ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | October 27, 2008

Dexter Party Theme for Halloween

dexter dinner room by amy lau ::  halloween theme

Forget Jason of Friday the 13th, there is a creepiest serial killer on TV. His name is Dexter. That show is something else. I enjoy how they tell the story on Dexter.

I already mentioned how to host a  mystery murder party this Halloween.  This one is another twist on the theme.

The Costume

I found online an official licensed Dexter costume that provides a military green jumpsuit, a matching surgeon style hat, a shiny black apron, and black boot tops. Practice a psychopath, detached guy attitude for the perfect impression.

Decorate Your Own Dexter Dinner Room for Halloween

My inspiration is the impressive Dexter inspired dining room Amy Lau created for the Metropolitain Home’s Showtime House. Special edition accessories are in sale at Spring design & art.

dexter chairs plates and dismembered flatware

You do not have to spend a fortune to reproduce the look. A few simple decorations will suffice.

Embroider the blood splatters on the fabric to cover the backs of white chairs. Wrap a white vinyl cloth around the table. Cover the floor, walls and ceiling with a clear protective plastic to copycat the way Dexter obsessively protects the room against blood spatters before each killing.

Fill test tubes with red wine. Mix wines to display several shades of reds. The idea is to simulate many blood donors.

If you have time to produce your plates at local ceramic shop, try to paint blood splatters on plates. Freeze an image of the show to print as your template. I imagine that it is easier to create plates with your own fingerprints.

Make a vignette with dismembered flatware. Buy cheap flatware and ask the help of a handyman friend to simulate that look. Glue on a platter, an array of long cooking knifes; if you place it somewhere that is easily accessible, secure this vignette with a clear plastic wrap.

SOURCING:
+ Dexter Adult Costume – $46.99 USD at Buycostumes.com
+ Limited edition DEXTER! dinnerware, flatware, candlesticks, chairs and glass sculpture – $125 to $17,000 USD at Spring
+ Amy Lau at Met Home Showtime House event: Photography by Adam Chinitz
+ Via Roadside Scholar

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3 Responses to “Dexter Party Theme for Halloween”

  1. Nice to see your dark side peek out :)

    Creepy. Disturbing. Perfect for Hallowe’en.

  2. This is so cool!!!

  3. LOVE this! What a great Halloween theme party. Totally spooktackular!