Original Retail Price: around £53 (60 Euros)
Materials: 61% cotton, 39% viscose
This is one of my later Clara items and took me quite a long time to find, but here it comes: The Oasis jumper.
The scenes in RoS and The Caretaker are quite dark and the Caretaker one is only a few seconds long. I don’t blame you if you don’t remember it right now, but there was a string of scenes at the beginning that show the Doctor and Clara on several adventures, one of them where they’re being shot at by soldiers. She’s wearing the RoS outfit in that one. The only scene in which you can see the colour of the jumper clearly is the one in Dark Water where Clara stands in the middle of the street.
The Oasis jumpers came out in a variety of colours and there are two suitable, more common alts available for the dark teal one. A blue jumper and a light teal one. I took a photo of all of them together.
If you get your hands on any of those, that is absolutely fine and will do for your cosplay purposes. The blue and light teal ones pop up a lot more often than the dark teal jumper, which is why it took me 1 ½ years to find it. The dark teal, light teal and blue one are all made from 61% cotton and 39% viscose.
The teal coloured jumpers come with a leopard-print style collar, the SA yellow and blue one have the faux-leather collar. I’m not entirely sure why, but the costume department switched the collars on Clara’s jumper in RoS and The Caretaker (maybe they thought the leopard-print wouldn’t go well with the tartan skort) and left it out completely in Dark Water. The collars connect with buttons on the inside of the jumpers (and it’s a right hassle to button them on).
I really like this set of jumpers and they’re perfect for the cooler days. I don’t really know how else to describe them because that’s all they are: simple, comfy jumpers that basically go with everything. I’ve already worn all of them quite often.
While the size M of the yellow one was really large on me, I find the sizing of the other jumpers to be quite different. I own the light teal and blue one in a size S and the dark teal one in a size M and I don’t really see any difference at all. I’ve also heard that the XS doesn’t really differ from the size S, but they’re stretchy, so if you get one close to your regular size, it’ll be fine.
I read on a German website that the original retail price in Germany was 60 Euros (approx. £53) and depending on what state they’re in, they usually sell for £10 – £25 if the seller is a cosplay muggle. Among cosplayers, the alts are usually around the £20-£30 range, but the SA dark teal might cost you a bit more. I haven’t seen many of them around, so I can’t give you a specific number on that. The alts a little more common.
Fact is, the jumpers are really comfy and versatile on top of being a great cosplay item that is suitable for more than just conventions and photos.