I decided to be a zombie this year for Halloween. I went to party city and found a zombie bride costume that I really liked but it ran super small and it was itchy. Additionally, the costume was $50. I decided to go to a thrift store and pick up a white dress and zombify it. This was achieved by staining a white dress, tearing it, and covering it in blood. This was super easy to make and cost less than $15. I was really happy with the results and I hope everyone enjoys this instructable!
Step 1: Materials
You will need a long white dress. I bought mine at Goodwill for $8. Additionally, you will need tea bags, boiling water, and a paint brush to dye the dress. You will also need scissors, an x-acto knife, your hands or whatever. Anything that you can use to tear the dress will work. The last thing you need is red paint. The amount needed will vary greatly depending on how bloody you want the outfit to be.
Step 2: Dye the Dress
To give the dress and antique look I decided to dye my dress a tan-ish color. This is super simple to do. First, I boiled water and made a few cups of different teas. Then I cut several little pieces of fabric from the dress and soaked them in the tea for about 10 minutes. I then chose the stain that I liked best and used a paint brush to paint the chosen tea onto the dress. Finally, I let the dress dry. If you would like a darker color, you can paint the with tea again after it dries.
Step 3: RIP IT UP!
Just take take scissors (or whatever your using) and shred the dress. This part was so much fun!I thought the dress looked really cool after is cut off the hem. If your dress has a lining, DON'T CUT IT. That way you won't have to wear a camisole underneath. Have fun!
Step 4: Paint It!
Take red paint and a paint brush to paint the dress! I used red fabric paint but I'm sure there are other kinds of paint that will work. I thought the coolest ways to get the paint onto the dress were to spatter it from the bottle onto the dress or to make smudged streaks. After painting, allow the costume to dry. Your done!