Introduction: Special FX Zombie Makeup
I had some fun and turned my friend into a bald, decaying zombie! The hardest part about this makeup is the bald cap, but it can easily be achieved without the use of a bald cap :) You can get really creative with the hair if you want to!
Got2B Glued Hair Gel
Crayola Model Magic in Bisque
Prosaid OR Telesis Silicone Adhesive [I use Prosaid]
Step 1: Step 1: Apply a Bald Cap
Unfortunately I didn't get any in-progress shots of me applying the actual bald cap, and I appologize for that. I follow a standard baldcap application so feel free to look up how to apply a baldcap!
Basically I put my model's hair into a ponytail on top of her head, and gelled down all of the hairs around her hairline so they laid flat against the scalp. I applied a wig cap over that, took out the ponytail and making sure her hair was flat, gelling it down so it was secured in place. I then applied the bald cap over that, cut it into the proper shape, glued it to the skin using prosaid, and dissolved the edges with acetone.
Step 2: Step 2: Basic Coloration, Mouth Piece, & Brow Block
[Sorry for the photo jump- didn't get any of just the color]
I went ahead and colored her head in a blood tone grease paint, and then went over that AND her face/neck area in a kind of decaying yellowish brown color using a stippled sponge. Add a good dusting of a translucent powder to make sure none of the paint smudges off.
For the mouth piece, it's actually very simple! I made a top and lower lip shape out of wax, and then created teeth indents by pressing my nail into the wax. Once I was happy with the shape I went ahead and covered the whole thing in 3-4 layers of liquid latex to seal it all together.
I made the teeth out of sculpey and painted them using alcohol paints. I used krazy glue to attach them into the sockets I made in the wax piece. On the day, I attached the mouth piece over her mouth with prosaid. I cut a hole in the middle of the latex so she was still able to talk. I just painted her lips black so it looked like the mouth was still open.
To cover her brows I covered them in spirit gum, making sure the hairs laid flat against the skin with no stray hairs sticking up. I then created a latex brow block by layering 3-4 layers of liquid latex on a desk slightly bigger than her natural brow shape. I used spirit gum to attach it over her brows, dissolving the hard edges with a 50/50% mix of alcohol and spirit gum.
Step 3: Step 3: Face Prosthetics
These prosthetic pieces are actually incredibly easy to create, and cheap too! I made an "eye bag" shape out of Crayola Model Magic [in the bisque color] and carved out the lines using sculpting tools. Once I was happy with both pieces I let that dry for about 2 hours and then covered the entire thing in liquid latex to seal it and create an edge to blend into the skin.
I applied the pieces using prosaid. Same thing when making the brow pieces- created out of MM, let dry, sealed in latex and applied with prosaid.
Once happy I painted them to match the same color I painted the skin earlier.
Step 4: Step 4: Hair, Cuts, Details
I painted in the shadows on the face using grease paints, and emphasized the areas I wanted to look tired.
I made latex wounds on her body by adding a few layers of latex on her skin and pulling it apart with tweezers. Painted over those using a mix of alcohol paints and grease paints.
For the hair tufts on the head, I made those by adding a layer of prosaid adhesive on the skin and adding a few strands of crepe hair in varying places. The rest of it was just adding in some fake blood!