I have recently had a number of requests from my eBay customers to upload my Zombie make-up tutorials on to Instructables soooo here it is!...
Step 1: Step 1/ Eyes and hair
Step 2: Step 2/ Appliances
All the appliances used in this guide can be purchased from Etsy & my eBay shop ->
Step 3: Step 2.1/ Preparing the appliances
If you are applying them on yourself and you want a neck or face bite I've found it's a lot easier if you colour the bite first before you stick it on your skin (just skip ahead to Step 2.7/ Painting the appliance then come back when your done)...
Step 4: Step 2.2/ Latex
Start by sponging latex over the area you want the appliance to be and on the back of the appliance too...
Step 5: Step 2.3/ Stick it on
Step 6: Step 2.4/ Smooth down the edges
Try to resist the urge to use a hair dryer, you might melt the gelatin.
Step 7: Step 2.5/ Blender
You may find the edges go white at this point. Just leave it to dry for a few minutes until they go clear again.
Step 8: Step 2.6/ Seal
If you are intending to wear them for a long time I would sponge over a couple of layers to ensure it is completely sealed.
Step 9: Step 2.7/ Painting the appliance
After it's dry if you want to get rid of the shine dust over it with a little baby powder.
Step 10: Step 2.8/ Gel Blood
Add a generous amount of gel blood to the inside of the wound and smear it around and using a sponge, paper towel or just your fingers until it's good and gory.
FYI The gel blood I supply in my kits is not edible and will taste pretty bad if you get it in or too close to your mouth. If you need an edible version of the gel blood just get in touch and I'll sort some out for you.
Step 11: Step 3/ Make-up
Although it's not shown (cos we forgot to photograph it) we covered Sallies eyebrows with tissue paper and latex before we applied the make-up. If you're going to do this make sure you apply vaseline to the eyebrows first or it will be difficult to get off again.
Step 12: Step 4/ Stippling
Step 13: Step 5/ Details
Step 14: Sep 6/ Gore
Step 15: Step 7/ Finishing touches
If you want a more dead looking mouth mix up some dark brown food colouring and swill it round your mouth for a minute or two (mixing it with a little juice first will make it taste a bit better)....Sallie bottled out of that bit so her mouth is not as stained as I would have liked ;-)
...when you've finished your zombie fun wash everything off with soap and water. A wash cloth or face wipe will help to get the appliances off.