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Sherlock themed dinner dance... Help!!

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flowerpowergirl Thu 30-Oct-14 19:20:31

DH and I are going to a black tie do in a weeks time which I am really looking forward to save for the rubbish theme. I love Sherlock Holmes but as fancy dress?? I could get a Victorian style dress but frankly I don't want to spend a fortune plus I'll just get too hot for the disco and that's the best bit! DH is wearing black tie and has a pipe and magnifying glass. But I just can't get inspired. Any ideas??

ipswichwitch Thu 30-Oct-14 19:26:53

Just get a curly wig and say you're Benedict Cumberbatch
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BuckskinnedAstronaut Thu 30-Oct-14 19:29:45

You could be a street urchin (one of the Baker Street Irregulars)?

BuckskinnedAstronaut Thu 30-Oct-14 19:33:01

Or go as "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" (I'm thinking literally, cardboard box costume, rather than theming costume around the actual contents of the story; that would be a bit icky)

OldRoan Thu 30-Oct-14 19:42:47

Faux-fur coat over whatever you would have worn. Hound of the Baskervilles. Sorted. grin

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