Sherlock Holmes Costume
How about a detective for halloween? The Sherlock Holmes Costume is one of the best detective costumes because Holmes is one of the best known detectives! And it doesnt hurt that Robert Downey Jr. played the roll in two movies making the clue-sleuther more popular than ever!!
Sherlock Holmes is of course a detective from fiction books in the late 1800s (and now movies). He was created by a Scottish author Sir Author Conan Doyle. Holmes sidekick (and friend and biographer) is Dr. John H. Watson, making this a great couples costume choice as well if you have a second person!!
Sherlock Holmes Hat
Perhaps one of the most iconic pieces of clothing worn by this detective is the hat! Holmes’ hat was a type of hat called a deerstalker, which is what used to be during hunting for deer! The hat has a bill in both the front and the back, and ear flaps that for Holmes are worn tied on the top of the head. They are also typically checkered patterns, meant as camouflage for when hunting.
An iconic detective tool, any images or representations you see of Sherlock Holmes will have him carrying this accessory around. The magnifying glass is used to be able to see the fine details of things – the clues left behind during various crimes. A Sherlock costume should include this accessory that you put to good use on halloween night!!
Yes, Holmes is often depicted as having a pipe hanging out of his mouth. While pipes nowadays may seem old-fashioned, the puffing on tobacco smoke while pondering a riddle or clue is something that this detective likes to do.
The Inverness Cape
The cape that you’ll traditionally see Holmes depicted wearing in movies and books is a kind of cape called an Inverness Cape. The Inverness cape is a Scottish item of clothing worn for rain or bad weather (a type of rain jacket!) It does not have sleeves, but rather is cape-style with arm holes to stick your arms through. Sherlock’s typically was tweed matched the color of his hat.
Sherlock Holmes Costume for Women
If you are female and want to mix it up a little this Holmes outfit makes a great halloween costume for women! Keep the top part of the costume traditional, but instead of pants put in a short checkered skirt or a shirt black skirt and you are instantly a sexy sleuth!