My partner and I were stumped as to what our costume was going to be last Halloween. That was until my boss at work was about to throw away a roll of plastic wrap. Then it hit me! We would go as “Dexter Morgan and his Victim”. This was a perfect idea for us since we are huge fans of the show.
With only 3 days until the Halloween party I rushed to the local costume store to pick up a few things;
– a syringe,
– a knife,
– a wig,
– a pair of gloves,
(for the Victim)
– lots of plastic wrap,
– some fake blood,
– fake wounds
The remaining things I could find around the house;
– green “kill” shirt,
– black apron,
– khaki/cargo pants
– work boots.
– some nude colored undergarments
– nude colored tights
– nude colored shoes
I decided to make an I.D. badge for Dexter like the one he has on the show. I just copied a couple of pictures from a search engine and put them all together in paint, printed it off and glued it to a piece of cardboard. I used a plastic protective sleeve to makeshift lamination. I then found a long chain to feed through the badge in order to hang it as a necklace. (photo provided)
I couldn’t wait to put it all together! I knew we would look so awesome! So finally on the night of the big Halloween party we got everything together.
Dexters costume was fairly simple.
– wig – on
– outfit – on
– kill tools – in pocket.
Dexter was ready to go!
My victim costume was a little more tedious though. Let’s start from the top…
I decided to do a messy, off the face hair style. I simply teased the crown of my hair and pinned it back. For my make-up I darkened my eyes and made my skin very light otherwise. The signature cut on the cheek was easy.
– Use black eyeliner to create a black line along the cheekbone to add depth and make it stand out,
– Go over the line with some blood-red lipstick, and/or dark eye shadows ([purple,blue,black,grey] for a slight bruising effect)
– lastly, I dragged some fake blood downward on it and placed a drop at the end of my fake cut so it would look like I was bleeding a bit.
The next step was the outfit. After getting all my nude colored garments on I needed to literally wrap myself in cling wrap. Honestly, this was annoying and it made me dizzy. You will understand why if you ever attempt this costume. I required some help, so be sure to have some patient helpers around!
Before the last few layers around the chest, I applied a fake wound and some fake blood. then completed the last few layers around.
(my shoes were too big, so I cling-wrapped them to my feet, and it ended up being an interesting addition LOL)
We got SO many compliments on our costume and I was so flattered and excited when people asked to have pictures taken with us! The only downfall to this costume is trying to top it in 2012!