The First Doctor is the initial incarnation of Doctor Who that appeared on television screens for the first time in 1963. The main character of the wildly popular BBC science fiction television series, Doctor Who, has since had twelve incarnations. Though twelve Doctors have come and gone, they wouldn’t have been possible without the first who was originally portrayed by William Hartnell. The Doctor was the greatest Time Lord of his years and went on many adventures thanks to his wonky TARDIS time traveler—landing on Earth in 1963. Get the look of the alien Time Lord with this The First Doctor costume guide.
Cosplay The First Doctor with a Slick Back Hair Wig, White Dress Shirt, Navy Suit Jacket, Checkered Pants, and a pair of black Dress Boots. The Doctor liked his accessories, so be sure to grab a Beige Waistcoat, Blue Bow Tie, a Vintage Gemstone Ring, and a Wooden Walking Stick to complete this costume.
Cosplay doesn’t get any more classic than the First Doctor, and you’ll need the classic look to go right along with it. To dress up like the very first Time Lord, you’re going to need to hit up a thrift store. Look out for a pair of checkered pants, navy suit jacket, blue bow tie, beige vest, and a vintage gemstone ring. Try looking online if you don’t have much luck in the thrift store. You may already own a white dress shirt, but if not you can easily find one in most retail stores along with a pair of dress boots. The walking stick is going to be easiest to find in a costume shop. Now you’re looking suave!
The Doctor had tons of companions on his adventures, but his granddaughter Susan is the most memorable! You can also get some of your friends together for a group cosplay to dress as the other Doctors—Fourth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, and the Thirteenth Doctor. We need proof that the first incarnation of Doctor Who is still alive, so send us a picture to add to our costume gallery!
The First Doctor came from Gallifrey and traveled through time and space, but finally landed on Earth in the year 1963. He found his granddaughter Susan while he was there, and decided to bring her along for his action-packed adventures. Every doctor since the first incarnation appearing on the BBC show, Doctor Who, has been completely different. The First Doctor knew how intelligent he was and wasn’t afraid to let everyone around him know. Despite being confident in his intellect, the Doctor was warm, kind, and enjoyed being a mentor to anyone willing to learn.
While appearing on the show, Doctor Who traveled with many others throughout his years. The TARDIS he voyaged in was a little faulty at times, which caused him to stop in unplanned times and areas. The Doctor found it difficult to trust people, but he was quite protective and admiring of all of his companions that he did trust.