This Halloween, instead of dragging out your old band false lashes costume, why don’t you get creative and for one night become one of the ‘living dead’? Yes, this year, you can easily trade in those angel wings for some rotting skin and join the ranks of the undead!
Wrhair Creating a zombie costume is actually a very easy task! Store bought costumes can be used but in reality the only items you’ll need to buy is band false lashes to give your skin that zombie gleam. Many party and costume stores sell makeup kits that have all the essentials to painting your face and hands a deathly grey but if you’re on the lookout for a budget costume, then check out clearance makeup deals at your local drugstore or dollar store. Any shade of grey, dark blue or dark green eye makeup will work and it can be applied to the face area with a small makeup sponge.
Be sure to vary the tones, lightly applying the eye shadow in one area and darkening another. This will give your skin the realistic look of rotting flesh. Be sure to read the instructions and heed all warnings on the band false lashes and avoid applying directly in your eyes. Dark brown or black lipstick can be used on the lips for females, while men can go au natural in the mouth department. Also apply makeup on the back of your hands and any other part of your body, such as your neck, that may be visible to the public.
In case of a real zombie invasion, you’ll want to blend in as much as possible until rescued by the National Guard. Once done transforming your band false lashes, you can work on your hair simply by messing it up. Take lots of gel or other hair product and lump your hair in clumps to give it a ‘just woke up from the dead’ look. Complete the look of crawling out of a grave by rubbing dirt, sticks and leaves through your hair, especially if it is longer.
Next, choose a perfect ghoul outfit to complete the look. Take old, worn out clothes that you were planning to throw out and roll them around to get a real wrinkled, dirty look. Flannel band false lashes with holes are perfect for men, while old tattered long nightgowns and dresses work well for women. That old rock t-shirt full of tears will work perfectly for the trendy undead and ripped jeans of course will work wonderfully. Rolling these clothes in dirt and stomping on them is one good way to dirty them up and give them a realistic ‘zombie-look’.
Finally, the best way to become a convincing zombie for Halloween is to learn the zombie band false lashes. Grab a mirror and apply red ketchup to the corners of your mouth. This will give the viewer the appearance that you’ve been feasting on fresh corpses. Practice your monologue while looking in the mirror. The best and easiest phrase is repeatedly reciting the word, “Brains” using various tones and pitches; however, the words “ack”, “gah” and other undistinguishable moans and groans can be used for variety. Most importantly, have fun. Being an undead creature of the night for the Halloween holiday is a uniquely fun experience that can be both rewarding and memorable!