Review: Sexy Sherlock Costume

A while back I reviewed the website for PlayfulThreads.com and in return they sent me a sexy little outfit of my choice.  Recently, PlayfulThreads.com contacted me again and asked me to do a product review and giveaway.  I asked to do a Halloween costume, since it is just around the corner.  I perused their large selection and had a very hard time deciding.  Not only do they have a lot of costumes, but they have a lot of plus sized costumes, which is very nice.  I finally settled on the Sexy Sherlock Holmes costume, because it was cute, sexy, and unique and I had not seen it anywhere else before.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:
  • Manufacturer:  DreamGirl
  • Includes:  Dress (with invisible removable straps), Tie Front Capelet, Belt, Clue Pouch, Hat, Wrist Cuffs, and Faux Pipe
  • Materials:
  • Size:  S, M, L, XL, 1X/2X, 3X/4X
  • Price:  $49.95
  • Pros:  Package is good for storage; Comes with lots of pieces;  Very comfortable and cute; Clue pouch and pipe are cute
  • Cons:  The belt is much to long; The wrist cuffs are too big; A smaller size would probably fit me better
  • Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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The package

The package for the Sexy Sherlock or “Detective Shirley” costume is pretty standard for costumes of this type.  It comes in a large plastic bag with a cardboard insert.  The insert has a picture of a ‘plus sized’ model witht he costume on.  It also has a small image of the costume on the ‘regular’ size model.    The bag does a hanger hook on it, so if you want to store the costume in the bag and hang it in the closet.  I would probably remove the insert because the image is a little cheesy.  If you don’t want to hang it, you can remove the hanger part and store it in a drawer or wherever else you want to store it.

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The full outfit (not with the original belt)

The costume is a 7 piece set.  It comes with the the mini dress that has removable clear straps.  It also comes with what the package calls a “capelet”.  I’d consider it more of a shrug that ties in the front.  It also has a cute little hat.  The hat, capelet, and dress are all made from 100% polyester.  The material is very soft, stretchy, and comfortable.  I found that the dress fits very well, though it may be a bit large.  I requested the 3x/4x which says 48-54″ bust, 40-44″ waist, and 50-56″ hips.  Since my measurements are 48-40-50, I’m at the low end of the range, so I think a 1x/2x would have fit a little bit better for me, especially since the material is fairly stretchy.  The dress does have 3 very cheap plastic buttons on it that don’t seem well attached, but it doesn’t bother me that much.

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All of the accessories

It also comes with wrist cuffs,  a belt with clue pouch, and a fake pipe.  The only issue I found was with the belt and wrist cuffs.  The belt doesn’t even come close to fitting, but not in the typical way you’d think.  It’s actually, way to big.  From end to end it’s about 61″ long and to the first whole is 51″.  My waist is only 40″ so there’s no way this would work for me.  It’s also a very thin cloth belt, so it’s not very nice to begin with.  Since the belt does not fit, I cannot wear the clue pouch, which seems to be similar material to the belt.  It’s also sewn a bit crooked.  The pouch closes with a small patch of velcro  and it doesn’t have a whole lot of space in it.  Though you could easily put an ID, a bit of cash and some condoms (if you so choose).  The wrist cuffs are also rather large as well and can easily slide off my wrists, but I plan to add a bit of stitching to make them small enough to stay on, so that’s not as big of an issue as the belt.  The belt and cuffs may be smaller if you get the 1x/2x size, but seeing as how much larger the belt is, to the point it won’t fit any of the range it lists for the size, I’m not sure if it would still fit well.   I was able to find a very nice belt at Goodwill through that should go well with this and other items.

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The costume from the back

Overall, I like the Sexy Sherlock Costume, even though the belt is a bit lame.  I think the over all idea is very cute and original and I have not seen this costume anywhere besides PlayfulThreads.com.  It comes in a wide ranges of sizes, including plus sizes.  If the Sherlock isn’t your thing though, be sure to check out the rest of there costume selection.  They have probably the largest costume selection I’ve seen from a lingerie site and they even have a large plus size costume selection.  And if you don’t participate in Halloween, perhaps you’ll find something fun and sexy to use for role play or venture into the rest of the lingerie to find something hot to slip into.  Also, if you feel that you’re on the low end of the measurement for a size, you may want to go down a size.

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*This review was sponsored by PlayfulThreads.com, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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