Halloween always poses costume conundrums for me — on the one hand, I want to dress up as something cute, but on the other, I want to get into the spirit of the holiday and spook it up. Surprisingly, the solution is so simple, you'll wonder why you hadn't thought of it earlier: Zombifying a regular costume. I'm going to teach you how to be a zombie Kim Kardashian for Halloween because although it might not make sense to you right now, come Halloween night, you'll be getting all of the praise from friends and strangers alike. You also might want to brush up on your selfie skills in the meantime. She is the queen of them and all...
Kim's fashion is so fierce these days that stealing her look on a regular old day might look borderline ridiculous. I mean, you're not going to walk into class, the office, or do your grocery shopping in a bodycon outfit with cleavage popping out, like the dress Kim wore to an event in Nashville or her naked dress from this year's Met Gala. And since most of us don't have red carpet events to attend on the regs, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to try out some of Kardashian-West's more daring styles. But just so everyone remembers, it's Halloween and all, so it's a good idea to throw some zombie makeup in there. I mean, it'll make for seriously cool selfies.
Here are some outfit choices to recreate.
The Latex Dress
F-i-e-r-c-e. Alright, are you ready to get your zombie on? Here's everything you need for a spooktacular zombie Kim K. costume.
This is the defining feature of the costume, so you gotta go with a near-exact replica. (V Latex Mini Dress; $203.49; etsy.com).
If you don't want to spend $200 on a dress, this similar option will stlil work. Blue Blush Bodycon Dress, $29.99, shoptiques.com
OK, so it might be really impossible to find an affordable version of this sheer dress, but these options will definitely give the same effect if you just add feathers.
This dress might not have sleeves, but you can definitely make it work by adding feathers to the train! Alice & You Bandeau Maxi Dress, $18, asos.com
Buy this dress now, add some feathers for Halloween, and wear it next summer. Who says you can't rewear your Halloween costumes?! Sheer lace side split maxi dress white, $15.30, misguidedus.com
Glue these feathers to the bottom of your dress. 2 x 30 inch Fur Trim in white, $3.49, joann.com
For extra length, add a few ostrich plumes. Ostrich Plume, $5.49, joann.com
This might be one of my favorite Kim K. dresses to date. I'm not sure if it's because it's not her typical white, nude, or blush pink or because it's just so pretty. Either way, I would definitely choose this outfit to recreate!
You can look just as good as Kim K. does for a fraction of the price. YAS. Deep V Neck Geometric Print Sheath Dress, $18.33, romwe.com
Although more colorful, this dress is definitely just as fierce and bold. Rise Of Dawn Veracruz Dress, $89.90, forever21.com
Signature Slicked Back Hair
This tutorial will walk you through the steps to nail Kim's signature sleek hair.
Contouring like a Kardashian is MEGA intimidating. Luckily, Bustle's got a video for that! (Also, luckily it's Halloween and you're a zombie. Any mishaps might look totally intended.)
And you have to walk around pretending to snap selfies all night long. Don't worry if you don't have an iPhone, though, this fake one will get the job done without having to invest in one. (Dummy Fake Toy Phone; $11.99; bonanza.com).
This tutorial will help you look sexy, but scary — both of which are definitely necessary for a Kim K. zombie costume.
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