Dress Up Like Daryl Dixon from Walking Dead

If you are looking for a good Daryl Dixon costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Daryl Dixon from Walking Dead.


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Daryl Dixon from Walking Dead Outfit Guide

Not all Halloween costumes need to be scary. Sometimes, it’s a good idea to dress like a hero, and Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead is one of the bravest heroes around. Here’s how to create a great Daryl Dixon costume this Halloween! 

Dress up like Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead- Costume Guide
Costume Inspo: Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead.

Let’s first look at the Daryl Dixon’s origins before we move on to the cosplay

Daryl Dixon is one of the most beloved characters The Walking Dead. Portrayed by Norman Reedus, he has a very easily recognizable style. He’s a hothead with a difficult personality. However, he manages to contain himself and cooperate quickly with the rest of the group.

His weapon of choice, a hunting crossbow which he handles to perfection, makes him an excellent killer: he is precise, and silent and his arrows are reusable in a world where ammunition is a rare commodity. It’s fair to say, he’s one of the coolest characters on the show

So what do you need in order to recreate his look?

Any tips for aspiring costume designers?
“It’s not about fashion. It’s about the characters. Enhance the story, do not detract or distract from it.”

Eulyn Womble for Parade

How do you create Daryl Dixon’s outfit?

Costume designer Eulyn Womble created his characteristic outfit, adding that “you know who he is just from looking at him,” which is very accurate when it comes to such a reserved character like Daryl.

Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead-Cosplay Inspo
Actor Norman Reedus is getting his own “The Walking Dead” spin-off in the form of “Daryl Dixon. The new series is scheduled to appear on AMC in 2023. First, however, “The Walking Dead: Dead City” will be released.

To dress like Daryl, you will need a black shirt and unassuming chino pants, paired with a good pair of brown boots. Follow it up with the iconic angel wings vest worn by Daryl during most of the first season, as well as a black bandana. Finally, the magic touch comes with the crossbow, Daryl’s weapon of choice. Be careful not to hurt yourself… or the people around you! 

In order to add more realism and better get into character, you can add a few knives to your costume. Get a knife holster and hide a rubber knife inside it, and don’t hesitate to pull it out at core moments to scare your friends to bits! 

Take a look at these “Walking Dead” cosplayers Leslie and Natasha Harpold, they look A LOT like Negan and Daryl Dixon. The girl did an amazing job with their costumes it’s so amazingly detailed and realistic

To finalize the costume, don’t hesitate to put on a wig to replicate Daryl’s signature shaggy brown hair. You can also choose to create a fake beard on your face, or paint fake wounds all over your body, as Daryl is known to get banged up a lot. Standard life during the zombie apocalypse! 

You know now all the tricks to create an incredibly realistic Daryl Dixon costume. We’re sure your friends will be impressed with this cool costume!

If you want to take Negan to a party, check out how to get a Negan costume here.

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