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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Easy Halloween Costume | Zombie Bride

Easy Halloween | Zombie Corpse Bride Costume | Fake Fabulous

It's almost that time again.
My favourite party of the year...
Halloween.
Wooo Hooo!
(or should that be Wooooooooo Boo!)

I LOVE dressing up and scaring my way around the neighbourhood.

Today I'm sharing an easy costume with you.
Minimal effort... maximum impact!

Easy Halloween | Zombie Corpse Bride Costume | Fake Fabulous

I wanted a bride outfit with some real impact.
Unfortunately, costumes you find in specialist shops (and websites) tend to over-priced and a bit limp-looking.

In order to get a costume with some serious oomph, you need to part with serious amounts of cash.

I'm not a fan of paying over the odds, so I went on a trawl through the charity shop websites.

Low and behold, I found a 'real' vintage wedding dress (complete with veil, garland and even a garter) for £20.
Yes... twenty pounds.
I snapped it up!

(The bonus being I was donating my money to a good cause.)

Easy Halloween | Zombie Corpse Bride Costume | Fake Fabulous

Easy Halloween | Zombie Corpse Bride Costume | Fake Fabulous

Easy Halloween | Zombie Corpse Bride Costume | Fake Fabulous

I was intending on tearing and staining the dress with tea but it seemed like such a shame to mess it up... I think the fabric is real silk!

So I decided to use a piece of grey organza to give a ghostly appearance without any tearing.
Tearing and staining would have had a better effect but I just couldn't bring myself to do it!

Once I had this amazing dress it was easy to make it corpse-like with the organza, a grey wig, some lace gloves and black roses.
'Ugly' makeup finished things off easily.

Easy Halloween | Zombie Corpse Bride Costume | Fake Fabulous

I was going to make a Youtube video of this makeup look but there are REAL makeup artists who can show you a lot better than me!

If you want some serious gore and full-on-scare-the-kids-half-to-death then check this one out... AMAZING!!


See more simple Halloween costume ideas HERE.

Will you be dressing up this year?
I'd LOVE to hear all about it!

Easy Halloween | Zombie Corpse Bride Costume | Fake Fabulous

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7 comments

  1. Oh my Sam!! This is such a wonderful costume! Even though you've tried to make yourself as scary and ugly as possible your beauty is leaking through!! Your efforts are very impressive.
    Do you attend of throw a Halloween party every year? Does your enthusiasm extend to other family members as well?

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  2. Yes Judy.... Every year we dress up and the whole family put in plenty of effort. I'm bowled over at my children's makeup skills! Even my husband loves getting transformed. It's loads of fun! Xxx

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  3. What!! Is that you?? Amazing, unbelievable, fantastic, wow!

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    1. Hahahahaha... thank you Nancy!
      It was easy peasy too :o)
      XXX

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  4. Superb work on the make-up, Samantha! I love the details on this look. I'm planning on doing a zombie look this year (my work does "Red Shirts" from Star Trek, and I'm always a dead red shirt). I love that you found this dress for so cheap - they don't make 'em like that anymore!

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    1. I know Sheila... it's a beauty!
      I was SO reluctant to mess it up even though I was intending to make it more zombie/rotten corpse-like.
      Such a shame to dirty it :oP
      XXX

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