How to create a scary zombie look for Halloween
If you are looking to dress up as a member of the living dead for Halloween this year then the zombie look is likely to be your preferred option. There are ways and means of looking so scary that you won’t even want to look at yourself in the mirror you’ll look that terrifying!
Legend says that zombies only come out to play at night time, looking to feed off the living. If you are looking for a harrowing fancy dress outfit to scare friends and family it is first important to know exactly what the archetypal zombie looks like.
Features of a zombie
When all is said and done the zombie look is simply haggard and gruesome, so if you are thinking of what costumes or accessories you will need the first step should be to find some old, tattered clothes that you can rip and dirty for an authentic feel. Remember – zombies are the dead amongst us and rise from the grave when the sun goes down, you’ll need to look grubby and decayed!
We find that fancy dress makeup and accessories are also a must to change the colour and feel of your skin. You may even consider applying latex skin available at all good costume shops and trying to blend this into your own skin using dark coloured makeup and plenty of fake blood for even greater effect.
Act like a zombie
Not only does your body and outfit need to look gruesome and gory, for the ultimate zombie look you need to perfect their mannerisms. Take a while to master the zombie walk, in a stiff and awkward style. Remember these bad guys are returned from the dead and are therefore fresh out of their coffins – why not drag one of your legs around with a limp? The ultimate aim is to move slowly and scarily.
At AFD our readymadezombie outfitsare also incredibly creative and downright scary. It’s no wonder our zombie range of Halloween costumes have become incredibly popular – whether you want to look like a zombie schoolboy, skeleton, doctor or even a punk rocker, their attention to detail is utterly terrifying! Take a look and see which outfits catch your eye here.
Whether you choose an outfit with sewn-in body parts or gruesome masks that would otherwise take hours to make by hand, you’ll need a pretty good bedside manner to stop people running a mile in your zombie costume!
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