Costume :Sherlock Holmes
Variant :Purple Shirt
Source :Sherlock BBC
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2012

Costume Photos










Coat Done


Purple Shirt of Sex


Costume Information

Finally complete~

Wore him on the Friday and Sunday afternoon of Expo.


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Sherlock is awesome 8D Can't wait to see this!

by Whatsername21 on Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 22:25
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Yes! I really look forward to seeing this! :D

by xJesikira on Wednesday, 11 January, 2012 - 18:11
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Omfg I hope I run into you <3

by Heorot on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 22:39
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*Flails arms* OMG It's Sherlock! I may have to come and spam photo's of you if I see you in May =P

by Silantre on Saturday, 11 February, 2012 - 00:40
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Ok, you actually do look a bit like him...I mean this in a cool way :D

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 01:53
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Cheers guys :)

@Wyrd: Ahaha, thanks! He's quite stunning, so that's a pretty awesome compliment to me xD

by Valentine_x on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 02:00
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Wow! you actually quite pull him off! :D

by Athora.x on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 03:04
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Oh my God you suit him so much!! I can't wait to see this finished, ahh. <3

by My__RoadOfBlood on Tuesday, 14 February, 2012 - 04:18

Knew i'd see this being cosplayed at some point!
It look's perfect, you've did such a brilliant job on the hair!

by - on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012 - 19:31
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This looks really cool, looking forward to seeing it!

by Loxes on Monday, 27 February, 2012 - 14:19

LOOKING fab so far *w*

by on Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 22:34
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This looks amazing! I really hope I run into you at Expo, I should either be Mycroft or Jim Moriarty/Richard Brook for at least one of the days, maybe both :P

by GroovyGenesCosplay on Saturday, 14 April, 2012 - 22:48
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Thank you! I'll be about as Sherlock on the Friday and the Sunday afternoon. Hope I bump into you! It would be awesome to get some photos together :)

by Valentine_x on Sunday, 15 April, 2012 - 00:01
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Oh my gosh this is awesome ^_^ You do kinda look like him as well, and we all know he is one hot sexyyy man ;D Hope to see you there!

by Cat_got_the_creme on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 20:56
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Oh my, thank you very much! :D

by Valentine_x on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 21:28

Great job on this, enjoyed seeing it.

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 - 11:10


Someone Stop Meeee (Posted 18th April 2012)

I keep buying props D:
So far I've bought his little sliding magnifying glass and his Moleskine notebook.
Seriously considering buying a cheap violin too, but I know I shouldn't because 1. I don't play anymore and can't remember how to, and 2. I shouldn't be spending my loan on cosplay in the first place...
I might buy the deerstalker, though...

Wig Arrived (Posted 14th April 2012)

I find it ridiculous how perfect it it. I've been sat here giggling like a tit since I put it on. I'll get some better shots of it with contacts and make uo some time next week.

I've also got a bit more of the coat done. Still a long way to go but it should be finished for Expo.

Wig (Posted 31st March 2012)

Yeah, so, I bought a wig >__>
I realised that it would be easier more practical in the long run, as I'll have to change costumes on the Friday and Sunday of Expo, and won't have time to curl my own hair.
It's a nice wig though, pretty much identical to Sherlock's hair.
It may need a trim, but I'll see what it's like when it arrives~

I'm so bad at updating... (Posted 2nd March 2012)

So since the last journal, I have bought the suit which is perrrfect, a watch with a black leather strap with a round, white face and the shoes which I have to pick up from the post office tomorrow.

I haven't got any further with the coat, as Uni has piled on work which is my priority atm. But I did buy the buttons, which need painting and I'm hoping I can get the canvas sewn in over the weekend.

Whoops, it's been 4 months. (Posted 9th January 2012)

I've actually started buying things for this. The shirt and contact lenses have arrived, and I have a suit on the way. The coat fabric should be here tomorrow, and I'll have some time at the end of next week to start putting that together.
I'm using my own hair for this too, so I bought some curlers and as long as I remember to get a hair cut before I go to Expo, it'll work out pretty well.
All I need now is a John Watson...

Haiiiirr (Posted 16th September 2011)

Because the coat portion of this costume is going to cost a ridiculous amount, I've come to the thrilling executive descision to try and use my own hair for this.
It will obviously need dying and curling, but I've just had it cut short like a retard.
I'm dearly hoping that it will grow out pretty sharpish, because I really cannot afford a wig at this point :/

Things (Posted 6th September 2011)

Despite not really needing to get this together anytime soon, I&#039;ve already found most of what I need.
I found the purple shirt and suit on eBay for pretty cheap, and the scarf, shoes and gloves should be easily found in shops.
The coat I maaaaay have a stab at making myself if I can find some nice, affordable wool coating, and I&#039;ll probably use my own hair if I can curl it. If not, I&#039;ll need to find a wig. And I'll need to buy grey contact lenses. CURSE YOU BROWN EYES D<