Getting the right look for Hallowe'en can be tricky.
Between false eyelashes and latex wounds, most of us wouldn't have a clue where to start when it comes to spookifying ourselves.
So we enlisted the help of two talented media make-up students from Cambridge Regional College to show us the ropes.
But be warned – this look isn't for the faint hearted.
Watch the video below to see how the look progresses or head to our Facebook page to watch it unfold live on camera.
Get the "clumsy zombie look."
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Abi Miller, and Mia Whymark, both 17 years old, are level three media make-up students at CRC, currently in their second year the pair have been spending the past few weeks honing in their special effects work.
Taking the majority of their inspiration from Instagram and Youtube, the pair discussed what inspired them to enrol in the course.
Abi said: "Growing up my mum's friend did a lot of the art work in films.
"She used to tell me stories about her work and I always thought: 'Yeah, this is something I'd like to do.'"
Mia enjoys playing around with different looks and has already had requests from friends and clients to do their Hallowe'en make up.
She said: "I'd say the best thing to do is start experimenting with normal make-up. Play around with foundation and eyeshadows first and then start moving onto the special effects stuff.
"Instagram is great for getting ideas but a lot of the time, I just wing it and see what happens.
"Clowns and wounds are especially popular at Hallowe'en but it depends on the person."
Mia also said she enjoys adding finishing touches to creepy makeovers such as eerie contact lenses.
Re-creating it at home
Some viewers of the live video expressed their concern about allergies to the latex used in Hallowe'en looks, however the pair explained there are alternative ways to re-create it.
"So many people think you need to buy the most expensive kit but that's not the case, if you do want to use latex the best one I've ever used is from Wilko's and Mia was saying the best one she has used is from Poundland," she continued.
"The expensive gear is great too but it's not about the cost, it's about what you do with it. In the past I've used porridge and wax instead which are both equally as good."
Why do we celebrate Hallowe'en?
The celebration can trace its roots back to Celtic traditions in the UK, Ireland and parts of northern France.
The holiday is thought to have started with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain celebrated on October 31, the day before the Celtic New Year.
The New Year signified the end of the bountiful harvest and summer and the beginning of winter, which was associated with death.
Celts believed ghosts roamed the Earth on October 31, causing havoc and damaging crops. They also thought that their priests, the Druids, could predict the future during Samhain.
To celebrate Samhain, the Celts donned costumes, told fortunes and lit huge bonfires.
The plot thickens
The next chapter in the Halloween tale turns to the Romans. Many believe two Roman festivals, Feralia and Pomona, merged with Celtic traditions during the 400 years in which the Romans ruled the Celtic territories.
Feralia, was a celebration held in October to remember the dead, while Pomona honoured the goddess of fruit and trees, according to History.com.
The Catholic church have their hand in the creation of Halloween, starting with Pope Boniface IV in 609 A.D.
He established the Catholic feast of All Martyrs' Day on May 13, but this festival eventually moved to November 1 and was known as All Saints' Day to include the remembrance of saints as well.
In 1000 AD, the church created All Souls' Day on November 2 to remember the dead.
Many believe that the church wanted to replace the old Celtic celebrations with a Christian holiday as All Souls' Day was celebrated similarly to Samhain with bonfires and costumes.
The All Saints' Day festival was also known as All Hallows or All Hallowmas, with the night before it known as All Hallows Eve and, later on, Halloween.
Americans spend an estimated $6 billion annually on Halloween, making it the countrys second largest commercial holiday, according to History.com.
Abi said there are loads of ways of recreating this look at home but she wouldn't suggest this one for any Hallowe'en party goers, who could be going somewhere cramped.
She said: "I wouldn't recommend doing a look like this if you're going out clubbing this Hallowe'en though,"
"You know, because of the scissors…"
Photographing your masterpiece
What use is turning yourself into a terrifying zombie like creature if you can't share it with the world?
Mia explained the best ways to ensure your make-up is camera ready.
"The key is to take a picture in natural lighting, because it looks more realistic."
She also said avoiding heavy filters was key to making sure you look horrifically picture perfect.
"I'd also recommend doing your make-up in as natural lighting as possible too, so you can really see what the colours will look like."
Before and after
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Celebrating Hallowe'en in Cambridgeshire
If being locked in a room with a zombie or escaping the mitts of depraved murders sounds like your kind of fun, you might also enjoy some of the county's equally scary experiences.
For a full night of fright, why not head to Horror at Hinchingbrooke for ghouls, ghosts and chainsaw wielding maniacs.
Less into tricks and more into treats?
Why not visit one of the local pumpkin patches for a gourd-geous day out with the family.
We're on the lookout for the best Hallowe'en activities in Cambridgeshire this year, let us know your favourite spooky activities in the comments section below.