How to Create Fake Zombie Wounds, Scars and Look

by katiem2

Look like a real zombie straight out off the walking dead set with these tips just created by using the standard Halloween makeup, this stuff is better than you know.

The standard makeup you buy from the Halloween store can also be found on Amazon. While you may think this makeup is not the best it is really good quality stuff. You can create amazing results if you know what you're doing. I'm sharing pictures of zombie bites, scratches, bullet wounds and more, even a pencil through an arm all done with the over the counter Halloween makeup. we'll share with you our tips and secrets to getting the best from this product. All of the pictures you're about to see were taken as we created these sick zombie effects today using the makeup shown on this page. Relax and have fun creating your very own real life zombie features making the best looking zombie this Halloween.

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The Makeup We're Using

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Using Scar Putty

The scar putty is the key to creating the most amazing and realistic looking zombie effects.

The Scar Putty

The basic Halloween makeup kits create insanely good zombie effects. Once you know the basics of creating these effects you will never think twice about using these makeup kits again. You can create an amazing zombie look with it. 

The Zombie Details

How We Did It

All of the pictures you see here today were made using the container of scar putty you see to the left. We also used the liquid latex included in the kit, more on that later.

What you do is dab the scar putty on the area of the body you want to create wound, scar, bite or other zombie looking feature. You dab some of the putty onto one of the sponges provided with the kit. You then dab it on the skin creating the shape of the wound you want to create. Do so by building up the perimeter area outlining the area you want to create. Once you complete the perimeter blend it into the surrounding skin by tapering it down thinning it out to create a smooth transition. Lastly accentuate the area with black, green and red. The black should be used just as you would outline a drawing. The green is used to create the infection look. It looks a bit bright but will mellow out adding tints of yellow once you add the red. The red should be used last in the center of the wound and the edges as if bleeding. Use the various flesh colors to enhance the look. Plus create bruises and the like. Look at the images below using them as a guide.

This technique quickly reveals the skin like consistency it creates. You will quickly be dabbing and moving the putty into the exact desired shape in no time. Look at how little I used to do all this.

Steps to Creating Zombie Wounds

The first thing to use for this wound is the whitest white tube in this container.

Here you see the white and green tubes. The white is liquid latex and the green and red are paint based materials we use to create a gross open scar perfect for Zombies. First use the white liquid latex to form the wound. See below for beginning visual.

 

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Creating the Zombie Look

Follow along as we quickly create an horrific zombie wound.

First outline the size and area you want to create as seen here. Continue with this procedure making the wound area as big or small as you like with the white liquid latex. The latex, just like the scar putty, creates a textured 3-D effect that is totally real looking. Continue dabbing it on till you get the size and consistency you desire. We're going to stretch this out along the entire hand. Then fill it in with the green, black and red paint to give the infected wound appearance.

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The Infected Wound Look

To accentuate the look add a bit of black to give the broken stitch appearance.

Add the green for the infected look. Finally dot along with the blood for the bleeding effect. The most important thing is to have fun adding your own creative genius. The biggest reason people don't succeed when it comes to using Halloween makeup is the foundation. A good foundation is created using the liquid latex which is tacky creating the frame work for the sick details. This picture shows the infected zombie scratch we created today. Plus check out the bullet wound we created.

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The Zombie Makeup Techniques

The above described makeup techniques were used to create all of these Zombie scars, wounds, bite marks, bullet wounds here today with the kit we showed.

The key is a little bit goes a long way. Start using very small amount dabbing each step around on the skins surface in moderation. The less you use the better the look. We still have makeup left after having created all these ghastly looks. This awful pencil threw the hand was simply adhered to the arms surface with the putty. We then added a bit of black paint lines for the cracking skin look and a bit of blood for the horrific details. Doesn't it look painful?

 

Zombie Scratches

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Bite Wound

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Bloody Bite Wound

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The Zombie Creations We Made Today

These are all fun and easy to do at home projects. We used the Halloween makeup you can find at the Halloween stores.
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How to Remove Zombie Special Effects

Removing the special effects you see here today is easy.

While these fun Halloween looks stand up to a long night of fun and scares it is easily removed. Simply start by peeling off those nasty scars and sores as you would pick off a real sore. Once you've removed those terrible sores you wash with soap and warm water and before you know you you've washed that zombie right out of your hair. 

Happy Halloween All, Katie and Sarah :)

Updated: on 10/24/2012, katiem2
 
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katiem2 on 09/08/2013

WritersArtist, Thank you it is suppose to look very horrific and real as if a zombie invasion has occurred.... lol

WriterArtist on 09/08/2013

This looks so real and terrifying - perfect for Halloween.

Mirosław Czech on 09/08/2013

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katiem2 on 01/02/2013

debij, Zombies have been on a lot of peoples minds these days, the birth of a whole new makeup concept for halloween is the result of such thoughts. Enjoy :)

debij on 01/01/2013

Stupid new computer! LOL

Wow. These are REALLY real looking! I saw the pic on the front page and thought, "EWWW, why would someone do a post about people getting hurt like that!?" :) May have to use some of these ideas this Halloween!

debij on 01/01/2013

Wow. These are REALLY real looking! I saw the pic on the front page and thought, "EWWW, why would someone do a pos

katiem2 on 10/30/2012

Thanks Mike, Always glad to have fellow parents here to learn new tricks for Halloween night sure to be packed with lots of trick or treats and awesome scares.

teddletonmr on 10/30/2012

creating horrific zombies looks much easier than I believed it could be, thanks for sharing your awsome tips.
Sick stuff, love it .

katiem2 on 10/28/2012

Scott, Glad you found this fun zombie how to page.

Scott on 10/27/2012

Really cool katiem2, you and your daughter have got a real talent for special horror effects. My daughter is going to love this.




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