With so many popular zombie themed TV shows and movies, zombies are going to be a popular Halloween costume choice this year. Zombies make for a great group costume – haven’t you seen The Walking Dead? They’re always on the move in large packs. Dressing solo this year? That’s fine too. There’s an opportunity for everyone to get gross and gruesome this year.
Zombie costumes might be the most fun to assemble. From the ripped clothing to the blood and gore, you’ll need to consider each element carefully. While there are quite a few standard zombie costumes on the market, we’ve also highlighted a few specialty zombie costumes such as zombie nurses, cheerleaders, brides, and even a zombie Prom Queen. There’s something for every age and gender on this list. Once you’ve chosen that perfect zombie costume, don’t forget to stock up on some zombie makeup and zombie teeth to make your look even scarier.
Here are 10 zombie Halloween costume ideas to get you started. Still on the hunt for that perfect zombie costume? You can continue browsing additional options and accessories here.
1. Best Zombie Halloween Costume Accessory
This prosthetic rib is the perfect accessory to add to any zombie Halloween costume. This realistic accessory looks just like an infectious bite wound. It can be added to costumes for both children and adults and can be placed on either the front or back. We recommend using some fake blood to make this even more disturbing and realistic. To create additional bite wounds, check out this open wound kit, this torn up hand kit, or this zombie jaw.
2. Best Zombie Halloween Costume for Girls
This zombie costume is a great choice for any girl who wants a scary look this Halloween. The bone and guts are fake enough that other kids won’t be too thrown by the blood and gore. With an accurate sizing chart, you can order the appropriate size based on your child’s standard clothing size and specific measurements. If you’re looking for an adult women’s version of the same costume, you can find that here. Consider adding a zombie wig to either costume to complete the look.
3. Best Zombie Bride Halloween Costume
Go solo as a runaway zombie bride or grab a partner to dress up as your zombie groom. Either way, this costume has so many great details. It includes a tattered wedding dress in a light gray color, a small clip in veil, and a small black and white bouquet covered in splattered blood. If this costume isn’t quite your style, you can browse a number of zombie bridal costumes here.
Price: $34.53 – $55.60 depending on size
4. Best Zombie Cheerleader Halloween Costume
A tattered cheerleader uniform is the perfect take on a spiritless cheerleader. With a bit of zombie makeup and a pair of red Converse, your costume will be complete. You can check out the women’s version of this costume here. If you’re looking to dress as a group or if you’re looking for a great couple’s costume, consider this men’s or boy’s zombie football player costume. If you get enough people together you can have an entire zombie cheer squad and football team.
5. Best Zombie Hunter Halloween Costume
Maybe you want to be the good guy in this equation and dress up as a zombie hunter. If that’s the case, this zombie hunter costume comes with all of the necessary zombie hunting gear – a ripped jacket, a zombie hunter t-shirt, a hat, an axe with zombie sheath, and a bullet bandolier. If you want to dress up like a specific Walking Dead character instead, check out this Daryl wig, this vest , and a bow and arrow just like the one he carries around on the show. If you’re not a fan of Daryl, purchase this sheriff’s costume to look just like Rick Grimes.
6. Best Zombie Nurse Halloween Costume
If you can’t decide between sexy nurse and scary zombie – you don’t have to. With this spooky costume you can take a typical nurse costume to the next level. This costume includes the dress, mask, and headpiece. The cleaver and socks are not included but you can grab a bloody cleaver here and bloody tights here. Celebrating with a friend? This doctor zombie costume would be the perfect choice for a couple.
Price: $30.85 – $44.43 depending on size
7. Best Zombie Halloween Costume Mask
The body of a zombie costume is a bit easier to create yourself. Grab some old clothes, spray them with a plethora of fake blood, and fray them with a razor. The face makeup is a bit trickier. You can go through the process of purchasing some zombie makeup and watch a tutorial, or you can skip those steps and just purchase a great gory mask instead. If this mask isn’t quite your style, you can check out some other majorly gross options here. If you’re up for the challenge of doing your own zombie makeup, check out this great tutorial below.
8. Best Zombie Halloween Costume for Kids
Most of the costumes on this list are available in both adult and children’s sizing but this is our favorite kids only costume. If you’re going to dress like a zombie, we say go for it with the scariest and most gruesome option available. This one has lots of ripped clothing with exposed body parts sewn in. The fabric is on the lighter side, so if you live in a cool climate, size up so a layering piece can be worn underneath. Unlike many other zombie costumes, this one includes the mask with a full set of crazy gray hair attached so you won’t have to purchase additional pieces.
9. Best Zombie Prom Queen Costume
While Prom Queen is a great title to have, zombie Prom Queen is even better. Instead of heels, this zombie Prom Queen is sporting some great combat boots and we love the look. You can purchase a similar pair here. The gray gown comes with red rose appliques at the neckline and sleeves, a tiara, a wrist corsage, a sash, and a belt. With all of these details there’s no question you’ll look like the Prom Queen from hell.
Price: $28.53 – $49.99 depending on size
10. Best Men’s Zombie Halloween Costume
There are so many great men’s zombie costumes but this one is by far the most realistic. It looks like you were part of a zombie attack gone bad. You’ll scare both kids and adults alike with the bloody prosthetic arm. It straps across the chest to stay in place. It can be added to any other zombie costume or to clothes that you already own. Grab a big old bottle of blood to make sure the areas around the arm look like they were part of the attack too.
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