Next ref will be the Bad Wolf/The Moment Entity/Rose.
Then maybe Pippin.
Please pick one for me to do next!
• Christopher Tietjens
• Dean W
• Arthur Pendragon
• BadWolf/Moment DOTD Outfit
• Tauriel top half of outfit.
• Sylvia Satterthwaite/Tietjens
• Eowyn (almost done)
• Tony Stark/Iron Man
• Jim Kirk Abbrams Trek
• Bones TOS and ABBRAMS TREK
• Malekith and/or Thor from The Dark World
• Jo Grant
• Sarah Jane Smith
• Black Widow
• Badger (firefly)
• Arthur (Cabin Pressure)
• Assange (Fifth Estate)
• Avatar The Last Airbender Characters
Aw man…look how many I have to do!
Deans would be done if I could decide on a generic outfit to use as the ref.
I just need to be motivated.
Added Avatar: TLA.
Mary Morstan Cosplay Refs and Help
This will be relatively short as most of her costume is unavailable and she’s only appeared in series 3.
THE EMPTY HEARSE
Costume 1: The first time we see Mary she is wearing a lovely Matthew Williamson vintage leaf dress. It goes from lilac to black in a gradient. The leaves are made up of tiny black beads known as Sead Beads. The dress has a tie at the waist. With this she also wears black tights and black pumps. When she goes outside she wears a black, furry coat/stoll?/wrap. I actually own something more coat like but it’s similiar so it shouldn’t be too hard to find at a charity store or something. You could also purchase fake fur to make this as well.
The jewellery she wears is minimal, a silver watch, a ring (not engagment as Sherlock interrupted that moment, and black earrings. I believe they are chanderlier earrings with a large black oval/diamond shaped stone in the center, with a black earring hook. Plenty exist if you look. But they aren’t hard to make if you have jewellery pliars. Anywhere that sells beads or craft stores have what are called findings. The parts that make up the jewllery. Make sure they have a small ring near the top, inside the chanderlier to hang the larger black bead in. And have black hooks.
Etsy sells some, so does Craft Umi. Beads can be found anywhere.
As for the dress, WearSherlock has a page of better images for anyone wishing to make it, here. To look for the beads, anywhere that sells them online. Google jewellery beads or black sead beads. Sead beads are as common as anything.
Her hair is very nicely styled, to me it looks very 1920’s.
Costume 2: In the scene where she and Sherlock rescue John, she wears a Sessun Car Coat in Bright Red, available here but out of stock. She wears this over a Sessun Green Bird Print Silk Ruched Dress which I think she either wears with black leggings or pants. The dress is no longer available. (it’s seen in the scene at the Doctor’s Office she wears a pale pink cardigan over it.) The scarf is a Zara Chunky Knitted Scarf, no longer available either. Her gloves are Dents ladies leather gloves available here in navy.
You may be able to knit the scarf.
She also has a bag which is a Disaster Designs vintage rose print satchel available at amazon.com but out of stock. She wears a gold chain pendant with a flower, but I can’t get a clear ref of it. Her brooch matches it. Both are probably bone china. Theres a similiar brooch here on etsy.
SIGN OF THREE
Costume 1: Her wedding dress is simply beautiful. There is literally not another like it. It’s by Jane Bourvis, who takes old vintage dresses and restores them into wedding dresses. This means you wont find another one. All you can do is go to charity stores, vintage stores, second hand stores and look for old wedding dresses. Theres usually several. You may have to add the lace and beading yourself though. It’s more cream than white. Her veil like all is very long and white, attached to her head with a circlet of white flowers. This page gives a detailed meta on the flowers.
You may have to make the veil out of some but various bridal stores online sell them and theres ebay. Veils can be made with anything from chiffon, organza, english net, silk tulle. The most common or preffered is Bridal Illusion.
Again she wears minimal jewellery. Her ring, a braclet and small earrings. Could be opal? Her supposed birthdate is october and thats the birthstone.
Costume 2: Love this. LOVE THIS SHIRT. It’s a Antipodium Double Digits shirt no longer available much to my sadness. I plan to look for a similar one and hopefully paint on the thumbs with fabric paint. *crosses fingers* She’s probably wearing jeans with it. She often wears dark jeans with things. She’s seen wearing her watch? again in this.
This same style was available in a longer form and a dress but I do not know if they are still available to buy.
HIS LAST VOW
Costume 1: We first see her in pyjamas and dressing gown which I can’t identify. They aren’t the same ones from the empty hearse. (which are Derek Rose ‘Nadia 1’ lounge shirt and ‘Dawn 4’ trousers btw) No. We don’t really see her again I think till we see her as The Assassin in black. She seems to be wearing a skintight black turtleneck? With a black army/tactical protective vest with black pants and a beanie.
Beanie can be found anywhere. I don’t know the gun but whenever you bring toy/prop guns to a con the end of the barrel? must be orange/red to prove it’s not real.
Costume 2: Later we see her in another oufit as she makes her way to find Sherlock. Here she wears a Isabel Marant Étoile Sheer Stripe Blouse, the coat is a Vintage Christian Dior Coat. She wears these with dark jeans, turned up at the end and Somerset by Alice Temperley Leather Wingtip Brogues. The purse from Empty Hearse is seen again here.
Her earrings look to be pearl studs with a drop pearl and she wears a pink flower, probably bone china again with a pearl center, on wire.
Other Costume: I can’t identify her maternity wear but the robe/dress is a blue-green with red and paisley over a red top.
Wigs: Arda reccomends either a Dude/Imladris/lacefront wig in Ash Blonde or, more likely a Westley in Ash Blonde. Any you get from there will have to be cut to length and styled.
I couldn’t find any good ones on ebay but keep on the lookout there and at wig stores etc.
Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.
Going to try and get Mary’s done tonight, since it’s shorter being only one season and then I can wipe her off the list too.
And if anyone has requests for the next one let me know. Right now it’s whatever’s easier to find ref wise. And someone please give me an idea on Deans Generic outfit.
Molly Hooper Cosplay Refs And Help
This was requested a while ago, sorry it took so long!
Costume: In the first episode she wears what appears to be a dark green, checked/tarten shirt with a ruffled front. Over the top she wears her white lab coat which she wears in almost every episode and a pair of black pants. I was unable to find a ref for the shirt, but any should be fine. Her hair is in a ponytail and parted in the middle.
In the Blind Banker she wears a Zara Green Striped Tuxedo Ruffle Blouse which is no longer available to buy and I can’t find it on ebay. In green and white stripped top should be fine. Over the top of it is a navy blue cardigan with a low, rounded collar. Her hair is parted to the side and I think in a bun? Messy bun. Very nice.
In The Great Game we first see her famous cherry cardigan. It’s a Dolly Dare Cherry Print Cardigan and no longer available. Most people I’ve seen make one either embroider or applique the cherries on an existing white/cream cardigan and add a ruffle. It has red buttons.
Search ebay under dolly dare or topshop.
Again her hair is to the side and she wears a simple necklace, thing gold chain with a little stone.
Also try costume stores.
Costume 1: We mainly see her at Christmas in two different outfits. The first is obviously her christmas dress. Glittery shoulder straps on a tight, fitted black dress. Pencil skirt style? The top is covered in either diamantes or something similiar. She wears a matching braclet, large silver earrings and red heels. Her hair is out and curled/wavy and theres a adhesive silver bow in her hair.
While I can’t identify the dress, you can make it yourself or find a strappy black dress and use that instead. You can add the diamantes or rhinestones or whatever they are. You can often buy them in packs, strings or rolls. Bridal stores/wedding decor sometimes sell them. Craft stores probably do too. Fabric stores too.
While I can’t place her earrings, the round silver top is most likely to have a studded back. If you can make jewellery, you may be able to find the right findings online or at craft stores. If not, keep looking anywhere that sells jewellery. Good luck!
Any red heels should be fine, hers has a strap across the foot. And the ribbon in her hair can be found anywhere that sells wrapping paper. As for the bracelet, I advise doing the same thing as the earrings.
Finish it off with red lipstick and fingernails.
Costume 2: Simply a red christmas jumper with polar bears under her labcoat. With her hair still down but no longer fancy. I can’t place her jumper but found several similiar ones that might work.
Costume 3: The outfit she wears in the Reichenbach Fall. Again she wears the Dolly Dare Cherry Cardigan over an Urban Outfitters Pins & Needles Apple Print Blouse. Her pants are Topshop Paper Bag Trousers in Stone. All of these are not available. But you should be able to find similiar things. Over all of these she wears a khaki coat. Later she switches it for her labcoat.
Costume: Molly wears aSonia by Sonia Rykiel Plaid Printed Blouse under a Topshop Knitted Crazy Bobble Jumper. The first is said to be available but the link says none to be found. The second is sold out. If you can knit though, thats an option! When they go out she wears a black and pink/magenta knitted scarf with matching gloves. The gloves shouldn’t be too hard to find, you can either knit the scarf or search for it.
She wears a navy and grey coat over these as well.
Costume 1: Theres a few in this episode. The first time we see Molly she’s in a lovely sleeveless yellow floral dress with a yellow ribbon in her hair and flowers. Sometimes she wears a pale yellow cardigan and a corsage of white flowers. Her hair is in a bun. The dress was a thrift store find, so may be a one of. But look for anything similiar or similiar fabric. Ribbon can be brought at fabric stores and craft stores. You want something wide.
Any should be fine.
Does look like it might be fabric though. Flowers can be fake or real. Fakes can be find out craft or fabric stores or online.
Costume 2 and 3: During the telegram conversation between Molly and Greg she wears a Ralph Lauren Blue Label Orange Slimfit Chelsea Striped Shirt which is no longer available. But I did find this one which is similiar. She wears her hair braided and wrapped around her head like a crown. Heres a tutorial.
The second/third outfit is worn during the Stag Night story. She wears a Sessun Chunky Knit Teal Cardigan over a pale white/green pattered blouse/shirt. You can buy the cardigan here. It’s 15% off until March 9th.
HLV +PROMO IMAGE
Costume: She wears a light blue blouse patterned with green and pale purple clovers/flowers. I can’t find or identify it. She wears her labcoat again lol.
In the promo image she wears a H&M Cardigan no longer available, over a Sessun Eugenie Bossa Nova Dress also no longer available.
Wigs: Ladies of Sherlock reccomended a Buttercup in Spanish Brown from Arda. Also try ebay. If you have the right colour hair but not length, perhaps a ponytail extension? Arda sells these too but so does ebay and a few other places. If a place sells wigs, they usually sell extensions too.
Make sure they are heat safe if you plan on straightening or curling them.
Other: ID Badge. Jinglebatch/bencumberbatch has a lovely little template for you here. Also check out their Molly cosplay. It’s amazing! Also according to that badge she is also a Doctor! Info on that here!
Hope this helps!
Thank you for the reply! I was curious as we have a very detailed ref of places to get fantasy ears! The wig looks great though!
Another pic of my Tauriel cosplay, this one’s better x) I really hope I be able to take nice shoots with a friend ^__^
Do you mind if I ask which place you ended up getting the wig from?
Looks really good! Love the colour!
I finished my first cosplay ever, Tauriel from the Hobbit!
The arrows looks really long but… They’re the right size ._.
Looks wonderful! Where did you get the ears from?
hello! Will reblog it in a moment, finally get to use that tag!
Glad to have been of help!
I feel like adding Avatar: The Last Airbender to the already long list of cosplays I have to ref.
I just know where to get things for it. And I like Avatar…….Maybe I should, I could get them done quicker than some others…