A popular character from the AMC television, horror series, The Walking Dead, Merle Dixon is a fast and easy cosplay option for your next convention. This unpleasant, yet well-liked character is the brother of Daryl Dixon and eventually the the right-hand man of the Governor.
The cosplayy guide includes a Dickies Black Long-Sleeve Work Shirt over a Texere Men’s Ribbed Tank Top, a rugged pair of Lee Relaxed-Fit Cargo Pants, belted with a Levi’s Reversible Belt, and paired with Timberland Dark Brown Lace-Up Boots. For Merle’s accessories, we’ve found a genuine The Walking Dead Merle Knife Hand prop, a Black Toy Handgun, and Leather Bangle Bracelet.
Calling all Walking Dead cosplayers! A worthy character to emulate, Merle Dixon’s look is hillbilly chic. No fuss, no muss, a simple black work shirt over a white tank and jeans. If you don’t already have these pieces in your own closet, chances are you know someone who does. As for weapons, a faux handgun and a prop hand knife can easily be purchased online or picked up at a local costume shop.
A show as popular as this, there are a number of choice for group endeavors. Infamous younger brother and wildly popular character, Daryl Dixon would be our first choice and brings a kind of family element to your cosplay. Of course, you can also include others like, the Governor, enemy Glen or Rick. Be sure to check out our featured pics for more cosplay ideas. Send in your own as well and show us your look!
Though not an original character from the comic series, Merle Dixon was created for the television series alone. A misogynistic racist he is an unpleasant man, to say the least. Older brother and caregiver to brother Daryl, when he wasn’t in jail, he raised his brother instead of leaving him to his fate with their abusive father. With no mother to care for them, they merely survive and don’t gain much kindness along the way.
After using a racial slur against another character T-Dog and subsequently beating the man, he is left handcuffed behind as his companions made their escape from the Walkers. He is forced to saw off his own hand to escape and sets off to find his brother Daryl. His brother, in the meantime, also sets off in search of Merle. They come upon one another eventually, but by then it was too late. Tragically, Merle had been shot and killed by the Governor and reanimated as a walker. Daryl, through tears, is forced to stab Merle to death, killing him a final time.