Tim Burton's animated film, "The Corpse Bride," popularised the already-established zombie bride costume. The dead bride costume consists of a tattered bridal outfit, dead flower bouquet and a long, wavy or curly wig. Spooky face paint completes the effect. Dead bride make-up is similar to standard zombie or ghoul make-up, but with a few feminine features.
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Things you need
- White, blue and black face paint
- Dense foam make-up sponge
- Small make-up brush
- False eyelashes
Wash your face thoroughly with soap and water, rinse and completely dry your skin.
Dampen a make-up sponge in water and dip it in white face paint. Cover your face and neck lightly with white paint to make flesh appear pale and cadaverous.
Dampen a clean make-up sponge in water and dip it in light blue face paint for a softer look or black face paint for a scarier look. Apply the paint around the eyes to make them look hollow, and at the top of the neck to create a shadow effect. If desired, suck in your cheeks and apply the paint along your cheekbones for a skeletal effect. Blend the black or blue paint into the white paint underneath.
Apply blue or black face paint to the lips with a small make-up brush. Alternately, you can draw the outlines of individual teeth around your mouth and fill in the outlines with white paint for a skeletal look.
Apply false eyelashes or outline your eyes with eyeliner or black face paint and draw long eyelashes.
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