Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Zombie Child: A trip into the world of SFX makeup

I have never attempted any type of special effects makeup, if it couldn't be accomplished with regular makeup I just didn't do it.

I decided that this year I would try it, I have plans to be a zombie nurse (a la silent hill, though not nearly as creepy lol) and my child wants to be a zombie school girl.

I should mention here that my model is my 4 year old daughter so if a zombie-esque small child bothers you, you may not want to continue reading.

So, I saw that Halloween Express had opened and went in to see what I could see. I came across something called scab blood, which is a thick syrup-y substance that dries and then you can 'pick' it to make it look super gross. I also found something called scar skin, which a wax based fiber-y putty type stuff that you can mold to whatever shape you like.

Armed with these two products, a matte 88 eyeshadow palette, Hard Candy concealer palette and some tooth picks and q-tips; I got to work. Here is what I came up with, I think for Halloween I will do a bit more but this was just a trial run to see if I could create what I had in my mind.


  1. Uhm... this is totally awesome. Can you come do my Halloween makeup this year? :D