Costumes & Disguises
Dean: You know, I’ve gotta say Dad and me did just fine without these stupid costumes. I feel like a high school drama dork. What was that play that you did? What was it – Our Town. Yeah, you were good, it was cute.
Sam: Look, you wanna pull this off or not?Dean: Ours. You think credit card fraud is easy?
Dean: I’m just sayin’, these outfits cost hard-earned money, okay?
Sam and Dean often dress up in order to impersonate an official to get access to a crime scene, or interview someone, or just to blend in. Starting in season 3, other characters got into the act. This page documents the various costumes and disguises they have worn when their street clothes would not be convincing.
Sam and Dean’s most frequent disguise is that of FBI agents, especially in later seasons. The authority of a national agency gives them an advantage when dealing with local officials, and the simple costume consists of nothing more than a suit and tie. The brothers generally wear striped ties, red or blue, when posing as agents. Sometimes they alternate and one of them wears a tie with taupe stripes, or they add trenchcoats. In 15.01 Back and to the Future, the Winchesters instead wear FBI jackets as their disguises instead of dressing up as they usually do.
Other Law Enforcement
Sometimes in uniforms, sometimes in suits, the brothers use other badges to ask the necessary questions.
When victims of supernatural attack are still living, or appear to have been struck by disease, it is often necessary to poses as medical officials - or fellow patients - to gain access.
A full face mask hides the identity, and the equipment allows for the hidden storage of holy water.
Priests are welcome as comfort to a grieving family, and people are willing to admit many things to them that they may not to the law.
Reporters and Journalists
Short of police officers, no one is more free to ask questions than journalists.
Technical workers in their uniforms appear genuine, and can gain near unlimited access.