Zombie Costume Ideas for Halloween

Zombie Halloween costumes

Stuck for fancy dress ideas this Halloween? We’re here to help you bring your outfit back from the dead with these amazing zombie costume ideas!

Here’s the cool thing. It turns out pretty much anything can be a zombie if you try! Here are a few favourites you might want to try this year.

1. Zombie Cheerleader

Zombie cheerleader Halloween costume

If you’re getting your squad together for a Halloween party, cheerleaders are the classic choice for your zombie outfit! In fact, we’ve even got a make-up tutorial to help you take your costume to the next level. Don’t forget your pom-poms!

2. Zombie Nurse

Zombie nurse Halloween costume

You wouldn’t want to see this nurse at your local hospital, but she’s certainly one to watch for your Halloween party. Her medical methods are probably questionable, but there’s no denying this outfit is sure to turn a few heads.

3. Zombie Pirate

Zombie pirate costume

Welcome, shipmates! This particular pirate voyage has a few surprises up its sleeve. The main one is that all the crew are zombies. Let’s be honest, you should have seen that one coming.
Sail the seven seas this Halloween with this petrifying pirate outfit, and don’t forget to accessorise with a cutlass, telescope, treasure map and other items no good pirate should be seen without.

4. Zombie Surgeon

Zombie surgeon costume

If you think about it, surgeon is one of those jobs a zombie would probably enjoy. This guy certainly seems happy enough, and with this easy to wear bloodstained surgical scrubs outfit, why wouldn’t he be?

5. Zombie Ballerina

Zombie ballerina costume

We can’t imagine a zombie’s ballet skills are up to much, but we’d love to see you prove us wrong! This zombie ballerina outfit gives you the chance to do just that, and we’re sure you’ll be the star of the show this Halloween!

6. Zombie School Uniform

Zombie schoolgirl costume

One for the kids now, and if your little one doesn’t like wearing their school uniform, these zombie schoolgirl and schoolboy costumes might just change their mind. We’re sure they’ll love getting into character as the ultimate undead student!

7. Zombie Red Riding Hood

Zombie Red Riding Hood costume

Even fairytale characters aren’t safe from the army of the undead. Little Red Riding Hood may have escaped the clutches of the Big Bad Wolf, but sadly it seems she met some zombies on her way back through the forest.

8. Zombie Priest

Zombie priest costume

Not even a man of the cloth can escape the zombie army! This zombie priest is a quick, easy and comfortable outfit that works for any Halloween fancy dress theme.

9. Zombie Policeman

Zombie policeman costume

Even zombies can’t run from the law – especially this one, who appears to have joined the Force in his pre-zombie days. This police uniform might look professional, but look closer and you’ll get an idea of what happened when this unlucky officer stumbled across his local zombie army!

10. Zombie Scientist

Zombie scientist costume

Still not found an outfit your children like? Why not experiment with this adorable zombie scientist? This outfit is ideal for boys and girls, particularly younger children who won’t want to wear anything too scary.

Get the perfect zombie make-up

To create a truly convincing zombie costume, your make-up game needs to be strong. You can have the best outfit around, but without make-up, your face is just going to give the game away. Luckily for you, we’ve asked professional make-up artist Emma Pickles to create this handy tutorial to help you get the perfect undead look.

Remember to leave plenty of time to stock up on face paints and realistic stick-on wounds and scars to make everything as authentic as possible. Just don’t be offended if people run away when they see you!