Item: GAP Merino Jumper in Black
Appearance: The Woman Who Lived
Combined With: &Other Stories Frill Neck Blouse, &Other Stories Grey A-Line Skirt, &Other Stories Leather Jacket, &Other Stories Monk Strap Boots, Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Satchel in black, New Look / River Island Eagle Necklace.
Original Retail Price: unknown
Materials: 100% merino wool
For some reason, the plain, black GAP Merino Jumper is extremely hard to find. This was one of the last Clara items I received in autumn 2017 after already collecting for 1 ½ years and I’m not 100% sure I have the SA one because the scene is so dark. But for that reason, I don’t think it really matters.
I searched eBay, Depop and Vinted for a black GAP jumper – any black GAP jumper to be precise and even though they sell a lot of hoodies, ordinary jumpers seem to be quite rare and hard to find. I eventually managed to find this one for a decent price in a size M. When I received it, I was very surprised to find it extremely tight. Another cosplayer who owns a slightly different black GAP jumper says hers fits true to size, so when you buy one, it might be wise to ask the seller about the size.
Like many other Clara jumpers, this one is made out of 100% merino wool – and is, therefore, hand-wash only. Again, please listen to the care label when it says that and is made out of merino wool, I really can’t stress that enough. A normal detergent combined with the washing machine will turn this one into the Twelfth Doctor’s holes jumper.
To be quite honest with you, I don’t think you actually have to go hunting for a GAP jumper to complete this cosplay. Any, really any black jumper will do and thanks to the lighting in the scene, no one will know if you have the SA jumper or not. And even if they know, they won’t care. One of the main reasons I bought this was that I needed a plain black jumper anyway. Due to being made from merino wool, the SA jumper will also be a tad more expensive than a regular jumper made from a different fibre.