Making a Zombie Costume

Zombies are dead people that were reanimated. They were a part of many myths but the official zombies were cadavers brought from the dead by voodoo magic. And now you can turn yourself into a zombie in the comfort of your own house, no magic required.

The general idea - the dead look
The zombie is dead. So the most important thing is looking dead. A pale body paint (or gray), dark around the eyes and with white colored eye lenses will help a lot, but you need to add or you will look like just a toothless vampire.

I suggest you create some scars and putrefying wounds in your face and exposed body parts using body paint, or you can even buy them ready to use from the local costume shop. This is really a key step, and even if you only paint yourself and add a few wounds people will be able to recognize you as a zombie.

Clothes for a zombie
Despite the fact that a rotting body is all a zombie really needs, in reality your clothes have been buried with you too so you need to make them look old. Use bleach to make the fabric look weaker and then tear it apart.

If you have real old clothes even better. And a good idea is getting some clothes from the sixties or some other ?ancient? time and use this aging process in them. That way you can insert a zombie even into a Sixties themed Halloween party.

Accessories that will make you come from the dead
The ready made wounds and scars we talked about are all that you need. Zombies, after all, don?t need much else, they weren?t buried with anything else, and they don?t use weapons to kill people, preferring to eat them instead.

You can, off course, add a few accessories. Maybe some old looking jewelry. Or dried or rotten flowers that were burried with the zombie but still cling to its hair and clothes. Maybe a will. And since historically zombies were created by Voodoo, chicken legs, skulls, and fake rats can also help.

Bringing a zombie from the dead may not be an easy task, but turning the living into zombies is. This Halloween show up as a zombie.

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