Last minute Halloween costumes don’t have to look last minute, this DIY zombie Halloween costume is made from things you have around the house. According to The National Ledger on Oct. 30, a creative DIY Halloween costume is original and this is what folks look for when you join a contest or you’re at a party that gives away a prize for the best-looking or spookiest costume.
“The Walking Dead” is a big inspiration for the many zombie costumes you will see this year. Thankfully there are many variations of a zombie costume, much like seen on the AMC series, “The Walking Dead.”
Zombie easy face: Pale out your face with white face makeup, then give your face a gaunt look with black face makeup by smudging the black underneath your cheek bones and around your eyes. Continue hollowing out the look of your face by smudging the black on each side of your forehead. Follow this up by dripping fake blood around your mouth.
Zombie detailed face: Making a thin paste of flour and water and spreading this on your face will give your skin the look of cracked old skin. This takes the zombie look to a more detailed level. The flour and water liquid should be the consistency of liquid foundation or gravy. Before it dries you can pat dry flour on your face to give it more of a pale color and to promote more cracking of this fake skin. Use the black makeup for around your eyes and under your cheek bones.
Zombie hair: Flour and water mixed to a thin paste and rubbed all through your hair will give you that matted look that a zombie should have on top of its head. Pat dry flour all over your hair after the paste has dried. You can add some white hair spray color if you want your hair grayer, but it is the flour and water that makes the look. It washes out easily.
Zombie clothes: Any old clothes cut up will do for a zombie. If you want to make them look filthy, then yellow food coloring does a great job for sweat stains. Use black and brown paint and smudge up the clothes to make them look old. Use the red food coloring to add drops of blood on your clothes. Let all of the paint and food coloring dry before you put the clothes on.
Zombie Fake Blood: You can make fake blood using water, a little bit of flour and red food coloring. Mix the water and flour together until you get a consistency of pudding, add red food coloring until it is blood red. This will adhere to your face, giving you the look of a raw meat-eating zombie.
Zombie accessories: Finish off your look with little touches that are often seen on “The Walking Dead” zombies, or “walkers” as they are called on the series. You can wear one dirty looking earing, one cut up glove, one shoe, a pair of eye glasses that are broken, a tie that is ripped apart, or a belt that is undone through a pair of pants with belt loops.
Zombies come from all walks of life so you can wear your zombie clothes to look like you were once a doctor, construction worker, cowboy, nurse, teacher, beauty queen or farmer, along with many other uniforms worn by people. Don’t forget that people turn into zombies while sleeping too, so wearing pajamas are perfectly acceptable zombie attire!