It’s been a while since I wrote up a real post on subtle cosplay, actually nearly a year.
So it’s time for me to introduce my favorite character from Doctor Who:
Donna Noble! (played by Catherine Tate)
She’s the oldest of the new companions, if we’re not counting Jack Harkness of course, and we meet her on the happiest day of her life.
Her wedding day. Of course, since it’s Doctor Who, it quickly becomes the weirdest day.
Her fiancee turns out to be using her to serve his Mistress, an arachnid from the dawn of the Earth whose brood forms the core of the planet. He had been serving her energy particles in her coffee, in order to rescue her Mistress’ children.
Donna is the one that ultimately stops the Doctor from destroying the entire brood.
We don’t see her again for a season, as the lovely Martha Jones is the new companion, but then she returns the following season.
And is generally brilliant, but never really sees herself that way, until the end.
Where she finds that she and the Doctor had been brought together by fate to save the universe and in the process becomes part Time Lord part human (the Doctor-Donna) and ultimately her brain begins to break down under the imaginary weight of this and then the Doctor has to remove all of her memories of him and saving the world and she goes back to being a temp.
Because she’s a little older, she has a slightly more conservative style, by which I mean her clothes are less T-shirts and sweatpants and more office casual day appropriate.
Like other companions, she does have a leather jacket, though instead of a bomber jacket style, it’s almost a coat.
She’s got bangs and a slightly longer than shoulder length haircut, which works very well with the ginger hair. Sometimes her hair will be up in a ponytail, and sometimes it’ll be down, depending on the adventure.
She’s often in a nice shirt and jeans. And by nice shirt I more mean fancier than a simple t-shirt but not quite to blouse status.
She’ll sometimes wear nice blazers, or sweaters.
But my favorite thing about Donna is that she’s always up for an adventure. Whether its dressing up to meet Agatha Christie or just saving the world, Donna is up for anything!
Oh, and did I mention she’s really the first of the new companions that wasn’t in love with the Doctor? I mean, he’s dreamy, but it can be nice to get away from the “Will they?” question to focus on the fun adventures.