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Armageddon Halloween Costume Ideas

You have finally found the perfect do-it-yourself costume idea for really making a lasting impression at this years Halloween party. Possibly without having to spend a dime on anything.

There are so many directions you could take this theme in, with the many different End of the World scenarios that are a part of popular culture these days. Want to watch some movies for inspiration? Check out Contagion, World War Z or Mad Max.

Keep an eye on the costume design and you'll see that most of the clothing is actually normal everyday stuff that's been distressed and covered with loads of grit, sand, dirt or blood. Think teared jeans or any other clothes with holes in them.

If you don't have any old clothes that you feel like ruining, then check out the thrift store, a garden sale or simply ask some of your relatives if they have any old items that they don't want anymore.

A great way to age a light colored garment is just to make a big bowl of strong tea and soak it overnight, then rinse in a salty water solution to set the color. Grey, black, red and brown fabric or water soluble paints are ideal for adding bloody wounds beneath holes in clothing, injuries you got from fighting off those zombie hordes, of course.

Hunting jackets can work, just make sure you don't take your rifle with for realism. Even if it's not loaded, some people will definitely want to start a fight with you, especially if there's alcohol at this party. A fake plastic rifle or other fake weaponry like an axe is a much better choice.

If you want to make a joke of the whole concept of the Armageddon, just make a tin foil hat and go as Alex Jones or just a generic conspiracy theorist. Or you could go as an Angel or Demon called up for mankind's judgment. You could even wear a long flowing white robe and a long grey wig and you can go as God himself. LOL Although this may be a bit on the controversial side, so be warned.

A Helpful Tip!

If you want to distress some clothing without messing it up forever. Try making a solution of strong sugar and hot water, and you can use this as sticky base layer that applies well to leather boots jackets or any other clothing you want to make sand, dirt or anything you'd like to stick to you for the whole night. Don't go overboard though. This can look really over the top if you overdo it.


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