Design © Peter McKinstry
Annoyingly they are now pretty much discontinued, but are not out of the reach of the more persistent Doctor Who fan who is willing to track them down on eBay or as remaindered stock.
The orange suit itself came from a company in the US who make replica space exploration suits and equipment.
A word of warning though, the photo looks great on the website, but they are made to order and are poorly made. Louise Page had to remake hers from scratch using it as a pattern, and several buyers since have found the suits to be made too baggy or with the utility packs on the legs the wrong way round. Read more here - dw_cosplay - space suit guide
As I have already mentioned, the rest of the items are now discontinued, but here is a quick guide to what to look for.
|Photo by Scott Sebring|
The helmet is constructed around a Scott Tornado T/Procap Headtop welding mask.
The gloves are by Extremities.
In The Satan Pit they were Ice Gloves; and in Waters Of Mars they were Winter Gauntlets.
The harness is a Bod Climbing Harness by Black Diamond.
These are snowboarding boots.
In The Satan Pit they were Salomon F20 Fusion boots. The Waters of Mars boots remain unidentified.
Finally, to give your suit a touch of authenticity, you’ll need to make the SB6 patches and decals, though it is unclear as yet if the suit Matt wears has the same detailing.
These can be a bit tricky to make yourself, but there a number of online sellers out there making the patches for sale.
The results can be very professional and much less hassle.
The patches are in the region of US$15 a piece.
I had found out the full story of the SB6 Space Suit from Tenth Doctor costume designer Louise Page.
Thanks to Kevin Coppa for giving the interview clips the polished look, and enormous thanks to Louise Page for sharing her memories of dressing the Tenth Doctor with us all