Costumes Beginning with Z

Zombie pirate fancy dress ideaIf you’re looking for costumes beginning with Z then this is the perfect place to be. The first costume idea that springs to mind is Zombie and this is an extremely popular costume idea at the moment with so much opportunity to add your own twist on the theme. There are a few other Z costume ideas that you could use however, so check them out below.

I compiled this page along with a number of others as resource pages for anyone who’s been invited to an alphabet party. I used to get invited to a lot of alphabet parties when I was in my 20s and I think it’s high time they caught on again! In a nutshell you have to dress up as something beginning with a particular letter and if you’re on this webpage then the letter chosen is the letter Z! I have other webpages available that cover the rest of the letters of the alphabet, but let’s look at costumes beginning with Z right now.

Fancy Dress Costumes Beginning with Z

  • Zebra
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy Stardust – One of the late David Bowie’s alter egos, Ziggy Stardust is infamous for his lightning bolt streak of make-up and his glam rock wardrobe and hair.
  • Zombie – This type of costume means you can go as just about anything with a zombie in front of it. A generic zombie or just take the costume you wore last year and ‘zombify it’, roll down a hill to get dirt and grass stains on it – have a fight with friends using water pistols filled with fake blood and generally trash your costume. Next add zombie make up and you’re ready to go!

 Smiffy’s Zeus Costume Men’s Zebra Costume Zorro Deluxe Costume


  • Zoo Animal – an excuse to go as any type of animal that might be seen in a zoo, this really expands the perimeters from lion to monkey and more.
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Zorro

Selection of costume ideas beginning with z

Costumes Beginning with U

Undead costume ideasIf you’re looking for costumes beginning with U then you’ve come to the right place. Star Trek fans will automatically think of Lieutenant Uhura.  There are plenty of other ‘U’ costumes out there, however from kooky Uncle Fester to an umpire and more.

This page was compiled as a resource page for anyone who’s been invited to an alphabet party. If you haven’t heard of an alphabet party it’s basically a themed party around one particular letter.  In a nutshell you have to dress up as something beginning with a particular letter and if you’re on this webpage then the letter chosen is the letter U! I have other webpages available that cover the rest of the letters of the alphabet, but let’s look at costumes beginning with U right now.

Fancy Dress Costumes Beginning with U – The List

  • Ugly Betty
  • Uhura – Lieutenant Uhura was the Communications Officer on the original Star Trek series and is a very popular idea for a ‘U’ costume.
  • Umpire
  • Uncle Fester – The strange uncle from the iconic kooky television series, The Addams Family, you can check out costumes for the whole Addams Family on this post.
  • Uncle Sam

 Women’s Umpire Costume Uncle Sam Costume 2 Piece Unicorn Costume


  • Undead – aka a zombie! Simply dress up as any type of zombie and just say you’re the undead or undead doctor, undead bride, undead groom, even undead Marilyn.
  • Unicorn
  • Union Jack – you could just wrap yourself up in the Union Jack or where a Union Jack dress like the one Ginger Spice made famous when she was with the Spice Girls.
  • Union Officer
  • Union Soldier
  • University graduate

Collection of costumes beginning with U

Zombie Costumes for Girls

Zombie costume ideas for girlsGirls Can Be Zombies Too!

Not all girls want to dress up as ladybugs, butterflies or princesses, it appears as though ‘sugar and spice’ doesn’t always apply and some girls would rather be monsters, rock stars or even Batman for Halloween or any other fancy dress event!   This leads to this amazing compilation of cool zombie costumes for girls.

Luckily if they hanker after the gorey side when it comes to costumes there are lots of different zombie outfits that they might enjoy. To be honest I think my daughter loves the idea of dressing as a zombie because of the cool make-up more than the actual outfits!
Zombie Doll Costume, Large
Some girls can alternate between tomboy and ‘girly girl’ and if that’s the case then you could try this featured costume for them – the doll can embrace their inner girly girl while the zombie part can embrace their rock chick, monster loving tomboy side!


Zombie Prom Queen Costume

A Gothic Looking Costume

If your little girl loves the Gothic touch then she might like this prom queen costume, she can choose to have a more glamorous Gothic style make up with dark eyes and black or red lipstick or she can add more of the gore factor by having more zombie features and a few decaying wounds on her face and/or arms.

Celina Girls Zombie Prom Queen Dress (4 Piece)

The costume includes the dress, sash and fingerless lace gloves – the gloves will probably get quite a bit of post costume wearing as well as they never seem to go totally out of fashion!

The wig looks good in this picture, but is un-necessary as you can get temporary hair dye designed to add a zombie effect to your hair. If you do decide to get a wig and it’s a cheap one you can actually get small sections of the hair and put it under a blow dryer – the wig will melt some of the hairs together to give it that clumpy, unkempt look that zombies are known for.


Zombie Ballerina Costume

Not As Graceful as Human Ballerinas!

Zombie Ballerina Girls Costume M M

You could let your daughter wear this costume and still tell everyone at work (or your in-laws) that your daughter’s dressing as a ballerina this year. You’re not lying and they won’t even think that you mean a zombie ballerina, after all has anyone seen a zombie try to dance let alone attempt Swan Lake!

A Zombie from Yesteryear

An Old School Zombie Costume For Girls

Forum Novelties Zombie Girl Costume

This costume harks back to earlier times – a little girl from the Edwardian or Victorian era, was she a maid or one of the daughters of the house and how did she become part of the undead – so many questions!


A Zombie Banana Costume

A Fun Unisex Costume Idea

Zombie Banana Costume

Both girls and boys can dress in this fun costume – just how do bananas become zombies? I don’t think anyone can answer that, but no one can deny it’s not an awesome looking costume. The costume is made of polyfoam and you will have to make sure they wear a skivvy/t-shirt and leggings/trousers under it, but this is definitely a showstopper as far as children’s costumes go!

Cool Zombie Costumes for Girls ideas

Zombie Costumes for Men

Cool Adult Zombie Costumes Men Will Love

Zombie Costumes MenI love how much zombies have impacted on pop culture recently and one of the reasons I love this is because of the range of zombie costumes now available. If you want to buy a costume as opposed to making your own the selection only a few years ago was very small, now it’s amazing.

I’ve selected some of the men’s costumes that I think are the best so whether you’re shopping for Halloween, a Zombie Walk or you just want to look like a zombie then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this cool outfits.

Relive your ‘glory days’ with a zombie football player or go back in time to become a zombie gladiator, it’s a case of anything goes when it comes to zombie costumes!

Zombie Gladiator Costume

An Undead Roman Can’t Be Beaten!


Zombie Gladiator Costume

A Roman Gladiator who becomes a zombie, surely that means he really is unstoppable? Not only is he strong, he no longer feels pain and just keeps going. Unfortunately he probably doesn’t even remember who he is or even who he’s supposed to be defeating, all he wants is more brains!!

Zombie Stormtrooper

Star Wars is Now Zombie Wars!

This costume is absolutely perfect for any Star Wars fan who also loves zombies – it really is a perfect cross-over costume that I could see as being a cult hit! Now I wonder if Chewie could ever become a zombie……

Adult Deluxe Death Trooper Costume

This costume includes the jumpsuit with attached armor as well as a two pieced mask and a belt. I think it looks sensational and as a bonus you just need to put this on and you’re done. No need to worry about hair or make up which will save you a lot of time and mean you’re ready to get your zombie on in plenty of time!

Zombie Football Player Costume

A Sporty Zombie?

I think this costume is a really cool concept. The poor guy hasn’t had a chance to finish living his ‘glory days’ before he was infected by a zombie, but at least he won’t have to keep re-living them as the best days of his life!!

Could you imagine a whole team of zombies playing football …… maybe if the football was a brain they’d be more interested, what do you think?

Smiffy’s Men’s High School Horror American Footballer Costume with Top Trousers and Helmet, Multi, Large

This costume consists of three pieces – helmet, shirt and pants. You’ll need to add face paint to make your eyes really dark and decide on what footwear to add to it.

Zombie Monk Costume

This Zombie Has Taken Holy Orders!


Zombie Monk Costume

A monks costume is what my husband always refers to as a very ‘forgiving’ costume which some people will appreciate. This very tatty looking robe comes with a hood which means you don’t have to worry about a wig or doing something zombie like with your hair (always a bonus!). The costume also includes a shoulder stole which has the cool cross details on it. Just stay away from the Holy Water as I’m not sure what it will do to a zombie, I know it burns vampires…..

Zombie Costumes for Men

Cool Zombie Costume Ideas for Women

Great Zombie Costume Ideas for Ladies

One of the great things about dressing up as a zombie is that you can easily make your own costume up with some of your old clothes, but I must admit sometimes it’s nice to get a costume that’s already made for you.  On this post I’ve compiled a collection of ready made zombie costume ideas for women for you to enjoy.

I’ve selected a few zombie costumes which I think are great and they leave you to concentrate on things like how you’re going to do your make up – grey complexion or green complexion, just face paint or liquid latex special effects? There’s so many different decisions to make why worry about also having to make your own costume!

Although the most common options for women to dress up as zombies there are no zombie nurse costumes or zombie bride costumes on this page, not that they aren’t cool costume ideas, but just that I wanted to show you a little more of the variety available.

Zombie Dorothy Costume

The Wizard of Oz Just Got Zombified!

Just what happens when you follow the yellow brick road and instead of leading you to the magical Oz it leads you right into an ambush by zombies, will Dorothy ever make it home ………. does she even remember where home is now that she’s a zombie?

Zombie Dorothy Costumezombie dorothy costume

This Dorothy costume includes the dress and apron with a latex chest piece which is what really adds the ‘horror’ to this costume. The thigh high blood stained stockings are available separately and I do think they add a certain something although if you have other stockings or leggings to wear instead that’s fine.

You can have a lot of fun with your hair using a lot of backcombing, hairspray and some grey temporary hair color or you can choose a wig.

If you’re going with a partner I have seen some evil looking zombie scarecrow masks which you could combine with a scarecrow costume for a cool couples outfit.

Zombies Housewife Costume

Retro Zombie Costume Idea

If you love the 50s or just the polka dot dresses of the era then this could be a cool costume idea for you – 50s housewife meets zombie, it’s a movie waiting to be made!

Zombie Housewife Adult Costume

The costume includes the dress and crinolene underneath which I think really adds to the style as well as the belt. You could pair this with just some plain black shoes or get some white blood stained high heels either would look great.

I do love how the model has paired 50s styled cats eyes glasses with the outfit and I think that really sets it off so I would definitely look at getting a pair as well.


Zombie Alice Costume

Wonderland Just Became Zombieland!

Just what was the Mad Hatter serving at his tea party is what I would like to know. Quicker than the Queen of Hearts could say ‘Off with their heads’ the guests were morphing into zombies. Yes, despite infections only being caused by zombie bites on some movies or television shows there are other ways that you can spread a zombie infection and hidden inside a ‘specially brewed’ tea is one of them as Alice can attest.

Looking Glass Zombie Alice Costumezombie alice costume

This costume includes Alice’s bloodstained dress, her must have hair bow and the arm bands. I think if you can get an old tea pot and tea cup to carry around it will definitely add to the costume however.

If you’re going as part of a couple then I think getting a Mad Hatter costume could work really well if you add zombie face paint to it!

Zombie Nun Costume

Oh Father Who Art In Heaven…….


Women’s Zombie Nun Costume

If you thought nun costumes were too passe then you haven’t see this nun costume! I think that God has forsaken this particular bride of his as she’s become infected with the zombie virus and not even holy water can help.

The costume includes the nun’s habit complete with a latex wound, a rope belt and the head dress. You can buy the bloodstained thigh high stockings separately, but personally I don’t think it needs them – let’s be honest just because her habit has ripped as she lurches around and is now much shorter than it should be doesn’t mean she’d be wearing stockings!

Cool zombie costume ideas for women