The images below are extremely graphic! Don’t look if you are squeamish or don’t like blood (fake or real) !!!
Lately, Luke and I watch the show FaceOff on the SyFy channel almost religiously. As a creative person, SFX makeup is an art form I can really relate to. So, for this Halloween I have decided to try my first Zombie makeup using some techniques I found in YouTube videos. Originally I wanted to be a Steampunk Zombie, but I really didn’t want to either 1. ruin clothes I already use for Steampunk or 2. Buy a whole new Steampunk costume that I CAN destroy ($$$). So I changed my theme to Zombie Hipster.
My Goodwill haul from my shopping trip yesterday includes: Giant sunglasses (will pop out the lenses), t-shirt, flannel shirt, hipter-ish purse, and moccasin-type shoes. I have printable iron on sheets on my shopping list for my next trip to Jo-Ann Fabrics so I can put an ironic slogan on the t-shirt before I cut holes in it and cover it with subtle amounts of blood.
Luke has been awesome as a make-up practice model. So far, I have created a wound on the hand and face. I’m excited to get the makeup I ordered yesterday in the mail so I can practice with shading and depth! Any ideas? Throw them below. I’m only a beginner after all. I’ll take all the tips I can get!
The hand was my first ever SFX makeup (unless you count college Stage Makeup class in 2007-ish of course). I used liquid latex and thin pieces of kleenex to make skin-like layers. When it was dry (or mostly dry…I was impatient), I picked at it to leave a gaping hole in the center. Then I brushed on some makeup (green, black, red, plum, and skin toned eye shadow), rolled red lipstick all over, and blood. The face was much of the same technique, but I ripped more of it to make a flap of latex hanging down. I ripped the latex in several other areas as well for additional gashes.
I have now subscribed to many YouTube channels where FX Makeup is the focus or at least highlighted from time to time. Social Media has been a great help and motivator!