I have recently had a number of requests on my 81zombie facebook page to upload my Walking Dead Style Zombie make, up tutorials on Instructables soooo here it is! Be very careful when using coloured lenses – my glamorous assistant Sallie is wearing the traditional white zombie contact lenses which can be bought from any reputable fancy dress shop. Try to resist the urge to use a hair green zombie makeup for kids — your eyes are very sensitive and not worth damaging just for a fancy dress party. Use the best foundation make, to give Sallie that “I’ve been dead for a week so my hairs a bit greasy” look we just put loads of conditioner in her hair.
Up for your skin type to blend the appliance into your skin and paint the inside of the bite with red make, if you are doing the full Walking Dead style Zombie make, all of the appliances used in this guide can be purchased from my website 81zombie. Up hold off on the blood until the end, carefully place the appliance on the area where you want it so you can see the rough size. Add a generous amount of fake blood to the inside of the “wound” and smear it around and using a stipple sponge, if you are using latex as an adhesive and haven’t used it on your skin before do a small patch test on the inside of your arm before continuing to make sure you are not allergic!
I start with a creamy white base colour, to apply the prosthetics start by sponging latex over the area you want the appliance to be and some on the back of the appliance and let it dry. Carefully stick the appliance into place making sure none of the edges fold over when you doing so. Smooth down the edges and then leave it to dry for a few minutes until it goes clear.
You might melt the gelatin. Brown shading in the eye sockets and then gave her skin that purple mottled look using a thin brush with a small amount of make, you may find the edges go white at this point. Sallies eyebrows with tissue paper and latex before we applied the make, just leave it to dry for a few minutes until they go clear again.