“The Big Bang Theory” cemented what began with the transference on the big screen. What I am talking about? It is now utterly cool to show up for a Halloween party wearing a science fiction outfit. And when it comes to science fiction and Halloween, newbies are well advised to start off slow. If you haven’t worked your way into science fiction yet, stick with the Big Three, of which Doctor Who is just one. Not only are these easy Halloween costume to find and make, but they offer a wealth of versatility. Before Captain Kirk and Han Solo, there was the Doctor. What makes Doctor Who such a great choice for science fiction newbies looking to exploit it for Halloween is that character come and go and, even better, change appearances.
When it comes to Halloween, the Doctor himself could make up half those attending a smaller party and no two would look the same. That’s because the character of the Doctor has been played by about a dozen actors who don’t look anything alike but are equally accepted. Tom Baker’s 1970s Doctor is the iconic image with his long coat and floating scarf. Then there’s current Doctor (circa 2012) Matt Smith with his bow tie to which you can add headgear ranging from a cowboy hat to a fez. Some prefer David Tennant, but not only was his Doctor boring, so was his attire. Look deeply into the past of Doctor Who and you will find a science fiction-based Halloween costume that meets all your needs.
When it comes to companions, well, where do you start? If you’ve got the body for it, you can barely wear the skins of Leela, the primitive chick who accompanied Tom Baker’s Doctor briefly. Or you can dress up in schoolgirl chic as Amy Pond. Or you can go for a more conservative and brainy approach with Sarah Smith. Get to know the companions of the Doctor and you will find a companion that sports a Halloween sense of style perfect for whatever kind of fashion sense you have.
The villains of Doctor Who range from those who revisit on regular occasions like the intensely annoying Daleks to one-offs who become just as memorable like Li H’sen Chang, the Chinese magician in “The Talons of Weng Chiang.” If you have a talent for making Halloween costumes, set yourself to the challenge of coming up with a Dalek, which is a kind of robotic creature that can be created from a variety thing found around the house. Cybermen are like of like Nazis from the future and, as is always the case with Nazis, dress really cool. Those who want to really make an impression during Halloween, enjoy the more terrifying side of the holiday and perhaps even want to consider winning a costume contest, should look closely at the most fearsome new addition to the cast of villains associated with Doctor Who: the Weeping Angels. The Weeping Angels are absolutely terrifying and will become the big hit of any Halloween party.
It takes a lot to come up with a costume that stops you dead in your tracks at the DragonCon convention. Of those that did the trick was a blue dress worn by a couple of young women that replicate the Doctor’s infamous mode of transport: the Tardis. The Tardis is actually, from the outside, just a police callbox of the sort formerly found all over London.