Friday, July 13

How to Create a Scary Zombie Look For Halloween.

Halloween may be a few months away but that doesn't mean you shouldn't start preparing! Luckily, thanks to my friends at All Fancy Dress they have provided a little how to on how to go from bleh to undead in only a few simple steps.


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!

Zombie makeup

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!


The zombie look is great for the office!

9 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

...or get bitten by a zombie!

Adsila said...

I saw some very creative zombie makeup on people at the last zombie walk.

Autumnforest said...

Great advice! I have learned to be an expert at it, being a zombie housewife. For film shoots, we have had to pop the makeup on quickly. The harder part is the crooked weird poses of zombies.

YeamieWaffles said...

I love this advice man. I love the concept of Halloween parties and dressing up so I think I'll bookmark this link and then wait until October with baited breath.

Funny Pets said...

I know what I'm going to be for christmas!

D4 said...

I achieve a very similar look by drinking. And not stopping.

MRanthrope said...

lol @ D4. I was gonna say, I bet most people are legit Zombies at work on Monday morning every week.

Christopher Franko said...

i sport the zombie everytime i do bathsalts.. feels good man

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A Beer for the Shower said...

It's 4:30, Monday morning, and I both look and feel like a zombie. I also feel like shredding human flesh. Who needs make up?