The Retro Valentine

Costume :Irene Adler
Variant :White Dress
Source :Sherlock Holmes BBC
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

You know the code, I've already given it to you

"that look"

Harley meets Irene

Sherlock & Irene

Buttons are added!

Outfit in progress - test shot

Outfit Ref

Hair Ref 1

Hair Ref 2

Make-up Ref


Costume Information

Cost : The cost was mostly for the accessories (earrings, necklace etc) so about £15 (thanks to charity shops!!)
Time Taken : I rushed it a little towards the end so all in all about 1 week.

I used a sleeveless white dress as the base for this outfit and just made the bolero/shrug to 'attach' it. I used double sided tape for this as Adler's dress always looks seemless from the back so I really didn't want stitches visible there. Also, the material proved a little too thick for my sewing machine when it came to that part so I would've been reliant on hand sewing for that too :S I always used double sided fabric tape for the buttons to keep them neat looking. All in all I enjoyed this cosplay more than I expected to, and it was really well received at MCM Ireland :)


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Looks great! You really suit her :)

by WhiteWraith on Monday, 12 May, 2014 - 10:51