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Debra Morgan from Dexter

Debra Morgan (played by Jennifer Carpenter) is the snarky and foul-mouthed adopted sister of Dexter’s titular serial killer. She spends most of the show oblivious to her brother’s true nature. Once she finds out she has to grapple with her own morals and how the contrast with her love for her brother.

Most of Debra’s screen time is when she is at work and that means cosplaying as her is fairly easy and might use pieces you already have in your closet. Sensible but dressy shoes that you can run in (since she’s a police officer) as well as black slacks and a sturdy black leather belt. Debra favors somewhat loose button ups in breathable fabrics and simple, bold patterns. She also wears a belt holster for her weapon and prefers to wear her badge around her neck. A brown ombre wig completes the look, though you can wear the hair long or short depending on which season you’re pulling her looks from.

Rita Morgan from Dexter

Rita Morgan – originally Rita Bennett and played by Julie Benz – was one of the main women on Dexter. She started out as Dexter’s girlfriend and was more or less a cover to make him appear more normal. Over time, however, he became protective of her and her children. Despite Dexter’s nature he even goes so far as to marry Rita. This doesn’t end well for her due to the nature of Dexter’s enemies. But before her demise she was often seen as the beacon of compassion among the often chaotic characters on the show.

Cosplaying as Rita is very straightforward. Her mannerisms make up most of her character thanks to her soft spoken ways and generally calm outlook on things. Her clothing tends to be sundresses and sandals which isn’t surprising given that she lives in Miami. And she wears her hair long, blonde, and curly.

If you want to go for a more emotional take on the character you can cosplay as a pregnant Rita. And if you’re a fan of the more shocking cosplay, you can opt for some fake blood instead to give a nod toward her end on the show.

Angel Batista from Dexter

Angel Batista from Dexter

Angel Batista (played by David Zayas) is one of the few people Dexter Morgan would sincerely call a friend. Though Angel is far from perfect he tries to be a good man. He is generally very loyal even when he makes a mistake and his family is often the most important thing in his life. He is also dedicated to his career and does his best to make sure the law is there to protect the people who need it.

Cosplaying as Angel is generally pretty easy but there are two things that any variation on his costume has to have: his goatee and his fedora. You can try and grow your own goatee, draw one on, or use a fake one like that listed above. And though Angel wears several different fedoras, he is rarely seen without one at all.

The rest of his costume is pretty typical for someone who will spend a lot of time outside and in older Miami buildings. A loose-fitting shirt – usually a bowing shirt or Hawaiian shirt – khaki slacks and sturdy but still good-looking shoes that won’t hurt a detective’s feet in the middle of a shift. Add in a detective badge and you’re ready to go!

Dexter Morgan

A blood splatter analyst by day and a serial killer by night, Dexter Morgan walks the line between super villain and superhero. Whether you see his lifestyle choice as good or evil, you can’t deny he looks good doing it.