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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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Hi! I'm Alyce.
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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  • “I got an early parole, only here to say hi.” Can’t stop Shego feom@coming back atcha! Ok, serious question, who wants to see a glam Dr. Drakken? #kimpossible #shego #halloween
  • Got to work with my sister on a test makeup for her Halloween costume and we both did Shego makeup together! I know she has black hair, but my only black wig just wasn’t working. She did fantastic for her first time! #shego #kimpossible #sistermakeup
  • When you are so busy with #hauntlife you forget you have Instagram. I’m pulling together a video shoot for our haunt trailer video and an #sfxmakeup internship for aspiring artists. I sleep too, sometimes.
  • William Faulkner said to “it’s hard to kill your darlings” meaning it can be difficult to critique your own work, especially if you put a lot into it. Stephen King went on to say you should put your work away for six months to a year before editing so you can clearly evaluate. I’m really glad I looked back at this one. Even without the wig, I think it’s striking. #hauntmua #sfxmua #stevenkingismyhero #skullmakeup
  • I’m going through old pictures and ran across this one. I remember not really being happy with this look, and sure, the lines could have been cleaner, but I still really like this! I think we should always go back and look at work a year later... even if it really want good, it shows us just how far we have come in so little time. #skullmakeup #hauntmua #sfxmua #personalgrowth
  • I often do a look that I’m just not all that happy with afterwards, as is with this “halfway to Halloween” clown I created back in.... May? Looking at it now, I don’t know what it is exactly it was that I didn’t like... maybe I just needed a orange wig? I almost like a progress pic more than the finished product. What do you think?#clowns #clownmakeup
  • Throwback to my first actual clown makeup! The eye shapes were inspired by a few looks by @totalnightmaretravis, and i was incredibly excited about this wig! The Rhapsody Short by @rockstarwigs is probably the most fun wig to wear that I currently own. I only have red, but am heavily considering another color for my collection.
Happy National Clown Week! #justclowningaround #clowns #scaryclowns
  • Happy National Clown Week! A year ago, I wasn’t a big fan of clowns, but I practiced so many clown makeups that I eventually came to find them to be one of my favorites, and even created my own clown character. This is the first actual clown makeup I recreated based on @grave_digger_the_clown for last year’s haunt. Turned out a lot prettier than he is, no? 😉
#clownsofinstagram #hauntmua #clownmakeup #clowns
  • One last look at this (insightful? Revealing?) makeup! I actually really loved the eyes by themselves, and they took a good 2 hours themselves. A good challenge in trying to make a flat art of round objects translated on a curved surface! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #eyes #makeupartist #inspiredbyart
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