Zombies always make for a scary costume idea that lets you be as creative as you want. Some zombies are fast, some are slow; some have been rotting in the ground while some have been freshly turned. The origin of zombies can range from mystical voodoo rituals to science experiments gone wrong. Your zombie costume can consist of just a few splashes of blood or detailed rotting flesh created with wax and latex.
Zombies have been made popular by movies like George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead as well as video games like the Resident Evil series. Usually zombies are depicted as slow, mindless and a desire to eat brains or human flesh. Turning into a zombie usually happens when someone is bitten or scratched by another zombie. However there are many variations on zombies and in some cases zombies are fast, making them even more terrifying. Since there doesn’t seem to be any one set of rules you can be creative in making your own zombie costume.
If you’ve ever been stuck on coming up with a cheap group costume idea that’s scary, zombies are the perfect fit. All you need is fake blood and ripped up clothes, and a few simple zombie costumes can be made on the fly and you’re well on your way to creating your own personal zombie apocalypse.
If you plan to be a rotting zombie that came out of the ground you’ll need a nice suit or dress that looks like something a person might be buried in. Thrift shops are a great place to find clothes for a zombie costume because they are inexpensive and in some cases already slightly damaged.