In this thread I'll go step by step to show you how to make someone look like a zombie. This is a fairly freshly turned zombie. No major rotting, but a nice gorey eye wound. I had planned to make this a video, but I'm lazy. It's way easier to just make a thread with photos than go about editting an hour+ of video all willy nilly. Laziness 1 effort 0. lol
So where do we begin?
Let's get this out of the way right now. I'm cheap. I'm a cheap mother fucker. Like...really cheap. So cheap that if you were to go buy all the supplies in my special FX kit with a $10 bill you would probably have enough left to hit up a burger joint afterward for a milkshake in your kickass zombie costume.
All I used for this is: $1 tubes of cream make up (white, black, brown, green, blue, red), a $2 tube of cheapy liquid latex, paintbrush, some cotton balls, some toilet paper, tacky glue, glycerin-veggie oil-or vaseline, and of course fake blood.
Step one. Find a loyal subject! (Muahahaha!)
There's not really much to this step. Just find someone willing to sit through you poking, jabbing, gluing, painting, and...killing them. I convinced my lovely girlfriend because she's used to the abuse.
Now for step two. Commence palification!
As you'll see in the photo, all you really have to do in this step is spread a nice even coat of white cream make up everywhere. Be careful to blend well, avoid the hair, and not go overboard. As you can see it's still a little messy. That's perfectly fine since you'll be playing with it as you go. Also, I avoided an area around the left eye. More on that in the following steps.
Steps three-six. Here comes the fun stuff! (You know...unless it's happening to you...in which case it sucks. Get over it!)
These next steps are just linked together. It's the whole base for the rotting eye wound. As well as a...safety measure... :|
Step three: use your glycerin, veggie oil, or vaseline to "protect" the eyebrow. This is a key step unless you want to cause the person genuine pain. lol...missing chunks of eyebrow sucks.
Step four: using a decent paintbrush spread a thin(ish) coat of tacky glue all the way around the eye. You'll want to be really careful to avoid the eyebrow, eye lashes, and of course the eye.
Step five: place a stretched out a cotton ball that is cut roughly to the shape of the eye socket region...thing...ontop the area you've just glued. You want to make sure the cotton ball is thick, but not too thick. No holes or anything as this will be "protecting" the eye. (That's in quotes because FUCK SAFETY! No...no not really. Always be safe. Always use a condom, or in this case a cotton ball...on your eye. Try your best to not get glue anywhere near the eye. It'll tell you whether it's non-toxic or not, but just try to not get it near the eye regardless. The cotton ball is also going to be used to make the shape of the eye which is why it needs to be fairly thick.)
Step six: (Notice the mood change from step 5 to 6...lol) use liquid latex (It's smelly! Yay!) to coat the cotton ball and the surrounding area. This could take several coats. It's unecessarily sticky, and it will go everywhere. Try your best to not get it anywhere near the eye or eyebrow. If you get it in the eye you'll need to flush it out with water for a bit before you start over. (All that time wasted because you're ADD and noticed the girl being zombified has boobs. TskTsk. :| ) You're also going to give the eye it's basic shape in this step. Just play around with it, and try to not poke them in the eye or anything. I just used the rounded end of my paintbrush to kind of make clumps. At this stage you're going to add toilet paper as well. That just helps blend stuff all together(blend blend blend! You don't want it to look like you stapled a chunk of cardboard over the eye. You've got to blend your little ass off), and give a bit more of a "rotting" look overall. You'll see that in step seven.
Step seven: this is the step where you really start to play around with color. Adding color back into the face, but not the natural looking color. You want some bluish color in the face to make it look dead. Not too much. Not too little. It'll look like complete shit at first, but as you play around with it it'll start to turn out. I went heavy on the brown kind of all over the eye wound. Then I mixed in some greens and blues, and blended around the edges and such for a nice bruising effect. (If you can't get the bruise to look right just PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE!!! Okay...don't do that. Don't. Do. That. :| ) The "hole" you made for the eye socket is going to get a nice bright coat of red. Like I said...it'll look like poo, but it'll all turn out in the end.
Step eight: this step is a lot about adding all the finishing touches. You're going to use some more liquid latex to even further blend things, and you can also add some peeling "skin" if you'd like. I personally like that look, but it's all up to you. You'll want to add black around the edge of the eye socket hole, and darken the inside up a bit too. You're also going to do a lot of minor shading stuff all over. Just play with it til you get what you like.
Step nine: GOOORRREEE! That's about all there is to this step. Blood. Add as much blood as you'd like to make it look as gorey as you want. Once you've got your blood on you'll be ready to make some sweet ass videos, take some photos, or be the coolest kid at the mall. Whatever floats your boat. :D
I try. ;)
Idk what she's talking about...
I forgot this existed for a while. Who can't wait for Halloween?! :D