Costume :Dr John Watson
Source :Sherlock Holmes
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2010

Costume Photos

Ho Hum



"You wear a jacket"

Before Horatio, there was Watson


Future Selves!

Holmes is never interested in what Watson has to say

Serious Detective Work is Serious

Goin' down t'see m'Hol---mes


Costume Information

Cost : £30...?

So I loved the film, it was great fun and it showed just how cool Victorians could be haha! I also wanted an excuse to do a MAN cosplay XD (what's manlier than a 'tache and sideburns? lol). To go with Nocturnal-Blossom's Sherlock ^^. I shall be practicing my look of despair! ^^



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by Nocturnal Blossom on Sunday, 31 January, 2010 - 00:18
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I just watched the film again. I love them so much.


by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 31 January, 2010 - 00:56
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Yay! This will be awesome. My brother and I thinking of doing these at some point. It will be great to see you in this. I think you'll make a fab Watson.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 31 January, 2010 - 01:02
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"how cool the americans could make the victorians cool XD" it was a great film and you and nocturne are gonna look radical!!! im doing a sherlock though not the Downey one ^.^ do it quick i really wanna see!

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 14 February, 2010 - 12:48
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Yessss! I love the movie version outfits, I'll be looking out for you two. :3c

by syndrome pilot on Thursday, 6 May, 2010 - 21:37
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Nice to see this in progress, I would line the waistcoat rather than the coat myself, or do both. The difference in warmth will be negligable. The waistcoat is going to take some stress,because its going to be your main "flattener" and could easily pull out of shape.

by Joshua on Thursday, 14 October, 2010 - 13:23
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I hope you're planning to keep those many pockets pull of useful equipment for my investigations. Preferably eye solution and snakes.

by Nocturnal Blossom on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 09:05
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Looks awesome! :] can't wait to see it when it's finished!

by Pratatooie on Monday, 18 October, 2010 - 20:44
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Lookin' good.

by Joshua on Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 20:10
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*rubs thighs*

That some impressive facial hair, loved it XD

by Chibi on Monday, 1 November, 2010 - 21:21
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You both looked amazing! I didn't realise it was you two until Moonlily told me XD

by Littlegeeky on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 00:33
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This looks AMAZING, such a fantastic Watson! Very well made and the material is lovely, great job 8D

by MadameLapin on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 08:03

just have to ask where on earth did you get your brown bowler hat.. been hard to find a decent one!

love the cosplay very well done !

by Acoustica on Wednesday, 3 November, 2010 - 15:04
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Really impressive!! I cant get over how well you pull him off. Im so sad I missed these at expo D:

by Charlie-Bear on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 23:02
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Hottest Watson i've ever seen ! you look Swarv darling, tottally spiffing.

by ryaoki on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 02:11
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Nicely done. Myself I think a suite is actualy one of the hardest costumes to make that there is. Not as flashy as some of the fantasy stuff, but needing a lot more real tailoring.

by Joshua on Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 14:35
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I want a moustache ride.

by KhaosKreator on Sunday, 14 November, 2010 - 01:19
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You look awesome! Really well-made suit. Sad I missed seeing you at Expo. :S

by Storme on Sunday, 21 November, 2010 - 20:53
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OMg, you look just like him :O

by cowiee on Monday, 2 May, 2011 - 03:05
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Ahhhh! I remember seeing you on Sunday! I was the modern day John with my Sherlock, and you guys asked about the Sherlock meet? ;w; I was in awe of your cosplay! :D

by Enchanting_ELK on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 14:55

To-Do List

Facial HairHighComplete
WaistcoatHighIn Progress
JacketHighIn Progress


Trousers (Posted 20th October 2010)

I hate making trousers, though I find them fairly easy - if they're puffy trousers at least. Unfortunately for Watson, considering what he wears is a 3 piece suit, and those are expeeeeensive, I had to see about making one myself. Which included making trousers! OH NO!

Actually they didn't turn out too bad. I bought a pattern cos I had no idea how to make trousers that weren't puffy and they're not that difficult actually!. I even have working pockets! Huzzah!

Picture is included - just need to add the waistband then its done! After that, pockets and pocket flaps need to be sewn on the jacket and waistcoat, and buttons and buttonholes need to be done, but not much left to go now! Woo!

Jacket (Posted 17th October 2010)

So the Jacket is about 3/4 finished, I'm pleased that nocturnal-blossom said it looked like 'real clothes' which is kinda important I guess! XD I still need to add the sleeves, do the pockets, buttons and a few fiddly bits of hand stitching but essentially the main body of the jacket is done. Then I just need to work onto making the trousers - which I *hope* I have enough material for. Its going to be tight I think.

Also I discovered that I'm going to have to line the waistcoat whether I wanted to or not because he has stupid pockets in his waistcoat to put his pocket watch in. Silly pockets. ¬¬ At least I already have a pocket watch to put in it. I think this is going to be the outfit with the most pockets ever! XD 6 real pockets (two in the waistcoat, two in the jacket, and two in the trousers) and one fake one - the breast pocket is a fake because I just didn't see the point!

I must hurry it all up because I want to try it on and see what it looks like!

Plus Nocturnal-blossom bought my facial hair for me today! I can't wait to try on my sideburns and moustache! XD

Waistcoat (Posted 6th October 2010)

I have decided that suiting is now my new favourite fabric. It just works so well in my machine and does exactly what you tell it! Ah, I think I'm in love!~<333

Anyway, started Watson today with the waistcoat, the easiest part - I figured it would be cheaper just to make a nice tailored 3 piece suit rather than buying one, besides, I've never made a suit-type outfit before so I wanted to try something a bit different!

The shirt was kindly bought by Nocturnal-blossom's father from Ede and Ravenscroft with the proper detachable collar and pins that go with it (thank you!) - the collar isn't pinned on in this picture. Started work on the waistcoat today and made it surprisingly quickly. Decided not to line it, as I'm going to be lining the coat and I think if I have everything lined I'm just going to be far too hot! And Watson can't help Holmes in his investigations if he's sweltering from heat!

Still need to add buttons and buttonholes but am planning to do that later when I've made the rest of the outfit. :)