Let’s just admit it; we’ve all got lost in this particular fantasy at one time or another. It happens to me a lot, but none more so than the time I saw Matt Smith sipping a pint at a pub in London. Yeah, he was with his supermodel girlfriend Daisy Lowe, so what? I could have taken her. I was all set to run away with the Doctor that night, and I have been ever since.
In this spirit, here’s my list of Doctor Who Companion wardrobe essentials that you should probably keep in a bag under your bed at all times. Y’know, just in case.
This is a very important staple piece, and seems to be a bit of a Doctor Who companion law. Brown is the colour of choice for most companions. Donna and Martha’s are a bit too shiny for my taste and, if you want to keep up with this season’s biker trend, then I suggest you go for one like Amy wore in her last episode.
This one from AllSaints should do the trick nicely. Shame it costs so much.
Denim Mini Skirt
I don’t want to hear a word of complaint about the difficulty of saving the world in a mini skirt. If the other companions can do it, then so can we. You might want to pair it with a woolly pair of tights during colder months, however.
When it comes from saving the world from ridiculous creatures, a mini skirt is one thing. High heels, however, are quite another. Don’t wear them; they’ll make running upstairs away from Daleks so much trickier. Make like the other companions and opt for a pair of sturdy yet sexy combat boots. My faves were the ones Amy wore in ‘The Pandorica Opens”.
England is pretty cold, you know? What’s more, you never can tell what distant icy planet you’ll be dragged off to in the TARDIS, so it’s best to wrap up warm. My favourite companion scarf is the multi-coloured one worn by Rose.
The key to preparing a TARDIS-ready outfit is versatility and practicality. You don’t want to end up running around Starship UK in your nightie!