Easy Undead Halloween DIY Costumes & Make-up


Are you running out of time and money to get your Halloween outfit sorted?
Then stress no more, here is some simple, easy and cheap costumes and Make-up ideas that will get you noticed and can be sorted in days.


Last year I helped organised a large group of children to participate in a local street parade, with the theme being The Undead, it was that effective that I thought I would share with you all.

The dance group performed to Michael Jackson's Thriller song so we had Michael/Dancer in a red stripe ripped up handmade suit and his bride and dance crew as Undead Ghosts / Zombies. Huge success!

There were children from 4 years old to adults, including me, this looked worked on everyone and the kids loved it. Top picture is my daughter & I, yes I look old and haggard so makeup definitely achieved the goal haha


HOW TO MAKE COSTUMES

We had over 30 costumes to make with a very low budget.
This is how you do this with success.
Go to your local charity stores and buy any white or cream tops, skirts, pants and dresses that with fit, these can be anything! I found the more vintage and lace fashion styles worked the best. You can find clothing pieces for 50 cents upwards, so very cheap, it does not matter if there is stains as the next few steps resolve that.

Grab old scissors and hack the shit out of the clothing. Rip, tear, bite, throw under a bus haha whatever you choose. But put holes in spots you think are appropriate and will still keep you covered and modest, unless you want you skin showing, then go for it!

In your laundry tub or a bucket, add warm water and approx 5 teabags and mix. Once colour is dark, place your clothes in water and let them soak. The longer you leave the clothing in the water, the darker and worn the clothes will look. Stir every so often. I left some pieces for 30 mins while others up to 3 hours.

If your fabric is a bit stubborn to tea dye, you can add coffee or add more tea bags. I noticed some synthetic fabrics took longer to tea stain than the natural fabrics like linen and cotton.

Once you think you have the desired colour, hang on clothing line to dry.

Now you have your Horror Undead Costume done, you can now focus on your make-up. Here are 2 looks that we did on the kids that was dramatic, over the top but oh so awesome! Major impact.


The Undead Ghost Make-up Inspiration instructions

1/ Paint your face white using a Cake face make-up. Use a wet sponge and blend well
2/ Apply grey eyeshadow lightly in a huge circle around the eye down towards the cheek. Use a large brush
3/ Apply grey eyeshadow darker on the eyelids and right under the eyes, blend, blend, blend.
4/ Apply grey eyeshadow lightly on cheeks for blush, to create a sunken face
5/ With a fine eyeliner brush, use dark grey or blue/grey mix eye shadow to start creating veins under the eyes.
Start under the eye and work your way down creating branches off the main line
If it looks too dark, you can blot with a make-up sponge to soften the veins.
6/ Paint your lips with a black lipstick or the darkest shade you have.
7/ Do your eyebrows with a dark brow kit if you think you need to
8/ Add black mascara and some eyeliner across the top eyelid if you choose




The Undead Zombie Make-up Inspiration instructions

1/ Paint your face white
2/ Apply brown eyeshadow lightly in a huge circle around the eye down towards the cheek
3/ Apply dark brown eyeshadow darker on the eyelids and right under the eyes, blend, blend, blend. Use a large brush
4/ Apply brown eyeshadow or blush on cheeks, to create a sunken face, apply it strong for impact
5/ With a medium sized brush, apply the brown to just under the jaw line at the sides. Blend well
6/ Above the eyebrow, apply brown to add some dimension.
7/ Paint your lips with a Burgundy lipstick or the darkest shade you have.
8/ Do your eyebrows with a dark brow kit if you think you need to
9/ Add black mascara and some eyeliner if you choose


FINISHING OFF THE LOOK 

HAIR DIY
Tease and backcomb your hair to create lots of volume. Spray with a strong volumising hairspray while teasing. You can have hair all out and do this or in a high ponytail. Once teased and huge, add some white hair spray, flowers or bows in your hair in dull colour tones.

And the look is complete!!!

Happy Halloween


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