How to Dress Up As a Dead School Girl for Halloween

One of the easiest Halloween looks to go for - whether you're young or old, the dead school girl is a classic with so many different twists to it.


Creating the Uniform

  1. Realise that you will not necessarily need to buy a costume. You may use any old school or work tops and skirts, however note that you probably shouldn't use something you need. Try to borrow things rather than buy them. As this is an outfit for one night only, probably, make your maximum spending limit a small amount, $8 / £5.
  2. Make the top of your dead school girl costume. Apply fake blood to an old blouse if you want your costume to resemble a school girl who died in a gory way. You could, alternatively, apply a little dirt or dust to imitate a reanimated corpse of a school girl who did not die violently.
  3. Find a suitable skirt. A (short) black, blue or grey skirt would be fine. You can wear a longer skirt if you prefer. Apply blood to your skirt too, it may not show. If you prefer the reanimated corpse look, glue fake worms to your costume.
  4. Select appropriate accessories to look more like a dead school girl than a scruffy girl. White knee high socks (not compulsory) which may be sprayed with blood. Pair this with black school shoes and a school tie for your shirt. The tie does not need to be neat, it is better scruffy and optionally blood sprayed too!
  5. Optimize your outfit. It will look even cooler if you cut or rip the edges of your clothes. Remember though, October is very chilly (especially in Britain) and if you are going in a neighbourhood of young children, nothing too short or revealing - or scary for that matter too.

Doing the Hair & Make up

  1. Style your hair. Try a back combed (messy) pigtail look. If you have shorter hair, just fluffy it up and maybe add a bow or so. Add fake worms if you are portraying an exhumed dead school girl.
  2. Make up yourself to look dead. Make yourself look as pale and dead as possible with make up you already have. Flour can be applied to your face to make you look pale. Add dark shadows under your eyes and pale lipstick.

Acting the Part

  1. Be creepy.
  2. Shuffle when you walk
  3. Have a suitably vacant stare and Go rock Halloween, you've only got a few years so make it worthwhile.
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