My friend and I are always trying to top our previous year’s Halloween costumes so this year we decided on a Marvel Zombies group costume. So here we are: The Hulk, Spiderman, Dark Phoenix, Headpool, Black Widow, Rogue, Dazzler, Wolverine and She Rulk! So much fun, so awesome!
We ordered our costumes and my wig from doitstyle.com – all the way from China! They were pretty good, the costumes ranged from $40-$50 and were custom made. I had to follow up a bit with the delivery, but their customer service was friendly and they arrived just in time!
We didn’t want to ruin our costumes, so we sewed bald cap patches onto our suits, made the skin a bit green with some watered down acrylic paint, then blended sharpies together to do the wounds. I also had some latex wounds that I sewed directly onto the arms. We used character dust to dirty-up our costumes and edible blood so that it wouldn’t stain. I sprain painted an old pair of Mary Jane’s to blend in with my boots.
For my makeup and special effects, I used spirit gum to glue the falling eyeball and bullet wound to my face. Then I filed down some fake nails to look like teeth (my friend’s idea) and glued them on as well. I put a thin layer of liquid latex wherever I wanted flesh to rip off, and put three layers of tissue paper, alternating with the latex. While it was still wet, I ripped the “skin” off, which worked really well over the teeth. I also mixed some oatmeal and liquid latex together and smeared that on my face for texture. I covered the latex with castor oil to support the face cream and help it blend with my face. Next I used some scar gelatin to create lacerations on my jaw and forehead and molded flesh gel over top of red/purple face cream to create the burn effect under my eye. I powdered the gelatin to bring down the shine. For my face and neck I used the zombie face cream kit, and started with the yellow, layered with green and added shadows with grey and red/purple, accenting with a bruise kit around the eyes. Before I did my final makeup and blood, I inserted my contact lens that I got from Clearly Contacts. I used regular MAC makeup on that eye with some gold liner (lining my drooping eyeball as well!). Finally I dabbed Fresh Scab blood in my wounds and splattered some edible blood around my nose and mouth. **all products were Ben Nye
For Spiderman, I glued the fake nail teeth to a piece of bald cap and sharpied some rotten teeth colour and blood. For his intestines we stuffed some pantyhose with styrofoam balls, then used sharpies to paint on some blue and red veins and finished them off with a spray varnish.
Since we didn’t have any pockets, we glued pencil cases and makeup bags to the bottom of plastic limbs from the dollar store. A bloody good functional prop!
One of the many things I love about my husband is that he really gets into his costume! I could never be with a man who didn’t enjoy dress up.