The result wasn't bad, I couldn't decide on my costume and was originally going to do CSI but then when we decided to host a Murder Mystery and opted for a 1920s theme I decided to get a Sherlock Holmes styled costume. When the Murder Mystery was cancelled I stuck with my costume and my fiance was my Dr. Watson. All in all a good night and a costume already bought for when the Murder Mystery does happen :-)/
My Zero, I used this tutorial to make him, with a few alterations.
For the Murder Mystery theme I had a crime scene and crime tape with some suggestive blood prints on the windows :-) Additionally, I had my usual Halloween decorations on display.
Finally, my costume Female Private Eye:
My fiance took the pipe and magnifying glass for his Dr. Watson costume complete with a bowler hat, shirt and waistcoat. I had my own magnifying glass courtsey of TK Maxx. All in all another successful Halloween.