’ clothes:

  • Anneke Wills (Polly Wright)
  • Katy Manning (Jo Grant)
  • Sophie Aldred (Ace)
  • Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler)
  • Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint)

Editor, Marcus Hearn says:

“I don’t think there’s ever been such a detailed and comprehensive look at the series’ costume design. Much of the new research for this issue was led by Piers Britton, who has an unrivalled knowledge of the subject and the kind of insight that makes you look at familiar episodes in a whole new light. Dr Britton looms large in this issue, but the whole team has done a fantastic job – other highlights include a rarely seen interview with the late Colin Lavers, who designed the Fifth Doctor’s costume, and a new interview with Barbara Lane. This is the first time Barbara has spoken about her work on the series since the mid-1970s, so we were delighted when we tracked her down. We’ve uncovered so much new information and so many fantastic images – we can’t wait to share it all with everyone!”

The Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition – Costume Design is on sale now, priced £5.99.