We already know thrift stores can be a treasure trove of wearables for Halloween costume ideas and what could be more creative and imaginative than creating your own Zombie character from a thrift shop? Zombies come in many personalities and can take the form of a celebrity, politician or the girl next door. Today we’re excited to feature Rain Blanken, Guide to DIY Fashion at About.com.
“Zombie costumes are still a hot item this year, and thrift stores are the perfect place to score your zombie gear. Grab some cheap clothes to tatter, apply fake blood and drag through the dirt. The most authentic and fun zombie costumes come with a theme. Grab a business suit or even a used wedding dress to create a gruesome character. Even thrift store suits and dresses are cheaper than most store-bought costumes.”
“Be an extra from Mad Men or even Don Draper and Joan Holloway themselves with vintage thrift store finds. Thrift stores have all right jewelry,
accessories and even vintage suits and dresses to get the right look. Check the thrift store before buying from the costume store. The fabrics and cuts from the 60’s have an authentic look that people will pick up on.” -Head-to-toe Guide to a Joan Holloway Costume with photos:
About Rain Blanken: Author of “The Complete Guide to Customizing Your Clothes” (Running Press, 2012) and the Guide to DIY Fashion at About.com, http://diyfashion.about.com. She offers her readers a unique perspective on fashion, with expert advice on making clothing, accessories and costumes by pairing modern upcycling and old-fashioned techniques.