Ideas for X-Files Costumes

Written by jennifer eblin
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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.

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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