Competition: Design a Sherlock Holmes costume
Do you swoon over all things Sherlock? Wear your deerstalker hat at all times? Insist on calling your best friend Watson and hanging around Baker Street stroking your chin? Then Crafty Crafty invites you to take part in the ultimate Sherlock Holmes competition.
We've teamed up with the folks at Sherlock Holmes Week, which will run from 30th July - 5th August, to ask crafty fans and emerging or established fashion designers to show their Sherlock love by designing a costume for six characters from the BBC Sherlock Series 1 and 2.
It's your chance show the Sherlock Holmes world your talents and express your love for the splendiferous sleuth. You can choose to submit a design for six of the characters: from
- Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch)
- Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman)
- Irene Adler (Lara Pulver)
- Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss)
- Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs)
- Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey)
The best three outfits for each character will be selected by us here at Crafty Crafty, and entered into the Sherlock Holmes Week Fashion Awards - with some very special judges and wonderful prizes (to be announced).
To enter, just email your entry to email@example.com, with the subject line the character you want to design for (e.g. Sherlock Holmes costume) and attach your design as a jpeg (no larger than 1MB in size, please). The closing date for entries is midnight UK time on 31st July.
Designs that really make us ooo and ahhh will be shown off to the craft world here and on our sister site Dollymix. It's a great chance to let your imagination run wild and prove yourself to be a crafty criminal-chasing mastermind.
Sherlock Holmes Week is raising awareness for the Save Undershaw Campaign, a project hoping to be successful in helping preserve and protect 'Undershaw', the former home and national treasure of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Find out more about Sherlock Holmes week events, competitions and other Sherlock stuff over at the Sherlock Holmes week website. It's elementary, my dear crafters!
[Main images from talented Deviantart members Neko-Vi (steampunk costume - bottom right), cpn-blowfish (Watson and Holmes - top right) and Woowar (cartoon Sherlock - left). Other images from Sherlock Holmes Week]