Gory Zombie Makeup How To

Create a creep-tastic zombie look with bite!

Raise the scare factor of your undead zombie look with special-effects makeup! Transform into a gruesome member of the walking dead with bloody bite marks, flesh wounds and gnarly teeth. (Follow package instructions for safe makeup use around eyes and mouth. May cause adverse reactions in people with latex allergies.)



  • Special effects prosthetic scars
  • Liquid latex
  • Single-ply tissue paper
  • Zombie Makeup Kit
  • Setting powder
  • Black lipstick
  • Teeth paint
  • Zombie blood
  • Makeup sponges

1) Break out the scars!

A blank face is a blank canvas, so pick your theatrical scars and bullet holes to go from living human to gruesome zombie! Apply the scar and bullet holes according to package instructions. Once the wounds are done, dab a thin layer of liquid latex with a sponge over the areas of the face that you want texturized.

2) Apply the "rotted" skin

While the latex is still wet, rip up single ply tissue paper and press onto latex. Cover up the tissue with more liquid latex, and continue to layer until desired "rot" is achieved. The more layers, the more you look like you want brains for candy!

3) Bruise the skin

The undead bruise in striking colors! Use burgundy makeup from the gothic kit to create a deep bruise look around the eyes, mouth and forehead (be sure to check package instructions for use around the eyes). For the texturized skin, cover it with flesh-toned or yellow makeup, and blend the burgundy and yellow colors together. It will look irregular like a massive bruise!

4) Add zombie dirt

Zombies have no use for cleaning up after they shamble out of the grave, so why not add "dirt" to this look? Smear the zombie dirt around the cut, below the eye and running down the cheek. The darker spots of dirt will also mark where to put sickly black zombie blood later on.

5) Step 5: Set the makeup

Look at your face and add any more dirt or bruising to look sufficiently undead. Once all the final touches are made, set the makeup with powder to keep everything in place while you're hunting for brains!

6) Finish the costume!

Add details like black lips, tooth paint and, last but not least, dribble black zombie blood around the wounds and below the eyes. You'll look fantastically gore-smattered while you're marauding for braaaiins!

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