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Topic: Zombie Pirate Costume Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!!!  (Read 1456 times)
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« on: October 28, 2009 04:05:56 AM »

Excuse the dodgy pictures...

This is my zombie/kinda a bit piratey costume but I'm not too sure it's very 'finished'. Right now it's my horrible messy hair, old black waistcoat and purple shirt (not intentionally covered in white facepaint but it happened) with two blue skirts I whipped up out of scrap fabric and elastic (ooh the twirlyness)

But I don't really know what else to do with it!



Can anyone help me?Huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009 04:14:58 AM »

Go for more greens and a little red in your makeup as opposed to blue. Maybe a blow to the temple or something. There are some great tutes out there on zombie makeup.

As far as the clothes go, get some browns and natural tones in there. Smiley Maybe make a brown belt/cincher to go over the skirt and under the waistcoat.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009 04:31:51 AM »

Ooh I like it...But yeah, unless you're going to be a new zombie, you should totally have some gouges...
As for the clothing...I like it but if you're going to be a pirate you need a sword and possibly a belt...But I like it thus far.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009 04:57:36 AM »

Since the shirt and waistcoat show most of your collarbone, I would draw some veins running down into the shirt. A sword would be a great detail as well!

Just a suggestion, what about trying to make a 'slit throat' effect. After all, Pirates were a rotten, violent bunch, and is is completely plausible that you would die that way. There should be plenty of tutorials online about how to do this extremely cheaply. I would definitely add some more bruising and some greens and reds as well. Darken the area just under your cheekbones and on the sides of the bridge of your nose to help achieve a gaunt look.

I would also add a bit of brown to the costume, such as a belt going diagonally over you shoulder and chest, or around your waist. Also, if the costume is just intended for a zombie pirate and you have no plans to wear the pieces for any other costume, you could always add blood stains to it.

Hope that helps! I do love the costume though, The skirts are especially awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009 05:36:54 AM »

is there any way you could make your outfit look more "distressed"?  like you were buried underground and clawed your way to the surface?  maybe do some dusting around your house w/ your costume.  also, fake wounds seeing as how there are so few ways to kill a zombie and you probably want to seem more like one of the scrappier ones. 

as for pirate shoes i would suggest either slouchy boots or something w/ buckles!  good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009 09:27:43 AM »

I"m not a zombie expert but you need to tear, sand, rub dirt into, distress the outfit, as well as add some blood to make it more zombie ish to me.
Like I said not an expert or anything but that's just what jumps out to me!
It loks like you've got the building blocks of a great costume though!
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009 09:09:15 PM »

Perhaps, you could add fabric or lace to the sleeves to make long ruffled cuffs.

Also bloomers peeking out from your skirt would be great.  If you don't want to make a pair from scratch, take a pair of pj type pants, cut off below the knee and add ruffles.

A scarf around your head or neck.  Earrings.
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