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Published on September 9th, 2013 | by Danny_Weasel

Twelfth Doctor Art Challenge: The Winner Is…

You may remember a little over two weeks ago we reported on a rather nifty art challenge to design your impression of how Doctor number 12, Peter Capaldi, may look in comic book form.


(If for some reason you missed it you can back track and read The Twelfth Doctor Illustrated here on Kasterborous.)

Well the judges have come out of seclusion, and white smoke has been sighted from the chimneys; we have a winner!

(Former Doctor Who Magazine editor) John Freeman, who had the unenviable job of choosing a winner from the stellar entries had this to say about the decision:

When you have a competition that attracted art from the likes of long established Doctor Who artists such as Dan McDaid, Kev Hopgood and Lee Sullivan as well as wonderful entries from the likes of Jamie Roberts, Rob Davis, Neil McClements and many, many more, I’m sure you’ll understand coming to a decision as to the overall winner was no easy task.

But decide he did, and the lucky winner was Australian designer and illustrator Lucas Bowers, whose entry seems to have a nice blend of little nods to past doctors (Troughton’s unkempt collar, Colin Baker’s tie, Tennant’s watch and Smith’s wonderful purple jacket) while still feeling new and original. If Capaldi’s outfit were to come out looking like this, I for one would be rather pleased.

To see the final shortlist that the winner was selected from head over to But be sure to come back here and tell us what you think. Did the right design win? Was someone else robbed? Are you just closing your eyes, ignoring it and waiting till Christmas to see the real thing?

Let us know your thoughts!


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4 Responses to Twelfth Doctor Art Challenge: The Winner Is…

  1. avatar daniel says:

    its a nice doctory outfit but, and i am probably in the minority here, that the more casually dressed photographs are the ones where he looks more Twelvey. not saying he should weariron maiden t shirt and jeans though! But maybe no tie etc this time

  2. avatar Ranger says:

    Hm. An…interesting choice.

    Mind you, I’ve done a full 180 degree turn on my thoughts on 12th’s costume. I thought I wanted it to be foppishly Edwardian, but the more I think of Capaldi and how I want him to play the part, the more I am inclined towards something like 9th’s look. Hard, sharp-edged. Non-sentimental.

  3. avatar Paul Blume says:

    Mufti, definitely. Maybe a Nehru jacket…

  4. avatar Tracey Tuben says:

    A Nehru jacket,or variant of,has been done in every modern space movie of recent (Just look at ‘Prometheus’!!)…it’s look has been done to death!! I think the horrors of trying to modernise and funk up the doctor were plainly evident with the 9th doctors outfit…trying way too hard. The full outfit above (in it’s entirety) is amazing, well thought out and gives the appropriate nod to all previous Doctors, whilst being original. As a female Doctor Who fan and costumer, it lends some sexiness to the first older doctor in the last few regenerations.

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