Rotting flesh, yellowed decaying teeth and the disgusting look of a dirty dead face are three sure fire ways to spot a zombie. Aside from the torn clothing and the catatonic shuffle you can't be certain that you're dealing with a zombie until you look him or her dead on. The face tells all. So when putting together your zombie costume for Halloween or a zombie walk you'll need to spend some extra time getting your makeup just right if you want to be convincing. Costumes and masks from a site like Costume SuperCenter are great but only go so far when trying to create scary Halloween costumes. So for the best look, zombie face makeup and prosthetics are the way to go. Appliances such as scars, decaying facial features, maggots and various forms of rot will help you create a completely cringe worthy appearance. The best part of using prosthetics is that they are applied directly to your skin and will move along with your own face making them far more realistic and more comfortable than wearing a mask.

In the following instructographic we will show you 6 easy steps to applying an appliance that will give you the look of flesh rotting away from you face, exposing your jaw. Gross!

Zombie Costume Makeup

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Now that doesn't seem too difficult does it? When it comes to zombie makeup application the upside is that it never needs to be perfect. There is no such thing as a perfectly symmetrical rotting face or flesh that falls just right. The lumps, bumps and imperfections that you can fill with blood, liquid latex or even maggots will make you look even more zombie-like.

When you purchase the products listed on our material list, just refer back to our graphic and you should be good to go. Even though the prosthetics shown here were applied by a professional makeup artist we want you to know that anyone can do it as long as you have the correct products and tools. We would love to hear your comments. What it easy or difficult? Where you happy with your finished appearance? Would you like to see more instructographics like this. Let us know!