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February 8, 2014 12:24 pm  #1

Cosplay Refs- Sherlock edition.

I have a tumblr blog (here: where I post cosplay refs for those who need it. I've done so many of these now. I've done every doctor and a few companions, I've done some for most of the Dwarves in the Hobbit including the hobbit, I've done some for various fandoms. I have so many requests now its hard to get them all done. 

But I thought I'd use this thread to post my Sherlock ones. So far John and Sherlock from S1-S2 are done, I hope to do short ones for S3. After that Mary and Molly will be next for that fandom and probably Moriarty will follow.

If this is the wrong section please let me know.

If any links have expired or aren't working please let me know.

(To use the blog go to the header and to FIND YOUR FANDOM)

(these are  a lot shorter than some others I've done.)
This one is a long time coming and I’ll probably end up missing something. I do apologise! Feel free to request what ever I’ve missed. SUIT: Most of his suits are by Spencer Hart, but you can use any black one you like. You may have to take it in in areas or hem things, unless you have one thats perfect for you. However, if you have a lot of cash floating around. You can buy it here: Theres also but the link seems to have expired, hunt around to make sure.COAT: THE COAT OMG, THE COAT!!! Ok it’s gonna be pretty hard to find a Belstaff coat like this. So really your best bet is either one from a cosplay site, make your own or find a lookalike. You want one with the band at the back but you don’t NEED it. The red buttonhole is a must though. Sherlock’s coat has 3 buttons on each side and one at the collar. All the button holes are red but the top is the most distinctive. You can buy replicas here:




and here:

You can find how to make your own here:


and here: 

SCARVES: To date he’s had two, but there is a new one for Season 3. The first is plain navy and a little ratty. It’s a Paul Smith. It’s no longer available to buy at their site but you might get lucky elsewhere. The second is a Hugo Boss. It’s also no longer available. Again you might get lucky elsewhere. Any blue scarf will do though.

DEERSTALKER: It’s a Jaxon Herringbone deerstalker. You can find them all over ebay and hat sites. But you can buy one here: . If you can’t get that one don’t worry. Any will do really.

GLOVES: Paul Smith again. They have holes near the knuckles. No longer available but any will do.

SHOES: Yves Saint Laurent. Any will do but you can get these here: (i hope.) Oxfords might work. Any black pointy shoe.

MAGNIFIER: You can get it here: 

DRESSING GOWNS: So far he has three. Red, Blue and Tartan. All three are Derek Rose. The Tartan isn’t available but the other two are. Blue here: and Red here:  But any lookalikes will do. There is also a more reddish tartan one available there too.

PJS: Grey top inside out and grey striped pants. No socks

WIGS: Any dark brown or black curly wig, about ear length should do. If your femlocking you can keep this style or have your hair a little longer. I made a list here: of wigs awhile ago.

Riding crop, shock blanket, pink phone, skull, the list is endless!

Really for this it’s up to you if you just want to add a more feminine touch with the hair, makeup etc. Or go with a skirt or dress that matches the colours. Don’t be afraid to stay with the shirts, suits and coat. But also don’t be afraid to mix it up with a purple blouse and black skirt and stockings.

Don’t be afraid to cosplay your own fanart AU either. THOSE ARE AWESOME!
(Apologies if any link is broken! I'll post the John one in a moment. And please do look elsewhere for certain things before buying! You never know when you might find a better offer.)  


February 8, 2014 12:55 pm  #2

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What have I learned from making John’s refs? He has too many shirts. Like.. he has a problem. He has more clothes than Sherlock. And a thing for checked fabric. He really likes those…ENJOY

COAT/JACKET: Like Sherlock’s, this is sort of an important part of the cosplay, but don’t worry if you can’t get one. As you will learn from these refs…he has a lot of other clothes. Now the coat-jacket is a Haversack brand that is no longer available. However, you never know. Ebay is your friend…usually. Anyway, it has four pockets at the front with silver buttons. It is one up with several little black buttons . The collar is black corduroy or similar. The right shoulder (by the wearer’s perspective) has a leather patch. Both elbows do too. It’s quite easy to ‘edit’ an existing jacket by changing buttons, adding a new collar over the old one and adding patches. I recommend vinyl for those.

However you can buy cosplay made ones here: and here: . You might find more elsewhere, or even find someone willing to make it for you.

Also look at this:

SHIRTS: HOLY SHITAKI MUSHROOMS. He has a lot of shirts, so you have a lot of options! He favour’s check and stripes but he also has that nice Red shirt of bamfness, two black shirts (one with white stitching) and a purple shirt. So take your pick! Usually worn under a jumper or a cardigan. 

CARDIGANS: I think he has a least two. Green and burgandy. these are usually easy to find, but take a look at charity shops as well as regular ones. You might find them cheaper! Also he wears this grey sleeveless cardigan thing in the Blind Banker..

JUMPERS: He has two long sleeved striped tops, one blue and dark blue, the other black and white. Idk where you’d find them but the blue and blue one is Folk and it’s found here: somewhere. (keep an eye on ebay) He also owns a black jumper, the famous Cable Knit one and the Christmas jumper. Your jumpers don’t have to be accurate but the cable knit was from Albam on Carnaby? St. It’s no longer available. 

The christmas jumper is a little harder. But it was hand knitted and pattern 7806A from ‘Reynolds New Icelandic patterns’ (vol. 78). 38-40” chest. Navy, red, and cream Lopi yarn. (thanks WearSherlock). If you can’t knit I hope you can find someone to knit it for you!

PANTS: Usually jeans. Unless he’s in a suit. Then not jeans. No idk what brand of suit. But the jeans are Uniqlo which can be found here: Worn with a leather belt.

OTHER JACKETS: Well theres the parka, a Woolrich Army Hooded Parka, found here: (its no longer available but ebay is your friend.) It has a fur hood, two pockety pockets and two side pockets. Any green fur hooded parka should be fine though. If it’s not fur hooded…make it fur hooded. 

Then theres the green jacket from Hounds. Another thing by Folk. It’s not available but you can buy cosplay versions here: , here : and here: .

Theres also a Wax Brown Jacket. It’s by J Barbour and Son’s Ltd. I’ts not available. It’s brown with four pockets, one on an angle. The logo is covered in the show, the inside is checked and theres a belt. In the show though, the collar seems lighter. 

OTHER: During the Court thingy, he wears a funky blue striped tie. Also a dressing gown. But not during the court thing. It’s short and sexy with stripes. Top it off with shaved legs, wet hair and a towel. 

His shoes are Loake (Ashley Brouge?). But any sort of brown oxfords would do fine. 

His walking stick can be brought here: but any aluminium one would be fine. You can get them anywhere.

Fo reference, his gun isn’t a Browning L9A1. Ok maybe in the show it is. But the model of gun shown in the show is actually a Sig Sauer. Model number P226R [L106A1].  But don’t go out and buy a gun for can get a toy one and make it look like this. Maybe. But make sure it still has the orange nose. Or you could get in trouble.

(Hope that was ok! If you have any questions please let me know!)

If you would like refs for other characters let me know!

Last edited by Song (February 8, 2014 12:56 pm)

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February 8, 2014 1:11 pm  #3

Re: Cosplay Refs- Sherlock edition.

Thank you so much 

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February 8, 2014 2:25 pm  #4

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Hope it helps!

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March 28, 2014 9:27 am  #5

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The costume you said was very cool.


April 2, 2014 8:24 am  #6

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I think this cosplay costume was very cool,but I dont know who do you cosplay .


April 21, 2014 5:28 pm  #7

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Just stunning! Thank you for a job well done.


April 23, 2014 3:56 pm  #8

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Arabella Trefoil wrote:

Just stunning! Thank you for a job well done.

Thank you! I have since done Molly and Mary as well if people are Interested.

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April 23, 2014 4:45 pm  #9

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I can't wait to see these. Must run off and find them -


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