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Zombie Makeup Tutorial: Missing Jaw

DIY zombie makeup tutorial

I’ve noticed that as Zombie culture has become more popular over the past few years that there are some really amazing looks out there. What disappoints me slightly is that with many of the REALLY REALLY good ones, they use pre-made prosthetics, which can be pricey and you have to plan ahead to order the good ones.

While it doesn’t always have the same “off the set of the walking dead” look, you can pull off quite a terrifying and legitimately gory look using basic items you can find around your own home and at most Halloween prop stores. To see some of my favorite products, check out my Top 5 Zombie Makeup Tools!

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Zombie Makeup Tutorial: Missing Jaw

Instructions on how to make your own Prosthetic Gel can be found here.

NOTE: Video currently undergoing edits since the artists record companies apparently didn’t like being background to a zombie tutorial. :….( I’ll hopefully have these up and running again soon.

Other Zombie Makeup Tips

A couple of considerations for this particular look. When making your “zombie teeth,” you will want to first paint the inside of the fake nails with flesh colored liquid latex to give them a yellowed look. Even with that, the first thing Damir said about my pictures was that “I had good hygiene for a zombie.” HA! If I re-did this look, I would consider bringing the makeup a little bit further down onto the teeth to make it look a touch more decayed.

Think outside your face

I also recommend getting enough makeup to cover your arms. Since I had planned on wearing the over-shirt, I had just slathered a touch of white creme makeup on my arms, but it quickly rubbed off by the time I took the shirt off. Although I am quite pale, you can very clearly see the life in my arms in contrast to the deadened pallor of my face.

Zombie Hygiene

In addition to my “clean” zombie teeth, one thing that bothered me about this zombie was just how white the shirt looks. Admittedly, I was a bit rushed the weekend I shot these, and after the fact, wished I had taken more time to really filth it up a little, you know, proper zombie hygiene. As a predator that has been lurching aimlessly through the elements with its only concern finding the next meal, they likely would not have kept the shirt in such pristine white condition. I would recommend getting some mud smears, and perhaps even using some of the creme makeup to add a bit of muck, just to take the look that little bit further.

Looking for more Zombie Costume Tips? Check out some of my top recommendations for anyone looking to do a zombie this Halloween!

 

 

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Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • My first attempt at a stone makeup! Used Mehron water activated grey base, black to like the creases on my had (so many!) and black and white stipple fir more dimension. Turned out pretty cool, I'm hoping to do a full face application soon!
  • Today was a lesson in moderation. I have too much on my plate, and sometime you just have to accept that it is ok to accept defeat and just relax. This burned hand makeup was inspired as half of a poem(see previous post). Since the inspiration required two hands, I actually did all on this with my non-dominant hand! Gelatin for the burn scars, and my Ben Nye  bruise wheel for color.
  • i have loved
with hands closed
and hands open
both are accompanied
by their own type of pain

by @andrewcoonswriting 
This was truly an example of art inspiring art. If you haven't read @andrewcoonswriting poetry, you need to follow him asap! Having both suffered heartbreak and chronic pain myself, this poem spoke to my heart, and I knew I wanted to use it for my next makeup look. 
The two types of pain display an open hand of stone, and a curled hand of burns. A love present but immovable, and love that burns hot and fast, leaving us scarred for life. 
Check out more of his work and keep an eye out for his new book of poetry, "Living with it," coming out in September!
  • So. Thirsty. Glycerin makes a great base for cracked and peeling lips. And you actually can't drink wearing it... at least, not without a straw. Now back to my morning caffeine infusion. I used my Ben Nye bruise wheel for the minimal colors, and my usual foundation to color the glycerin "skin."
  • Bloody knuckles! Today calls for a quick makeup and an early bedtime, as my sciatic nerve pain is approaching 11... I wanted a wound down to the bone, so I built up the torn skin with gelatin and rimmed the inside of the wound with black, leaving bare skin in the middle to take the appearance of bone when the look is done. I toned the gelatin with red water activated paint, and filled in with a rust and stippled purple to simulate the start of bruises. Finally, I coated it all down in blood. Not bad for a quick and dirty makeup!
  • "EAT SLUGS MALFOY!" Not a fun spell, and not one to attempt with a faulty wand. This "bonus" Chamber of Secrets was born literally from the thought that my ice cube tray looked like slugs! I had to pair my vom with some extra eye bags from a day of puking slugs. "Better out than in."
  • As promised... part two for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Basilisk after being blinded by Fawkes the Phoenix. This was a faster approach but I still think it turned out quite nice. The edges of the punctured eyes was made with glycerin, and I tried out my new Ben Nye scan blood! A great way to take a typical snake makeup to a different level.
  • Back to my Harry Potter series... nothing is more essential to the plot of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets than the Basilisk! I actually Iove the hell out of this one, done with mehron water activation paints and fishnet stockings. Aannndddd, since I was not on top of my game last week, I'm bringing you a two for one! Check back soon for part two of this look.
  • This look was a not so successful attempt at a major broken dose... think car accident minus other scrapes. Things I liked: I feel like the beginning of the bruise settling into the cheek was great. Not so much: I wanted to replicate swelling and added glycerin to build up the ridge on the nose. I think I needed to blend it out a little bit more, as it looks too abrupt. I also feel like this look has far too much red and purple in it. I think I could've accomplished a much better makeup with far less color, another one to try again soon!

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