Monday, October 25, 2010

Zombie Costume

I just finished up my daughter's zombie dress. It was just in time too, because she needed to wear it in the haunted house she was in. For the dress, I went to a local thrift store and found a nice dress that could of been someone's homecoming or prom dress. From there, I re-sized it and added some straps from the material I had cut. Next, I had my daughter put it back on and ripped it up. Once that was done, I sewed in a piece of black material onto one of the sides of the dress we made a hole in. On the black material, I painted on some ribs with fabric paint. This was a really fun costume to make. I love being able to tear something up that was meant to be so pretty.

Here is what the dress looks like when I started.

Here it is re-sized and torn up

Here is the final project, unfortunately when this picture was taken she had already sweated off most of her make-up.


  1. where do you get the fabric from? I want to have Scary Zombie Outfits and Ive been to several halloween stores and craft shops, and no one had any idea what I was looking for..

  2. Sorry David, that I didn't respond sooner. I have been seriously been neglecting my blog. The material I used was actually a prom dress I picked up at a thrift store. The black part was just some cotton material I picked up at the fabric store and then painted the bone part on with fabric paint.

  3. Great work.Little girl looking pretty in zombie costume.

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