And now the 3rd design for 12…
3.) The Chessmaster
I drew up this design after seeing a few pictures of Capaldi rocking some bad ass Colonel Sanders facial hair. I like this look on him, though I doubt the designers (or Peter himself) will go this route. If they do - he’d be the first Doctor to wear a beard regularly, pending on whether or not John Hurt’s character counts as a Doctor.
I imagine this Doctor as a pretty flamboyant, eccentric old uncle type. Somewhat of a playboy - more of River Song’s equal than the flabbergasted 11th. Debonaire, but a bit loony with an occasional mean streak. His main vice would be manipulation - setting up people throughout space and time like chess pieces - at war with The Master. He twirls his mustache and pilots the TARDIS like a hearty sea captain. Maybe his TARDIS has a ship wheel.
I brought back a brooch for his frock coat. Overall this is not too much of a stretch from Smith’s current look, but is certainly a departure from the vanilla getups of 9 and 10.
Oh, and no sonic for this Doc. He gets out of sticky situations with his own wits, no magic wand needed.
1. The Alien Gentleman
2.) The Guile Hero