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Enola Holmes

Enola Holmes is the main character of the Netflix movie, Enola Holmes. Alongside being the eponymous protagonist, she is the movie’s narrator. Based on the YA books written by Nancy Springer, Enola is the teenage sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Like her brother, she possesses incredible intelligence and observational skills, defying the gender norms for the era. Clever and well-read, her mother taught her everything from chess to jujitsu. Following her mother’s disappearance, she travels to London. Pretending to be a traditional Victorian woman, she deciphers and deduces the clues. Millie Bobby Brown, who you may recognize as Eleven from Stranger Things, plays the title role. This costume guide features her notable red gown, her casual blue dress (not pictured), and outfit for archery in the living room. While we can’t see the bottom half of Enola for that last look, we suggest matching white pants or a long white skirt.

Molly Hooper

Miss Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey), a specialist registrar who works in the morgue of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, is a close friend of one Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) in the BBC series Sherlock. Under her work-appropriate lab coat, Molly is often seen wearing clothing that could perhaps by described as a little frumpy and comfortable. She is a generally unassuming woman, only flaring up at Sherlock when the situation calls for it.

Sherlock Holmes

In Guy Ritchie’s 2009 rendition, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) is an eccentric detective in the 1800s hired by a secret society to foil a mysticist’s plot to expand the British Empire by supernatural means.

John Watson

Sherlock Holmes’s flatmate and blogger seems harmless enough when you first meet him, but don’t let the frumpy exterior and questionable taste in sweaters fool you. Underneath the plaid and knits is a sharp-eyed ex-soldier and adrenaline junkie who loves the chase almost as much as his partner-in-crime-solving does.

Mycroft Holmes

Mycroft, Sherlock’s older and possibly smarter brother, prefers observation to action. He humbly insists he occupies but a minor role in Her Majesty’s government (if by ‘minor,’ you mean ‘occasionally IS Her Majesty’s government’), however, he gets tetchy when asked how his diet’s going (it’s going fine, thank you).

Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)

The American response to Sherlock, Elementary’s Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) is more into T-shirts and tattoos than Savile Row suits. But despite his troubled history with drug abuse and a move to New York, this Holmes still retains all of the wit and brilliance of his counterpart from across the pond.

Joan Watson

Elementary’s Watson may be a Joan instead of a John and traded in a soldier’s firearm for a sober companion’s exasperated patience, but don’t underestimate her. She not only keeps up with the deductive skill of Sherlock Holmes, she does it all while running around New York in two-inch heels.

Sherlock Holmes (BBC)

BBC’s Sherlock transports the eponymous detective from his Victorian-era home to the 21st century. While that may mean he’s solving crime with the assistance of modern technology and sending messages via text instead of telegram, his vast intelligence, deductive reasoning and gentleman’s dress sense all remain intact.