When Matt Smith took over the role of The Doctor he became the youngest actor ever to portray the time traveling Time Lord. He also brought an adorkable sense of fashion which fit with his often silly, sometimes serious, personality.

I've researched the most popular of his outfits and gathered all the items for each look. From his brown jacket, red bow tie, and sonic screwdriver to his wedding tuxedo, Victorian clothing, and fun accessories, here is everything you need for an 11th Doctor costume!

Example of an 11th Doctor costume

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Brown Jacket Outfit

When we first met Matt Smith's 11th Doctor he had a hard time figuring out what to wear. He finally chose an outfit that has become synonymous with this incarnation of the Doctor.

Here is a video that shows the Doctor as he both deals with a threat to Earth and changes into his clothes for the first time.


Jacket

The bow tie is arguably the most important part of this outfit, but it is nothing without the jacket. It needs to be brown, preferably tweed. The Doctor's jacket doesn't have patches on the elbows but it's okay if yours does, especially since the official costume jacket includes them.

Brown jacket like the one worn by the 11th Doctor

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Shirt

The Doctor wore several different types of dress shirts with this look. As you can see from the video above, the first one was a pale burgundy striped shirt, but he also often wore white so if that's easier for you, go with white.

White dress shirt
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Bow Tie And Suspenders

These two items are the heart of this particular costume. The 11th Doctor declared that he wears bow ties now, that bow ties are cool, so this is a must-have item to include!

Red suspenders and bow tie

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Pants

This incarnation of the Doctor wore a variety of different pants with this outfit. Sometimes they were black, sometimes brown, and sometimes denim. I've chosen to go with Dockers because they come in a ton of colors and styles, which will give you plenty of options.

Oh, one more thing. Regardless of what color pants you choose, make sure you fold up the cuffs, just like the Doctor did.

Pants like the ones worn by the 11th Doctor

Dockers Pants

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Boots

The 10th Doctor was partial to sneakers but the 11th loved boots! More specifically, he wore half boots, known as ankle boots, that were brown.

Brown ankle boots like the ones worn by the 11th Doctor

Brown Ankle Boots

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Victorian Clothing

There have been several episodes where the 11th Doctor wore clothes that were of a Victorian style. The first time was in an episode called The Snowmen, and it just might be my favorite outfit for Matt Smith's Doctor. Here is a video of Clara Oswald meeting the Doctor in this episode, which gives you a good look at his clothes.


Top Hat

The Doctor wore a top hat with his outfit in The Snowmen. It was the same color as his coat, but you might have trouble finding one that is the exact same shade as yours. In fact, I've not been able to find a replica of the hat at all. So, consider wearing a black one, which will certainly match any shade of purple. This hat should have a Victorian or Dickens look to it, like the one you see here.

Black top hat like the one worn by the 11th Doctor

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Coat

There were at least two different purple coats worn by the Doctor that I know of during Matt Smith's tenure on Doctor Who.  The first coat, or frock as it some people call it, is gorgeous! It is purple and similar to a trench coat, though it is fancier. It has a trim of what looks like black fur around the neck (though I'm sure it's not), with black piping and buttons on the chest.

The second coat doesn't have the buttons and piping, but it is every bit as elegant as the first one. Either one will make you instantly recognizable as the Doctor.

Purple Victorian coat worn by the 11th Doctor
Purple Coat

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Vest

The vest worn under the coat is a different shade of purple and has black piping along the edges and pockets, and has gold and black buttons. Some cosplay versions of the coat also include the vest, but if not, there is at least one seller on Etsy at the time that I wrote this who has just the vest. Or, you can wear a pale purple one, which the Doctor also wore.

Purple vest worn by the 11th Doctor

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Vest Chain

There was at least one occasion where the Doctor wore a gold chain with a button on it that was attached to his vest. A seller on Etsy has a replica of the Doctor's chain, or you can choose from the many other types of Albert chains (that's the official name for this item).

Albert chain like the one worn by the 11th Doctor
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Shirt

One of the shirts the Doctor wore with his Victorian outfit was a beige shirt, and I think that would be a lovely choice for your costume.

Beige shirt like the one worn by the 11th Doctor

Beige Shirt

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Pants

You can several options when it comes to the color of the pants you wear with this outfit. If you are lucky enough to find a pair that match the color of the coat then go with that. Or, you can wear brown, but make sure it is a brown with a lot of purple in it. The easiest option, in my opinion, is black pants, since black goes with just about anything.

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Wedding Tuxedo

The Doctor looked absolutely dashing in the tuxedo that he wore to the wedding of Amy Pond and Rory Williams! Here is a video of Amy's raggedy doctor dancing at her wedding.


Top Hat

This top hat differs from the one the Doctor wore with is Victorian clothes. It should look modern, not vintage.

Black top hat

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Tuxedo

I absolutely love the tuxedo that Matt Smith wore! The back of the jacket had long coattails, and the front had a V-cut at the waist, similar to what you see here.

Black tuxedo like the one worn by the 11th Doctor

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Vest

Under the coat is a white vest, which gives this outfit a very classic, yet modern, look. The Doctor's vest is cut very low with a handful of buttons, seen below.

White tuxedo vest like the one worn by the 11th Doctor

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Scarf

The Doctor added a touch of class to his clothing by wearing a white scarf with his tuxedo that looked exactly like what you see here.

White scarf like the one worn by the 11th Doctor

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Shoes

Nothing but shiny patent leather shoes will do!

Black patent leather shoes like the ones worn by the 11th Doctor

Black Patent Leather Shoes

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Rose Boutonniere

Top off this look with a red rose boutonniere pin on the lapel of your tuxedo jacket, just like you see on the Doctor's jacket when Amy's memory brought him to her wedding.

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Optional Accessories

Sonic Screwdriver

There is nothing more important to the Doctor than his sonic screwdriver! No 11th Doctor costume is complete without this diverse tool, but don't try it on wood because it won't work.

Sonic screwdriver for the 11th Doctor

11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver

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Psychic Paper

The Doctor carries a wallet that has business card sized psychic paper inside. The psychic paper mentally absorbs and shows people whatever they expect to see on the paper, which usually grants the Doctor and his companions access to places they otherwise couldn't go. It doesn't always work, but it has gotten the Doctor into and out of many situations. This is a must item to include when you dress up in a Doctor Who costume.

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Fez

Ah, the fez! It was one of the 11th Doctor's very favorite items. It turns out that it was also one of Matt Smith's favorites, so much so that Stephen Moffat said they had to destroy the show's fez to prevent Matt Smith from continuing to wear it. I'm guessing that's why River Song shot it, which you can see in the video below. Matt Smith might not have been able to continue wearing a fez but don't let that stop you from wearing one, no matter what outfit you choose!

Burgundy fez like the one worn by the 11th Doctor

Burgundy Fez

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Stetson

We heard the Doctor declare his love for stetson style cowboy hats in the episode The Impossible Astronaut. Like his fez, the Doctor's beloved stetson gets shot by River, who seems to have a thing against hats! But fear not, he found another one that he wore in future episodes. Poor Doctor! All he wanted was a cool hat... Here is a video of him with his stetson.

Stetson cowboy hat like the one worn by the 11th Doctor

Brown Stetson Hat

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Glasses

Amy Pond was the very first person to meet the 11th Doctor, a fact that endeared her forever to him. He was devastated at the fate of both Amy and Rory, but she unintentionally left something behind for him - her glasses. The Doctor often wore her glasses after her departure from the series so it would be totally in character for you to wear them with any of these 11th Doctor costumes.

The glasses are round like the ones worn by Harry Potter or Waldo from Where's Waldo? with a thick frame. Actually, hers were a brown tortoiseshell pattern, seen here, which can be a bit difficult to find. Go with black if you can't find these.

Amy Pond's reading glasses

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