Cosplayer Shikarius > Costume of Jim Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes
About this Costume
- Construction Details:
This costume was an exercise in faking existing clothing. Thanks to the brilliant folks at WearSherlock and Sherlockology, I know exactly what Andrew Scott was wearing. On the down side, he was wearing an $800 men's suit, a $150 shirt, and a $200 necktie. WELP.
The suit: is bespoke by a favorite tailor of mine and was designed to simulate the original Westwood version. I'm considering getting it remade as the color turned out a bit darker than the swatch (curse dye batch variations!) and I mistakenly asked for one back vent instead of two: I accidentally used a different season of the Westwood suit for vent reference. I replaced the buttons with some silly approximates of the iconic VW button (I failed miserably but they photograph well!) and took in the pants hems a touch.
The shirt was easy: I took apart the collar of my old Shizu shirt, rounded the points, and stuck it back together. Easy.
The tie: I'm still looking for the bleeding Alexander McQueen tie, but it's an older season so finding it has been difficult. I bought and altered one that's in the right colors, but eh...
Hair: It's a half wig! I keep bangs, so I slicked them back up and over the short half wig. Still looking for a decent lace-front...
- Personal Thoughts:
- Westwood! I hate Jim. I love hating Jim. I couldn't NOT cosplay him.
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