I particularly wanted to grab a copy as I knew it was to contain a number of costume related items and articles, and it hasn’t disappointed.
While I was on my way to Forbidden Planet to pick up my copy, it occurred to me that the free bow tie could turn out to be some cardboard thing with elastic at the back!
Luckily it is a pukka clip-on bow tie, though a cheap one (hey! what do you expect for a giveaway?)
Only downside is that it’s a child-sized one! (see right, top).
The magazine comes in a large card envelope (see left) which also holds the bow tie and two badges (see above).
From the costume point of view, there are a couple of highlights.
First up as a feature interview with Series Five costume designer Ray Holman.
The best part of this is a discussion on the matt Smith costume, and a reproduction of the design itself! (see below - click to enlarge and read)
Crafty TARDIS forum.
There’s a lot of knitting involved! I love the knitted Daleks, as well as the more obvious scarf-work (see left).
Cease and Desist from the BBC.
Elsewhere, there are lots of great reference photographs and articles worth a read.
All in all well worth the £7.99 investment!SFX Special Edition:
Doctor Who – A Celebration
is available at £7.99 for a limited time at good good newsagents in the UK.It is also available for download to read on the iPad from the iTunes App Store for £4.99