Halloween Costume – 1950s Zombie Housewife

27 Oct

Since the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a pop culture staple. Recently Zombies have made a comeback with the TV series, The Walking Dead, movies like Dawn of the Dead, and even popular novels are receiving a zombie upgrade like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Creating a Zombie look is surprisingly easy and doesn’t require a lot of makeup,but to put our own spin on the deadtastic Halloween costume, our zombie look is a 1950s housewife, complete with pearls and an apron. So, if you’re feeling like taking a bite out of Halloween, try this Zombie look.

Step 1- Using your finger, sponge, or a makeup brush, evenly apply white makeup paint to your entire face. For a full zombie effect, blend down your neck as well.

Step 2- Apply black makeup paint to the entire eye area, from your eyebrow to your eyelid, and also under your eyes. Smudge the paint around the edges to blend it.

Step 3- Blend black makeup paint into the hollows of your cheekbones. It is easiest to apply paint if you suck in your cheeks.

Step 4- Smudge black makeup paint above the outer corners of your eyebrows on your forehead and into your hairline. This will give your face a bruised look.

Step 5- Using a Q-tip, draw squiggly lines in blue makeup paint around your forehead, eyes, and lips to give the appearance of veins.

Step 6 – Liberally apply fake blood around your mouth and chin. You can also go down your neck for a more gruesome look.

What kind of zombie would you be? Leave us a comment and let us know!


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