DIY Halloween Zombie Makeup and Costume

Looking for an awesome last minute DIY halloween costume idea? Check out this easy zombie makeup tutorial and DIY zombie costume where I show you step-by-step how to dress up the whole family like zombies for Halloween!

Looking for an awesome last minute DIY halloween costume idea? Check out this easy zombie makeup and zombie costume tutorial where I show you step-by-step how to dress up the whole family like zombies! #halloween #halloweenmakeup #halloweencostume #zombie

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DIY Halloween Zombie Makeup and Costume

Hey hey friends, Happy Hallow’s-eve! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! Today’s post is a fun halloween tutorial where I’m showing you how to DIY zombie makeup and a zombie costume.

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!

If you’re interested in learning how to create an easy zombie costume and how to do zombie makeup for Halloween, then keep reading for my super easy zombie costume and halloween zombie makeup tutorial.

(If you haven’t yet checked it out, be sure and pop on over and watch myΒ Cute and Easy Raccoon Mask Halloween Tutorial)

DIY Halloween Zombie Makeup and Costume

Looking for an awesome last minute DIY halloween costume idea? Check out this easy zombie makeup and zombie costume tutorial where I show you step-by-step how to dress up the whole family like zombies! #halloween #halloweenmakeup #halloweencostume #zombie

How to Create Your Halloween Zombie Costume Step-By-Step

For the Halloween zombie 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 zombie costumes and it was so incredibly simple!

Step 1: Using brown, black, and burgundy eyeshadow colors from theBalm Nudetude eyeshadow palette, we first dirtied up the shirts.

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The boys really enjoyed this part because they had full freedom in being as messy as they wanted.

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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.

Step 2: After making the zombie 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? πŸ˜‰

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Step 3: 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.Β FYI: This part can be a bit on the messy side, so I definitely recommend doing it in your garage, outside, or putting a towel or sheet down to catch any mess.

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How To Create Halloween Zombie Makeup

Next it was time to create my zombie makeup! This was probably one of my favorite halloween makeup looks because while this zombie makeup looks complicated, it’s actually quite easy to create. I also love that you can get as crazy as you want in creating your zombie makeup look, and it’s perfect for both makeup beginners and gurus.

Zombie Makeup Step 1: Use Eyeshadow to Dirty Up the Skin

First things first, you’ll want to dirty up the skin to get an authentic looking zombie face.

For my zombie 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.

I went for a more realistic zombie makeup look, incorporating shades on my skin to give myself that authentic “half-dead” look.

To make my eyes look a little bruised I incorporated a little bit of deep purple and green around the eyes. Β I also used some light gray cream makeup on my lips.

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Zombie Makeup Step 2: Use Liquid Latex For Realistic Zombie Wounds

Next, I used this liquid latex and applied 2-3 layers around the mouth area, on my forehead, and neck. AfterΒ I let the liquid latex dry, I carefully peeled back the area and deepened the “zombie wounds” with black and burgundy eyeshadow.

Zombie Makeup Step 3: Finish The Zombie Look With Fake Blood & Messy Hair

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).

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This zombie makeup and zombie costume 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 create the zombie makeup, plus our DIY zombie costumes 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 Halloween zombie DIY a success!


Here’s our crew all decked out in our zombie costumes and zombie makeup. I seriously love it and I think our family looked like the best zombies around! πŸ˜‰

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I hope you enjoyed today’s Halloween Zombie Costume and Zombie Makeup Tutorial! What do you think of our DIY costumes and my zombie makeup? Are you a fan of DIYing costumes?

Happy Halloween Everyone! Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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72 Comments

  1. All your Halloween looks have been amazing! Will you be doing any tutorials or tips for Holiday pics?

    – Claudia
    http://www.justalittleblush.com/

    Posted 11.6.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Yes, I’m planning a couple holiday look posts that I’ll be sharing soon! πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.11.17 Reply
  2. That is so cool!

    Posted 11.3.17 Reply
  3. This seems super simple and the boys looked like they had fun creating their costumes! Your makeup looks gross (compliment lol).

    Posted 11.1.17 Reply
    • It really was and so much fun! I shudder at the thought of spending $40 or more on each of our costumes..lol and thank-you! πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.3.17 Reply
  4. That is crazy impressive. Truly!!!!! WOW!

    Posted 11.1.17 Reply
  5. You looked FABULOUS girl. I love your zombie family costume!

    Posted 11.1.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! It was so much fun to dress up as zombies this year!

      Posted 11.3.17 Reply
  6. Jacque wrote:

    Your makeup looks simply amazing! Straight from the scenes of TWD. Love it

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Thanks Jacque! It was definitely a fun costume look to create this year! πŸ™‚

      Posted 11.1.17 Reply
  7. Nadine wrote:

    Zombies freak me out so when I saw this picture all large on my screen I was like ahhhh she looks legit! You did such a good job! Happy Halloween!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
    • Haha sorry about that! Thank-you though! Your little one looked absolutely adorable this year!

      Posted 11.1.17 Reply
  8. Wow! This turned out so good girl! I wish I was as good with makeup as you are. I can’t get over how professional this looks! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  9. Awesomely creepy job with the zombie make-up! Yet, somehow, despite the gore, you’ve managed to still maintain your beautiful eyes!

    Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  10. summer wrote:

    This HAS to be my favorite makeup tutorial of yours – you’ve hit scary, gory, and excellence all in one look! Amazing job, Cara!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Aw thanks so much Summer! I had never really did anything creepy like this before so it was SUPER fun!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  11. Marissa wrote:

    This looks so realistic! You did an amazing job.

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  12. Oh wow! I never would have guessed your make-up took 10 minutes. It looks like it took hours!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  13. Kelsie wrote:

    Wow, this is awesome! Super creepy, but awesome. Make up is amazing!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  14. This is definitely creepy looking. You did a good job.

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  15. OMG, that is downright scary! You did a great job with this makeup. I am super impressed.

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Haha, my husband definitely doesn’t need to get on my bad side right? πŸ˜‰

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  16. This is just so awesome!!! So spooky and too perfect for halloween!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  17. jessica wrote:

    Your halloween makeup looks so great!!! I didn’t get a chance to celebrate maybe next year!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Thanks Jessica! Oh that’s a bummer.. but yes definitely next year! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  18. Sammie Helton wrote:

    Fantastic job on the makeup it looks really scary . Have fun tomorrow and post pics !!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Thanks Sammie! I’m looking forward to helping the boys get dressed up this evening! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  19. You are so creative! Thee zombie face looks way too real!

    xoxo,

    Berniedette | PetiteAndToned.com

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! It was super fun to create and Halloween is always my fave! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  20. Holly wrote:

    Holy cow, that looks crazy real! Great job! xx

    http://hollyhabeck.com

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  21. Timothy Ferguson wrote:

    Me and your Mommy loved it. Great Job and I know the boys had a great time doing this and will love dressing up like Zombies. Love you guys

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Thanks! We’re looking forward to all dressing up this evening but wish we could trick or treat at your all’s house. Plus I want Mom’s sausage balls and spider brownies! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  22. Helen wrote:

    AH! So scary! You look AMAZING. Y’all totally nailed these costumes.

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  23. Emelia wrote:

    Your makeup is off the charts amazing. This look is SO cool- awesome mom alert πŸ˜‰ hope you guys have a blast trick or treating!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! We’re so excited for this evening! Hope you all have a nice evening as well! πŸ™‚

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply
  24. Belle wrote:

    Cara, you’re truly amazing! Your zombie makeup is so realistic! I wish I was half as good as you! LOL!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  25. Amber wrote:

    This looks so freaking awesome! I could get the kiddos to join me and be a zombie family ?

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  26. Ivanna wrote:

    Wow that looks so realistic!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  27. Trish wrote:

    This looks amazing, great job! I wish I had some talent to do this to myself, cause I would so do this tomorrow for work.. lol

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  28. Kirsty wrote:

    This is so cool and looks different to other zombie looks I’ve seen – you have some real skill!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
  29. YIKES! but the makeup looks awesome!!

    Posted 10.30.17 Reply
    • Thanks! haha I can’t wait to get all the boys dressed up this evening!

      Posted 10.31.17 Reply