Thirteenth Doctor Outfit and Make-Up Tutorial

By Beth Axford

The Thirteenth Doctor will be making her on-screen debut very soon, swishing about in her long coat and rocking those yellow braces. Her already iconic outfit has become popular with Doctor Who fans everywhere with many (including us), giving it the cosplay treatment. If you’re itching to get your hands on her Doctory garments and give it a go yourself, we’ve put together this handy guide to fulfil all your time travel dreams.

Striped Rainbow Top


The staple item of The Doctor’s new get-up is her dark shirt with a series of Tom Baker scarf style stripes across the chest. From the trailer we can also see that she has a pinky maroon version of this, but we don’t know why, or whether it’s important. Either way, it’s great that there’s a variant to choose from. Luckily, this style of rainbow tee has been popular on the high street in the last few months, meaning it’s easy to dress like you’re about to save the world at any time! If you’re looking for one more accurate though, you can find both variations of the shirt on Redbubble.

Grab yours here

Teal Trousers


The Doctor can’t save the universe without wearing some funky trousers, right? This new outfit is no exception, with our hero sporting some teal trousers. Rolled up at the ankle, they appear to be high waisted as well – although this probably isn’t too important for your cosplay. In some images they look bluer than others, but teal seems to be the general colour consensus.

You can grab some similar leg wear here or here

Yellow Braces


Another popular accessory, braces appear frequently in various Doctors costumes. This time they’re a bright mustard yellow, giving another pop to the outfit. These are relatively easy, cheap to find and because they’re simple, it doesn’t matter if they aren’t completely accurate.

You can grab a pair on amazon


Boots and socks


No Time Lord outfit would be complete without a pair of comfy shoes! The Doctor’s brown ankle boots finish off her outfit and give it a more put together look. She pairs them with blue and white striped socks that peek out of the top – just to confirm her toes are cosy.

Get your feet in these boots and striped socks



As always with Doctor costumes, we’re treated to a fantastic coat – this time it’s a sky-blue hue and floor skimming, perfect for flying out behind her when running down corridors. The rainbow trimming is an extra special touch, holding both significance for LGBTQ+ fans, as well as matching her tshirt. This item may be a little more difficult to get hold of, but if you’ve got some cash to spare for your cosplay,‘Her Universe’ have created a replica coat that’s near perfect. This coat is officially licensed, however you can find similar coats and fan made replicas around the internet.

Take a look at these Unofficial 13 coats



Thirteen’s costume sports some beautiful jewellery this series, more than we’ve ever seen before on a Doctor! We particularly love her ear cuff chain earring. The original design appears to be hands holding linked by a chain to an upper design of stars. It’s pretty hard to come across this exact earring set, as it’s custom made, but you can get similar ones here:

Alternative Earrings


Make Up


The Doctor’s beauty look for series eleven is natural and glowy, with a hint of colour on the eyes and lips. If you’d like to achieve a similar makeup look, we’ve got you covered. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to achieve the perfect Thirteenth Doctor make up:


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To achieve that glowing Thirteenth Doctor skin, it all begins with a good moisturiser. Once you’ve slathered it on, grab a primer to smooth out your face and make any make up you apply stay on that bit longer.

Magic moisturisers:



Perfect Primers:



Once your base is prepared, apply your favourite foundation with a beauty blender sponge, dabbing it from the middle of your face outwards. This will disperse the product evenly and make sure you don’t look cakey!

Fab foundations:

Rimmel Match Perfection

NYX Total Control

Now that you’ve begun to enhance your beautiful skin, it’s time for some concealer. This isn’t always necessary, so it just depends on how you feel. Dab some onto any areas you’d like to cover up such as spots, dark circles or scars, and then blend with the beauty blender. Remember, you aren’t trying to change your naturally beautiful face, you just want to enhance it. If you’re putting some under your eyes, place it in a triangle shape underneath them – that way it will highlight the area and lift the face. The Doctor has flawless skin, so we’re just aiming for that look as much as possible.

Cool concealers:

Collection Lasting Perfection

NYX Concealer Wand

To make sure what you’ve applied so far stays in place, you’ll need to use a powder to set. This can be a translucent one if you don’t wish for anymore colour. Use a fluffy brush to smooth onto your face or dab it on with a sponge to the areas you wish to have more coverage. The nose, forehead, under the eyes and any areas which get naturally shiny during the day are best to target so that your products don’t slip off.

Pretty powders:

NYX High Definition

Makeup Revolution Pressed Powder


Face Colour

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Now that we’re done with the base of the face, it’s time to add a little colour on top. The Doctor has chiselled cheekbones and glowing highlights, so it’s important to get that right.

The best way to contour your face is to take a bronzer and a fluffy brush and begin at the top of the forehead. Brush it lightly along the forehead where the sun would naturally hit and then take it down around the side of your face as if you’re outlining it, stopping at the top of your ear. This technique is almost like drawing a 3 shape. Next, take the bronzer down along your cheekbone towards your lips, stopping midway. Sweep back up that line, taking it back round the side of your face to the bottom, completing the 3 shape. Repeat on the other side and you’ll have the contoured look! You can also run some bronzer down each side of your nose and over the bridge if you would like to chisel that as well.

Bold Bronzers:

e.l.f Bronzer Palette

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

To add a little colour on top of the bronzer, take a darker blusher and your fluffy brush and sweep over the apples of your cheeks. Blend upwards into your bronzed cheekbones and it’ll look as natural as if you’ve been running down corridors all day.

Beautiful Blushers:

NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette

Finally, it’s time for that highlight to pop. Pick a natural, sparkly highlighter and sweep along the cheekbones above the bronzer and down to the apples of your cheeks. The other prime places to highlight are the top of your nose, under your brows, your forehead and the top of your cupid’s bow. This will perfect your Thirteenth Doctor glow!

Handy Highlighters:

Revolution Highlighter

L’Oreal Highlighter



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Now your face colours are complete, it’s time for BROWS. Arguably one of the most important parts of any beauty look, the eyebrows shape the face and change it according to how they are styled. The Doctor has thin, round eyebrows lightly filled in with a brown-blonde product. To keep it as natural and simple as hers, sweep some pencil or brow powder lightly into your own brows. Pick a product as close to your hair colour (or wig if you’re using one) as possible. Start from the bottom hairs and feather the product in so that it follows the direction that the hairs are growing in and looks as natural as possible. Brush them into place using a spooly (the brush on the end of an eyebrow pencil) and you’ll have perfect, natural brows.

Easy eyebrow products:

L’Oreal Brow Artist

Benefit Brow Collection



This Doctor’s brand new eyes are wearing a natural, shadowed brown. To create this look you’ll need a couple of eyeshadows in a beige or cream colour and a slightly darker brown. It’s best if the brown is a similar colour to your bronzer. Begin by smoothing the cream coloured base over the lid and upwards. Once it’s smooth and blended, take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and blend the darker brown shadow into the crease of your eyelid. Start with a small amount of product and build up so that it looks natural and blends well. If you take it down and blend underneath your lower lash line it will create a less harsh shadow look and blend into the rest of your face. Once you’re done with the main shadow, take an eyeliner pencil or dark eyeshadow and draw neatly along your top and bottom lash line with a small angled brush. Make sure it isn’t too thick – the look has to stay lowkey! Finally, add a brown or black mascara to your lashes to build  and open up the eyes. The Doctor doesn’t wear heavy eye makeup, so don’t apply too much.

Shiny Shadows:

Revolution Flawless Palette

Luscious liners:

Brown Liners

Magic Mascaras:

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

NYX Mascara 



We’re going to finish off the Doctor’s make up look by adding a splash of colour to the lips. Take a pink or nude lip liner and follow your natural lip line to recreate Jodie’s subtle look. Add a lipstick shade of the same colour to your mouth to make it really pop.

Lavish Lipsticks and Liners:

NYX Lip Cream

Natural Collection Liner



The Doctor sports a short, blonde bob with some fashionable root showage. If you’d like to opt for a wig, style it with hairspray accordingly and stick it on your noggin. If you’re styling it yourself, use a round brush to blow dry your hair inwards towards your face.

And there you have it! You’re ready to see new faces, new worlds and new times. Show us your Thirteen cosplay and make up look by tweeting @thetimeladies_ or emailing


Wholloween: Rose Tyler Cosplay and Makeup Tutorial


Stuck for costume idea’s this Halloween? Well, look no further! We’ve created a complete cosplay guide to one of our favourite companions; Rose Tyler. In this post, we focus on one of her most iconic looks: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances. Read on to find out how to get her look!


Before starting any make-up, the hair must be prepped. I have naturally blonde hair, but if you want to use a dye there are plenty of brilliant box dyes out there or alternatively you could use a wig. To give it the wavy, messy look that Rose sports in The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, plait the hair into multiple plaits all over the head and leave in until your makeup is complete. Once that is done and you remove the plaits, its time to POOF! Use a comb to back brush (brushing the underneath of your hair backwards) the top layer of your hair and clip into a quiff. Puff it up as much as possible and then hairspray it into place!


Make Up:

1 – Prep that skin!

Your makeup will look flawless and stay on all day if you use a great primer to prep your skin with. If you have dry skin use an illuminating primer or moisturiser to stop the makeup clinging to any dry patches and leaving your face brightened and ready. If your skin is prone to oiliness and sliding off throughout the day, use a matte primer to control it and keep you fresh all day!

We used: Nyx colour correcting primer

2 – Create your base. Rose has flawless skin and an even base, so to match that its great to use a nice full coverage foundation. We recommend Rimmel Match Perfection foundation which blends flawlessly and covers any imperfections well. Use a beauty blender or brush starting at the centre of the face and blend outwards.

Pro tip: Dampen your beauty blender to perfectly blend the products into the face!

To complete that perfect skin look, conceal under the eye area to brighten and then cover anymore blemishes on the face.

We used: Benefit Boi-ing airbrush concealer

We also love: Collection Lasting Perfection concealer

Pro tip: Create a triangle under the eye and blend upwards for perfect dark circle concealer coverage!


3 – Bronze it up!

Rose has a chiselled look to DIE for, but luckily for us, we can recreate it with some bronzer! We recommend Benefit Hoola Bronzing powder (available in normal or light) for the perfect colour and texture.

Pro tip: Use an angled brush to sweep some bronzing powder into a 3 shape around your face. Start at the forehead, bringing it around and down your cheekbone. Following the 3 shape, sweep it back up the cheeckbone and down around your jawline. This will create a naturally bronzed look and chisel those cheekbones just like Miss Tylers!

Next, add some blusher to the apples of your cheeks. Rose has a lot of pink tones used in her makeup, so keep it rosy!

To complete Roses contoured look, add a glowy highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones, your forehead, the bridge of your nose and under your brows.

We used:

Makeup Revolution Sculpting kit

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighting powder 


4 – Brows

One of Rose Tyler’s defining features is definitely her eyebrows. To recreate her look, grab a brow pencil and get filling! Her brows are slightly darker than her hair, but match it to your hair colour for the best finish and build the product for the more defined look. The 2005 brow trend was a bit different to 2017, and they start thicker and get thinner towards the tail. Just fill in the front of your brows and then swipe through to the ends. Use concealer to cover any hairs that you don’t want to be seen.


Pro Tip: Feather the product into your brows (Draw small, hair like strokes repeatedly upwards) instead of drawing thick lines. This will make the end result nice and natural!

We used: Loreal Brow Artist pencil  which was also used by the Doctor Who makeup team on Pearl Mackie for series 10!


5 – Eyes

Rose’s eyes are the stand out part of her makeup look, especially her eyelashes! She usually wears pink shadow on her lids to make her eyes pop. Start off sweeping a nude base shadow over your whole lid as a base using a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Next, take a darker pink and blend it into the crease of your eye, sweeping outwards and upwards. Add a bit of this colour underneath your eye to give more depth. To finish, dust a light pink over the lid and blend with the crease. To highlight your brow bone and complete the shadow look, blend some highlighter or a light white shadow under the brow bone and into the crease colour.

We used:
Tinabless shadow palette (350)

Nyx Blending brush


Next, its time to line those eyes! Grab a black pencil eyeliner and draw a thin line above your lashes. Smudge it out with a blending brush for a more natural look. Line your waterline too- Rose lovessssss her liner!

We used: Nyx Eye pencil

We also love: Benefit BadGal Eyeliner

Finally, no Rose makeup look would be complete without her signature spider lashes. Start applying a thick mascara, coating every lash, to the top and bottom lashes. Layer it up until you have a slightly clumpy look, and you’re good to go.

We used:
They’re Real! Mascara

Loreal Miss Babyroll Mascara


6 – Lips

Rose’s lips are another signature part of her look, so achieve a big enough pout, we need some lip liner! Grab a nude-pink lipliner and lipstick and apply.

Pro tip- Slightly overline the cupids bow and the bottom middle of your lips and join to the edges to create a bigger lip look.

We used: Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip In Lusty Rose





Finally you’ll need a costume! The most iconic part of this look is Roses Union Jack Tee. She wears this with a black/brown hooded jacket, dark boot cut jeans and baby blue Timberland’s. It doesn’t have to be perfect though- We alternatively used a leather jacket and skinny jeans! Accessorise with some hoop earrings and your Rose cosplay is complete!

Union Jack T-Shirt

Timberland Boots

Dark blue boot cut jeans 

Black hooded jacket