Alex is the sociopathic anti-hero and narrator of the dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess published in 1962. Alex is the brutal leader of a gang of teenagers known as Droogs who speak in a form of slang known as Nadsat and who engage in random acts of "ultra-violence". Alex is remorseless in the way he treats both his victims and his friends and eventually he is betrayed by members of his own gang and made to pay a heavy penalty for his crimes. In the novel the character's surname is never stated, but he refers to himself as "Alexander the Large". When the book was later adapted into a movie in 1971, directed by Stanley Kubrick, Alex was given the surname "DeLarge" and played by actor, Malcolm McDowell. The movie has gained cult status over the years and McDowell's iconic appearance in the film makes an Alex DeLarge outfit instantly recognisable and a great choice for a Halloween costume or fancy dress based on book or movie characters or villains!
Alex DeLarge was voted the 12th Greatest Film Villain Of All Time by the American Film Institute.
It's simple to dress up as Alex from A Clockwork Orange as you may well have some of the items required in your own wardrobe already! This easy to make Clockwork Orange costume consists of a black Bowler or Derby hat, false eyelashes on one eye, white suspenders, pants and collarless shirt (with bloody eyeballs attached to the cuffs!), a codpiece, black Dr Marten boots and a swordstick/cane sword!