Dexter & victim costume. Will & I love the show (you can my my Dexter manicures here!)& he already has the official Dexter Kill shirt so we decided to go for it! Also we took these photos at 3 in the morning after going out Saturday so please excuse any fuzziness.
There are so many accessories to choose from for both the victim & the Dexter costumes.This site has lots of great ideas & sources for buying them. I've seen some folks attach a knife & lots of fake blood to their chests, which looks great. But I knew that a dress made of cling wrap would probably be pretty fiddly even without a knife sticking out of it & the forecast also called for freezing temperatures so I wanted to be able to button up my warm coat. We kept my costume very simple but I love the results!
Hanes strapless underwire bra, a half slip I picked up for $8 at Target & a pair of hose. Just make sure everything is as close as possible to your skintone. I wanted to make sure that the cling wrap wasn't actually touching my skin very much & I wanted to make sure that there was a distinct top & bottom for ease of mobility & to make sure that I didn't end up looking like a shapeless tube. Other ladies who have done this told me that it tends to bunch up around your waist! Also if there isn't anything between you & the cling wrap, it gets tighter & sweatier as the night goes on. You'll also use a ton of cling wrap!
Now you're almost done. I kept that gap in the middle because I was worried about bunching & I'm glad that I did! Before I left the house I added just one more layer to the exposed part (almost like a belt). Think of this as a sacrificial layer that you can easily replace should the need arise. It really kept me from feeling constricted and uncomfortable all night. I readjusted it twice over the course of four hours.
Thanks for reading & Happy Halloween!
Will & April