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Hey hey friends, Happy Hallow’s-eve! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! I had originally planned to have another Youtube Halloween makeup tutorial for today, but life happened and I spent most of the weekend taking care of a sick hubby and kiddos.
Thankfully, they’re all starting to feel better today just in time for all the fun Halloween festivities and just in time to rock their Halloween costumes!
Our boys wanted to be zombies this year, so instead of fighting it my hubs and I decided to join in on the fun and dress up as zombies as well. But in lieu of spending $40 a pop on costumes we’d probably only wear once, I set out on a mission to DIY our looks instead and I’m so happy with how it turned out!
Halloween Tutorial- DIY Zombie Makeup and Costume
For the costume, we picked up some white long-sleeve t-shirts for the boys at Wal-mart for $3 each and my husband and I just used a couple of old white t-shirts he already had.
The boys had a blast helping me make our costumes and it was so incredibly simple! Using brown, black, and burgundy eyeshadow colors from theBalm Nudetude eyeshadow palette, we first dirtied up the shirts.
The boys really enjoyed this part because they had full freedom in being as messy as they wanted.
To give it a nice zombie touch, I dipped each of their finger tips in the black and had them slide their fingers down the edge of the shirt.
After making the shirts look super dirty, I next wanted to create the worn look so I had both the boys put on their t-shirts and went to town with a pair of scissors.
I carefully cut small slits and frays on the shirt’s neck collar, sleeves, and bottom, and even added a fun off the shoulder detail on mine. Hey even zombie girls gotta look stylish, amiright? 😉
Last but not least, using a bottle of fake blood like this one, I had a blast decorating the shirts. I first just carefully poured out blood streams in various spots on the shirt, and then used a plastic spoon and toothbrush to add gory, blood-splattering detail.
Although I felt a bit like Dexter while doing this, the fake blood added the perfect finishing touch to our t-shirts.
For my makeup look, I kept it pretty simple in dirtying up the face with the same black, brown, and burgundy eyeshadow shades from this palette that I used on the t-shirt, and worked this into different crevices on my face, neckline, and shoulder.
To make my eyes look a little bruised I incorporated a little bit of deep purple and green around the eyes. I also used some light gray cream makeup on my lips.
Next, I used this liquid latex and applied 2-3 layers around the mouth area, on my forehead, and neck. After I let the liquid latex dry, I carefully peeled back the area and deepened the “wounds” with black and burgundy eyeshadow.
Last but not least, I added in elements of fake blood gel on the wounds and around my mouth and chest. Although this is completely optional, I also added in some of my favorite coconut oil to my hair to make it look extra greasy and zombie-like (haha).
This was such a FUN look to create and I’m loving how it turned out! It honestly only took me a total of like 10 minutes to put together, plus doing it myself saved so much money in comparison to buying individual costumes and all the little fake zombie makeup pieces. Although I might be biased, I’d call this zombie diy a success! 🙂
Although I don’t yet have a family photo of all of our completed looks, what do you think of our diy costumes and my zombie makeup? Are you a fan of DIYing costumes?
We’re so excited to go trick-or-treating tomorrow night decked out in our costumes, and I hope each of you have an amazing Halloween!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
P.S. Check out all of my previous makeup tutorials for Halloween in this post over here!