Picture of As Realistic as Zombie Makeup Gets!
Whether you're going to a party, making a zombie movie, having a photoshoot, holding a Zombie March, or you just want to mess with the general public, zombie makeup is always a fun way to spend an afternoon.

--Red, yellow, blue, and black stage makeup
--White cream stage makeup
--Green cream stage makeup
--Assorted sponges and tissues
--Something to use for blood (I use red gel food coloring - the kind that comes in a tube. It doesn't taste bad and it won't stain my skin)
--Red lipliner or a red watercolor pencil
--baby powder and a face puff


Washing your face will help the makeup stick better.
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This worked really well for my halloween costume! Thank you so much for this awesome instructable
i really liked this tutorial. im going to be starting a youtube channel involving zombies so this will help alot with the realistic look. 9/10
Tupulov4 years ago
Well done! More please.
Apparently you use a brand of lipliner that is safe to use around the eyes. My wife read somewhere that if it's red and designed to be used around the lips, it shouldn't be used around the eyes, and if it's blue and designed to be used around the eyes, it shouldn't be used around the lips. Something to do with the compounds used to make the pigments that cause irritation to the respective areas.

Great 'ible, though!
a7xforlife6 years ago
I like the idea of screwing with the general public... I think I'm gonna get some friends together some time soon and wander around our town all done up like zombies. hahahaha... i love screwing with people.
we do that in our city, its coming up next month, thousands of people pretending to be zombies in the city centre!! I still think silicon wounds look better than this makeup but you do look like zombies
yeh. i think silicon wounds look better aswell. but this is very well done.
kevin711276 years ago
That is really inappropriate...
BkrevWlevqe6 years ago
One should grab an axe and parade the streets on Halloween, and this instructable is marvelous! I wonder what your bro/sis/friend thought when he/she saw you!
The Jamalam6 years ago
this could be finished even better with really pale milky contact lenses like in shaun of the dead
You can haz brainzburger? j/k Nice job! | )
is that from borat?i can has cheezburger?
New to the internets?
It's based on I can has cheezburger.
ah. no, never herda cheezberger.
Yay! Brainzburgerz! XD Thanks.
Meroki6 years ago
love teh emo swoosh
willdabeast6 years ago
OMG! i thought u were just a plain old emo dude in the first pic.
i thought he/she was to.lol!
abandon your idols (author)  nicky02066 years ago
Haha, I'm a lady. But I do definitely go for adrogony, so thanks.
lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have cool eyes.
andrew136 years ago
no offense, but that isnt the greatest
mr00realist6 years ago
much scarier this way i'd say....
Maco6 years ago
Is there a way i could make my skin look not as green as yours but still realistic. -Mac
abandon your idols (author)  Maco6 years ago
use less green with the foundation?
make it more yellowish or just pale and whitish.
beanner6 years ago
Looks pretty good. You should consider maybe darkening around your eyes and maybe shading out your cheek bones a little bit.
fleanine6 years ago
somehow this zombie costume reminds me of the motivational poster. just an observation.
goodernst6 years ago
i couldn't say that someone may freak me or even like me for it :)
grubeater6 years ago
I'm going to be a zombie this halloween so thanks for the instructable! :-D
Beep416 years ago
A little to green for me, i found it better to mix light blue and white, then follow your stepps with the colors
xwx6 years ago
this is awesome but the only thing i would think would be great is having some funky contacts like blood red or white or just a really pale blue ;)
firesketch7 years ago
Great! So realistic it looked very fake when I first saw it :P FAVED 5*
Grey_Wolfe7 years ago
Nice make up, Abandon. You'll make an excellent LARPer if you're not already one.
abadfart7 years ago
nice my friend is making a zombie movie ill pass this along to him
Heliosphan7 years ago
Brilliant work. I'm a great fan of all of Romeros work, and have a sweet spot for all things zombie, if I were ever to get round to making my zombie movie, I'll try to use your tips. Your first pic made me think I was looking at a screen grab from one of the Resident Evil games! It looks amazingly realistic. . @Bray - MarisTheGreats work is a little too far for me, probably for most! Pretty sick. But very effective nonetheless. Health & Safety sounds a little low though.
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