Tampa was briefly overrun by an invasion of daleks, weeping angels, and clockwork robots as cosplayers took over TimeLord Fest, the city’s largest Doctor Who convention. These are our favourite costumes from the one-day convention.

The War Doctor, costume contest finalist. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Library River, costume contest finalist. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

The Doctor and Captain Jack making fanfic fantasies come true on the dance floor. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Villains in the costume contest, including Steven Moffat, killer of all beloved characters. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Weeping angle, Monk, and cat nurse. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Time lords (costume contest winner), and glittery TARDIS and Dalek. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Youth contestants in the costume contest. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

The tiniest doctors imaginable during the child category of the costume contest. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

The Doctor, the Tardis, a travelling steampunk lady, and Nina Toussaint-White, the actress who played Mels. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

A weeping angel approaches the TARDIS. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

An Empty Child is all alone in a fantasy forest. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

The Eleventh Doctor brandishing his sonic screwdriver. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Dorium Maldovar. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Clockwork robots taking a break from haunting Madam Pompadour. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Crossover cosplay with a Joker Doctor and Harley Quinn Dalek. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Cybershade. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Dalek preparing to exterminate con-goers. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

Captain Jack Harkness. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

The Doctor knows bow ties are cool. Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

What better place to hold a Doctor Who convention than in a fantasy castle? Image credit: Dorien Gunnels

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Check photographer Dorien Gunnel’s website for more photographs from the convention.


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