I wanted to do a zombie movie without dressing as a zombie. Enter Zombieland. But then, I ultimately decided to go with Zombieland Double Tap because Little Rock wears an outfit that I’ve probably worn a version of a bunch of times in my life. At first, it felt like cheating, but when you’re pulling outfits out of your closet to recreate movie characters, use what you’ve got! Don’t feel obligated to dress up as something you’re not. I mean, that’s fun too! But there’s also something to be said about wearing something that is so you that also happens to relate to a character.
This outfit consists of an Arizona Jeans Co black spaghetti strap tank top, a thin gray BDG hoodie from Urban Outfitters, a Merona gray 5 button collared coat, a pair of Levi’s midrise skinny jeans cutoff into shorts, on top of black tights, and with a pair of black Dr. Martens boots that were a gift from my spouse.
For my hair, I took the aftermath of Magenta and Samantha and put it up into a pony tail with a couple of strands pulled out in front. For my makeup, it is just leftover eyeliner and mascara residue and lip balm. For my accessories, I used a pair of earrings I made with some skull & crossbones charms, a black cord necklace with a silver dragon charm, and fingerless black gloves.
For my prop, I was totally planning on a torch, but they are hard to source. I also was concerned that my diy attempt would be too fiery. I’m hesitant to post pics of me holding guns on the internet because you know they’re only going to be used against you later. ( I suppose that ship sailed with the machete pics.) I recently went on my first thrift store shopping spree in two years (more details soon!) and found so many things that were basically donated for me, in this moment in life, including this marshmallow shooter to complete my Little Rock outfit.
Catch me back here tomorrow for another “work with what you’ve got!” Halloween costume, cosplay outfit idea.
In the meantime, check out the Zombieland: Double Tap: Little Rock Vibes board on Pinterest.