Dexter Morgan is a fictional character in the television series, Dexter. He works as a blood analyst for the Miami-Dade Police Department by day and is a serial killer by night. Dexter has a set of rules that he follows, killing only those who are guilty. He is a loveable character who desperately attempts to juggle family life and his inner voice, “the Dark Passenger.”
If you are thinking about dressing up as Dexter for Halloween, below are some great ideas to help you get a costume together.
Dexter Morgan’s attire can be considered business casual. His color choices are usually in white, lighter tones of blue, tan and green. Although Dexter mostly wears tops in lighter shades, he has been known to wear darker colors, like navy and plum. He does not wear clothing with logos or bold designs, plain shirts are best; stripes would be acceptable. It really depends if you want to portray the day or night side of Dexter. If you are going to add fake blood splatter to your clothing, lighter colors would be the way to go.
If you want to mimic a Dexter outfit while he is at work, then I would go with a light colored, long-sleeved, button up shirt with a pair of khakis (in a light color as well). When Dexter is off duty, he can be found wearing short-sleeved button up shirts with jeans or a fitted tee with a pair of olive green cargo pants.
Depending on your outfit choice, brown leather shoes would work well with a business casual outfit while canvas slip-ons would be more appropriate with jeans or cargo pants.
Dexter has a shorter hair cut and can be brushed to the side. It’s a bit wavy and brown in color.
Costume Props & Accessories
While at work, both at the lab and on-site at a crime scene, Dexter wears latex gloves and his ID badge. The ID badge can be very simple to make. Pick up a plastic holder at a local office supply store. Dexter wears his ID badge around his neck, so you may have to cut a long strand of twine or yarn to wear around your neck and then clip the ID badge onto it. A simple cut and paste project would be to print off a picture off Dexter that can found by searching on the internet and then type up something, such as: Miami-Dade Police Department
Glue the image and text onto a square of card stock that will slip into the ID badge.
The two items that stand out when Dexter is on the “hunt” are a knife and a syringe. You may want to buy toy versions of these two items to carry with you on Halloween. Black leather gloves and a black garbage bag are two additional items that can be associated with Dexter.
Blood splatter on the front of your outfit would be a nice touch to your Dexter costume. Here is a link with a plethora of information about fake blood. Please be aware that you may not be able to wash out the fake blood completely from your clothing.