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History of the Cybermen PictureSilver is the new black.

Cybermen have always been the fashion victims of Doctor Who, seemingly needing a new outfit for every occasion. Originally sporting cloth faces, car headlamps and chest units like accordians, the creatures gradually adopted a sleeker image.

Out went the cloth, in came PVC, plastic balls and ribbed tubing. As the 1960s drew to a close, the Cybermen slipped into rubber wetsuits and Doc Marten boots, before discovering flares in the mid-1970s. Thankfully they never experimented with mini-skirts.

After a lengthy absence, the Cybermen returned to Doctor Who sporting outfits based upon water-cooled fighter pilot suits, with glass jaws in their helmets that allowed you to see the remains of the human inside. Apart from the addition of chunky cricketer’s gloves in Silver Nemesis, their look remained pretty consistent throughout the 1980s.

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