Monday, November 11, 2013
Zombie Makeup on a Budget at Hal-Con 2013
Have you always wanted to release your inner zombie on a budget? We learned how to do so at Hal-Con thanks to Port City Kitty Cosplay. With a budget of $15-20 we learned the fundamentals of turning ourselves into a zombie for little cash. They said that they would put the intel up on their Facebook page but I haven not seen it yet but here is the link just in case.
While I was learning about burying my clothes for a week to get that real-zombie-feel for my outfit, Reg was having Yaya Han come up to him and ask for his photo! So sorry, I can not share that story because I was not there for it.
I did learn though that it is best if a friend splatters you with blood by hand and that burning is a great technique (safety first though) for aging the edges of clothes. So is using rough grade sandpaper on the outfit.
Before you can do anything though you have to figure out your backstory. Are you an old zombie? Or freshly made? Oh and voodoo zombies are a totally different breed of the zombie world BTW.
When it comes to makeup make sure to fill the shadows of the actual eye socket dark but not black. Do not forget to also put makeup on your neck and ears. Do not contour where the lighting his the face. When applying your own or store-bought prosthetics, do not put them on bendy parts of they might fall off.
There was a lot of detail on how to make your own wounds and even a zipper face! We learned how to make flaky skin, a ripped jaw and fake blood. I do hope they put all the info up soon so you can see all of it.
Oh who knew that gelatine makes great coagulated blood? It was so much fun hanging out with other zombie-enthusiasts!