With these DIY zombie costume ideas, you’ll be completely prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse. Because if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em…
Zombies are hot right now. They’re on TV (The Walking Dead), on the big screen (Maggie), and continue to capture the hearts — and brains! — of fans everywhere.
Thankfully for us crafters, the zombie look is pretty easy to replicate for Halloween, and works for both adults and youngsters. The first step is finding out just which zombie you’d like to be — cute, scary, gross, sexy, weird, etc. Check out our list of 18 DIY zombie costume ideas and I’m sure you’ll find one you like. Just remember — well-practiced zombie groans can add a new layer of authenticity to any outfit!
DIY Zombie Costume
1. DIY Kid’s Zombie Costume
Super easy DIY zombie costume for kids. Details here.
2. Easy Zombie Halloween Tutorial
3. Boys DIY Zombie Costume
Another simple DIY option. See here.
4. DIY Zombie Clothes
Easy and messy! Dirt + blood = zombie fun.
5. Girl Scout Zombie Costume
She’ll trade you cookies for brains… Details here.
6. Sexy Zombie Makeup Halloween Tutorial
Who said the undead can’t be sexy?
7. The Walking Dead | Easy Zombie Makeup
If you don’t want to be just any old zombie, be a Walking Dead zombie.
8. Cute DIY Costume for Kids
Tim Burton-esque. See details here.
9. Last Minute Halloween Make Up- Toilet Paper and Glue
Easy to find DIY materials in this DIY zombie tutorial.
10. DIY Back from the Grave Halloween Nails
So gross it’s good. More info here.
11. Rotting Zombie Skin DIY
Definitely a must-have for your DIY zombie costume! But don’t be surprised if no one wants to be near you.
12. Silent Hill Nurse Tutorial
The famous Silent Hill nurse you never wanted to encounter. Tutorial here.
13. DIY Couple Zombie Costume
Love everlasting: zombies don’t even part at death. Check out the details here.
14. DIY Zombie Family Costume
Need a Halloween costume idea for the whole family? This DIY zombie group costume is a great last-minute option. Just wear your old, ragged clothes and follow this easy DIY zombie makeup tutorial. See it here.
15. DIY Zombie Hag
16. Zombie Bite Infection Makeup Tutorial
No one said being a zombie was pretty!
17. DIY Zombie Barbie
A literally jaw-dropping zombie makeup tutorial for the ladies.
18. DIY Zombie Waitress Costume Idea
Want brains with that? Details here.