popularity of the X-Files in the nineties and even today is
It was a unique and ground-breaking television series in
FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigated unsolved
cases involving paranormal phenomena, dubbed the "X-Files". Mulder and Scully
investigated uniquely bizarre cases without long-term
implications on the storyline.
You might be
surprised, but putting together X-Files themed costumes is
not much more expensive than buying high quality Halloween
Make-up and hair are equally simple. With the
theatrical release of the new "X-Files: I Want To Believe"
film, Mulder and Scully will be popular once again and
make a great couples Halloween costumes for the right couple.
Agent Mulder usually wore a black business suit with a white
shirt underneath. During cold weather he would often wear a
black or tan trench coat over the top of his suit. His ties
tended to be
style was a semi-short business cut, parted on the side.
Just run some mousse through damp hair and style it like the
picture on the right. If your hair is a lighter color you
always can use a temporary hair dye to darken it for
During the course of the X-Files series, Scully's hair
color ranged from strawberry-blonde to auburn red, but is
probably most remembered for having red or auburn colored hair. You have
several choices here. You can dye you hair the exact color you want,
but most likely you will want to either
use orange hair spray or wear a
red wig. Scully's
make-up is fairly simple. A light peach colored eye shadow, mascara, a
peach blush and a peach/pink lipstick. Since Scully is a red
head, peaches work quite well on her.
always wore a small, plain gold cross necklace, with a fine
chain, that had been given to her
by her mother. These can be found at discount or religious
Special Agent Scully is best remembered for wearing a
woman's black skirt business suit.
The suit we choose for our Halloween costume has a straight skirt that hits the knee.
It has front and back dart shaping and a center back walking
slit. The jacket features a notched collar, and front and
back dart seams. We found this skirt suit set on sale for
only $60.00. Under the
jacket, a simple white blouse should be worn. Black, low heeled dress
FBI Identification Name
We have created a set of printable "simulated" FBI
type badges that you can easily adapt with your own
pictures. All you have to do is replace the pictures of
Mulder and Scully with images of yourself and partner. You
can either scan a photograph of yourself on a
scanner or use a digital picture. Crop the image in your
picture editing software and then import it into
this MS Word document and place it over the current images.
You may need to play with the size to get them to over
properly. Print out the modified document on your printer,
preferably with gloss photo paper and cut out the badges
along the black lines.
Right click here to
download the MS Word document containing the printable
Tip - Left click to view the
document or Right click and
select "Save Target As" to download it.
are designed to fit inside standard 3-1/2” by 2-3/4” plastic
name badge holders (available at most office supply stores). Once
you have cut them out, simply slide them into your clip-on badges.
Clip the badges to the lapels of your trench coats.
Note - These badges are
for use as part of a Halloween costume only! It is against federal law to
impersonate an FBI agent or any other law enforcement officer and could result in your being
arrested and charged if used to impersonate one.
and cell phones for both.
We recorded the X-Files theme onto a digital recorder. I
kept it in my coat pocket and played it anytime we entered a