Herbert West was first mentioned in the 1922 short horror story, Herbert West–Reanimator. The story made history as it was the first mention of zombies in the medical world! West is the inventor of a special serum that when injected into a deceased person will cause the body’s living functions to return or re-animate. H.P. Lovecraft later serialized the story into popular comic books. Herbert West was later portrayed by Jeffrey Combs in the 1985 comedy horror film Re-Animator. Zombies are now a staple of modern day horror films and shows. Dress up like Herbert West with this Re-Animator costume guide.
Cosplay the look of Herbert West as the Re-Animator with an Everyday Scrubs lab coat, Long-Sleeve Oxford Shirt, Solid Color Black Tie, Flat Front Straight-Fit Pants, Big Face Watch, Metal Clear Lens Aviator Glasses, and Lace Up Black Leather Shoes. Prepare your lab with 3 Green Syringe Shaped Pens, Cut Off Head with Open Eyes, Pint of Blood, Glass Erlenmeyer Flask Set, and Plastic Test Tubes.
Who doesn’t want to cosplay a creepy, mad scientist as the original zombie creator?! The Re-Animator brought the idea of zombies into the mainstream. So, grab your lab coat and begin loading up your special serum in syringes because we’ve located all the costume pieces you will need to recreate Herbert West’s look in just a few easy steps. Get started recreating this awesome look from the 1985 film Re-Animator just in time for Halloween!
Start off with a long sleeve oxford shirt, flat-front dress pants, and a black tie. Once you wearing those items, throw on a long white lab coat over your clothes. Put on a pair of aviator style glasses, a big face watch, and a pair of black leather dress shoes. Now for the gruesome pieces! Grab a fake severed head with some costume blood to make it extra creepy. You will also need a flask set, test tubes, and fake syringes filled with green fluid to give the appearance you’re a real scientist. As a zombie creating, mad scientist make sure to send us a picture of your Herbert West cosplay.
Herbert West is the main character from H.P. Lovecraft’s, Herbert West–Reanimator. Despite his surname, Lovecraft didn’t create Herbert in a romantic setting, but one of horror. Herbert is the main character from the original short story that is based on the 1985 film, Re-Animator. The comedy horror film details the scientist Herbert West as he creates a brand new serum. Now, Herbert is one of those scientists that some may call “mad,” but with good reason. His serum is used to raise the dead back to life. This could quite possibly be the first occurrence of zombies!
West knew that his serum was raising the dead and that they were wreaking havoc on the world, but this didn’t slow him down from continuing with his crazy experiments. He becomes quite obsessed with his new discovery, despite the horrible consequences. He found the way to conquer death, and he won’t stop for anyone. But, West must face reality because he can’t let his experiments continue.