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This shirt is fun to make and makes a great addition to a zombie costume. All you need are some matches, a little dirt (not as dry as dust but not mud either), red food dye, and a shirt.
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Step 1: Burning the Shirt

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In this step, you will burn the edges of the shirt. Dont burn all the way around though because the shirt will fall into 2 peices. Also, dont let the fire get to big because it is hard to stop. I had to run to the sink numerous times. I suggest staying near the sink. You can also take a match a just press it into the shirt and a hole will form. BE CAREFUL, THIS IS FIRE!!! Instructables and I are NOT liable for any injuries you sustain or damage to property you cause.

Step 2: Dirt on the Shirt

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Now just take a little bit of dirt and rub it into the shirt as shown in the picture. Next, shake off the extra dirt on the shirt. This gives it a nice touch if you do it correctly.

Step 3: Blood on the Shirt

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In this step we will add some fake blood to make this a little more realistic. just get a spoon and pour some red food coloring into it. Now just spill it onto the shirt! Here is also a picture of the finished product.
Kaiven6 years ago
Pokey dotts?
J@50n Kaiven5 years ago
hehe, a clown more like?
DaNerd11 (author)  Kaiven6 years ago
Kaiven DaNerd116 years ago
Red polka dots on the shirt... I know it's blood, but looks funny. You should have just made a big drip stain from the front of the collar.
DaNerd11 (author)  Kaiven6 years ago
ah, that makes more sense than pokey dotts, lol, but youre right
may I suggest a mist bottle, and spray the shirt make it look like you took a bite out of the jugular and blood sprays everywhere... thanks though, cause this gives me more of an insight of what I am going to do with my zombie costume.
andrew136 years ago
just take a buket of fake blood and throw it at the shirt
Obsessive7 years ago
I have to suggest using spatter swing techniques with the "blood" to add a really cool natural effect.

Turns out awesome, and the blood looks less like pepperonis.
DaNerd11 (author)  Obsessive6 years ago
Thanks for the ideas. I will have to do that sometime but at the current moment i am out of food coloring. Thanks again though.
By the way, Hand printing the shirt with the blood near the shoulders and general throat area once or twice gives the impression that you've encountered and succumb and few juicy and struggling victims that made an attempt to hold you off in their final moments of the attack!
asyrith7 years ago
First off, great take on the t-shirt hack! I love zombies and I love to see someone doing something fun like this. :) You have good photos and it was fun to read. If I may make some suggestions: Instead of just putting red food coloring randomly on the shirt, concentrate it near the tears of the shirt where you would have been "infected". Take the burned/ torn/ cur piece and dip that part into the red dye to maximize the effect. One thing to remember about blood, is that the zombie would only have blood on him from the time of his attack or if other blood gets on him. In that case, maybe try a splatter effect? Maybe suck a little red food coloring in a straw and blow it out to spray? The burns are a great idea, but don't forget tears. You can make a small puncture on a seam and tear it to look really "authentic". Perhaps on the sleeve? Great instructable! Hope you don't mind my two cents. I love zombie stuff and just wanted to throw some ideas your way. ;)
DaNerd11 (author)  asyrith7 years ago
Thats a great idea, i didnt think of it that way, thanks, and dont forget to vote! :-)
Phoghat7 years ago
This is great and I think with a matching pair of jeans andRealistic Zombie Makeup would make a fantastic Halloween costume.
DaNerd11 (author)  Phoghat7 years ago
Thanks again!
I'm not entering this but I know of a company that takes t-shirts and makes them into a quilt... kinda a sentimental thing. : )
DaNerd11 (author)  Johnsons on fire7 years ago
Thats cool, you should enter with that.
I'm too lazy... =P
DaNerd11 (author)  Johnsons on fire7 years ago
duck-lemon7 years ago
I dunno why but it feels like it needs something more.......
DaNerd11 (author)  duck-lemon7 years ago
What do you suggest?
Pics of you doing the steps and wearing it. But otherwise it is a good idea.
DaNerd11 (author)  duck-lemon7 years ago
I will get a picture of me wearing it, but it is kind of hard to take pictures while burning a shirt. I have proof because my camera has a couple new scratches from where i dropped it while attempting.
ya can put pictures of rubbing dirt.
DaNerd11 (author)  duck-lemon7 years ago
your right, i can, what would i do without comments...
Kewl much better. Voted.
DaNerd11 (author)  duck-lemon7 years ago
DaNerd11 (author) 7 years ago
There ya go, all comments have been applied and thank you to the commenters. If you have any more ideas please tell me and i will be glad to incorparate them! Thanks, and dont forget to vote!
kh-freak7 years ago
maybe some fake blood
DaNerd11 (author)  kh-freak7 years ago
Thats a great idea, i will edit this shirt as soon as i buy some red food dye. Thanks for the idea and dont forget to vote.