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How to look like a Zombie.

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For those of you partaking in a zombie crawl, going trick or treating, attending a Halloween party, or just plain feel like a zombie. All you need is some make-up, time, and BRAAAAAINS.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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I used the following tools/make-up to get my final result. Feel free to use make-up other than the Wolfe Brothers, since the only place I found it was online and it wasn't too cheap!

DISCLAIMER:  As with any products that are to be applied to the skin, there is a possibility of an allergic reaction.  I am not responsible for any such reactions to any of the items used.  Do a test patch to make sure there is no itching, redness, or swelling when using these products.  In the event that you do swell up to epic proportions...maybe you can go as a bloated, water-logged zombie.

Here is a list of what I used:

Ben Nye Nose & Scar Wax
Spirit Gum
Spirit Gum Remover
Liquid Latex
Scissors
Clay Sculpting tool (optional)
Generic make-up cream from a Halloween store
Wolfe Brothers Theatrical Make-up (easily traded for any other red and brown make-up)
Paint brush
Stipple sponge thing
Shirt you don't mind destroying
Pants you don't mind destroying (optional)
Zombie Contact Lenses (optional)*
Fake Blood

*note: I found my contact lenses ridiculously cheap compared to other 

online sites here.




Step 2: Destroy your clothes!

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I found an American Red Cross shirt from the Goodwill for a dollar.  I figured it would be perfect in an ironic way seeing as it advertised donating blood.  I cut some slits in the shirt, as well as cut off the collar and parts of the sleeves.   I then took scissors and cut little slits to make the edges of the collar and sleeves look ragged.  If you have any 80's metal fans, chances are they have a shirt already prepared in their closet that you can possibly borrow.  Lastly, I took some fake blood and splattered it onto the shirt and pants, and threw in some hand prints.  Other ideas are to roll around in the dirt, hose it down, or lend it to your friend who never showers. 
hardcoded2 years ago
This came out awesome - thanks! I did a dry run last night just to see how it would turn out. Tomorrow night I will be doing it again except I will use more scar putty and I will have my contacts in.
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UndeadAngie2 years ago
Found this a few weeks ago and decided to try it. I'm dressing up as a zombie on Friday, but wanted to test it out before that. Gotta say, it turned out awesome! I'm going to do more than this on Friday, but here's what I did so far. Thank you soooo much for putting this up.
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How much were those awesome contacts and where did you pick them up?
they are online just type marylin manson contact lenses into Google and loads of sites with them will pop up the cheapest i could find was £11 http://www.beautifeye.co.uk/ this website has lots of them but look for the marylin manson ones if u prefer them ones and the promotional code is deal that changes them from £12 to £11
I am going go be a zombie nurse for halloween and this will be the perfect make up. Thanks for posting the pics and step by step instructions. Fabulous make up! I bought the stuff last night and tested the latex on my arm, I"m allergic. I got some stuff called fake flesh from the halloween store, it's liquid like the latex so I"m going to do a test run this weekend for all of it to see how it looks!
dirtybirdie2 years ago
This will come in incredibly helpful for zombie prom this year... THANK YOU!
jwystup3 years ago



This instructable was awesome. The minute I saw it, I knew what I wanted to be this year (and that was a week ago). I couldn't get the nose & scar wax at our local party store but they had a ben nye laceration kit that came with flesh, scar, and blood gels that you had to heat in water. It was weird but it worked and they stayed on great! (with the exception of the one near my mouth - too much movement I guess). Besides my face, I also had gashes on my chest, arm, and leg. I also wore 1 earring and put a tiny "rip" like the other had been ripped out. It freaked my sister out so I guess it was good! I didn't want any drippy blood but that gel stuff was awesome and looked really cool (it was a bit sticky though). Oh and I found out I'm allergic to liquid latex :\
Wow, really awesome! I've done some zombie walks in my time. A neat trick for the just-killed-someone look: suck some fake blood into a straw or flexible tube and have someone puff it out quickly like a spitball. It works every time.
mrtentaclenun (author)  WallaceTheSane4 years ago
That's a really good idea! I was struggling to get the splattered blood look. Thank you for the idea!
2 words: fertilizer sprayer

okay that one might have been overkill but the results looked awesome on camera (blood spraying from the body for around a minute..)
love it!
jg210ao3 years ago
Awesome....just awesome
Nice work!
darkclaw424 years ago
 Very cool! Well done. A very nice instructable indeed. I was supprised this was your first actually. You took ample ammount of pictures, and what it was based on was amazing!

Great Halloween costume, even though im two months late. ;)
phoenix1244 years ago
very nice! i'm totally regretting not doing this this year :) haha is it weird that i think you look hella hot for a zombie? hehe ;) love the contacts
luigiguru4 years ago
Thank you for this instructable, i had a lot of fun doing it.
Everybody love it!
Luigi.
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mrtentaclenun (author)  luigiguru4 years ago
Yours came out so good! Glad I could inspire.
SureShot4 years ago
Very cool, thanks for the all the new ideas!
Da Nugesta4 years ago
god thats really scary great 'ible 5/5
tundrawolf4 years ago
Cutest Zombie ever! :)
junits154 years ago
Those contacts freak me out!

which meanst this a VERY good instructable!
*****
aaronanalog4 years ago
Very cool !  I used you design with toilet paper, Elmer's glue. It worked great.
mrtentaclenun (author)  aaronanalog4 years ago
Glad that worked out for you! Elmer's glue sounds like a better idea, it had quite a pain tearing off my toilet paper sections.
Well it looks GREAT !!! I used the glue stick as a base all over my face in the area I was doing. It allows a layer that will peel off with everything else on top of it. I used toilet paper rolled into a long rope thingy like you did with the putty stuff. Added the Elmer's glue to flour and mixed a nice paste. I then placed the paste around the outside of the tissue paper ring, kept one finger wet with water and smoothed out the paste to blend into my skin. A hair dryer helped a lot with all of this to dry the layers. After that I used the cheap red makeup inside the wound, dabbed small pieces of single ply toilet paper in the wound area which got soaked with the red make up and looked cool, then had the women add the flesh color to the outside with their makeup. After that I used a sharpie to add some streaks as muscles like you did. It all peeled off at the end of the night with a little water.
I did this for a haunted house that is benefiting  St. Jude Children's Hospital.

I could not have done this with out your instructable. Thank you !!!!
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mrtentaclenun (author)  aaronanalog4 years ago
So happy i could help, yours looks great!!!
Call me a freak, but I find the zombie contacts very Sexy. The blood doesn't hurt either.

I have issues. :)
rickyd!4 years ago
 Guess who just found his halloween costume!
kissiltur4 years ago
I'm afraid my immediate answer to the question was "Have two weeks of poor quality sleep from wakeful children after a bout of some flu-like viral infection". At least, that seems to work for me.

However, this is a very nice instructable - I can see using all of this except the contacts. Thank you.
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