Transform a victim into the walking dead.  Loads of fun for parties, photo shoots, or just hitting the drive thru.

Superawesomeamazing photos: Raphael Leib.

Kind and patient model: Gustavo Bimbela

Step 1: Materials and supplies

Temptu Dura Palettes- Corpse, Trauma
Temptu Dura Liquid Kits- All Skin, Burn, Corpse
99% Alcohol
Setting powder appropriate for your model
Creme color in fire red and maroon

Airbrush (I used an Iwata Temptu SP-35)
Various brushes; I like taklon brushes for the alcohol and creme based makeups.
Q tips
Steel palette
Metal spatula

Prosaide (or equivalent; Johnson&Johnson Duo, etc.)
Fresh Liquid Latex
Old, congealed liquid latex (I save latex past it's prime just for stuff like this.)
1 ply toilet paper (NO TEXTURE!  MUST BE FLAT!)
SFX Gelatin (Gel FX or equivalent) in "skin" and "blood."
Ben Nye "Fresh Scab" 
Ben Nye "Clean Grease"
Ben Nye Tooth Color (I mixed "nicotine" and "black" to make a horrible brown.)

<p>Wow - great training material.</p>
Wow, this is really great, good job! And thanks for this very detailed instructable, you rock!
Truly disgusting, well done. About how much do these supplies cost in total?
If you don't have ANYTHING to start with? Well, kind of a lot. If you've got a pretty good basic kit already, then you can substitute other products reasonably. Commercially prepared SFX gelatin is pretty cheap, you can get a bottle for like 7 bucks if I remember correctly. You can probably do it on the cheap if you have some basic tools already for about 50 bucks, and would have enough supplies to do 7-10 zombies.
If you're planning on doing lots of zombies, an airbrush and compressor alone is about 250 bucks. An alcohol based makeup palette is about 65.
That is crazy (scary) realistic looking! Though I have never seen a zombie, I imagine they look like that.
This is both amazing and so scary I want to cry! Well done!

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