Costume :Lt Horatio Caine
Variant :Main outfit
Source :CSI Miami
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Minamicon 16 (2010)

Costume Photos

From David Caruso's Facebook page May 2010

Horatio at Minami 16 1

Horatio at Minami 16 7

Horatio at Minami 16 6

Horatio at Minami 16 5

Horatio at Minami 16 4

Horatio at Minami 16 3

Horatio at Minami 16 2

Cylon Attack 5

CSI Spack! XD

CSI of Awesome

Full length 'H' ref


Costume Information

Cost : £76 (£45 of which was the wig).
Awards : Might do quite well in a Drag King contest. XD
Time Taken : Two days

Since this proving a more surprising popular choice than I thought (colour me confused!) I have decided to post this here.

This is planned for Starfury:Cylon Attack and possibly for Oct Expo. This is part of a planned CSI/NCIS group.

This is going to be more of a FX make-up based cosplay than my others. I did six months of training with the BBC FX dept back when it still exsisted. I did very well on the aging make-up. This will be more subtle than any aging make-up I've done before. I'll also be doing another wig styling for this as well as adding some sideburns (oooooo manly!).

The clothes I do already own except the jacket. I will be getting better shades for it so I can do all the iconic posing for him.

I will be getting blue contacts for Abel which I can use for Horatio.

My brother is a fully trained bodyguard. He has a shield badge that is exactly like the US cop shield badges so he'll be loaning it to me on the understanding that it stays attached to me to entire time I wear the cosplay.

For the group I'll be making all the ID badges so I'll have one for 'H'.

Currantly working some cool one liners *sniggers*

*Starfury Cylon Attack*

Costume completed. I do need to replace the gun holster before I wear it again as the one I had kept twisting.

*Minamicon 16*

I re-wore this at Minamicon 16 (the name of the con works for him as well Lol) so I could get some decent photos. The shoot with Silver came out so much better than I expected. Thank you hun ;)


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*Takes glasses off* looks like we've *puts em on and walks away* found our man ^.^ this is a great idea for a cosplay :) jim carey can do an amazing impression of him :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 24 April, 2009 - 09:22
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I cannot wait to see this XD

by Mungojerrie on Friday, 24 April, 2009 - 09:58
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ahaa, Horatio (..the sunshades of justice..) Caine! :P

wow this will be interesting to see. I didn't know you did fx makeup as well as stunts.

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 24 April, 2009 - 10:05
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'Sunnies of Justice', I love it. As you can imagine I'm going to have waaayyyy too much fun doing the impressions.

Rykredapples, Yes, I've seen the Jim Carry impression. Its is excellent. The rest of CSI Miami doing 'H' impressions is also great (really funny when one of them pokes themselfs in the eye with the shades).

Ranma, Yes, I have FX make-up training. It was the first thing I did in the film industry before moving on to stunts as I perfered being infront of the camera. I know how to use explosive micro dots and all sorts of neat stuff. I do know how to do full latex aging make-up. As Horatio is between 10-14 years older than me I'll only be doing the basic stuff.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 24 April, 2009 - 14:14
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I can't wait to see this as you are just going to be sooo cool.
I am going to look for stuff for my character as soon as I get back from May Expo ^^
As you do FX make-up I would be grateful for any tips and help with doing the make up for my other half who will be a body...any gory ideas we can have for cause of death would be fun. Plus I need to find someone that can paint a tattoo on my neck for Abby ^^

by hakuloveszabuza on Saturday, 25 April, 2009 - 23:34
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My friend, you are offically made of 100% WIN.

by Freyarule on Sunday, 26 April, 2009 - 09:02
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You are officially awesome for doing H 8D
Look foward to seeing this with the 'Shades of Justice 8D

*Now to find a Calleigh.... *sneaks off* *

by Dominoed on Thursday, 14 May, 2009 - 21:31
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Awesome... Just Awesome! I wouldnt mind dressing up as him myself.

Just so you know, I'll be trying to get you on film saying some of his one-liners!

by MattDark on Friday, 15 May, 2009 - 11:07
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Omg, Dominoed, I would love to have a Calleigh for the cosplay group. Shes one of my fav characters.

Mattdark, your welcome to film. Just give me a heads up as I'm good at having clutz moments in cosplay (yet I'm a very deft person normally).

by Sephirayne on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 19:04
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I'm hoping it is a really really bright day when you wear this, with a very blue sky, as it NEVER rains in Miami!

by drowned_panda on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 19:17
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Lol! Knowing my luck when I do wear this It will pee it down with rain.

I'm hoping to put it together in Summer so that I can get a good photo shoot done even though its most likely not being worn until Oct.

by Sephirayne on Monday, 1 June, 2009 - 19:21
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LOL EMMA YOUR MY NEW HEROand remember after every sentence you have to take off and put on the glasses lmao

by ryaoki on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 08:29
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Thanks, Riess. I will get 'sunglasses gramp' Lol!

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 16:05
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The name tag is rad :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 5 June, 2009 - 21:44
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Duuuuuuuuuuuude!!! I haven't heard the word 'rad' in years.

Thankies. I really should get around to printing the name tag off

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 22 August, 2009 - 13:15
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Epic Love CSI ^_____^ loving the sunglasses, infact im watching CSI: crime scene investigation right now >__<

by FairyPorchQueen on Tuesday, 13 October, 2009 - 23:38
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Thankies hun. Yes, CSI ftw!!!!!

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 13 October, 2009 - 23:44
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Rad was one of those words Im still trying to bring back :) as well as tight ^.^ sunglasses look perfect, this is on my "I need pics of this finished right now" list of peoples cosplays :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 14 October, 2009 - 10:16
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Sunglasses: Check! You're half way there already. =P

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 4 November, 2009 - 23:48
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Woohoo!!! With the sunglasses in your possession, you're 90% there already!

Now we just need to work on the camera angle when you have your photos taken XD

by Cat_Cat on Saturday, 7 November, 2009 - 21:14
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Yaaaay Minami!

by kiichan on Tuesday, 10 November, 2009 - 13:38
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You... are the cog in the clockwork of awesome.

Love CSI: Miami. Love Horatio. Love this cosplay.

by Just Hen on Thursday, 26 November, 2009 - 23:50
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Wig looks awesome. I can't believe you chopped so much off that base wig. ..You must be a hair stylist!

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 27 November, 2009 - 00:49
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well this is a damn interesting cosplay... don't think i've seen anyone do this yet.
looks like all you'll need to finish it off is some good aging makeup, lol

by callmemilo on Sunday, 29 November, 2009 - 00:57
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I can't wait to see this cosplay ^^
Just let me know if you bring it to Expo in May as I can always bring Abby for maybe an evening cross over photoshoot ^^.
I am considering if money allows attenting the London Film and TV event (name slipped my mind lol) next year too so I will probably bust out Abby for that too with a few changes like new boots and jewellary ^^

by hakuloveszabuza on Monday, 30 November, 2009 - 17:45
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Thanks everyone.

I got to wear the completed costume this weekend and had an absolute blast in it. Pics coming soon.

Callmemilo, the costume dose include plans to do full latex aging make-up. Not to any major extremes but enough to make a difference.

Hakuloveszabuza, Not sure if he'll go to May expo. The costumes I have planned for may expo are huge so I might not have room for him in my luggage. Yes, I'll defo be at London Film and Comic con. I'm happy to wear Horatio then as a friend of mine has agreed to join me as Grissom from CSI.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 1 December, 2009 - 00:04
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He could have used a double ended lightsaber in csi its so rough on him XD I love cosplays that people do when you can see they are completely for their own satisfaction. this actually turned out probably better than any of the male horatios *though ive seen very few* well done ^.- looks like you found your man :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 2 December, 2009 - 20:16
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Well done Sephy. You have him nailed. Esp love those mannerisms. I wasn't expecting to see Horatio finished for a good few months..
...and Aaaarrgghhh you have a double ended fair :I

I might try out a Callie see if I can look pretty enough.. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 10:46
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@ Ryukredapples, Thankies. Lol! I'm sure a lightsaber would be great in any situation. I've defo found my man *sunglasses on* :D

@Ranma 1-2, Thank you. Yes, I was able to go to the event last minute so had to complete Horatio quite qucikly. I had great fun trying to do all the mannerisms. Especially for the photos. There were loads taken.

The lightsaber isn't mine its a friend's, lol! I have Qui-Gon Jinn's and Darth Vader's.

If you do Callie that would be so awesome. She's one of my fav 'CSI Mimai' characters. I'm looking to reprise Horatio at possibly LFCC next year. A friend wants to join in as Grissom from CSI.


by Sephirayne on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 10:54
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You look absolutely brilliant as Horatio!! :D

by Mungojerrie on Thursday, 3 December, 2009 - 16:13
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great job, particularly the wig.

by theKillingDoll on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 09:45
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All that can be said is that right now, you're the epitamy of EPIC

by Tak on Friday, 4 December, 2009 - 19:51
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haha you look brilliant! :D Excellent cosplay of Horatio Cane. I love your wig cutting and styling skills.

by DarkElf on Saturday, 5 December, 2009 - 11:06
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Thank you guys *bows*.

Its the second ever wig I've ever trashed/styled. I did occasionally scare myself with the eyebrows though. Lol!

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 5 December, 2009 - 11:19
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OMG, i love Horatio Caine, haha this is awesome!

by Zelda on Sunday, 17 January, 2010 - 13:50
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You are too epic! i was watching this the other day reminded me of you ^__^

by FairyPorchQueen on Saturday, 23 January, 2010 - 22:25

OMG this looks amazing! I LOVE CSI Miami (all three but Miami is my fave because of Horatio)... very well portrait. *claps*

by Draco Malfoy on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 - 18:32
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Thank you, Draco ;)

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 - 19:28
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Looks great! :D

by Sillabub on Wednesday, 21 April, 2010 - 22:30
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Way too good, your cloning skills are perfected! Go sideburns of power.

by Amy-Lou on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 09:58
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this is the most fucking amazing thinga EVERRRRR EMMA

by ryaoki on Thursday, 22 April, 2010 - 10:22
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Thank you everyone.

@Amy, got to love the sideburns of ppwer. Although a bit tricky to remove afterwards, lol!

by Sephirayne on Monday, 26 April, 2010 - 18:14

*steals you*

by No thanks on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 - 18:54
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can i steal you?
oh wait thats already been done :/ damn it!

by kittenaid on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 - 19:39
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I have to say, you are one amazing Horatio! :D

by Manga Girl on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 - 19:39
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Hmmmm,,,,,, it appears,,, *puts on sunglasses*,, that I'm being stolen. *phonecalls* Calleigh, send for backup.


Thank you guys. I'm gald you like it.

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 - 21:01
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LOL I just saw your set on Flickr, gonna comment there too, but just wanted to say that the silly pics of you messing about with crime tape are the BEST

by sonia_leong on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 18:44
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Hee hee. Thank you Sonia. Those shots with the tape where definatly fun to do. I'm so gald I brought it. ;)

by Sephirayne on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 19:23
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This costumes is EPIC :D

by Archer on Friday, 10 September, 2010 - 19:27
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Thank you ever so much, Archer ;)

by Sephirayne on Wednesday, 15 September, 2010 - 06:36
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i hav to say this i am a big big fan of csi,and you have done a perfeact job of Horaito cain,thanks for making this,

by peter on Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 16:09
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Yeah, I like that screen cap...I know what you mean, Somethin similar happened to me with my Polychrome costume. It warms you up :)

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 13:10
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Hnnnnnnnnnng OMG just saw the David Like!

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 13:15
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@Peter, thank you ;)

@Wyrdsister, isn't it the best when it happens :D. Yes, it isn't much (he 'likes' it rather than fully comments) but knowing how busy he is I glad he took the time to see it and like it. I'm happy that you've had a similar experience. ;) *hugs*

@Ryukredapples, Thankies. You can imagine, I was squeeing A LOT when I first saw it. :D

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 13:20
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lol you look like a gangster version of Maculy Culkin from home alone lol

by Anime_Angel on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 13:46
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OMG! Really,,,, XD XD. Need to do the poster pose though to be exact Lol.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 14:07
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Yeah, that can be yer next cosplay lol

by Anime_Angel on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 14:36
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David likes !!! :D
Sephy that is IMMENSE! :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 14:47
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@Anime_Angel, LOL!!! Nah! I'm far too old. Hee hee.

@Ranma1-2, thank you. It made my year when he did that (as well as when he posted my art on his website).

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 15:12
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Ooo I'd like to see that artwork. ^_^ Link please?

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 15:22
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Sadly, he's had to take his facebook and myspace down (the art was on his myspace). Some idiot fan messed up both pages. I do have the link to the artwork on my deviantart as well as a screen grab from his myspace before it got shut down. Want me to pm you the link to my deviantart page? ;)

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 15:28
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Hahaha thats awesome XD

by eternal_aranel on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 15:31
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arghbldhufh! Those people annoy me.
Yes pls pm me I still wanna see.

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 16:01
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@Eternal_Angel, thank you. ;)

@Ranma1-2, I know. So annoying. Especially as his facebook was quite funny (he has a great sense of humour). I'll pm you the devianart link now. ;)

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 16:04
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Oh also forgot to tell you Paul and I are thinking of CSIing (Las Vegas) it up at some point as Nick (Paul) and Greg (me)

by naurarwen on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 04:41
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Sam, that would be awesome. Tony wants to do Grissom. We were thinking of London Film and Comic con next year. Need to find more Miami peeps XD

by Sephirayne on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 05:19
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This is beyond perfect :'D

by ManiacCos on Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 - 12:37
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Thank you ever so much CoffeeCat. I'll be wearing him again at Kitacon.

by Sephirayne on Friday, 28 March, 2014 - 01:34

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Caruso approval :D :D :D (Posted 18th November 2010)

Just remembered.

A while back when I posted the Horatio photo shoot by Silver on facebook I linked it to David Caruso's profile (I was a friend of his at the time). He really liked the photo/costume.

So made up with that.

I have since had to quickly screen grab the page as he's now had to delete his fb account due to some idiot fan messing about.

Minamicon 16 (Posted 21st April 2010)

Mainly did this for a photoshoot with Silver and boy! what a photoshoot.

It turned out to be so awesome and fun. The setting worked really well and we were blessed with great weather. Did a better make-up job than I did at Cylon Attack.

Although by the evening I was all punned out!! XD XD

Costume completed. (Posted 1st December 2009)

Just come back from the con and had an absolute blast being Horatio. It was one of my most comfy costumes ever (except the wig) and it had POCKETS!!!! woot!.

The only downsides where that we lost a memeber of the group so there were only three of us in the end. Still made for fab pics.

Also, my liquid latex had set. Even though it was fine when I check it a few days before the event it had somehow set (quite possibly that its had gotten too cold in the car). So I couldn't do the full FX aging make-up I was going to do. I had to go back to basics and do some aging make-up with lines and shadfow work. Next time I wear him i'll do the full FX make-up.

Horatio and the group went down well. I even got pics taken by people who hated the character lol!

Wig complete!!! (and what a task it was too) (Posted 26th November 2009)

Went into town again since my option to get one delievered turned out to be a bit of a nightmare due to a bit of confusion with me bank.

Managaed to find a wig that was a great colour match and was a skin top so I could style the parting how I choose. The major downsie is that it was too my shoulders. None of the wig places in Manchester had anything shorter. Due to the length and quality and that it had a skin top it ended up being more than I budgeted for. At least as its a high quality wig it should make styling okay.

So as you can imagine I have every intention of wearing this costume more than once.

After procastinating for a while (didn't want to harm pretty wig). I managed to finally cut it and styke it. Took over an hour to do. I had forgotten how much hard work it takes to layer hair. I used my default styling spray TresEmme Extra Hold Salon finish (that I used on Abel).

I just hope that I don't look like a dork when its finally on me.

Wig shopping = chaos!! (Posted 7th November 2009)

Attempted to get a wig today. I went to my usual shopping street in Manchester (Oldham Road, where there is everything a cosplayer needs). Went into the wig places that where there. Now this is where I got my Raphael/Tidus wig from with no problems. But today was a complete disaster.

Trying to explain red/ginger hair to them was torture. It dosen't help that pretty much all shop peeeps hardly spoke a words of english. Nearly all kept showing me blond ones. Then they kept tryng sell me ones that were waaayyyyy too long (I want a chin/shoulder one that I'll then be cutting/styling like I did with Raphael). Although great quality wigs. They were way beyond my budget at $45. After going into four shops I gave up.

I think next time I'll go in with a picture. *head desk*

This is not the shirt you're looking for,,, (Posted 13th October 2009)

Well, house move come and gone. No sign of my blue shirt so I'll have to change the outfit plan (My ex appears to of shirt-napped it).

Luckerly, my brother has a shirt that matches one of the black striped shirts he wears in Season 6.

Delayed til Nov (Posted 9th September 2009)

Due to an unplanned house move and a really complex costume build for Expo this has now been definatly put back til Starfury:Cylon Attack in November. I couldn't spare the fund to get the wig so unfortunatly he won't be done in time to join the NCIS group for Oct expo. Sorry Rach XX

The Sheild badge (Posted 28th June 2009)

The cop sheild and belt clip is cming soon. Its my brother's actual body guard one. A friend of mine has it and hopefully we'll have it soon for pics.

However, just had heart attack when my brother told me how much its actually worth. Its worth £150. Which means once its on me it stays on me the entire time I'm wearing the outfit. Its because it is an actual body guard badge and the belt clip is US police issue.

I have sunglasses!!! (Posted 21st June 2009)

Thanks to my brother we've found the perfect sunglasses. He uses a site for his Depp glasses and found some Horatio ones. We weren't sure how close they would be. But they were quite chepa so we thought we would get them anyway. They arrived and are fab!

I'm feeling all the one liners and cop posing go though me as I wear them. lol!

Beginning the epic Cop of justice outfit (Posted 3rd June 2009)

While I do more complex costumes (Safer Sephiroth) I did start Horatio in between bits drying. I've started his ID badge. Using a rather old Paint Shop Pro (can't afford photo bucket and PSP is just as good) I've got the layout done. Now just tyding it up ready for printing and then putting into the badge holder.

This seems too easy in comparison to my other cosplays (Seph and Abel). Of course, this is before I do all the make-up and hair.