This may come as a surprise to those who know me well, but The X-Files is my favorite show (yes, even more than Star Trek TNG). I idolized Dana Scully and even named one of my dogs after her. Fortunately, costuming Dana Scully and Fox Mulder was easier than getting dressed for work in the morning. Other than the wigs and FBI badges, we already had everything we needed in the closet.
We costumed Dana Scully and Fox Mulder at DragonCon in Atlanta last September. We bought our wigs at Mari Ari Hair in Houston and found Scully and Mulder FBI badges on Etsy. I decided to wear a pencil skirt rather than pants and a sleeveless white collared shirt because it’s so hot in Atlanta. I wore an old suit jacket from the back of my closet, and standard black pumps. Dana Scully wears a small gold cross on a gold chain, but I opted for a heart shaped locket with a picture of Dana’s namesake in it (my late Pomeranian mix). Jerome wore a standard black suit and white collared shirt, and I picked out the ugliest tie I could find from his collection. Seriously hideous…it was perfect.
The final touch was Mulder’s exuberant distrust and optimism, and Scully’s skeptical and impatient scientific attitude (aka bitch face). Let’s do this again, ok?