The Season 7 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead saw the death of two much-loved characters. So, is it too early to dress up as Negan or his victims for Halloween?
Spoiler alert: This article discusses Season 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.
The short answer is: no. So, with that in mind, here’s some inspiration for Halloween costume ideas inspired by the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead.
Season 6 of AMC’s The Walking Dead ended with a massive cliffhanger when fans saw Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) start to bash to death one of the characters in his lineup. Thankfully, Episode 1 of The Walking Dead‘s seventh season saw Negan’s victims finally revealed. First Negan beat to death Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) with his barbed wire bat, Lucille. Then, unexpectedly, Negan killed Glenn (Steven Yeun) after Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) jumped up and attacked Negan.
Normally it takes a few episodes, at least, of each season of The Walking Dead for iconic costume ideas to emerge. However, with just one episode of Season 7 of The Walking Dead, there are already plenty of potential Halloween costume ideas.
Negan is a character that comic book fans have been waiting a long time to see on the television version of The Walking Dead. So, a Halloween costume based on Negan is one that could have already been planned out before Negan appeared in the Season 6 finale.
However, if you are reading this article now, you have probably left your Halloween costume to the last minute. In order to dress like Negan for Halloween, all you really need is the leather jacket, a red neck scarf and Negan’s bat, Lucille. Already, replica versions of Lucille have appeared for purchase online. But, painting barbed wire on a baseball bat is a quick and easy way to create your own version of Lucille.
Glenn’s death at the hands of Negan in the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead was a horrendous event to watch onscreen. Some fans couldn’t watch and complained the death was too graphic. However, for comic book fans, Glenn’s death was an accurate portrayal of how it occurred in the graphic novels.
Already, people have been replicating carved pumpkin versions of Glenn’s death, complete with his popped out eyeball.
If you want to replicate Glenn’s death in your own Halloween costume, you will probably need some special effects make-up skills, or know someone who can apply prosthetics if you want to create Glenn’s bulging eye from Episode 1 of The Walking Dead‘s seventh season. Inverse has some great ideas when it comes to how to replicate Glenn’s eye-popping appearance in the premiere of The Walking Dead Season 7. You can also check out the YouTube tutorial below on how to create missing eyes with FX make-up.
Of course, with the death of Glenn, Abraham’s death has been put to the wayside a little. But, here’s the chance for fans of The Walking Dead to get inspired for Halloween by dressing up as Abraham.
First, you will want a basic Abraham costume. Don a pair of khakis, a dark jacket, and fake mustache. Carbon Costume have some other great Abraham Halloween costume accessory ideas, including links to copycat versions of Abraham’s boots and gloves. They even have color hairspray links.
Once you have your basic Abraham Halloween costume, it is time to apply the fake blood. Rewatching Episode 1 of The Walking Dead Season 7 will help with blood placement. Once again, you might want to check out some FX make-up tutorials on how to apply fake blood or to get ideas for recreating bloody head wounds.
Alternatively, you could band together with a group of friends and recreate all three Halloween costume ideas inspired by the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead.
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Season 7 of The Walking Dead returns with Episode 2 (entitled “The Well”) of Season 7 on AMC on Sunday, October 30, at 9 p.m. ET.
The official synopsis for Episode 2 of The Walking Dead is below.
“Following a number of familiar faces, we are introduced to a new well-established community that seems too good to be true.”
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