Ideas for X-Files Costumes

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Airing from 1993 to 2002, "The X-Files" was a popular show for FOX. The show detailed the lives and adventures of two F.B.I. agents: Dana Scully, the non-believer, and Fox Mulder, who believed that aliens and the paranormal existed. After the show went off the air, the series spawned two movies featuring the same characters.

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Agent Fox Mulder

Fox Mulder was one of the more popular characters on the show, as he constantly searched for the truth. For a Mulder costume, you need a plain black suit, a button-up shirt and a striped tie. Halloween Online has a few images of the character from the show, which show him wearing a dark tie with a small pattern or print. You also need an F.B.I. badge, which most costume shops sell. For a more authentic look, print out your own fake badge, complete with his name and a small picture. Paste that over the information inside the replica badge.

Agent Dana Scully

Dana Scully had a love-hate relationship with Fox Mulder, almost from the show's very beginning. Although she was sceptical of everything they investigated, she grew to love her partner. Start your Scully costume with a chin-length red wig. Pair that with a female suit that looks slightly masculine. Opt for a boxy cut suit, but pair the jacket with a black skirt that reaches down to the knee or slightly above. With a simple tank top or button-up shirt and some comfortable heels, you'll look just like the character.

Smoking Man

A Smoking Man costume needs the right accessories: namely a cigarette or a fake cigarette. A white button-up shirt, black suit and dark-coloured tie make the basic outfit for the character. Consider adding a few fake wrinkles around your face with an eyebrow pencil or adding some fake grey streaks to your hair to more fully resemble The X-Files character.

The Lone Gunmen

If you're going to a party as a group, consider going as The Lone Gunmen. The three men had vastly different looks. For one character, opt for a long blond wig, Buddy Holly style glasses, jeans and a retro printed T-shirt or novelty T-shirt. Another in your group should wear a dark brown suit, light coloured button-up shirt and a brown tie. The last character often wore suspenders. Pair the suspenders with a plain T-shirt, work trousers and old looking glasses.

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