Mr Sue Denim

Costume :John Constantine
Variant :TV Series
Source :Constantine
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Sheffield Film and Comic Con 2014

Costume Photos

Beer bottles make excellent props in this costume

Taking a drag #2

Taking a drag

Castiel and Constantine

Harry, Maleficent and Constantine

Joffrey all grown up

Lighting up

Constantine and Constantine

Love it when a plan comes together

Reference #3

Reference #2

Reference #1


Costume Information

With my previous outfit not exactly pub/bar friendly, for this Halloween I decided to make something that would be easy to wear and not prone to breaking in a drunk people environment. The new Constantine series looks awesome, and the costume so easy to make for cheap.


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This pleases me. Sure you'll do a great job, looking forward to seeing it. :)

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 5 August, 2014 - 17:41
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Thanks! I'm hoping I can do him justice.

by Mr Sue Denim on Wednesday, 6 August, 2014 - 18:18
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This looks awesome, you look just like the real thing!!

by AmazonianBlonde on Sunday, 31 August, 2014 - 20:08
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Thank you. I was worried I'd be mistaken for an attempt at Castiel on the day, but thankfully everyone who approached me knew exactly who I was.

by Mr Sue Denim on Monday, 1 September, 2014 - 00:46

To-Do List

Trench CoatHighComplete
Business CardsLowComplete
Hair CutLowComplete
Rosary BeadsLowComplete
Brown Contact LensesLowPlanned

Shopping List

Trench Coat£26.98Bought
Hair Cut£20.00Bought
Contact Lenses£5.99To Buy


Or is it? (Posted 31st July 2015)

After wearing the coat a few times and waiting around for MCM May Comic Con, I realised it was far too flimsy for the gabardine used in the original Burberry, so I interfaced the front, the facings, the sleeve cuffs and the collar with multiple layers to get the thicknesses I wanted. I also made my own shoulder pads which I sewed in place along with sleeve heads and an assortment of other dressmaking things I'd only just learned about. I'm not the best sewer, so it was very enlightening experience. I also unpicked the shoulder epaulet and sewed them more accurately and even added that thing on the back of his collar out of scrap material left over from when I removed the gun flaps. I think this is as good as it's going to get. Still needs an iron once in a while, but it holds it's shape a lot better than before.

In addition, I bought some brown contacts. I avoided circle lenses and went with as small an iris I could get, although they do still look slightly off in pictures.

Finito (Posted 29th August 2014)

And with that the costume is complete!

Hair (Posted 29th August 2014)

And the signature hair. I went to a barbers, but I had to add in the back and sides as they hadn't taken the bleach far down enough. Not bad for my first ever dye.

Business Cards (Posted 28th August 2014)

I made more than enough. Lifehack: watercolour paper makes for good business card material.

Customised Trench Coat (Posted 25th August 2014)

The coat arrived and fits me perfectly. The colour is a little darker, but aside from that, it's a dead ringer for John's coat. I removed the flaps on the chest and the buckle on the collar.

Trench Coat (Posted 7th August 2014)

I found a single breasted 3/4 length coat in the same fitting as John's Burberry trench for a fraction of the price. It's Asian sizing though, so hopefully a medium will fit me when it comes.

Tools Of The Trade (Posted 6th August 2014)

So I already own some rosary beads that we were given way back in high school, and rather than buy a crucifix, I thought I'd save some pennies and make one myself out of offcuts of skirting board lying around in the garage.

Shoes (Posted 5th August 2014)

A cheap pair of black boots via eBay. Originally, I bought some more formal shoes, but after seeing a behind the scenes photo, I realised he wears ankle boots.

Tie (Posted 22nd July 2014)

I was looking for a burgundy coloured slim tie. Next came to the rescue with a sale on and I left with a bundle pack of a burgundy and navy tie and a pocket square I'll likely never use.

Stuff I Own Already (Posted 19th July 2014)

- H&M white slim fit shirt
- Next black slim fit suit trousers
- Primark fake leather black belt
- Wooden rosary beads
- Zippo lighter