Last weekend saw a new world record inspired by none other than Sherlock Holmes himself. Temple Newsam near Leeds played host to 443 fans dressed as Arthur Conan Doyle’s super detective in aid of a new Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.
But why restrict Sherlock fancy dress to just one event, eh? Especially when there’s an opportunity to raise money for dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, MS and more…
That’s the very spirit of Sherlock fans who’ve been encouraged to channel their inner Benedict Cumberbatch and take a snap of themselves dressed up as Sherlock himself. Accompanied by the hashtag #SherlockSelfie, the fandom has risen to the challenge and littered social media with their creative efforts.
There are babies, there are puppies, there are even football grounds. We’ve been mightily impressed by the efforts of everyone but here are our favourites…
— Dance Studio Leeds (@DanceStudioLeed) August 31, 2014
— Brain Research (@YorkshireBrain) July 15, 2014
— Lauren Ellis (@Iamsherl0cked) July 31, 2014
— Paisley Boyd (@PaisleyJBoyd) August 13, 2014
— Sherlock & John (@JessAndLana) August 30, 2014
And finally, a special award for sending in a #SherlockSelfie from The Great Wall of China!
And the world record attempt’s best-dressed attendee – and winner of a signed script of BBC1’s Sherlock – is…
— Clair Chadwick (@causeuk) August 31, 2014
Take part by sending TEXT BRAIN to 88811 to donate £5 and nominating a friend to take part in a #sherlockselfie.