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Zombie Hunter Costume (so easy a zombie could do it!)

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My fiance and I decided we wanted to dress up as Zombie Hunters this year for Halloween. Probably because recently we had a Left for Dead 2 craze. I managed to pull together both our costumes for under $10! I used many things I already had so it kept it cheap. It's pretty basic but its a good start for anyone who may have some of their own ideas to add to as well.

I'll be covering how to make both the weapons and our shirts.
 
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Step 1:

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First, the shirts. I did two different shirts. The first one I did was for me using the following items:

- old light coloured t-shirt
- acrylic paint
- large piece of cardboard
- elastic band
- paint brush

1. Take the t-shirt and place the card board inside all the way up to the neck and centered.
2. Tighten to t-shirt onto the cardboard by gathering the shirt in the front so the back is tight against the cardboard. Make sure the back is centered still on the cardboard or the image we're about to paint will be wonky.
3. Paint a red rectangle on the shirt. Dry completely
4. Paint a white box leaving a red cross in the center. Dry completely.
5. Paint on black lines (like in photo), add a white rectangle for label and outline loosely for definition. Dry completely.
6. Finally paint "Med Pk" or "First Aid" on white rectangle label and add gray paint on the black lines to look like zippers.

There you have it! A medi pack on your back like in Left for Dead video games.

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Next, take some brown paint. I put a little on my hands and rubbed them together until it was just a little water and rubbed them all over the shirt. Come on, Zombie Hunters aren't going to be clean! I did this all over the shirt once it was dry. Just remove the cardboard and elastic first.