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How to be a zombie with home products

Dear Daughter wanted to be a Zombie for Halloween. This is how we did it.

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My Zombie needs some clothes. Grab something that can be trashed later. Zombie clothes can be anything..a business suit, sports uniform, a tutu costume. Be as creative as you want.

My Zombie needs some clothes. Grab something that can be trashed later. Zombie clothes can be anything..a business suit, sports uniform, a tutu costume. Be as creative as you want.

Prepare your inner part of clothing to prevent your "designing" to bleed through to the other side. I'm using butcher paper. You could also use cardboard, wax paper, or heavy wrapping paper.

Prepare your inner part of clothing to prevent your "designing" to bleed through to the other side. I'm using butcher paper. You could also use cardboard, wax paper, or heavy wrapping paper.

I'm using safety pins to hold it in place. You could also use straight pins, clothes pins or clips.

I'm using safety pins to hold it in place. You could also use straight pins, clothes pins or clips.

Pin all the way around.

Pin all the way around.

Like so.

Like so.

Now to button up.

Now to button up.

Like so..making sure all of inner is covered. You can do the sleeves if you plan on designing a lot on them.

Like so..making sure all of inner is covered. You can do the sleeves if you plan on designing a lot on them.

Now to design. Use art supplies, food products, or anything that creates the color and texture you like. Be creative with what you already have on hand. I'm making a bullet hole with a marker.

Now to design. Use art supplies, food products, or anything that creates the color and texture you like. Be creative with what you already have on hand. I'm making a bullet hole with a marker.

Color in...

Color in...

Adding impression marks..

Adding impression marks..

Be as creative as you want. \ud83d\ude03

Be as creative as you want. 😃

Now with a hanger in..

Now with a hanger in..

Outside we go. This could get messy.

Outside we go. This could get messy.

My bunch likes to dress up a lot. So I have a several of these color hairsprays on hand that I'm going to decorate with. Use what you have on hand.

My bunch likes to dress up a lot. So I have a several of these color hairsprays on hand that I'm going to decorate with. Use what you have on hand.

With the purple I enhanced my bullet holes.

With the purple I enhanced my bullet holes.

The black spray gives a deeper look. I lightly sprayed the rest to create a "dirty" look.

The black spray gives a deeper look. I lightly sprayed the rest to create a "dirty" look.

Little more dirty. Zombies don't bathe don't you know. \ud83d\ude00

Little more dirty. Zombies don't bathe don't you know. 😀

We bought some of this on clearance after Halloween. The day after a holiday stock up on what you will use next year!

We bought some of this on clearance after Halloween. The day after a holiday stock up on what you will use next year!

This Zombie blood is just what these bullet wounds needed. ...what?....oh yeah that's glitter...well it is for Dear Daughter. \ud83d\ude09

This Zombie blood is just what these bullet wounds needed. ...what?....oh yeah that's glitter...well it is for Dear Daughter. 😉

Perfecto!

Perfecto!

Now to let it dry in the sun. \ud83c\udf1e

Now to let it dry in the sun. 🌞

When shirt is dry it's ready to shred up. Zombies get their clothes hung up on things and just keep going.

When shirt is dry it's ready to shred up. Zombies get their clothes hung up on things and just keep going.

Trim the stitched edge.

Trim the stitched edge.

Cut a slit.

Cut a slit.

Then rip from the slit.

Then rip from the slit.

Like so.

Like so.

Trim off the cuff. Rip it up. Then still wear the cuff.

Trim off the cuff. Rip it up. Then still wear the cuff.

Like so. Have fun with it.

Like so. Have fun with it.

Next grab oats and water.

Next grab oats and water.

Fix this ahead of time. Pour small amount of oats in bowl.

Fix this ahead of time. Pour small amount of oats in bowl.

Cover with water.

Cover with water.

Allow time to soak.

Allow time to soak.

Before:  My Sweet Dear Daughter. Love you Jo-Jo!

Before: My Sweet Dear Daughter. Love you Jo-Jo!

Headband on first to keep it out of her face then tease the hair by back combing.

Headband on first to keep it out of her face then tease the hair by back combing.

Like so.

Like so.

Tease as crazy as you want. Now for a base color. Blue or gray works best for Zombie look.

Tease as crazy as you want. Now for a base color. Blue or gray works best for Zombie look.

Gray on.

Gray on.

Now highlight with white. This look can also be achieved with just using regular hair spray and white baby powder sprinkled on the hair.

Now highlight with white. This look can also be achieved with just using regular hair spray and white baby powder sprinkled on the hair.

Highlights on!

Highlights on!

Just a spritz of glitter.

Just a spritz of glitter.

Like so.

Like so.

Now Halloween makeup is harsh and can stain your skin. Use a base of Vaseline to protect your face. This also helps it come off easily. Or you can use face cream.

Now Halloween makeup is harsh and can stain your skin. Use a base of Vaseline to protect your face. This also helps it come off easily. Or you can use face cream.

Just smooth on the Vaseline.

Just smooth on the Vaseline.

Like so.

Like so.

For a base, we are using Zinc Oxide. I buy generic Desitin, aka diaper rash ointment or sunblock..same thing.

For a base, we are using Zinc Oxide. I buy generic Desitin, aka diaper rash ointment or sunblock..same thing.

Just rub on...

Just rub on...

...face and neck.

...face and neck.

Next grab your soaked oats....

Next grab your soaked oats....

..and some syrup. Now you can use this or pancake syrup.

..and some syrup. Now you can use this or pancake syrup.

Mix a little oats and syrup and apply to skin. We're making "scabs."

Mix a little oats and syrup and apply to skin. We're making "scabs."

Grab the Kleenex.

Grab the Kleenex.

Rip off small amount.

Rip off small amount.

Press on with black makeup.

Press on with black makeup.

Like so.

Like so.

Add black around the eyes and apply more oats and syrup with Kleenex above eyes.

Add black around the eyes and apply more oats and syrup with Kleenex above eyes.

Add black.

Add black.

Pat it on.

Pat it on.

Yeah...that's starting to look creepy.

Yeah...that's starting to look creepy.

Grab the Zombie blood and carefully apply to the "scabs."

Grab the Zombie blood and carefully apply to the "scabs."

Zombie blood and black lips. Yep, creepy enough. Dear Daughter is transformed!

Zombie blood and black lips. Yep, creepy enough. Dear Daughter is transformed!

Add the Zombie clothing for a completed look.

Add the Zombie clothing for a completed look.

Before and After

Before and After

Oh no! Look it's a Zombie in the woods!

Oh no! Look it's a Zombie in the woods!

Indiana Jones the Zombie Slayer caught the Zombie with his trusty whip!

Indiana Jones the Zombie Slayer caught the Zombie with his trusty whip!

  • Clothing of choice
  • Pins of choice
  • "Designing supplies"
  • Color hair spray/powder
  • Vaseline or face cream
  • Generic Desitin/Sunblock
  • Oats and water
  • Chocolate/pancake syrup
  • Kleenex
  • Black makeup