Zombie Snacks Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Women|
This homemade costume for women entered our 2016 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Jean, the 'Zombie Snacks' costume creator:
I (Jean) am the Ghostly Servant providing Zombie Snacks for all to partake of. I was inspired by treats given out to humans, and wondered what the undead would serve at their ghastly party. My two papillon's (Cricket and Patches) are providing a sample of Fresh Dog Brains. You may also partake of the Pickled Eyeballs, Dried Crispy Fingers, and Creepy Critter Cupcakes. Then wash it all down with either the Graveyard Spirits, Raven's Blood, or Road-kill Rat Elixir! Don't forget to take home a sample bottle of the Scorpion Poison drops, or the Spider Venom, but be sure to heed the WARNING....EAT IF YOU DARE!
The eyeballs are ping pong balls, with paper irises and red yard veins glued on. Placed in a glass and filled with epoxy that overflows the sides.
The dried crispy fingers were made by applying several coats of liquid latex on my fingers, pealed off when dry, stuffed with cotton balls, sealed shut with a hot glue gun, then broken press-on nails added, tooth picks too, and all painted with acrylic paint and finger nail polish.
The cupcakes and creepy critters are made out of air-dry clay, glued into paper cupcake sleeves, and painted with acrylics.
Numerous sizes of bottles were used, and labels glued on that were printed from designs found on-line.
The tray is made from plywood, ensuring two openings were cut for comfortable placement of the dogs necks. Then covered with cheese cloth to drape over the edges, long enough to conceal their bodies, which are suspended on my waist in separate front facing dog carriers. The snacks were permanently attached with epoxy, and the banner hung on front saying...."Zombie Snacks"! Finish off by adding a Menu of the items available with prices for each sample.
The dogs have individual partial masks with exposed brains. These are made with a piece of cardboard, made rigid with strips of plaster cast, and the clay brains added. Pieces of rabbit fur added to simulate pealed back flesh, and painted with acrylics. Attach white elastic for straps (not too tight), so it sits comfortably on the dogs heads.
I finished by adding a strap to each back corner of the tray to go around behind my back, to help keep the tray in place while walking. To complete the whole outfit I put on ghostly makeup, black socks and black shoes.
Time to serve up some devilish Zombie Snacks!