You don鈥檛 have to (still) be mourning the finale of The Walking Dead聽to聽want to take your undead look聽to the next level this Halloween. Since zombies are trending right now, the competition is stiff 鈥 and you鈥檒l need to go that extra mile so that聽you don鈥檛 end up looking like just any #BasicZombie. So if you鈥檙e聽throwing together a zombie costume last-minute and need聽lots of聽inspiration (because, duh, 鈥渮ombie apocalypse鈥 is the best group costume ever), we鈥檝e totally got you covered. Here are 22 incredibly聽scary-chic聽costumes that鈥檒l聽guarantee you鈥檙e the hottest undead lady聽at the party.

1.聽Pop Art Zombie: A gorgeous combo of the traditional Dia de Los Muertos sugar skull and our pop-culture obsession with the undead, the pop art zombie costume is seriously trending right now. We鈥檙e a major fan of this style鈥檚 super creepy red accents and grey, wispy hair!

2.聽Corpse Bride: Even if she鈥檚 technically a聽corpse, the fact that she鈥檚 undead qualifies her as a zombie, right? And this is one incredible make-up job 鈥 the monochromatic blue look contrasted with a bright pink lip manages to be supernatural聽and beautiful.

3.聽Zombie Bride: If you鈥檇 like to go for a more聽natural-looking zombie bride style (i.e. not blue, green or gray all over), check out this look. Dark plum makeup makes for an excellent sunken-looking ghoulish eye, and by using the same dark makeup on your chest and shoulders, you鈥檒l end up looking聽covered in dirt鈥 undead just in time for some candy corn.

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4. Pop Art Zombie: Just in case you didn鈥檛 believe us, the pop art zombie really is happening in a major way this year. This look gets super creative with eyelid makeup for the聽ultimate glazed zombie-stare in photos.

5.聽Zombie Mermaid:聽If you鈥檙e into the zombie vibes this Halloween, but you don鈥檛 want to sacrifice all the glitz and glam of a girly costume, the zombie mermaid might be a good option for you. She is most definitely a zombie, but she still looks pretty!

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6. Zombie Pin-Up: The zombie pin-up girl is a truly creative idea. Combine your love of all things vintage with the signature looks of a zombie, and you鈥檝e got yourself a photogenic keeper. (via Bingo Bongos)

McZombie Costumes

7. McZombies: Speaking of聽brains, are you hungry? This is what a fast food zombie looks like鈥 and it鈥檚 almost as scary as what鈥檚 actually in the meat.聽(via Cosplay Sleep Eat Play)

Zombie Nurse Costumes

8. Zombie Nurses: These costumes are so聽creative! There鈥檚 nothing like an undead nurse to send chills down your spine.聽(via Diabolical Rabbit)

Zombie Hunter Costume

9. Zombie Hunter: With all the zombies running amok on Halloween, we should probably make sure there are a few zombie hunters to keep things interesting. Combat boots are a must.聽(via Polyvore)

DIY Zombie Costume

10. DIY Zombie: What a perfect way to make a zombie costume G-rated! This zombie鈥檚 cute, funny anddoesn鈥檛 require complicated makeup.聽(via Costume Works)

Zombie Beauty Queen Costume

11. Zombie Beauty Queen: This is similar to the idea of 鈥減rom zombie,鈥 but with a slight twist. We鈥檙e just trying to figure out if she became a zombie聽before or afterwinning the pageant.聽(via Bustle)

Pop Art Zombie Costume

12. Pop Art Zombie: Here鈥檚 a truly colorful way to make your zombie costume pop. And, no, we鈥檙e not even talking about the pop art makeup. (via The Meta Picture)

Zombie Apocalypse Family Costume

13. Zombie Apocalypse Family: Get your entire family in on the zombie action. This is what a family looks like聽after聽the zombie apocalypse has claimed them.聽(via Costume Works)

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14. DIY Zombie Bride: We鈥檝e got you covered if you鈥檙e looking for a step-by-step guide to creating a DIY zombie bride look. Hint: it involves a whole lotta blood splatters. (via Brit+Co)

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15. Zombie聽Family: Here鈥檚 another post-apocalyptic zombie family. We like their 鈥渟treet-style鈥 vibes and believable zombie-moves! (via Avianna Cosplay)

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16. Zombie Hat ($45): Sometimes it鈥檚 a relief to just be able to throw on a hat. At the very least, you won鈥檛 have to worry about styling your hair. Add some black lipstick and it鈥檚 an instant outfit.

Pretty Zombie Halloween Costume

17.聽Pretty Zombie: Not only is this a sweet take on the classic zombie costume, but it鈥檚 an easy look to execute on a budget聽and聽to wear to work.聽(via聽Brit + Co)

18.聽Zombie Bridesmaids: We know all about the back-from-the-dead bride, but what about her badass bridesmaids? Forget the聽couples costume.聽Here鈥檚 a fun look for you and your favorite group of ladies. (via聽Costume Prize)

19.聽Zombie Bride Makeup: Step your pretty zombie up a notch with some fake blood! Take some tips from this video to add some gorgeous gore. (via聽Wonder How To)

20.聽Dead Flapper: The flapper girl costume has been done to death. And so what better way to go about it than to become a 鈥20s bride, hungry for brains? This look is super fun and would be much more moveable than strutting around in a giant gown all night long. (via聽The Uptown Bride)

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21.聽Burton鈥檚 Doll: We gotta give it up for Tim Burton and his out-of-this-world imagination. This one will require really taking those聽false lashes聽to the next聽level. (via聽Ruby Tanjerine)

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22.聽The Corpse Bride: Talk about the perfect ratio of gore and gorge!聽Plus the聽blue hair聽is totally on trend. (via聽Olivia Emily)

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