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    Posted September 27, 2013 by
    jwickliffe
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    Your scary Halloween costumes

    Bring Out Your Dead

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     These frightingly good photos were taken by Jeff Wickliffe from New Jersey.

    "I'm a creative person and Halloween allows me to let my imagination run wild and display it in a very public way that can't be done the rest of the year. It's a chance to change into someone else entirely and take a vacation from yourself and enjoy being a character for a night or more," said the 38-year-old photographer, who wore both of these costumes to Halloween parties in 2010 and 2011.

    "I'm an amateur special FX hobbyist and love zombies so I'm always looking to put a different spin on it by creating characters. The pirate zombie was inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean and was a combination of store bought costuming and custom make-up fx. The pirate took about 1 hour to put on and do the make-up.

    "The Boy Scout Zombie was created when my wife came across a used Boy Scout uniform in a local thrift store in my size, so I just ran with the idea. The boy scout was all custom make-up, basically toilet paper with a coat of liquid latex to simulate ripped skin and wounds. Total time involved around an hour to hour and a half. The photos are just cool little projects I do for myself to have a keepsake of all the work put into the costumes," he added.
    - stinabacker, CNN iReport producer

    I'm a professional photographer and amateur FX make-up artist. I love zombies and love creating different zombie characters for Halloween and events/parties.
    The initial reaction I usually get is shock and fear, perhaps a quick scream or yelp.. But more often than not, people end up asking to touch the make-up & prosthetic to see how it feels.
    I once had a car circle around the block and pull over to get a better look at my wife and I in full zombie make-up recently walking around Philly.
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