Daryl Dixon Costume
Daryl Dixon Costume
which Season Daryl Dixon will you choose?
First things first, you’ll need to decide which Daryl Dixon costume you want to create. Depending on which season of The Walking Dead you’ll be cosplaying Daryl’s look changes slightly. As many diehard Walking Dead fans may already be aware, Daryl is first spotted wearing his iconic Angel Wings Vest in Season 2 (Episode 4 to be exact), but then acquires a poncho in Season 3. By Season 4 onwards he has also picked up a leather/jean jacket. Regardless of which season you choose, here are our top tips for authentically recreating each Daryl Dixon look;
Daryl Dixon Winged Vest
- Faux Leather Wings Vest
- One Size
- Length: 23″ (58.5cm)
- Chest 45.6″ (116cm)
- Side Laces
- Angel Wings on Reverse More…
Daryl Dixon Vest
Daryl Dixon’s Angel Wings Vest is one of the most iconic and easily recognised items in his wardrobe. Matched with a simple pair of jeans, a t-shirt and a Daryl style hair cut, this one item will make you instantly recognisable as Daryl. This particular vest is a quality item made in an authentic style that closely resembles the vest worn by Daryl in the show. It is a great vest that will look the part and is versatile enough to wear on other occasions.
UK Daryl Dixon fans can find a similar faux leather winged waistcoat with wings that comes in a range of sizes:
- Faux Leather Waistcoat
- Shoe-Lace Straps at Side
- Biker Wings on Back
- Range of Sizes
- Small, Medium, Large,
More Daryl Dixon Vest Options
When selecting a Daryl dixon Winged vest, there are a number of options open to you at varying prices to suit all pockets. For a full guide on how to select the Daryl Dixon Vest that suits you, check out our dedicated Daryl Dixon Vest
Daryl Dixon Poncho
- Officially Licensed by AMC
- 90% poly-acrylics; 10% polyester
- Fringed hem
- One size fits all More…
Daryl Dixon Poncho
If you’re planning a Season 2 Daryl Dixon Costume then you’ll need to find a fetching poncho to complete the look.
This ready made version is available now. It is officially licensed from The Walking Dead and is manufactured from a mix of 90% Polyacrylics, 10% Polyester and has a wide cut for comfort and ease of movement.
With a cross bow in hand you can make an instant transformation into the Dashing Daryl Dixon that will stop the show at any comic convention, Halloween Party or Walker Stalker event. We at ZombiePit think it may just be too practical to limit to cosplay. Slip one of these on, feel that cowboy vibe course through your veins and you may never want to hang it up again!
Make Your Own Daryl Dixon Poncho
Alternatively, you could take a step out of Daryl’s playbook and fashion your own poncho from a woollen blanket. After all, as Norman Reedus noted during a Sci-Fi Now Interview
“I have a poncho this season!…It’s supposed to be a horse blanket I put a hole in”.
In the same way Daryl Dixon fashioned his poncho by taking a colourful horse blanket and making a hole for his head, we can show you how to come up with a richly colourful poncho that will look and feel every bit as good as Daryl’s.
- 50 inches x 60 inches
- Inspired by old fashioned saddle blanket
- Woven tapestry with fringe
- Other sizes available More…
Make your own Daryl Dixon Poncho
After scouring the Internet we found this Western Decor Blanket Throw which features the same colours and style as Daryl’s horse blanket poncho. Simply cut a hole in the middle as demonstrated within this YouTube video: “Making a poncho from a horse blanket” and you’ll have created your own poncho of which even Daryl Dixon himself would be proud!
Check out Daryl Dixon Poncho for more poncho inspiration.
Daryl Dixon Shirts
When it comes to shirts, Daryl seems to follow a pattern of khaki, grey or black button-down work shirts in either long-sleeved or cut-off sleeve varieties. As a rule, if you’re cosplaying as Daryl Dixon from a earlier season then he will be wearing either a vest or poncho so you should opt for a sleeveless button-down shirt in a khaki, grey, dark brown or faded plaid design. Possible shirt options from these earlier seasons include; this Khaki Men’s Biker Shirt or this Plaid Button Down Shirt.
Alternatively, if you’re cosplaying as Daryl Dixon from Season 4 onwards in his vest and jacket combo then he will be more likely to wear either a Sleeveless Black Biker Shirt or a Long Sleeved Work Shirt.
Short Sleeved Biker Shirt
- Sleeveless Shirt
- Heavy Duty Double Stitching
- Button Down Style
- 2 Front Pockets
- Frayed Shoulders More…
This sleeveless denim biker jacket is typical of the shirt worn by Daryl Dixon in earlier seasons. With frayed cuffs and a button down front it is hardwaring and comfortable. The heavy duty double stitching ensures it will be a practical choice for Daryl’s lfestyle. A button down style and two front pockets complete the look.
Long Sleeved Work Shirt
- 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton
- Long-sleeve work shirt
- button-front & dual button-flap chest pockets
- Machine Wash More…
Daryl is often seen wearing a long sleeve dark shirt underneath his winged vest. Matched with the denim vest above, this long sleeve work shirt would make an excellent ensemble when putting together a Daryl Dixon Costume. A blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton, this shirt is comfortable, machine washable and versatile for a number of occasions outside cosplay making a great addition to any wardrobe.
Wings and Walker T-shirt
- Professionally High Quality Embossed Print
- Front Patch and Back Wings
- Black Cotton
- Officially Licensed More…
If you are looking for an instant, last minute Daryl Dixon Costume then look no further than this Wings and Walker Daryl Dixon T-shirt. Emblazoned on the back are Daryl’s inconic biker wings whilst the front carries an embossed motif that has everything you would associate with the crossbow wielding hero, Daryl Dixon. A large Walker head occupies central position with two arrows run through, reminiscent in style to a skull and cross bones pirate flag. The words “Walker Hunter” are embroidered above and below and the letters “DD” are etched left and right, in recognition of Daryl Dixon’s handiwork. A great T-shirt that any Walking Dead fan would be delighted to own and wear at the best of times, it also makes a great instant Daryl Dixon costume for Halloween, Walker Stalker or any other costume event.
For more details, check out our Wings and Walker T-shirt Review.
Choosing Daryl Dixon Jeans
- 100% Cotton
- High-rise jeans
- Featuring zip fly with button closure
- Five-pocket styling
- Machine Wash
- Range of sizes More…
Daryl Dixon Jeans
Although Daryl’s look may vary with each passing season, his style of jeans always stays roughly the same! As such, we recommend investing in a pair of Wrangler Men’s Cowboy Cut Slim Fit Jeans in Shadow Black, Charcoal Grey or Trail Dust. These colour schemes will cover all of Daryl’s different looks from Season 1 and are versatile enough to team with any number of outfits. They would make a great addition to any wardrobe..
Finding your ideal Daryl Dixon boots
- Traction tred sole
- Shaft measures 5.5″ approx from arch
- 1 inch heel approx
- Platform measures 0.75 inchces approx
- Range of sizes More…
In true biker fashion, Daryl Dixon wears brown lace-up boots which are perfect for riding his motorcycle, hunting in the woods and fighting zombies. When it comes to choosing your ideal Daryl Dixon boots you should opt for a lace-up pair of brown leather boots that have a rubber or synthetic sole. By doing so, you can execute an authentic Daryl Dixon cosplay without your feet feeling like they’ve walked to Terminus and back!
At Zombie Pit, we recommend investing in either some Irish Setter Hunting Boots which have been manufactured in leather and fitted with a synthetic sole or a pair of these Red Wing Heritage Boots which come in a range of colors.
The high quality nature of these various boot options means that they will stand the test of time. Moreover, their understated style means that they can be used for a wide range of Walking Dead cosplays.
Doing your hair Norman Reedus style
After creating your Daryl Dixon Costume, it’s time to tackle Daryl Dixon’s mane! If you’re blessed with Norman Reedus style locks then simply ruffle your hair on the day of your Walker Stalker convention or zombie-themed party and you’re good to go.
However, if you find you lack the necessary locks for a Daryl Dixon look, then never fear. You can simply order a ready made wig that does the job in true Daryl style.
- Includes: Wig + wig cap
- High temperature silk
- Head circumference is 56cm approx
- Adjust hooks inside cap to fit
- Washable in cool temperatures More…
Daryl Dixon Wig
This wig is manufactured from high temperature silk. Made by XCOSER, the wig beautifully caputres the carefree zombie hunter look exuded by Daryl Dixon. With a generous head circumference of 22 inches (56cm), hooks inside the wig cap allow the wig to be adusted so it should fit most Daryl doubles comfortably. Read our full review of this dedicated Daryl Dixon Wig.
- Kanekalon fibre
- 100% high temperature fibre
- Washable in cool temperatures
- Length: 10 inches (25cm) approximately More…
Even if you’re cosplaying on a tight budget, you can get your hands on a Generic Men’s Wig which can be easily styled for that Daryl Dixon tousled look.
This wig is manufactured from Kanekalon fibre which is a high-temprature resistance fibre. It can be styled to be curly or straight as long as the hair appliance is not too hot. It copes best with temperatures around 70 – 90 degrees Celsius.
Create the perfect Daryl Dixon Hairstyle
For those who want to go the extra mile and ensure their “hair” looks just like Daryl’s, take advantage of this Step by Step Daryl Dixon Haircut Tutorial for a professional’s advice on creating the perfect Daryl Dixon hairstyle.
Now, it wouldn’t be a Daryl Dixon costume without his trusty crossbow! As Norman Reedus himself has said;
Fortunately, we can connect you with a crossbow that is just right to match with your Daryl Dixon Costume.
- Shoots over 70 feet
- 6 Foam Darts
- Built in Quiver
- Practice Target
- 18 x 25 x 6 inches
- 14 years and Up More…
Crossbow and Arrow Set
This is a great crossbow to complete your Daryl Dixon costume. Indeed, it would be suitable for any costume that requires a crossbow such as a zombie hunter. Your crossbow is designed for target practice for kids. As such, it is safe to use as a prop crossbow.
This crossbow arrives with suction cup foam darts. That said, it can fire them to a distance of over 70 feet. The bow measures 18 inches by 25 inches by 6 inches, so is a practical size to carry for cosplay.
You will find it great fun carrying this crossbow as part of your Daryl Dixon Costume. Props are great devices for getting into a character and maintaining it. This crossbow will add a touch of authenticity to your costume and is a cool prop to carry.
Daryl Dixon Crossbow Practice
Now you have your hands on a Daryl Dixon crossbow, all that’s left to do is practice your crossbow skills. You can’t expect to be an expert straight away of course. Even Norman Reedus had to start somewhere. Check out this sneak peak at Norman in the early days of perfecting his crossbow skills.
Click Image to view Norman Reedus Crossbow Training
- 100% Cotton
- Double Sided
- Measures 27 inches square (68.5 cm)
- Available in other colors More…
Daryl Dixon Black Bandana
Much speculation ensued in the advent before Season 4 began as to why Daryl Dixon was seen wearing a black bandana to cover his face. Now you can have your own Daryl bandana to complete your Daryl Dixon costume. We’ll leave it to you to decide whether to cover your face or not!
This beautiful back bandana in Paisley print is made from 100% cotton and is printed on both sides. At a generous 27 inches square it is large enough to wear in any number of ways. It comes in a range of colors too. We think this would make a great accessory to compliment your Daryl Dixon Costume and would be a great addition to any wardrobe.
Daryl Dixon Ear Necklace
- Zombie Ear Necklace
- Worn by Daryl Dixon
- Made from Latex More…
Daryl Dixon Ear Necklace
Instantly recognisable to fans of The Walking Dead is this Zombie Ear Necklace. During the episode entitled “Chupacabra”, Daryl is hallucinating and having an animated conversation with his brother, Merle Dixon.
Daryl’s reaction to the taunts of his older brother is to terminate two Walkers, subsequently fashioning a necklace from their ears. Although seemingly gruesome, this necklace remains a measure of how feral humans might become when pushed to the limits.
In his bid to survive the new post-apocalyptic era, Daryl becomes the man he needs to be to triumph over his demons, the Walkers and whatever other crawling nasties are lurking in the shadows. Made from latex, this tantalisingly gross and delightfully realistic zombie ear necklace calls to mind a significant moment in Daryl’s transformation into the ultimate survivor.
- Realistic looking cigarettes
- Tip appears lit
- Emits realistic smoke
Smoking the occasional cigarette is another of those little traits that make Daryl Dixon who he is. If you want to capture the moment witout having to inhale, why not get some of these realistic looking cigarettes?
Fashioned to closely resemble filter tipped cigarettes, these cigarettes give the illusion of being lit and emit smoke when puffed. Excellent accessory for complimenting your Daryl Dixon costume.
- Super Soft Plush Toy
- Stuffing Free
- Measures 14″ (USA); 17″ ( 44cm – UK)
Daryl Dixon is the ideal house guest who never turns up empty handed to a dinner party, even if it’s just a squirrel! Afterall, when the zombie apocalypse hits and the local grocery store no longer delivers, it’s necessary to think outside the box when it comes to putting food on the table.
Daryl has been known to polish off a squirrel or two, so why not add one of these realistic, stuffing-less squirrels to your costume? Drape it from a belt, or put a couple on a string and hang them over your shoulder. Sure to bring a realistic and amusing touch to any Daryl Dixon ensemble!
Daryl Dixon Messenger Bag
- Washed Canvas & Faux Leather
- Fasioned to resemble like Daryl’s poncho
- Measures 17″ wide by 12 1/2″ tall More…
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Daryl Dixon Messenger Bag
Whether you are attending a costume event dressed as Daryl Dixon or just a huge Walking Dead fan, this Daryl Dixon Poncho Messenger Bag is going to be perfect for ferrying all your Walking Dead stash!
Fashioned in the style of Daryl’s Poncho, this bag would be great as part of a Daryl Dixon costume for carrying all Daryl’s accessories such as his cigarettes, squirrel snacks, ear necklace…all the treasures we have come to associate with the daring Mr Dixon.
Predominately made of canvas with faux leather embellishments, the bag measures a generous 17 inches by 12 and a half inches and has plenty of pockets for storing all your zombie apocalypse treasure.
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Check out our Daryl Dixon Wings Zombie Messenger Bag for another great Daryl Dixon Accessory.
Graftobian Student Theatrical makeup Kit
- 6-1/2 oz.Creme Foundations
- 8-1/4 oz. Creme Lining/Highlighting/Rouge Shades
- 3-Pencils, 2-Brushes, Crepe Wool
- Powder Puff, Latex & Stipple Sponges
- Modeling Wax, Spirit Gum & Remover
- Make-Up Remover, Hair Whitening & Stage Blood
- Full Color Instruction More…
Graftobian Student Theatrical makeup Kit
Daryl Dixon Makeup
Depending upon which season of The Walking Dead you plan to cosplay, Daryl can be witnessed in various stages of injury throughout the show. Apart from making your clothes look battle worn with some carefully placed tears, the appilcation of some stage blood and the addition of some bruises or scars can help to make it look as if you’ve just fended off a gang of Saviors! Check out our Halloween Makeup Section for lots more makeup ideas.
The kit includes: 6-1/2 oz.Creme Foundations, 8-1/4 oz. Creme Lining/Highlighting/Rouge Shades, 3-Pencils, 2-Brushes, 2-Pieces of Crepe Wool, Powder, Puff, Latex and Stipple Sponges, Modeling Wax, Spirit Gum & Remover, Make-Up Remover, Hair Whitening Stick, Stage Blood, and Full Color Instructions showing Beard laying and Old Age Make-up, written by NYC Make-Up artist Jay Pearlman.
Daryl Dixon Makeup Tutorial
Want to know how you can complete your look for an all over Daryl Dixon makeover? Follow this excellent Step by Step Daryl Dixon Makeup tutorial and you will learn how to transform yourself into a Daryl Dixon double.
Click Image to view Daryl Dixon Makeup Tutorial ~ Jack Bernhard
If you really want to go the extra mile, you could even cosplay as Zombie Daryl! Simply follow the step-by-step costume guide provided above and then read our Easy Zombie Makeup Tutorial or Zombie Makeup Tutorial for Wounds to learn how to apply your own zombie scars, wounds and ghoulish make-up.
Ultimately if you have any further questions about Daryl Dixon Costume ideas, or about Walking Dead costumes in general, then please feel free to contact our Zombie Pit team for some top tips.
Check out our Costumes Section online today for more great step by step costume guides.