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The Walking Dead Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite The Walking Dead Characters

Discover all the top cosplay options from the characters appearing in the popular AMC series, The Walking Dead. Dress up to look like the main character Rick Grimes, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln, who wakes up to find the world overrun by zombies. Browse through The Walking Dead step-by-step cosplay guides to dress up in a character specific outfit for the post-apocalyptic world. Ensure you have all the pieces you need to recreate The Walking Dead character specific outfits.

Negan Costume

Negan Costume

Menacing and calculated, Negan is a man that you don’t want to mess with. Have that barbwire wrapped baseball bat! During an apocalypse, you may think you should only fear walkers. But, sometimes, the survivors can be even more frightening! Negan has a cool look with his scruffy beard and rugged appearance but his personality could use a little work.

Negan Costume
Negan Costume Guide
Rick Grimes Costume

Rick Grimes Costume

The main character of The Walking Dead definitely makes a statement with his gruff voice and strong moral code. The former sheriff’s deputy becomes the de-facto leader of the Atlanta Survivor Group. Andrew Lincoln’s character develops quite an awesome beard as well as a following in the post-apocalyptic show.

Rick Grimes Costume
Rick Grimes Costume Guide

The Walking Dead Cosplay Costumes

Only true Walking Dead fans will show their love for this television show by dressing up as the top character specific outfits complete with blood and gore. No two characters on AMC’s The Walking Dead television show are equal. Take a look at all the top characters broken out into simple step-by-step outfits making it easy to cosplay The Walking Dead cast.

Typically, an accurate cosplay takes a ton of effort. Almost as much effort as surviving in a post-apocalyptic world filled with walkers. So, make life easy by following The Walking Dead cosplay guides to help find everything you need to dress up like your favorite characters ensuring you’ll stand out at any cosplay convention or costume party.

The Walking Dead Costume Tips & FAQs

Survive the post-apocalyptic world of walkers with these killer The Walking Dead FAQs. Whether you’re a seasoned survivor or new to the zombie-infested landscape, we’re here to answer your questions about creating costumes, exploring trivia, and celebrating the gripping and intense journey of the characters in the hit TV series The Walking Dead.

Some recognizable costumes for The Walking Dead characters include Rick Grimes’ sheriff uniform and cowboy hat, Daryl Dixon’s leather vest and crossbow, Michonne’s hooded cloak and katana, Negan’s leather jacket and baseball bat “Lucille” and Carol Peletier’s practical survival attire. Additionally, you can create walker (zombie) costumes with tattered clothing, gory makeup, and fake blood. Don’t forget to add character-specific accessories, such as Rick’s revolver, Daryl’s motorcycle, or Michonne’s headband.

Some lesser-known facts about The Walking Dead include that the show is based on a comic book series of the same name created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The iconic “walker” makeup and special effects are created by Greg Nicotero, a renowned makeup artist and executive producer on the show. Additionally, the series has spawned several spin-offs, including Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond. The show’s title never appears in the opening credits; instead, the credits feature images of a desolate and abandoned world.

To create a convincing walker costume, start with old and tattered clothing that you don’t mind distressing further. Use scissors to create rips and tears, and rub dirt or charcoal on the fabric to give it a worn and dirty appearance. Apply gory makeup to your face and any exposed skin, using reds, blacks, and grays to create the illusion of wounds, decay, and blood. Fake blood can be used to add realistic-looking splatters and drips. Practice moving with a slow, shambling gait and making guttural, raspy sounds to complete the walker persona.

Some memorable episodes or scenes from The Walking Dead that can inspire a costume or party theme include the intense confrontation at Terminus, the tragic events at Hershel’s farm, the Governor’s attack on the prison, and the survivors’ journey to Alexandria. Recreate elements from these scenes, such as walker-infested locations, iconic weapons, and survival gear, for a fun and immersive experience. A Walking Dead party theme could also include a scavenger hunt for supplies or a contest for the best walker costume.

Incorporating memorable quotes from The Walking Dead into your costume or interactions can add an extra layer of authenticity and fun. Some fan-favorite quotes include:

“I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does.” – Beth Greene

“I’m a better father than you, Rick. I’m better for Lori than you, man.” – Shane Walsh

“Just look at the flowers.” – Carol Peletier

“We are the walking dead.” – Rick Grimes

“If you don’t fight, you die.” – Rick Grimes

“Little pig, little pig, let me in.” – Negan

“I hear Nebraska’s nice.” – Rick Grimes

About The Walking Dead

The award-winning AMC television series, The Walking Dead, became one of the highest rated shows on television. The main character, Rick Grimes, is a former sheriff who with his son, Carl Grimes, leads a group of survivors that includes recurring characters like Daryl Dixon, portrayed by Norman Reedus, and Maggie Greene, portrayed by Lauren Cohan.

During the series, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, Rick protects his group from flesh-eating zombies as well as opposing survivor groups. The zombies, referred to in the show as walkers, are often not the most deadly enemy the group faces. Opposition like Negan, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, brutally kills Glenn, portrayed by Steven Yeun, and Abraham, portrayed by Michael Cudlitz.