My teenage son decided he wanted a Zombie costume for Halloween. So where did I go? Thrift store of course!
He got the shirt and pants for $2.50. We had the tie. Then I watched some videos on zombie make up, bought a kit at Halloween store for $4.99 and he was on his way to the living dead experience.
The only sort of bad thing that happened was the we live in Miami and he got very hot and sweaty and the latex started falling off. But it actually made the whole rotting flesh thing all the more real!