This Zombie costume won me first prize at a venue in Devon last year.

I bought a white shirt, tights and skirt then spent about ten minutes in the garden rubbing the clothes on mud and moss in the garden and left to dry.

I then ripped the shirt and skirt whilst on a coat hanger.

In the evening when getting ready I got dressed and ripped the tights whilst wearing them. I wore sandals and applied white material as if they were bandages.

I then started to apply the makeup, which consisted of blood, old age paint and grey eyeshadow.

Plastic flies and very sticky rubber maggots were placed on my face and in my hair.

Billy bob teeth really made the outfit with the grey wig which I pinned up in places.

The blood was still running as I entered the room!