Zombie costumes are the most flexible of all costume types since they can be made in any style. All that is required is to wear an outfit or costume that looks worn by being either ripped, dirty or bloody (preferably all three). The key to a good zombie costume is to have the right zombie style face makeup or to use a zombie mask. For the face there are a wide range of looks that can be created from subtle looks, such as simple dark eye rings and pale skin, to the grotesque, including the use of a partial latex mask to create hanging jaws. Various readymade latex patches can be used on the body or arms and legs to simulate open wounds and plastic props such as meat cleavers in the head can be added to make a “funny” zombie costume.