Sherlock Walks The Streets Of London

Sherlock Walks The Streets Of London

I’ve done a lot of weird things in my life.

Leaving aside research, novel plotting, and video chats with Charley, I’ve had various surreal experiences – going to see the Hunger Games dressed as Sherlock, going to Camden Market in steampunk cosplay, and going to school on several own-clothes days dressed as a pirate.

But there was one day that completely takes the biscuit for the weirdest thing I have done so far in my life. We called it “Operation: Staying Alive”. On several occasions, we almost failed in that aim. Our parents despaired and our friends looked on in morbid curiosity.

Yes, my friends. I went with KM to the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street in London, England, dressed as Sherlock. She was John. We were handcuffed together.

Accompanied by our cameraman George, we proceeded to travel around what seemed like most of London, including far too many tube stations, North Gower Street (where BBC Sherlock was actually filmed), and the British Museum. We had a lot of footage, with many of the video files being too large to send even using dropbox, so it’s taken a while for us to get any of them out there.

But I managed it.

Part One of “Operation: Staying Alive” is now live on YouTube.

If you can’t see videos, here are a couple of photos from the day:

 Thanks again to George, who was very patient throughout the day and who took all of these photos :)

18 thoughts on “Sherlock Walks The Streets Of London

  1. Watched the video earlier – you guys clearly had a lot of fun. I wish I had places to go cosplaying … except I don’t know how Sherborne would take to it. And none of my friends are anywhere near my house. Ah well, at uni maybe. You’re supposed to do daft stuff like that then, aren’t you?

      1. Darn it my reply didn’t take.. okay I try again. :}

        For the Loki costume we first need a good picture of him in it – perferably a few, front and back at a minimum, side views if possible. then you find a pattern like it (which given it’s populatiry might not be hard come Haloween time here in the states) – Of course I suspect you might not want to do any sewing.. and I, however much I would love to, can’t afford to take the time and make you one and send it over… still….

        (And that’s why I have so many unfinished projects – too many hobbies I love). :}

  2. That was most awesome. And you make a great Sherlock. :)

    Also, since I’m in the States and was a good little law-abiding citizen, I JUST WATCHED THE FIRST TWO EPISODES OF SEASON TWO THIS WEEK OMGGGGGG.

    We watch Reinbach Falls tonight. I don’t think I can deal with it.

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