Tuesday 25 May 2010

Junior Doctor

If you are familiar with my Tennant Suit Blog, you will know of an occasional thread I run there called Me And My Tennant Suit. I featured a number of suit owners, all proudly displaying their prized suits.

There have been a number of cosplayers who have assembled some awesome Eleven outfits to date, but I just HAD to share the one below as he is undoubtedly the most endearing and inspirational I have ever seen!

His name is Jack and he is six and a half.

His Dad helped him get this amazing pint-sized costume together.

The jeans and braces came from H&M, the shirt is from Adams and the rest was picked up on eBay.
His Dad said, “The tweed jacket was the hard find, not many kids tweeds come up, and when they do the chance of getting a good colour, two button is slim. So bit of luck with that!” And he only paid £20 for it too!

The shoes were bought for 99p and are actually in the style of Converse All Stars, but by a different maker. I tiny touch of Tennant there!
The bow tie was also a snip at 99p!

His dad says it’s great fun having him run about the house being The Doctor. “It takes me back to my childhood, wearing the long 4th Doctor scarf my gran knitted for me and a hat my grandad gave me!”

He made quite a splash at Tesco the other day apparently, and it’s the only thing he'll wear when not at school!

Personally I find it funny. I recall when Jon Pertwee left I was near to tears and dismissed this new bloke who could never be as good as THE Doctor.
Obviously all thoughts of this were gone by episode three of Robot, and I could hardly remember who that John Pertwood (that’s his name, right?) was anyway.

I gather a collection of this pictures has been sent to Doctor Who Adventures Magazine, with the hope that they might publish one. I think it’s a given he’ll be in there!
When he does, I’ll bring you an update of how it turned out.

Here are the rest of Jack’s pictures.

A classic bit of sonic action . . .

And lastly a typical Matt Smith Spider-Man pose!??!

Let’s face it, it wasn’t gonna be a matter of IF Doctor Who Adventures Magazine would publish pictures of Jack in his outfit, more of WHEN.

Well, in this week’s issue (169, 3 - 9 June 2010) there he is!

Congratulations to Jack for getting himself in the magazine. When I was young, I read Doctor Who Weekly (as it was then) from issue one, and I never had my photo published.
I never sent in a picture – but that’s no excuse!


  1. Aww he is a gorgeous little one. He is going to look stunning when he grows up. I think he maybe be the best I have seen so far, the outfit looks amazing.

  2. Absolutely stunning, and cute in a lively and very non-cutesy way. That young man looks very likeable, and makes a very likeable Doctor!

  3. OMG. This is spot on. I love it! What a cool kid.

  4. Where can you find 14 - 15 Tweed Jackets? Thanks.

  5. This is the most adorable thing I have ever seen. God, that is a cute kid. I feel just like a small child when I watch Doctor Who, rooting for the "good guy" and basking in the intense wonder a healthy suspension of disbelief can bring. This kid seems the physical embodiment of that--of the child within me that's brought to the forefront whenever I hunker down before my TV, eyes all a-glowin', ready to embark on another exciting adventure with the good ol' Doc.

  6. Please, please someone help me find a tweed jacket for MY six and a half year old ALSO named Jack who is dying to dress as 11 for Halloween! I am searching everywhere in the world I can to try and find a jacket and I am empty handed.

  7. I got mine from a thrift store...it's a hard hunt I know.

    It might be worth trying to do the outfit without the coat, done well enough it should be recognizable, just throw in a fez and some accessories.

  8. Trying to find a tweed jacket for my 2 year old - he has the same hair as Matt Smith so it has to be done!

  9. It must be a Jack thing. My 8yo Jack just annouced that he will be #11 for Halloween this year. The whole costume has been a snap except for the tweed jacket. We live in the southern US so there is a chance that the weather will allow him to skip the jacket. I'm sorry to say that we live in a area where it is not likely people will catch on to who he is with or without the jacket. Maybe if I make him a TARDIS to put candy in.

  10. It's definitly a Jack thing. My Jack will be 7 in April and is desperate for a 'proper' Dr Who jacket and a real bow tie for his birthday.

  11. Its so good I just want to say. geronimo

  12. I need to find a tweed jacket for Holloween. I have been looking for it for a month.


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