If you haven’t guessed already, I’m NOT one of those moms that minds a scary Halloween costume. Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween in general and I really don’t like ‘commercial’ costumes at all. I’d rather have a homemade zombie over a Disney princess any day.
I don’t encourage gory, but I absolutely encourage creative costumes made with things around the house and some imagination. It’s Halloween I think spooky is OK.
Zombie make up is really pretty simple!
1 ply tissue or toilet paper
Skin coloured foundation
Various shades of grey, brown and pink eyeshadow
If you wake your child up early enough, she’ll even feel a wee bit like a zombie. Excuse the photos … I just used my phone!
Step 1 – using your fingers or large makeup brush smear liquid latex in the areas that you’d like to have look like rotting / zombie flesh. Apply a layer of one ply tissue or toilet paper over top. Gently paint/smear another thin layer of liquid latex over the tissue paper. Allow the tissue and latex to dry for a few minutes.
Don’t be worried if the tissue bunches up a bit or tears. It’ll all work out!
Step 2 – Cover the tissue / latex with skin coloured foundation. Blend it in well to the hairline.
Step 3 – Using a large make-up brush apply grey make-up (I used eye shadow) around the eyes. A little pink around the eyes looks good too. They I used more grey, black and brown eye shadow and applied it to the face especially over the zombie skin. Blend it in really well using a large brush and a very light touch.
Step 4 – next comes the fake blood. Brush it lightly over the zombie skin and then add more to areas you’d like to enhance, like the mouth.
That’s pretty much it. VERY simple! Finishing touched might include zombie contact lenses, teeth paint (green and black), crazy backcombed hair, and ripped up clothing.
Happy Halloween & watch out of Zombies!