If you live in a city that does an annual Zombie Walk, you should consider taking part. I’ve never been (yet) but I hear they’re loads of fun! Plus, dressing up as a zombie isn’t all that difficult. Here are some tips to make your zombie outfit even better (and you can keep these in your pocket for Halloween!).
Hair and Makeup
- Try to wash out any colour in your face to really get the “dead” look going. Zombies have no blood flow so a pallid face would go a long way. Try baby powder, or foundation that’s a shade lighter than your skin.
- Dark eye shadow around and under the eyes.
- Fake blood is obviously a must; it’s more available now that it’s close to Halloween. Skimping on this might make your zombietire look hokey. If you don’t want to go out and buy fake blood, maybe you already have all the ingredients to make it yourself. Make sure to get it around your mouth because you’ve been eating brains all day!
- Fake skin goes a long way as well and makes you look like you’re decomposing. I spied a fake skin kit at my local Dollar Plus.
- Don’t just focus on your face! Your entire body is zombified.
- Mess up your hair. Try some reckless back-combing and hair spray, and you can rub baby powder into it to look a bit more dead.
- Anything medical would sell, especially since contemporary zombies start with a virus. Go to a local thrift store (such as Value Village) and grab a set of scrubs.
- If your fake blood isn’t washable, get an entire outfit from the thrift store. Your zombie “character” can be a regular Joe or something more specific.
- Rips and (dirt/blood) stains will add to your costume. Natural-looking rips are done with a razor (or gliding a knife over the surface to slowly eat away at the material).