Introduction: Zipper Face Tutorial Redux

A new tutorial for the zipper face look, This time with a voiceover explaining how I did everything. Enjoy!
You will need:
A metal zipper
liquid latex or spirit gum
red and black cream or grease paints
purple and yellow cream or grease paints and/or eyeshadow
blood gel or fake blood
clear or red lipgloss to add shine
Click this link if you want to the older look I did for this last year, it's a speed-torial, and in this one I left the fabric on, rather then cutting it off.


SherylinRM (author)2016-10-24

Visually the best tutorial I have seen n this subject.

The audio however I found the lack of sound editing annoying.

The constant burst of sound when the music started was startling.

This is only the second time I have ever said something negative on this site.

If you ever get to the point of making the sound work better [I suggest audacity], then you should have great videos that everyone will enjoy :)

Great video never the less. Just couldn't listen to it sadly.

bionicmom (author)2016-10-13

Nicely done!!!

jimdkc made it! (author)2016-08-14

A Zipperface is always a fun costume to do!

BLR_RAVI (author)2014-10-13

very realistic and scary....nixely done..persinally i didnt like coz you spoiled such beautiful face...hihi

Victor Does (author)2014-10-13

This is really creepy.. Nice work! :)

gunshow (author)2013-09-29

how much is liquid lattex.

amandaggogo (author)gunshow2013-09-30

It depends, it's about $4 for a little bottle, which is really all you need for this, about $14 for a 16oz bottle. I personally think it's a bit pricey, you can always use spirit gum to attach the zipper to your face as well, it's less expensive, but you need to be very very careful using it near your eyes, since the skin around your eyes is so sensitive. And before you use the liquid latex make sure you test a swatch on either the inside of your elbow, or your wrist or something first to make sure you don't have a reaction to it, since so many people do have a latex allergy. If you aren't allergic to it however, it's harmless.

Advar (author)2013-09-19

One of the classiest (?) zipper fx I've seen. Nice :)

amandaggogo (author)Advar2013-09-30

Thank you! :0)

Phil Cyr (author)2013-09-21

Very nice, thanks!

poofrabbit (author)2012-11-13

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!

amandaggogo (author)poofrabbit2012-11-14

Thank you!!! I've never been a finalist in one of these contests before and I certainly was not expecting to be one!! This is exciting!! :0D

Celine1107 (author)2012-11-01

Did this as an avatar on the inside this haloween :)

amandaggogo (author)Celine11072012-11-01

I actually didn't do this look this year, probably because I did it so much last year.
I only used a zipper effect like this once on one of my costuemes, but it was moved onto my chest, rather then the face.

Jupolo (author)2012-10-30

Very nicely done - I like the fact that it is cheap and easy(ish) to do, doesn't require buying a full body costume, but has a big impact. Don't think my 3 year old is quite ready for that one, but who knows, maybe next year!

amandaggogo (author)Jupolo2012-11-01

haha, Maybe not this year! Though my baby brother is 2 and giggled when he the look done on my own face.
And yeah, very cheap, and I mentioned in another comment a minute ago, I actually saw at wal-mart the other day they are selling kits for this effect now. comes with just enough latex to do it, make-up, and a pre-cut zipper!

David Catriel (author)2012-10-31

Awesome article. I was already shaving my head for cancer fundraising, so this was perfect timing. I also built a bit of layering with the liquid silicone, but by the end of the day it was looking a little worn.

Next time I would have the zipper starting all the way at the back of my neck, go over my head, separate near the eyes, come back together around the throat somewhere and end up under my shirt. Should be cool :)

Looks great!! I think going all the way around the head would look awesome! I know you can actually get kits at wal-mart now to do this look. Though it's cheaper for me having the zippers and latex on hand already.
Also, that's great what you are doing for fundraising!!

DustySeven7 (author)2012-11-01

I really dislike when people COPY other's work and post it here. Crystal Pro Styler did this a long time ago.


uploaded a year ago

amandaggogo (author)DustySeven72012-11-01

hey now, If I had of seen her video before and copied it, I would of given credit where it's due.
Loads of people have been doing this effect since last year. I actually do have an older video of this look I did last year. I've never seen the video you posted above before you linked me to it. She did a great job on the makeup! (I'm sure that isn't her original idea either, Just like it's not mine, and I never claim it to be.) It's just a look I thought was cool so I figured I would post a tutorial on how to do it. Chill out man, and abide by the whole "Be Nice" comment policy on here.
Cheers! :D

skyegod (author)2012-10-30

Nice - Great job

firestarter24 (author)2012-10-30

Fantastic job!

arcticpenguin (author)2012-10-30

Wow, nice! unique! well done.

amandaggogo (author)2012-10-29

Thank you all!!

EET1982 (author)2012-10-29

Wow that is so cool! Great job! :)

akumabito (author)2012-10-27

That is so cool... thanks for posting!

ninjatesshin (author)2012-10-26

good but little old subject

I say "old but gold"

valveman (author)2012-10-25

Very good tutorial thank you.

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