Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it was growing up in a country where it wasn't celebrated that has led me to go a little overboard now that I live in the states, but putting together a creative costume is an annual ritual. I tend not to go for your standard "scary" looks — I think I had the most fun the year I went as Magritte's "Reverse Mermaid" come to life — but this year I had our brother site io9's zombie party to contend with. And so Zombie Daphne Guinness was born. Zombie Daphne Guinness will eat (brains) when she's dead.
Because it's easier to get the hang of a makeup technique when you can see it in motion, this week's DIY is in video form. The whole process is broken down step by step. Please excuse my crappy video-editing skills and the low light in my apartment; I was getting ready for an evening party, after all. Also, some long and repetitive stretches are done in fast-forward. If you see my lips moving during any of those bits, I was probably just muttering to myself. Also I say 'Um' a lot. I'm trying to work on that.
If there's something you'd like to see as a DIY project, you know what to do. In the meantime, to check out past DIYs — including how to alter a dress, how to make a fascinator, and how to do a 1930s-style "moon" manicure — click here.