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Zombie Bride for Halloween

Updated on March 27, 2014

Zombie Bride Costume

Zombie Bride

Zombie Bride Costume

This Halloween my daughter wanted to be a dead bride. I told her she should be a zombie bride. We had so much fun creating this zombie bride costume. Although many parents want their children to be something cute for Halloween, I figured being a zombie bride would be fun and creative. In this article I will share with you how we made a zombie bride outfit work for Halloween.

How to make a zombie bride costume?

My daughter and I took a special trip to Wal-mart and bought fake blood, fake eyelashes and some black lipstick.

Then off to the thrift stores we went for the old wedding dress. I figured that I can buy a wedding dress cheaper at the thrift stores and just rip and tare it all up to make it look dingy, raggedy and old. We went to three different thrift stores and I was completely shocked with the prices of the wedding dresses.

They wanted $75 to $125 per wedding dress at the thrift stores. The wedding dresses were so pretty. Not only could I not bring myself to paying so much for a dress that I would only be using as a halloween costume, I couldn't imagine ripping up one of those beautiful dresses. My daughter was begging me to get the prettiest and most expensive dress at the thrift store. You would of thought that she wanted to be a princess instead of a dead bride.

With much frustration and disappointment, I decided to just look at regular dresses. I found an old dress that would work perfectly. I showed it to my daughter and she was disgusted with the dingy old look and rips that the dress had. She didn't want that dress for her costume. It was only $5 and I decided to buy it anyway. The thrift store owner told me the dress that I was buying should of been in an antique store. It was a 1800's wedding dress. You can see the photo above.

When I got the dress home, I explained to my daughter that a zombie bride isn't pretty. I told her the dress was perfect. The 1800's wedding dress was so old that it crumbled and ripped when I barely touched it. Which turned out perfectly because I wanted an old ripped up wedding dress for the zombie costume.

As my daughter got dressed up for Halloween, I continued ripping the old wedding dress. I poured cigarette ashes all over it and squirted the dress with fake blood. I drew fake stitches on my daughters face and made sure she had fake blood coming out of her nose. I made her look like a zombie bride who just crawled out of a graveyard. I think I had more fun dressing my daughter up for Halloween than she had the whole night trick or treating.

To be able to make your own zombie bride costume, you need to use your imagination and have fun with it.

Zombie Bride


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      Abbe 6 years ago

      Thank you! I actually bought a little girl's bride Hallowe'en kit two years ago-dress and veil for about $4 and never used it. It was in my daughter's dress up trunk. We dug out today and I came across your article when we decided she'd be a zombie bride this year. Thanks for the ideas!

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      Holly 6 years ago

      This is pretty cool thanks for the advice but i think you are too creative wich is good but im lazy so I would be better off buying one